Dining

2016 Winners

BEST Acai Bowl

RICO'S ACAI

510 South College Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.804.2287

BEST All Wrapped Up (Wrap)

PICANTE MEXICAN GRILL

At Picante, their mission is simple. They provide their valued customers with an upbeat and friendly environment, using 100% fresh ingredients, low prices, and great customer service.

1500 West Morehead Street
Charlotte | 28208 | 704.375.6000

BEST Any Night Of The Week Spot

FITZGERALD'S IRISH PUB

Fitzgerald’s, located in Uptown Charlotte, is open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. providing the perfect atmosphere to enjoy spirits and great food. Lively and festive at anytime of the day, Fitzgerald’s is the ideal place to gather with friends or meet new people.

201 East 5th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.800.8088

Charlotte’s only Authentic NYC Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen serve customers at three local locations. Libretto’s offers family dining, catering and the best in pizza in Charlotte! A private party room is also available.

Multiple Locations

1716 Kenilworth Avenue
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.358.9688

BEST Buffalo As In Wings

ALL AMERICAN PUB

This popular South End bar & restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. Whether you’re stopping in for their weekly “Happy Hour” from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. with half price appetizers or daily and monthly drink specials, you’re sure to have a great time with friends.

200 East Bland Street
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000

BEST BBQ Place

THE IMPROPER PIG

110 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.714.7878

BEST Bed & Breakfast

THE MOREHEAD INN

1122 East Morehead Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.376.3357

BEST Caribbean Soul

ANNTONY'S CARIBBEAN ON 7TH STREET

2001 East 7th Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.342.0749

911 Morehead Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 443.220.2589

BEST Biscuits

The Flying Biscuit Café

4241 Park Road
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.714.3400
7930 Rea Road, Ste. A
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.295.4440

BEST Chips And Salsa

RURU'S TACOS + TEQUILA

715 Providence Road
Charlotte | 28207 | 704.332.7933

224 East 7th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.275.3834

BEST Chocolates Heaven

CRAVE DESSERT BAR

500 West 5th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588

BEST Coffee House To Kick Back

CENTRAL COFFEE

719 Louise Avenue
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.7288

BEST Bosnian Cuisine

EURO CAFÉ & GRILL

2719 Central Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.9828

BEST Comfort Food

TUPELO HONEY CAFE

1820 South Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.9175

BEST Brazilian Steakhouse

CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

139 South Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.601.4141

BEST Breakfast Nook

LITTLE SPOON

2820 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.496.9908

1436 South Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.4440

BEST Cupcake Shop

GIGI'S CUPCAKES

4732 Sharon Road
Charlotte | 28210 | 704.643.7117

1710 Kenilworth Avenue
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.910.5355

BEST Dining On A Budget

LITTLE VILLAGE GRILL

710 West Trade Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.347.2184

BEST Down In The Bayou (Cajun And Creole)

CAJUN QUEEN

1800 East 7th Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.9017

BEST Dressed-Up Lemonade

RITA'S ITALIAN ICE

Multiple Locations

BEST Endless Options (Buffet)

RU SANS JAPANESE SUSHI & CUISIN

2440 Park Road
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.374.0008

131 North Main Street
Davidson | 28036 | 980.231.5000

1614 Camden Road
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.9866

222 South Caldwell Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718

BEST Fish And Chips

KRAZY FISH BAR N GRILL

2501 Central Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.1004

BEST French Cuisine

GEORGES BRASSERIE

Charlotte has a ton of French inspired eateries, but only one holds true to being the Best French Cuisine, and that’s Georges Brasserie. They strive to blend traditional and modern cuisine, giving customers the best experience.

4620 Piedmont Row Drive
Charlotte | 28210 | 980.219.7409

BEST French Fries

BANG BANG BURGERS

2001 East 7th Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.4505

BEST Frozen Yogurt

FRUITICUP

9009 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte | 28262 | 704.717.7557

4203 Park Road
Charlotte | 28209 | 980.201.9159

BEST Gnocchi

FIAMMA RESTAURANT

2418 Park Road
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.3062

BEST Gourmet Restaurant

BERNARDINS RESTAURANT

435 South Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.3188

BEST Greek Opal

THE MAD GREEK CAFE

5011 South Blvd
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.523.8296

BEST Group Outing

DANDELION MARKET

Looking for a place to go with a group of friends with tasty side dishes as well? Dandelion Market is always a great choice! This nice, calm, restaurant focuses on the simpler things in life, with great food.

118 West 5th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.7989

BEST Guacamole

BAKERSFIELD TACO TEQUILA WHISKEY

Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and selection of over 100 tequilas and American Whiskeys, Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.

1301 East Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.8565

BEST Health Food Market

HEALTHY HOME MARKET

Multiple Locations

BEST Hot Dog

JJ'S RED HOTS

1514 East Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.8880
15105 John J Delaney Drive
Charlotte | 28277 | 980.225.8880

BEST Ice Cream

KING OF POPS

421 East 26th Street
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.953.1867

BEST Indian Cuisine

JAIPUR INDIAN CUISINE

5909 South Boulevard
Charlotte | 28217 | 704.463.1421

222 East Bland Street
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.376.8400

4008 East Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia | 28056 | 704.823.1797

BEST Korean Cuisine

PEPERO KOREN RESTAURANT

10920 Monroe Road
Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.2107

BEST Lakeside Dining

PORT CITY CLUB

Casual yet classy year round waterfront restaurant with a wide variety of menu-fresh seafood, certified angus beef, natural chicken option ranging in price from $5 to $25.

18665 Harborside Drive
Cornelius | 28031 | 704.765.1565

BEST Late Night Eats

MIDNIGHT DINER

115 East Carson Boulevard
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.3641

BEST Latino (Other Than Mexican)

SABOR LATIN STREET GRILL

415 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.0308

BEST Little Known Restaurant

ALEXANDER MICHAELS RESTUARANT & TAVERN

401 West 9th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.6789

BEST Local Grown Produce

NODA FARMERS MARKET

711 East 36th Street
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.906.1705

BEST Lots Of Noodles (Italian)

OGGI Ristorante Italiano

16646 Hawfield Way Drive
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.716.9400
1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard
Charlotte | 28206 | 704.971.0550

101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1
Charlotte | 28280 | 704.910.1094
550 South Tryon Street, Ste. 120 |
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.355.0240

South End’s newest restaurant and social scene is here: Hot Taco! Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, mouthwatering margaritas, and vibrant atmosphere!

200 East Bland Street
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.8226

BEST Middle Eastern Cuisine

KABOB GRILL ON EAST

1235 East Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.317.8984

BEST Most Inviting Ambiance

VBGB BEER HALL & GARDEN

At this Charlotte Beer Hall and Garden/Restaurant there are over 30 craft and imported beers on draft, full bar and amazing food. When the sun is warm and the breeze is sweet is perfect time to enjoy Charlotte’s largest patio.

920 Hamilton Street
Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111

Pure Pizza stands on their foundation to gift customers with quality local and fresh ingredients, while also being environmentally conscious. With their dedication to providing fresh ingredients, they are able to provide a notable variety of vegetarian options.

224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.0037
1911 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.430.1701


Priding themselves on being a farm-to-fork gastropub is not the only thing that The Peculiar Rabbit has going for them. An amazing view of Uptown Charlotte compliments the fresh food and adds to the whole breathtakingly fresh atmosphere!

1212 Pecan Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9197


BEST Overall Menu

BLOCK & GRINDER

2935 Providence Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.2100


BEST Polish Cuisine

TASTE OF EUROPE POLISH CUISINE

10915 Monroe Road
Matthews | 28105 | 704 708.8495


BEST Private Party Room

NIKKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

1300 South Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.0100


100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.8880


15719 Brixham Hill Avenue
Charlotte | 28277 | 980.207.2326


1531 East Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.2227


FAVORITE Restaurant In (Lake Norman)

THE RUSTY RUDDER

20210 Henderson Road
Cornelius | 28031 | 704.892.9195

165 North Trade Street
Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.1899


512 Brandywine Road
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9945


3213 North Davidson Street
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140

1500 Central Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.348.1848


222 East Bland Street
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.376.8400


Their delightful Japanese cuisine is prepared in the open kitchen on Robata and Yakitori grills. The sushi and sashimi are of the highest quality and are served on exquisite plate presentations. An extensive array of premium sakes graces the restaurant bar, in addition to cocktails, wine list and beers on tap – all selected to pair perfectly with the cuisine.

4515 Sharon Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.817.7173


FAVORITE Restaurant In (University)

MONTERREY MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1001 West WT Harris Boulevard
Charlotte | 28213 | 704.593.0167

FAVORITE Restaurant In (Uptown)

ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR

210 East Trade Street, Ste. 108A
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676


FAVORITE Restaurant In A Strip Mall

ANNTONY'S CARIBBEAN CAFE

2001 East 7th Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.342.0749


FAVORITE Restaurant Interior

THE WOODEN VINE WINE & BISTRO

231 North Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.8463

FAVORITE Restaurant That Opened In 2015

EVOKE STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR

555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.5354

222 South Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.338.9444

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222 South Caldwell Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718

BEST Roll It Up (Sushi)

ENSO ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR

210 East Trade Street, Ste. 108A
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.3676

BEST Romantic Restaurant

CARPE DIEM RESTUARANT AND CATERERS

1535 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.7976

6601 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte | 28210 | 704.362.3021

BEST Serbian Cuisine

INTERMEZZO PIZZERIA & CAFE

1427 East 10th Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.347.2626

3201 North Davidson Street
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.8868

BEST Signature Appetizer

FITZGERALD'S IRISH PUB

Fitzgerald’s, located in Uptown Charlotte, is open seven days a week from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. providing the perfect atmosphere to enjoy spirits and great food. Lively and festive at anytime of the day, Fitzgerald’s is the ideal place to gather with friends or meet new people.

201 East 5th Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.593.0167

They offer a contemporary southern-inspired dining experience. Serving up foxing Fried Chicken, giant salads, over 19 different sandwiches, and foxing cocktails that will make your tummy tingle.

705 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.3232

BEST Spanish Cuisine

MIRO SPANISH GRILLE

12239 Community House Road
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.540.7374

BEST Special Occasion

ZEBRA RESTAURANT

4521 Sharon Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.422.9525

BEST Spiciest Dining

BOMBAY GRILLE

8706 Pineville Matthews Road
Charlotte | 28226 | 704.542.3933

201 North Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.348.1400

They offer a contemporary southern-inspired dining experience. Serving up foxing Fried Chicken, giant salads, over 19 different sandwiches, and foxing cocktails that will make your tummy tingle.

705 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.336.3232

BEST Surf'N'Turf

CATCH ON SEAFOOD COMPANY

1801 Commonwealth Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 980.800.6126

BEST Sweet Tea

MCALISTER'S DELI

Multiple Locations

BEST Take Out

DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL

What started as an idea for a small family restaurant /bar quickly became a hot gathering spot for all things Charlotte. Their unique space allows them to host multiple, large events, in addition to everyday lunch and dinner hours.

911 East Morehead Street
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.3808

BEST Tall Glass Of Milk (Milkshakes)

COWBELL BURGER & WHISKEY BAR

B210 North Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28202| 980.224.8674

BEST Tapas

THE MANDRAKE

333 West Trade Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.370.3006

BEST Tastiest Bar Food

THE BRASS TAP CRAFT BEER BAR

1440 South Tryon Street
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.7010

BEST Tasty Side Dishes

DANDELION MARKET

118 West 5th Street
Charlotte | 28202 |704.333.7989

BEST Tasty Toppings (For Pizza)

HAWTHORNES NEW YORK PIZZA & BAR

Multiple Locations

BEST Tea Spot

NOT JUST COFFEE

Multiple Locations

BEST The Freshest Catch (Seafood)

KRAZY FISH BAR N GRILL

2501 Central Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 704.332.1004

1537 Camden Road
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.7428

2424 North Davidson Street
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.1781

BEST Traditional Diner

THE DIAMOND RESTAURANT

1901 Commonwealth Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8959

BEST Vietnamese Cuisine

PHO HOA RESTAURANT

3000 Central Avenue
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.536.7110

BEST Wok On The Wild Side (Chinese)

DRAGON FLY

5110 Park Road
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.527.3868

222 South Caldwell Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.237.6718

BEST Your Best Dough (Bagel)

OWEN'S BAGEL AND DELI

Owen’s Bagel located in South End is Charlotte’s home of the steamed bagel sandwich. Authentic NY bagels, Boar’s Head meat, house-made cream cheeses, local coffee can be found on their menu.

2041 South Boulevard
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.5385

BEST Your Local Lunch Spot

FRENCH QUARTER RESTAURANT

A staple of uptown Charlotte for 25+ years. With over 20 beers on tap, full bar and cuisine for just about everyone; Comfort food with a Cajun Twist.

321 South Church Street
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.1715