Charlotte's Best Of Dining

They offer fresh food and an inviting setting to meet friends, family and business associates. Join them for lunch or dinner and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and unique offerings. Stop by today and discover a new favorite!
Multiple Locations

BEST Tastiest Bar Food

ALL AMERICAN PUB

Popular Southend Bar & Restaurant open seven days a week from 11am to 2am. Whether you're stopping in for their weekly "Happy Hour" from 4pm to 6pm with half price appetizers or daily and monthly drink specials, you’re sure to have a great time with friends. They also have a late night menu from 11pm to 1am which is not to be missed.
200 E. Bland St.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000

BEST Caribbean Soul

ANNTONY'S CARRIBEAN CAFÉ

In 1968 Dr. Tony Martin born in British Guyana, immigrated to the United States, bringing with him secret recipes handed down to him through generations of his family. He moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1986 and opened a small cafe with a menu straight from the heart of the Caribbean. It's named for his mother, Ann, and himself, Tony.
2001 E. 7th St.
Charlotte | 28269 | 704.342.0749

The Beef ' N Bottle Steakhouse has been the locals choice for fine steaks and seafood since 1958.They are located just ten minutes from the airport and uptown. They have 1/2 price wine bottles & glasses on Monday and Thursday.
4538 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.9977

BEST Steak - Meat and Potatoes

BEEF AND BOTTLE

The Beef ' N Bottle Steakhouse has been the locals choice for fine steaks and seafood since 1958.They are located just ten minutes from the airport and uptown. They have 1/2 price wine bottles & glasses on Monday and Thursday.
4538 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.9977

BEST Blended And Chilled (Smoothies)

BERRYBROOK FARM NATURAL FOODS

Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry, founded in 1972, is the first natural food store that opened in Charlotte. Their juice bar serves all-natural soups, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and juices, all with the freshest ingredients.
1257 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.6528

BEST Fish and Chips

BIG BEN'S BRITISH PUB

Dine in the cozy atmosphere of a true British pub! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their weekday lunch specials start at just $4.95. They create new chef specials monthly and they also have daily dinner and drink specials.
2000 South Blvd., S150
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.817.9697

BEST Most Inviting Ambiance

BONTERRA DINING & WINE ROOM

The staff of Bonterra invites you to a dining experience filled with fresh local flavors of Contemporary American cuisine, delectable desserts and a diverse wine selection featuring over 200 wines by the glass and another 300 from the private cellar.
1829 Cleveland Ave.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.9463

Step out of the ordinary and into sophistication at Bubble, a premium establishment that stimulates the senses. Bubble serves an extensive list of unique cocktails, spirits and select wines that complement chef-driven small plates, crafted for a mature palate.
210 E. Trade St., SA200
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.733.9427

Cabo Fish Taco is the combination of concepts from three completely different people, who share the same idea of what makes a restaurant great. Unlike most Baja styled restaurants, Cabo combines coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique healthy California feel.
3201 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.8868

The Cajun Queen has been proudly serving Charlotte since 1985. This 100 year old house is a warm, friendly place for business and fun. They serve up distinctive and delectable dinners and hot jazz seven nights a week.
1800 E. 7th St.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.377.9017

BEST Guacamole

CANTINA 1511

Cantina is where foodies flock for authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Our spacious, decorative settings reflect the spirit of the festive country makes it the perfect place to gather for memorable meals and great times.
1511 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.331.9222
7708 Rea Rd.
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.752.9797

BEST Coffee House To Kick Back

CENTRAL COFFEE CO.

They proudly serve and brew Joe Van Gogh, artisan coffee roasters in Hillsborough, NC. They also prepare and bake all of their pastries and food in house daily.
719 Louise Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.7288

BEST Frozen Yogurt

CHERRYBERRY

CherryBerry located at the MET is a self-serve frozen yogurt store. They have 12 rotating flavors along with 50+toppings. They are Probiotic, OU Kosher certified, gluten-free…not to mention, delicious!
1100 Metropolitan Ave., S160
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.9999

BEST Brazilian Steakhouse

CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th & Tryon, a few blocks from Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and The Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and a chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown.
139 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.225.5000

Clean Catch Fish Market is a full-service fish market offering the very best quality seafood from fisheries, producers and processors who have been certified against the leading standards for product quality, eco-labeling, sustainability, organic, traceability and responsible fishing.
2820 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.333.1212

Cook Out specializes in grilled hamburgers and hotdogs (cook-out style), chicken sandwiches, and North Carolina barbecue. Cook Out is also known for its variety of “Creamery Premium” milkshakes with choices like “Banana Pudding” and “Chocolate Cherry”.
Multiple Locations

BEST Indian Cuisine

COPPER CUISINE OF INDIA

Copper is located in the Mayer House, which is a turn of the century bungalow rich in local and national history. It has been meticulously updated and stylized with modern interpretation of Indian flair. You will come to know Indian food in a new and extraordinary way.
311 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.0063

BEST To Die For Desserts

CRAVE DESSERT BAR

Crave Dessert Bar represents a new breed of Charlotte evening entertainment. A progressive dessert boutique that evolves nightly into an upscale lounge catering to the desires of Charlotte’s late night enthusiasts.
500 W. 5th St., S120
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588

BEST Crepe

CRISPY CREPE

Crispy Crêpe prides itself in providing you the most wholesome food possible where portions are bountiful and the presentation reflects the care and effort they put into their creations.
1436 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.4440

Customshop is a modern Roman trattoria with a neighborhood feel, located in the heart of Charlotte. Their menu offers an eclectic mix of traditional and innovative American dishes inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine.
1601 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.333.3396

BEST Dining On A Budget

DILLINGER'S TAPROOM

Welcome to Dillinger's, home of 50 sandwiches and 50 beers. Try their overstuffed sandwiches with a local craft beer and you'll go home a happy customer. They have all the sports packages and over 30 TVs for your viewing pleasure.
214 N. Church St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.375.6412

BEST Buffalo As In Wings

DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE

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 our everyday lunch and dining hours.
911 E. Morehead St., S200
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.377.3808

BEST Gnocchi

DOLCE RISTORANTE

Rudy & Luisa invite you to visit Dolce and embark on a journey through the rolling hills of their country into a captivating Trattoria where the sights, sounds and aroma of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh every day.
1710 Kenilworth Ave., S230
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.7525

BEST Signature Appetizer

DOUBLE LAYER NACHO'S, KICKSTAND BURGERS & BAR

Kickstand Burgers-N-Bar located in Plaza Midwood is an excellent place to relax and unwind which offers craft beer and craft burgers, plus a whole lot more.
1101 Central Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.1010

BEST Outdoor Dining With A View

DRESSLER'S RESTAURANT

The philosophy at Dressler's Restaurants is simple; everyone who walks through our doors is either already a friend or will be. By embracing that theory, the Dressler's know that every guest will have exceptional service, and outstanding food.
1100 E. Metropolitan Ave., S125
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.909.6295

Dunkin' Donuts is an all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. They are dedicated to celebrating the millions of DD fans around the world who keep them running.
Multiple Locations

BEST Your Best Dough (Bagel)

EINSTEIN BROS BAGEL

Tasty, fresh-baked bagels and breads made with the finest ingredients, and then stuffed, wrapped, topped and smeared in ways never-before imagined. Today clever creations have expanded beyond the bagel to bring more new tasty discoveries to breakfast, lunch and then some.
Multiple Locations

BEST Ice Cream

ELIZABETH CREAMERY

All of their ice cream is made fresh on location with the very best ingredients. They offer classic flavors such as Mint Chocolate Chip, Butter Pecan and Blueberry Cheesecake as well as more out-there options such as Smurf, Ginger, or Green Tea.
1535 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.7776

BEST Roll It Up (Sushi)

ENSO ASIAN BISTRO | SUSHI BAR

The ultra-chic environment is carefully selected in every detail: massive marble statues, imported fixtures, unique lounge furniture and the hottest blend of electronic music. Enso is receiving outstanding reviews for its Vegas-like decor, atmosphere and amazing Pan-Asian menu and sushi.
210 E. Trade St., SA108
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.ENSO (3676)

BEST No Flesh (Vegetarian)

FERN, FLAVORS FROM THE GARDEN

Fern, Flavors from the Garden is viewed both locally and nationally as one of the top restaurants in Charlotte. Their staff strives that each guest, vegetarian, vegan or otherwise, enjoy their complete dining experience, regardless of their dietary preferences or restrictions.
1323 Central Ave.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.377.1825

BEST Gourmet Restaurant

THE FIG TREE RESTAURANT

The Fig Tree Restaurant at the Lucas House is where you can experience Seasonal Cuisine with French and Italian influences in one of Charlotte’s Registered Historic Landmark homes in the charming Elizabeth neighborhood. The food and service is impeccable.
1601 E. 7th St.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3322

BEST Foodie Event

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY IN THE SOUTH END

Food Truck Friday is a weekly event where some of Charlotte’s best food trucks come out to serve their favorite dishes. It’s BYOB or you can grab a six pack to go from Common Market which is located a stone’s throw away.
1616 Camden Rd.
Charlotte | 28203

BEST Tasty Side Dishes

FRANS FILLING STATION

Fran’s mission is to prepare fresh and carefully crafted food and to serve it in a manner that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, capturing the essential meaning of hospitality.
2410 Park Rd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.2009

Freshii offers a menu of salads, burritos, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts, breakfast and soups made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. It has all the elements of fast casual (high-quality food, that's quick and convenient) with the added focus on health and wellness.
200 S. College St., S31
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.298.6704

BEST Four Wheels

FUEL PIZZA

FUEL is powered by an energetic team of hard-workers that deliver REAL Pizza, Perfect Wings, Fresh Salads and Tasty Sandwiches to all of our guests.
Multiple Locations

BEST French Cuisine

GEORGES BRASSERIE

Georges Brasserie is George Bakatsias' interpretation of French cuisine and tradition, offering joyful elegance and hospitality to guests. Guests can enjoy the ambiance, food and music in any one of our areas: Main Dining Room, Social Bar, Patio Seating, Raw Bar and Private Dining Room.
4620 Piedmont Row Dr., S110
Charlotte | 28210 | 980.219.7409

BEST Greek Opal

GREEK ISLES RESTAURANT

Virtually everything on the menu is prepared in-house; from the bread to the mouthwatering desserts. The fresh herbs grown in the front patio, including oregano, basil, rosemary and mint, provide the distinctive scent of the Greek mountains and the delectable tastes and presentation of the dishes.
200 E. Bland St.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.444.9000

BEST Local Grown Produce

HALCYON, FLAVORS FROM THE EARTH

Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a celebration of artisanal farms, dairies and wineries from the Carolinas and beyond. A true seasonal dining experience featuring the creations of Chef James Stouffer within the new Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte. 500 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.910.0865

BEST Health Food Market

HEALTHY HOME MARKET

Their original location opened its doors in 1978 as the Home Economist, a bulk supply store. Today, they have grown to four full-service natural and specialty foods stores, now named Healthy Home Market. They pride themselves on being locally owned and locally grown.
Multiple Locations

BEST Serbian

INTERMEZZO CAFÉ

Intermezzo’s serves up Charlotte’s best pizza and incredible Serbian dishes. Every dish is created using only the freshest ingredients. They hand toss every pizza and use only the freshest toppings available.
1427 E. 10th St.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.347.2626

BEST Fresh As Can Be (Delicatessen)

JACK'S NEW YORK DELI

Welcome to Jack’s, where they serve New York style sandwiches, salads, and breakfast entrees with a neighborhood charm that is uniquely southern. They are located in uptown right next door to Rock Bottom Brewery.
401 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.226.5098

BEST Cupcake Shop

JEWELL TREATS

Jewell Treats Natural Cupcakes are unlike anything you’ll find at your local grocery store or bake shop. Jewell Treats are handcrafted from time-honored, natural ingredients; things your Grandma used in her cupcakes, and the very reason they were so delicious!

BEST Hot Dog

JJ'S RED HOTS

Let’s get this straight; JJ’s Red Hots is not a restaurant. It’s a hot dog joint that serves what they believe are the best hot dogs on the planet. It is a place where service and value still mean something. They also believe strongly in the quality of the products they serve.
1514 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.225.8880

Bringing the Middle Eastern tastes to you, Kabob Grill does an excellent job of providing its customers with dishes that are true to Middle Eastern cuisine, giving you an experience you can’t find anywhere else in Charlotte.
1235 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.371.8984
7828 Rea Rd., SB
Charlotte | 28277 | 704. 543.1234

BEST Chips and Salsa

LA PAZ RESTAURANT & CANTINA

A true authentic Mexican restaurant located at the MET. Since 1979 they have worked hard to maintain a tradition of excellence. Their formula is simple… Buy the best ingredients, provide great service and have fun!
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.6322

They are a European-based Italian restaurant which offers truly unique, high quality cuisine in a relaxed-yet-distinctive atmosphere, including a center-stage pizza kitchen, as well as a full wine and spirits bar.
210 E. Trade St., SC149
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.900.5555

BEST Any Way You Slice It (Pizza Place)

LIBRETTO'S PIZZERIA CHARLOTTE

Charlotte's only AUTHENTIC NYC pizzeria & Italian Kitchen serving to customers at three local Charlotte locations. Libretto's offers family dining, catering and the best in pizza in Charlotte! A private party room is also available.
Multiple Locations

BEST BBQ Place

MAC'S SPEED SHOP

Mac's Speed Shop opened its doors in 2005 and quickly became one of the most well-loved barbecue joints in Charlotte. Patrons of food and fun pack in because they treat their guests to an entirely new barbecue experience.
Multiple Locations

BEST Sweet Tea

MCALISTER'S DELI

No visit to McAlister’s would be complete without a glass of their Famous Sweet Tea™. This signature beverage is hand crafted several times each day for a fresh taste that is second to none.
Multiple Locations

BEST Romantic Restaurant

MCNINCH HOUSE RESTAURANT

The McNinch House Restaurant is the perfect place for your anniversaries, birthdays, or any time you need to make it memorable. They also host special events, and are perfect for private, corporate and executive dining.
511 N. Church St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.6159

Mellow Mushroom features Mellow's famous menu of pizza, sandwiches, salads, etc., plus a full bar offering 36 draft beers and over 50 bottled beers.
Multiple Locations

BEST Soul Food

MERT'S HEART & SOUL

Mert’s distinguishes itself from traditional soul food restaurants by offering Low Country and Gullah-inspired dishes such as shrimp and grits, Charleston red rice, and award-winning macaroni and cheese.
214 N. College St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.342.4222

BEST Traditional Diner

MIDNIGHT DINER

Like the good old days, they are a local meeting spot that serves great “everyday” food at affordable prices. A place where you can meet with your family, friends, or business associates to catch up. A place you will remember for your first date or that great business deal!
115 E Carson Blvd.
Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.3641

Searching for a Spanish cuisine restaurant? What about a Latin, Mediterranean and Tapas cuisine restaurant? Or maybe you want to find the best Tapas restaurant in Charlotte. If you're in the mood for some exotic flavors, visit Miro Spanish Grille.
7804-A Rea Rd.
Charlotte | 28277 | 704.540.7374

BEST Korean

MIYAGI'S NODA

Serving up Korean Barbeque, Sushi and Asian Fusion styled dishes; Miyagi’s offers it all in a boutique setting restaurant in NoDa.
3220 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte | 28205 | 980.949.8171

BEST Sunday Brunch

NAN AND BYRON'S

Nan and Bryon’s is the newest creation from the team that brought us 5Church. They are located in the heart of South End in the former Vinnie's Sardine Grill & Raw Bar. With an open air dining experience and a late night scene it’s a one of a kind establishment.
1714 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.224.7492

Newk's Eatery is an express casual dining experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere. Serving fresh tossed salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas and homemade cakes from Newk's open kitchen.
9815 Rea Rd
Charlotte | 28277 | 866.999.3799
101 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28246 | 866.999.3799

BEST Restaurant For Groups

NIKKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

Looking for good food and a good time? Nikko’s is the place to be. The dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. The atmosphere is fun, sophisticated and classy. Nikko’s is one of Charlotte’s more upscale sushi delights.
1300 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.0100

BEST Lakeside Dining

NORTH HARBOR CLUB RESTAURANT & BAR

Open daily for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday, the North Harbor Club offers incredible cuisine using only the freshest ingredients with interesting and fun combinations.
100-D N. Harbor Pl.
Davidson | 28036 | 704.896.5559

BEST Foot Long (Sub Sandwich)

PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS

Penn Station has developed a unique product line that demonstrates, in full customer view, the true quality of their products. Their menu features an array of mouth watering Grilled East Coast Style submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-squeezed lemonade.
Multiple Locations