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Food and restaurants in Charlotte

Top restaurants

Rafting
“There is so much to do at the Whitewater center. Go alone or take your family for adventure and relaxation! They’ve added ice skating for the winter...very unique. There are many free concerts in the summer, simply pay for parking. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Bakery
“All the sweet treats your heart desires with great coffee drinks. Get the salted caramel brownie that made them famous!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Gastropub
“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 82 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Very popular local casual, eclectic Baja Mexican Cantina for Southern Californian-style tacos, burritos & margaritas. This is their flagship store that is still true to the original funky vibe of old school NoDa.”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“As seen on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Must try the pimento cheese sandwich! Yum”
  • 49 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The views! Food is good too! Reservations are recommended- sometimes hard to get a table. Charlotte’s go-to restaurant for special occasions. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“All the sweet treats your heart desires with great coffee drinks. Get the salted caramel brownie that made them famous!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“Large library dedicated to religious leader Billy Graham, plus his original home with tours.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Desserts!! Yum! Amelie is my favorite secret spot when I need a cup of coffee and delicious desserts back in college. There several locations around us, my personal preference is the location at NoDa. It opens 24 hours and is the original location when Amelie started in Charlotte. The best desserts ever!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Great for brunch and located in the artsy neighborhood of Plaza Midwood close by ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“If you're a coffee person, this is THE best coffee in town hands down! I made it rhyme. That's how good it is.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Highly recommend for a coffee, or gourmet sandwich or salad. Eclectic market with excellent beer and wine for sale with a funky vibe. A great place to also sit with your laptop and work for an afternoon. Friendly owners and Charlotte owned and operated.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“This coffee shop is located in the 7th street market and is a great option if you are looking to explore uptown charlotte. I recommend a pourover coffee and then taking a walk through Tryon street.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“All the sweet treats your heart desires with great coffee drinks. Get the salted caramel brownie that made them famous!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
“Desserts!! Yum! Amelie is my favorite secret spot when I need a cup of coffee and delicious desserts back in college. There several locations around us, my personal preference is the location at NoDa. It opens 24 hours and is the original location when Amelie started in Charlotte. The best desserts ever!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Their pastries are to die for. It is a little shop in a plaza with a few seats. If you are craving really good French pastry this is it. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Don't let the strip mall entrance fool you, this a delight inside. The perfect place to get the exact special coffee you like just the way you like it with an assortment of pastries for days, sandwiches and salads. Beautiful quirky interior, feel like you are in a European cafe.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“We love this not-for-profit eatery! In addition raising funds to feed the spiritual and physical needs of the needy in our community, The King's Kitchen also provides an opportunity for those once considered "unemployable" to learn a trade working in the restaurant industry. And, you'll find some of the BEST southern-inspired cooking in town made from the freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Less trendy than the nearby Starbucks, great breads, pastries, baked goods and funky atmosphere. Quiet.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Famous for cheddar biscuits and cinnamon rolls! Lots of GF and Vegan options”
  • 11 locals recommend