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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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
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“All the sweet treats your heart desires with great coffee drinks. Get the salted caramel brownie that made them famous!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“As seen on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Must try the pimento cheese sandwich! Yum”
  • 49 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“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
Deli / Bodega
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“Cheapest place to drink in the city! Buy yourself some local brews and chill out on their front patio. It certainly attracts an eclectic group of people, but it's always a fun time. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“A sleek mill town Southern kitchen and craft cocktail bar. They serve up Carolina-inspired cuisine with crispy fried chicken, southern vegetables and other locally inspired side plates. Get some southern hospitality from their bartenders who will gladly shake, stir or pour you seasonally crafted apothecary cocktails.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“The food is insanely great for pub food. Glorious actually. A great local spot. Indoor and outdoor seating ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wanna try some delicious CLT beer? Experience some of our favorites at this beautiful local brewery.”
  • 30 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“This place is well known for its delicious Bar B' Que. There aren't many places to get good Bar B' Que, so I recommend this place before giving up hope!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing food and staff. i have also been going here for years. They never disappoint and have brunch on the weekend. Try the Burrata. AMAZING and they make great drinks ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go to the rooftop and get a beer and wings! This place has great views of the Charlotte skyline! They serve food late and it’s also a good place to watch sports. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cowfish Sushi-Burger-Bar blends the usual pairing of sushi and burgers to create an incredible taste. Located in South Park this is the perfect destination after shopping.”
  • 32 locals recommend