2018 Top 5 Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

by | Jul 11, 2018 | Blog | 0 comments

Food anyone?  Hungry? Look no further, we have you covered.

Here are the Top 5 restaurants in Charlotte, NC according to TripAdvisor , Yelp and Zagat.


As you will see, the lists are quite different.  But that is good! That means Charlotte has A LOT to offer in terms of restaurants, choices and a nice wide selection of delectable places to satisfy your hunger and appetite.

Surprisingly, only one restaurant made it to two lists.  Can you guess which one it is?

Of course, these lists may differ with your opinions – and so, we would like to know and hear from you – what are your favorite restaurant(s) in Charlotte?  Do you agree with these lists?

Ok, drum roll please……


According to Yelp, the Top 5 restaurants in Charlotte are:

  1.  Dogwood Southern Table Bar

The cuisine is elevated Southern, regionally inspired, locally produced.  And, they serve alcohol, wine and beer

  1.  The Cellar at Duckworth’s

The cuisine is gastropub with a tap list of specialty and rare beers, plus signature cocktails that are handcrafted by mixologists.

  1.  Rooster’s Uptown

The cuisine comes from a wood-fired kitchen made from the finest of ingredients.  And, they serve alcohol, wine and beer.

  1.  Haberdish

The cuisine is southern kitchen with the likes of crispy fried chicken, southern vegetables and other locally inspired side plates.  They have a craft cocktail bar.

  1.  Good Food on Montford

Award-winning chef Bruce Moffett brings his talents to this establishment.  The cuisine is innovative and seasonally driven dishes in a comfortable setting. And, they serve alcohol, wine and beer.

According to Zagat, the Top 5 restaurants in Charlotte are:

  1.  Southbound

The cuisine is Mexican street food with a Southern California twist.  And, they serve alcohol, wine and cerveza (beer).

2. Loft & Cellar

The cuisine is creative-a-la-carte dishes of international flavors, pairing unique dishes with signature cocktails and global wine varietals.

  1. Ramen Soul

The cuisine is Ramen, Dim-Sum and traditional noodles and broth with seasonal toppings and variations. Also serving sake inspired cocktails.

  1.  Oak Steakhouse Charlotte

The cuisine is a steakhouse, a modern take on the classic American steakhouse.  And, they serve alcohol, wine and beer.

  1.  Haberdish

The cuisine is southern kitchen with the likes of crispy fried chicken, southern vegetables and other locally inspired side plates.  They have a craft cocktail bar.

So, have you figured out what restaurant made it to two lists?  It’s Haberdish!

According to TripAdvisor, the Top 5 restaurants in Charlotte are:


  1.       The Fig Tree Restaurant

This is a fine dining establishment in Charlotte which was opened in 2005.  It is located in the historic Lucas House. The cuisine is seasonal French and Italian.  And, they have an award-winning wine list.

  1.       Lang Van

The cuisine is Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan options and Gluten free options.  It is open for lunch and dinner. And, they serve alcohol, wine and beer.

  1.       The Capital Grille

This is a world-class dining experience.  It is located in the Fifth Third Center across from the Charlotte Marriott City Center and Discovery Place Science.  The cuisine is dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. And, they feature over 325 new and old-world wines curated by their own Advanced Sommelier and classic cocktails.

  1.       Viva Chicken

This is a Peruvian Rotisserie that specializes in Pollo a la Brasa.  The cuisine is fresh, flavorful and packed with inspired recipes. And, they do not serve alcohol.

  1.       Midwood Smokehouse

BBQ, BBQ, BBQ.  The cuisine is BBQ.  Of course, they serve other cuisine, but they are known for their BBQ.  And, they do serve beer.

Bon Appetit!



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