Great Eating (And Drinking) In Charlotte: Award Winning Restaurants

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

GREAT EATING (AND DRINKING) IN CHARLOTTE

 

"Let Food Be Thy Medicine, And Let Thy Medicine Be Food."

... Hippocrates

 

In recent years, Charlotte has increasingly been recognized as a "foodie" town. In fact, in 2022 Food & Wine named Charlotte one of the the seven most exciting and up and coming big cities for food.  

 

 "Nothing brings people together like good food and a good restaurant."

... Anonymous

 

In 2022, the Queen City saw a number of restaurants recognized for their food and drink. These included:

Steak 48, which has been named by Open Table as one of the top and most beloved 100 restaurants in the nation. Located at 4425 Sharon Road in Charlotte's South Park area, Steak 48 opened just two years ago and quickly became a destination for great steaks and seafood in Charlotte. In May 2021 if you wanted a weekend reservation at Steak 48, you'd have to wait until July to get a table.

 

Supperland, which has been nominated by Bon Appetit as a Top 50 Best New Restaurant. Located in a renovated, mid-century church, Supperland has been described by SecretCharlotte.com as "part swanky steakhouse and part church potluck."  Supperland's own website introduces the restaurant as "Southern steakhouse meets church potluck." Supperland is located in Charlotte's Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 1212 The Plaza.

 

Leah & Louise, which has been named by The New York Times as a Top 50 Restaurant they are "most excited about." Leah & Louis is known for their smoked catfish stew with rice grits, field peas, and candied peppers and their iconic "river chips" (crispy chicken skins) and describes itself as a "modern juke joint." Their menu features a modern interpretation of Southern classics honoring Mississippi River valley foodways (Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans). Greg Collier, chef at Leah & Louise was a 2022 James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast. Leah & Louise is located at Camp North End, 301 Camp Road in Charlotte.

 

McNinch House (one of my personal favorites), has won awards for many years and is the only 4-Diamond Restaurant in Charlotte. In 2022, McNinch House was named Charlotte's Most Romantic Restaurant by Charlotte Magazine and Charlotte's Highest Rated Restaurant by Open Table. Located in Charlotte's Fourth Ward is an authentic Queen Anne house on the National Historic Register, McNinch House provides a unique ambience. It can serve just 30 guests per evening so advance reservations are needed. McNinch House is located at 511 North Church Street.

 

And if you're a wine enthusiast, Wine Spectator named 23 Charlotte restaurants to its 2022 list of the World's Best Wine Programs. The list of Charlotte restaurants includes:

Barcelona Wine Bar

BLT Steak

The Capital Grille

Oyster Bar

Steakhouse

Counter-

Italian Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Dilworth Tasting Room (Dilworth and South Park locations)

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Gallery Restaurant

Juniper Grill

Mama Ricotta’s

 Morton's, The Steakhouse

McNinch House Restaurant

The Palm Charlotte

Chris Steak House (uptown and South Park locations)

The String Bean in Belmont, NC

Village Tavern

 

"A restaurant is like a fantasy -- a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast."

... Warner LeRoy

 

In The Queen City we like to say "Charlotte's Got A Lot." And when it comes to great dining, that certainly is true. If you love good food and discovering great restaurants, check out the Charlotte food scene. You won't be disappointed!

 

This information about award-winning restaurants in Charlotte is provided by  Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty,  Greater Charlotte area residential real estate experts and "foodies" ourselves. We love discovering new places to eat.

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (26)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - your post is simply YUMMY and tempting. The quotes support why this blog post is important and what Charlotte has to offer. 

Dec 08, 2022 06:52 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are definitely plenty of options for going out to eat with friends or family in the Charlotte area!

Dec 08, 2022 07:01 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

If I can ever get my but up that way I will need to try a few of these restaurants! I love good good that I don't cook myself...lol

Dec 08, 2022 07:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... so many options these days in Charlotte, it's hard to keep up!

Dec 08, 2022 07:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Warner LeRoy's quote was awesome! I hope good restaurants do well. It was tough on everyone during the lockdowns. Pray that never happens again!

Dec 10, 2022 05:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... tons of new places all over the Charlotte area... it seems like there's something new every day.

Dec 08, 2022 07:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... I always like to try out new places and see if I agree with the "reviewers." Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Dec 08, 2022 07:29 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I didn't have to look at further than the Steak 48 Restaurant Nina. That's my kind of treat!

Dec 08, 2022 07:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Hi Sheila... I'm all about a good steak myself! You don't have to ask me twice to go to a Steak 48 or to Del Friscos!

Dec 08, 2022 07:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Nina - there is no shortage of fine restaurants to visit when in Charlotte.

Dec 08, 2022 08:23 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I just clicked on the site for Supperland -- very cute inside and food looks delicious! atmosphere contributes so much to the dining experience 

Dec 08, 2022 08:53 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- it seems that Charlotte's growth has also spawned a growth in restaurants!!! I've been to Del Frisco's in another city and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. 

Dec 08, 2022 10:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... it's just a question of where you want to eat and what you want to eat!

Dec 08, 2022 11:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lise Howe hi Lise... no doubt that it's a combination of food, ambience, service that make it a great restaurant experience.

Dec 08, 2022 11:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I have to agree with you. If I want a good steak, Del Friscos always comes to mind first. I've never had a bad steak there.

Dec 08, 2022 11:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We would love to visit the area and enjoy some of the restaurants.

This is good information to share.

Dec 08, 2022 11:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... you know that you and Dolores would always be welcome here in Charlotte and I'd love to accompany you to some of these great places.

Dec 08, 2022 11:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I love good food, even when it is a little pricey.

Dec 08, 2022 01:35 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... if the food is good, if the ambience is lovely, and the service first-class I don't mind paying the premium.

Dec 09, 2022 04:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

Sounds like Charlotte is quite the place for foodies. Wish I was closer, I'd want to check several of these out.

Jeff

Dec 10, 2022 03:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS good morning, Jeff... when we moved to Charlotte in 1998 no one would have said this was a "foodie town." Today, we make all the lists for being a "foodie town" with lots of creative chefs and restaurants.

Dec 11, 2022 04:49 AM