When Jerry Simonetti was a young boy, his grandmother told him, “when you grow up, you’re going to be a chef.” She had plenty of evidence to back up her theory: as a child, Jerry spent hours in the kitchen watching her prepare traditional Italian dishes from scratch. Sure enough, after graduating from college he embarked on a 20-year career as a chef and restaurateur that culminated in the opening of his own restaurant—Simonetti’s.
To create Simonetti’s menu of pizza and pasta, Jerry relies on generations of family recipes and simple, fresh ingredients. Specialty pizzas exemplify the eatery’s focus on simplicity: most contain three toppings or fewer including fresh basil, ricotta cheese, and cured meats. In keeping with a true Italian dining experience, Simonetti’s carries a selection of affordable wines, and waiters deliver all dishes via gondola.
Johnny B’s friendly chefs welcome families to relax over a hand-tossed pie, baked wings, and hoagies in a festive, colorful dining room. Families sharing dinner glance over the menu to pick an appetizer such as baked salt-and-pepper wings or garlic-butter pretzel drops as addictive as stealing candy from babies. For pizza, the classic Big Toad is crowded with savory bacon, beef, and ham balanced with crunches of green pepper and black olive. An alternative to traditional mozzarella and tomato sauce, the Frozen Pond pie spreads a base of oil and garlic under tomatoes, onions, and three cheeses to bake a pie as cheesy as an Elvis impersonator raised on a dairy farm. A team of tasty wraps, hoagies, and pockets tempts diners to stray from the pizza list in favor of a buffalo-chicken wrap seasoned with ranch, Bulliard’s hot sauce, and gooey provolone or a Johnny’s club hoagie accepting membership from ham, cheese, turkey, and bacon, if it gets its act together. If diners drop in between Monday and Wednesday, they can split delicious desserts such as the house-favorite cinnamon drops.
Charlotte Magazine had one piece of advice for those dining at Old Stone Steakhouse: "Go hungry." Menu offerings range from grilled lobster tails and baby back ribs to seared crab cakes and blackened chicken tossed with penne pasta and fire-roasted vegetables.
Customize Your Cut
Chefs cut every USDA Choice steak in-house, topping freshly seared beef with savory herb butter. Alternatively, guests can request one of the steak house's other finishing touches.
14-ounce rib eye topped with a Southern-style combination of caramelized onion and homemade sharp cheddar pimento cheese
6-ounce blackened filet mignon featuring a crust of Cajun seasonings and crown of crumbled Danish bleu cheese
12-ounce new york strip coated with a homemade blend of goat cheese, horseradish, and toasted bread crumbs
Old Stone Steakhouse's decor creates an inviting, lodge-like atmosphere. In addition to the stonework lining each wall, the dining area features exposed ceiling beams and wooden support columns. Guests can also lounge on the patio, which stays warm thanks to three fireplaces.
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits' chicken — cooked just the way you like it — is a must-try for meat lovers.
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits is a local, healthy restaurant that caters to those with dietary needs, especially those with gluten-free sensitivities.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits to your next party or event.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits.
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house McDonald's.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
At McDonald's, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
You can also grab your food to go.
Catering from McDonald's will take your party to the next level.
McDonald's' diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at McDonald's for next to nothing.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on McDonald's' menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the burger joint is open 24 hours a day.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Waffle House.
Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, Waffle House serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet.
The dress code at Waffle House is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Waffle House also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Waffle House.
Head on over to Waffle House first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Waffle House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.