Restaurants in Myers Park

$18 for $30 Worth of Chinese Food and Sushi at Ginbu 401

Ginbu 401

Myers Park

Chinese-food classics, along with more than 60 types of sushi rolls

$30 $18

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$24 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Dolce Ristorante

Dolce Ristorante

Dilworth

Award-winning Italian dishes include homemade gnocchi, veal scaloppini with sautéed shrimp, and tiramisu made in-house

$40 $24

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Upscale Comfort Food for Lunch or Dinner at City Tavern (40% Off)

City Tavern

Multiple Locations

Starters such as firecracker popcorn shrimp and fried green tomatoes accompany certified Angus beef and seared scallops

$20 $12

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Slices ($20 Value)

Slices

Charlotte

Sicilian-style and New York style thin crust pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, plus oven-toasted subs, buffalo-style jumbo wings & sides

$10 $4.50

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Bagels, Soups, and Sandwiches at City Deli & Bagel Company (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

City Deli & Bagel Company

Elizabeth

In addition to fresh bagels sold to go or by the dozen, this restaurant serves a variety of soups and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch

$10 $4

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cajun Food at Cajun Queen

Cajun Queen

Elizabeth

Garlic and butter sautéed with crawfish, new york strip seared until blackened, and platter of fried oysters and scallops

$40 $20

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$22 for an 18" Specialty Pizza and 14 Wings for Two at Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar ($37.90 Value)

Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar

Multiple Locations

Specialty pies that garnered Charlotte Magazine Voters’ Choice pizza pick in 2011, 2012, and 2013 pair with four flavors of wings

$37.90 $22

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Upscale Bar Food for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub

Plaza-Midwood

Roadhouse sports bar serves up classic American eats such as jumbo wings, burgers, and blackened beef brisket

$24 $12

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Serbian Food at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Cafe & Pizzeria

Authentic Serbian entrees of eggplant musaka served alongside hand-tossed pizzas topped with wood-grilled mushrooms or housemade mozzarella

$30 $16

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Crepes & Café Food at Crispy Crêpe ($30 Total Value)

Crispy Crepe

The South End

Bistro-style menu showcases sweet and savory crepes filled with fresh fruit or meats and cheeses, gourmet sandwiches, and Liège waffles

$15 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Fujo Bistro

Fujo Bistro

Second Ward

Asian-fusion cuisine showcases specialty sushi alongside classic Chinese dishes

$30 $15

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Barbecue and Southern Traditional for Lunch or Dinner at Whisky River (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Whisky River

Epicentre

Meaty signature burgers, wings in 12 types of sauce, artisan flatbreads, and Southern BBQ platters with Carolina beef brisket & pulled pork

$20 $11

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$11 for $18 or $18 for $30 Worth of Seafood, Tacos, and Southern-Asian Fusion Cuisine at Krazy Fish

Krazy Fish

Plaza Midwood

Fish-themed joint serves fusion of Southern, Asian, and Latin fare, from seafood tacos to red thai curry

$30 $18

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$30 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Red Ginger

Uptown

Japanese steakhouse with classic hibachi entrees, like filet mignon, and specialty sushi, with ingredients such as BBQ eel

$40 $30

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Sandwiches, Sweets, and Bread at Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant at 7th Street Public Market

First Ward

Enjoy sandwiches made with homemade, artisanal breads; or mix together cookies and seven-layer bars in a sweets platter

$46 $23

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Southern Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Mert’s Heart and Soul (Up to 45% Off)

Mert’s Heart and Soul

Uptown

Famous, fluffy cornbread accompanies entrees such as fried catfish, salmon cakes with remoulade sauce, and red beans and rice

$20 $11

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Locally Sourced Pizzas, Salads, and Sandwiches for Dinner for Two at Pure Pizza (50% Off)

Pure Pizza

7th Street Market

Farm-to-fork pizzeria tops its sprouted wheat dough with local veggies, smoked salmon, and pulled pork from inside 7th Street Public Market

$20 $10

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Catering Boxes or American Food at Bedder, Bedder and Moore (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Bedder Bedder & Moore - South Tryon

Charlotte

Have a productive meeting or a well-appointed event with catered sandwiches or salads; dining-in menu includes burgers and deli-style food

$45.29 $25

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Premium Takeout Pack or Dine-In Eastern Barbecue and Sides at Bill Spoon's BBQ

Bill Spoon's BBQ

Charlotte

Zagat award-winning restaurant relies on family recipes for its slow-cooked pork, fresh hushpuppies, and housemade banana pudding

$20 $11

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Burgers and Hot Dogs at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers ($32 Total Value)

Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

Eatery serves homemade chili on top of 100% grass-fed Angus patties, hot dogs, and cheese fries

$16 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen

Wesley Heights

Chefs craft Italian dishes such as italian sausage steak, eggplant parmigiana, and chicken barcelona

$30 $15

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Wings and Salad at Mr Jim's Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Mr Jim's Pizza

West Boulevard

Hand-stretched pizzas, wings, and salads team up for the perfect meal, capped off with housemade cinnamon sticks

$19.98 $11

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Ethiopian Food at Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Plaza Central

Using spongy injera, diners scoop up mouthfuls of spicy slow-cooked lamb or chickpeas with curry and onions

$40 $20

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Coffee Drinks or Tea and Baked Goods for Two or Four at FABO (42% Off)

FABO

FABO

Fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, cookies, and scones, served in an eclectic setting decorated with vibrant works by local artists

$13.70 $8

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Persian Food at Kabob House (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Kabob House

East Forest

Kebabs including beef, lamb tips, and charbroiled salmon, shrimp; eggplant topped with cream of whey, chicken breast in pomegranate sauce

$30 $15

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill (Up to 40% Off)

Big City Grill

Charlotte

Fast food classics like cheeseburgers are on the same menu as the BLT and the tuna pita

$10 $6

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Asian Food for Two or Four or More at Mr. Wok Mini Cafe (40% Off)

Mr. Wok Mini Cafe

Charlotte

Chefs combine Chinese and Japanese influences to create tasty fusion dishes

$20 $12

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Chinese Food for Lunch or Dinner at Great Wall of China South (50% Off)

Great Wall of China South

McAlpine

Chinese restaurant with classics such as egg rolls, sesame beef, chicken fried rice, and shrimp lo mein

$16 $8

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Diner Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Park 51 Cafe (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Park 51 Cafe

Hwy 51 - Park Road

Southern-style diner specialties, include french toast, biscuits and gravy, burgers, gyros, and oven-baked pasta

$10 $6

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American Comfort Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Crown Point Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Crown Point Restaurant

East Forest

American comfort food such as homemade chicken and dumplings made from scratch daily with local, farm-fresh ingredients

$15 $7.50

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Hibachi and Sushi at Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Whiteoak

Specialty sushi rolls come wrapped in seaweed, cucumber, and soybean paper; Japanese entrees include seafood teriyaki and chicken katsu

$30 $15

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Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar

Pineville

Ceviche, rotisserie chicken, fried fish with beans and rice, and crab with shrimp and rice

$20 $11

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$19 for Barbecue-Sauce Sampler with Five 16-ounce Bottles at Chicken Magnificent ($42 Value)

Chicken Magnificent

Back Creek Church Road

Sauces include a signature chicken marinade, a sweet-and-spicy sauce for veggies, and a blend of wheat, corn, and spices for breading

$42 $19

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Mexican Food at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill (47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill

Matthews

South-of-the-border cuisine and beverages, including extravagant seafood dishes, burritos, tacos, and top-shelf tequila

$30 $16

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Sushi and Hibachi-Style Japanese Cuisine at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House (Up to 44% Off)

Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House

Matthews

Chefs sear filet mignon and lobster tails on a hibachi grill and roll sushi with fatty tuna, salmon, and scallops

$25 $14

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Mexican Food at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Charlotte

Casual eatery serves up Mexican food favorites like burritos, fajitas, and tacos

$20 $12

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$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two at Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Matthews

Pairs share inventive rolls crafted to be as delicious as they are artfully displayed, drizzled in savory sauces or fried in crisp tempura

$40 $22

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2 or 5 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Bagels and Sandwiches at Bagel Bin & Deli in Ballantyne (40% Off)

Bagel Bin & Deli

Cedar Walk Shopping Center

Housemade bagels in flavors such as hawaiian, chocolate chip, onion, and spinach; Boar's Head meat such as corned beef or honey-glazed ham

$10 $6

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Dinner for Two or Chinese Cuisine for Four or More at Sizzling Wok Restaurant (53% Off)

Sizzling Wok Restaurant

Mint Hill

Crispy crab rangoon and silky egg drop soup set the tone for meals of chicken lo mein, orange chicken, and tender mongolian beef

$20 $9.50

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$15 for $25 Worth of Seafood — Riverview Raw Bar & Chill

Riverview Raw Bar & Chill

Charlotte

Enjoy our new menu and spectacular views in one of Charlotte’s redone landmarks

$25 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Eastfield Bar & Grill

Eastfield Bar & Grill

Highland Creek

Entrees such as the Three Alarm burger—an Angus beef patty topped with jalapeño-smoked bacon, habanero hot sauce, and spicy relish

$20 $10

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$13 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Sake Express

Sake Express

San Carlos

Sushi plus classic Japanese hibachi options, including chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

$20 $13

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Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Concord

Combination steak and seafood dinners, hibachi meals, and maki rolls and sashimi

$30 $18

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$13 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Sake Express

Sake Express

Mount Holly

Sushi plus classic Japanese hibachi options, including chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

$20 $13

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Mexican Food at Verde (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Verde

Huntersville

Mexican specialties featuring made-in-house sauces and guacamole and seasonal ingredients

$40 $23

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Food and Drink for Two or Four at Cafe Bliss (40% Off)

Cafe Bliss

Waxhaw

Cafe serves comfort food classics like Belgian waffles, gourmet specialty sandwiches, chicken salad croissants; desserts & espresso drinks

$20 $12

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$17 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Food at The Corkscrew ($30 Value)

The Corkscrew

Birkdale Village

Light menu offers small bites with cheese, mixed nuts, and olives

$15 $8.50

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Mexican Food from Buds Mexican Food (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Buds Mexican Food

Rock Hill

Mexican eatery serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, and enchiladas alongside drink specials

$20 $11

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Thai Cuisine at Thai House (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Thai House

Gastonia

Handmade teakwood accents adorn the walls of a Thai eatery where the owners cook curries, noodles, and rice reminiscent of their native land

$24 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Kobe Hero Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar (44% Off)

Kobe Hero Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar

Cornelius

Teppan chefs cook seafood, meat, and veggies on 16 hibachi grills, while a large sushi bar offers up sushi

$25 $14

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$12 for $20 Worth of North Indian Dinner at Sangam Indian Cuisine

Sangam Indian Cuisine

Cornelius

Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, and paneer makhani

$20 $12

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Up to 50% Off Dine-In or Takeout at The Soda Shop in Davidson

The Soda Shop

Davidson

Those who crave nostalgia can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner inside a historic diner that mirrors '50s-style malt shops

$14 $7

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

Gastonia

Steak tampiqueña, mole chicken enchiladas, carnitas de res, chicken milanesa, fajitas, chalupas, tacos, tamales, and chimichangas

$10 $4.50

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Sandwich and Cookies for Two or Four at HoneyBaked Ham (50% Off)

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

Concord

Sandwiches stacked with HoneyBaked ham, smoked turkey, roast beef, homestyle chicken salad, fresh vegetables on bakery fresh breads

$15.56 $7.75

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink at Bus Stop Soda Shop ($20 value)

Bus Stop Soda Shop

Monroe

Staffers hand-dip ice cream and dish up banana splits along with hot dogs, nachos, and lemonade inside a 70s-themed soda shop

$10 $5

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Barbecue for Carry-Out at Lavell's BBQ and Catering ($30 Value)

Lavell's BBQ and Catering

Kannapolis

Barbecue classics such as chicken, ribs, and wings appear along side inventive items such as the Soul Roll, a Southern take on the egg roll

$15 $7.50

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Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi (Half Off)

TK Sushi

Mooresville

Friendly staff serves sushi and other Japanese cuisine including hibachi steak entrees and spicy shrimp

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food for Two at Italy Cafe

Italy Cafe

Mooresville

Chefs treat guests to rich, flavorful Italian cuisine, from toasty paninis and subs, to bubbling pizzas and sauce-laden pastas

$20 $12

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Mexican Meal with Soft Drinks for Two or Four, or Cuisine for Carryout at Burrito Loco (Up to 47% Off)

Burrito Loco

Mooresville

Cremas, pestos, tempura batter, and inventive salsas add zest to Mexican recipes

$19.80 $11

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Mooresville

Hibachi steaks, tokyo shrimp kabobs, and sushi rolls fashioned from fresh seafood and vegetables

$40 $20

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Dinner for Two or Family Dinner for Pick-Up or Delivery at Turn 4 Pizza (Up to 51% Off)

Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

Hand-tossed pizzas decked in toppings such as barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, and onions

$28.48 $14

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Kyjo’s Japanese, Thai, and Sushi Bar (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Kyjo’s Japanese, Thai and Sushi Bar

Troutman

Chicken and steak sizzle on hibachis as chefs roll sushi and mix multicolored curries with meat and bamboo strips

$20 $11

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Two Entrees and One Sushi Roll, or $11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Katana Japanese Fusion

Katana Japanese Fusion

Salisbury

Sushi chefs build traditional and specialty rolls using fresh ingredients; combo plates include paired proteins

$38 $17

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$11 for $20 Worth of Small Plates at MGLounge

MGLounge

Salisbury

Menu rotates every few weeks, and might include options such as mahi fish tacos or salted caramel ice cream with bourbon bacon topping

$20 $11

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Two, Three, or Four Classic Sandwiches or at HoneyBaked Ham (Up to 48% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Multiple Locations

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, served on sandwiches with cookies and beverages

$8.97 $5

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$10 for $20 Worth of Hibachi or Sushi at Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Salisbury

Chefs create specialty sushi rolls and hibachi meals of seafood or chicken paired with veggies and rice

$20 $10

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Upscale American Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Youssef 242 (40% Off)

Youssef 242

Hickory

Prime filet mignon with edamame succotash for dinner and parma ham and fig jam on wood-fired pizzas for lunch

$30 $18

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Casual Italian Fare and Drinks at Mario's Pizza (37% Off). Two Options Available.

Mario's Pizza

Multiple Locations

Cooks at each locale follow family recipes, brought over from Italy, to craft fresh tomato sauce, authentic dough, pastas, and sandwiches

$30 $19

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$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Food at La Botana Mexican Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

La Botana Mexican Restaurant

Winston-Salem

Mexican eatery voted Best Mexican Food by readers of “Winston-Salem Journal” crafts regional plates of sizzling fajitas and veggie tortas

$15 $8

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Pool and Pizza for 2 or 4, or Pool and Sandwiches for 2 at Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar (Up to 61% Off)

Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar

Winston-Salem

Groups get two hours of pool time with great food and drinks in an upscale billiard room and sports bar

$46.73 $20

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Fare, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Winston-Salem

Freshly made dough crisps in a brick oven, absorbing flavor from an all-wood fire

$30 $15

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Upscale Southern Food at Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille

Thomasville

Eatery's owner uses her family's influences to craft a menu filled with upscale Southern fare with a twist

$20 $12

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$22 for Japanese Dinner or Lunch for Two or More at Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar ($40 Value)

Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Winston-Salem

At the bar, sushi specialists expertly slice fresh fish and vegetables, and from the kitchen tempura and teriyaki favorites emerge

$40 $22

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at BLL Rotisserie Factory

BLL Rotisserie Factory

Winston-Salem

Crowd-pleasing Italian dishes such as New York–style pizzas topped with basil and mozzarella or calzones stuffed with rotisserie chicken

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vincenzo's

Vincenzo's

Mount Tabor

Hearty Italian American cuisine shares cozy tables with Old-World standbys such as baked lasagna & eggplant parmigiana

$20 $11

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Southern Diner Food at Old Richmond Grill (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond

Barbecue ribs, cheese burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken sandwiches and lunch specials available daily

$15 $8

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Pizza, Hoagies, and Salads at Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Made from dough with natural spring water, pizzas and calzones emerge from stone hearths

$20 $12

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Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Multiple Locations

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$64 $32

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$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food — Taquitos to Go

Taquitos To Go

High Point

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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With more than 20 California-style pizzas and other sumptuous Italian eats on its menu, Wolfman Pizza satisfies the hunger of pizza lovers and bloodthirsty shape-shifters alike. Using freshly baked dough, house-made tomato sauce, and daily-shredded whole-milk mozzarella, Wolfman Pizza cooks up tasty specialty pies such as the Greek-inspired Mykonos pizza ($15 for 12-inch), a Homeric ode of roma tomatoes, red onions, Greek olives, capers, and feta. Construct a stairway of Italian sausage and black olives in your gullet with the Led Zeppelin pie ($7.49 for 8-inch). Or concoct a personalized vision of pizza perfection by festooning a create-your-own pie ($6 and up) with nontraditional toppings such as black-bean sauce, gruyere cheese, and scallions.

1039 Providence Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

An acronym for Fabulous Art Buying Opportunity, FABO began as just that: an art store. It still is today, only along with art, the Park Road shop quenches thirst and quiets hunger, too. Inside, artwork from nearly 60 local artists?including paintings, photographs, jewelery, and pottery?sprawls across blue-gray and wine-colored walls. Visitors kick back in this funky atmosphere to sip on coffee, espresso, and even a carefully selected roster of wines and beers, some from local breweries. When stomachs begin to rumble, guests can also munch on muffins, bagels, and other bakery treats made to eat while on the move or during a secret detour from a nearby marathon.

2820 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte,
NC
US

Using recipes passed down from generation to generation, chef Maneejun Sihavong, aka “Mom,” introduces palates to traditional Thai cuisine for lunch and dinner. At Deejai Thai Restaurant, her menu encapsulates a wide range of flavors that span from pork-stuffed dumplings in a light, sweet curry sauce to spicy crab and avocado salads. The kitchen team gladly modifies the spice level of each dish to meet guests’ personal preferences, whether they’d like mild bites or the intense heat of fresh chilies.

During the day, light pours in through the large windows in the dining room, where a light yellow accent wall adds to the sunny atmosphere. On the outdoor patio, diners polish off their plates while taking in fresh breezes and watching Wienermobiles in their natural habitat. Deejai’s bar keeps the good times flowing with wine, beer, sake, and specialty cocktails that pair harmoniously with meals.

613 Providence Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Chef Imani pays homage to his Southern roots by infusing his classical culinary training with Southern flavors. He whips up sandwiches and salads for lunch and hosts Sunday jazz brunches during which guests dig into jerk shrimp with fried cheese grits or blueberry pancakes. Chef Imani’s signature dessert—a housemade bread pudding—embellishes an old family recipe with a Jamaica rum sauce and spices of his own devising.

3535 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte,
NC
US

The epicurean engineers at The Original Italian Pie slather homemade sauce across gourmet pizzas, which beckon hungry stomachs from a mouthwatering menu stocked with salads, pastas and sandwiches. A meaty triumvirate of pepperoni, italian sausage, and ground beef joins forces with a bevy of fresh veggies to invigorate combo pies, and modest margherita masterpieces enjoy simpler existences with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella. A garden of more than 25 toppings, including canadian bacon, herbed ricotta, and jalapeños ($0.95–$2.75 each), endows customers with more choices than an edible Choose Your Own Adventure novel at the create-your-own pizza or calzone station. Unlike their circular counterparts, a selection of salads, pastas and entrees, such as seared tuna salad ($9.95), spinach lasagna ($10.95) and chicken parmesan ($11.95), provide a purpose for utensils, keeping hand-jealous forks from throwing themselves off the table.

1608 East Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The chefs at Ginbu 401 prepare Chinese-food favorites such as mongolian beef, salt-n-pepper shrimp, and sweet-and-sour chicken. But their reach isn't restricted to China; they also incorporate food from other cultures. They whip together pad thai, make a mean miso soup, and assemble more than 60 sushi rolls, including the 401 maki roll with tempura shrimp, salmon, and tuna.

401 Providence Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US