Restaurants in Oakhurst

60% Off at Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Plaza Central

$40 $20

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

50% Off at Carnitas Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

Carnitas Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

Authentic Mexican cuisine such as pork carnitas, roasted chicken, enchiladas, and flautas served in a restaurant with a full bar

Up to 50% Off at Kabob House

Kabob House

East Forest

$30 $15

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

Up to 45% Off at Deejai Thai Restaurant

Deejai Thai Restaurant

Eastover

$40 $22

Chef cooks Thai specialties using time-tested family recipes and creates specialty sushi rolls in a chic, sunny eatery

40% Off Chinese Food and Sushi at Ginbu 401

Ginbu 401

Myers Park

$30 $18

(51)

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

50% Off Cajun Food at Cajun Queen

Cajun Queen

Elizabeth

$40 $20

(418)

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

47%Half Off at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Cafe & Pizzeria

$30 $16

(100)

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

Up to 45% Off at City Deli & Bagel Company

City Deli & Bagel Company

Elizabeth

$10 $5.50

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

Up to 47% Off at Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro

Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro

Barclay Downs

$15 $8

(141)

Quiches & crêpes share menu space with mussels, lobster, chicken & charcuterie at canary-hued Parisian-style café

Up to 43% Off Italian Cuisine at Dolce Ristorante

Dolce Ristorante

Dilworth

$40 $24

(382)

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

50% Off Dominican Food at Nano's Dominican Cuisine

Nano's Dominican Cuisine

Charlotte

$15 $7.50

Roasted pork, char-broiled skirt steak, fried chicken, and other authentic Dominican dishes

Up to 51% Off at Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant

Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant at 7th Street Public Market

First Ward

$46 $23

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

50%f Off Locally Sourced Dinner at Pure Pizza

Pure Pizza

7th Street Market

$20 $10

(59)

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

45% Off Pizza at Slices

Slices

Charlotte

$10 $5.50

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

$30 for Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Red Ginger

Uptown

$40 $30

(9)

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

50% Off at Emzy Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen

Emzy Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen

Second Ward

$30 $15

Spicy curry and Treasure in the Pot complement Thai Ceviche and Tuna Toast—spicy tuna served on toasted garlic bread

55% Off Barbecue-Sauce Sampler at Chicken Magnificent

Chicken Magnificent

Back Creek Church Road

$42 $19

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

Up to 44% Off Dinner at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House

Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House

Matthews

$25 $14

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

Up to 45% Off at Bill Spoon's BBQ

Bill Spoon's BBQ

Charlotte

$20 $11

(70)

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

44% Off at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

$16 $9

(9)

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

Up to 45% Off Mexican Food

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Charlotte

$20 $12

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

42% Off Coffee and Baked Goods at FABO

FABO

FABO

$13.70 $8

(34)

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

Up to 50% Off Mediterranean Food at Jerusalem Cafe

Jerusalem Cafe

Providence Plantation

$20 $11

Kebabs, pita wraps, and other Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner

Up to 44% Off at Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Piper Glen

$40 $25

Rich Italian dishes such as flounder topped with lobster, shrimp, and crab in a creamy cognac sauce and veal in lemon butter rosemary sauce

45% Off at Sizzling Wok Restaurant

Sizzling Wok Restaurant

Mint Hill

$20 $11

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

Up to 50% Off at Riccio's Italian Restaurant

Riccio's Italian Restaurant

Touchstone Village

$30 $15

(44)

50-year-old neighborhood favorite serves veal piccata, linguine carbonara, pizza with housemade sauces, fresh veal, and sweet cannoli

50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Great Wall of China South

Great Wall of China South

McAlpine

$16 $8

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

Up to 50% Off Italian Food at Arooji's

Arooji's

Charlotte

$30 $15

Classic Italian meals include lasagna slathered with creamy meat sauce and salmon finished with lemon-butter sauce and capers

Up to 50% Off at Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Whiteoak

$30 $15

(12)

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

40% Off at Bagel Bin & Deli

Bagel Bin & Deli

Ballantyne

$50 $30

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

40% Off at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar 

Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Concord

$30 $18

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

$10 for American Food at Eastfield Bar & Grill

Eastfield Bar & Grill

Highland Creek

$20 $10

(17)

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

40% Off at Bonfire Bar & Grill

Bonfire Bar & Grill

Indian Trail

$30 $18

(187)

Classic American comfort food such as pulled-pork sliders, blackened rib eye with roasted potatoes, and Bonfire burgers with pimiento cheese

43% Off Mexican Food at Verde

Verde

Huntersville

$40 $23

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

$7 Off Japanese Food at Sake Express

Sake Express

San Carlos

$20 $13

(16)

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

Up to 50% Off at Napoli Italian Restaurant

Napoli Italian Restaurant

Monroe

$25 $13

(77)

Eatery dishes out cuisine such as grilled chicken pizzas, bacon subs, vegetable lasagnas, and fettuccine alfredo with shrimp

The HoneyBaked Ham Company — 50% Off Deli Meals

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

Concord

$15.56 $7.75

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

Up to 50% Off at The Soda Shop

The Soda Shop

Davidson

$14 $7

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

50% Off Thai Cuisine at Thai House

Thai House

Gastonia

$24 $12

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

45% Off at Fat Cats Oyster Bar and Grill

Fat Cats Oyster Bar and Grill

Fat Cats Oyster Bar and

$10 $5.50

In addition to shells by the dozen and drinks by the pint, the space houses a stage for live music

40% Off Italian Food at Italy Cafe

Italy Cafe

Mooresville

$20 $12

(5)

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

Half Off Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi

TK Sushi

Mooresville

$20 $10

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

Up to 47% Off Mexican Cuisine at Burrito Loco

Burrito Loco

Mooresville

$19.80 $11

(92)

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

Half Off at Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Mooresville

$40 $20

(10)

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

Up to 51% Off at Turn 4 Pizza

Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

$28.48 $14

(10)

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

Up to 75% Off at Kyjo's Japanese, Thai and Sushi Bar

Kyjo’s Japanese, Thai and Sushi Bar

Troutman

$23 $13

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

Up to 50% Sushi at Katana Japanese Fusion

Katana Japanese Fusion

Salisbury

$38 $19

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

45% Off Small Plates at MGLounge

MGLounge

Salisbury

$20 $11

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

Up to 48% Off at Honey Baked Ham & Cafe

HoneyBaked Ham

Multiple Locations

$8.97 $5

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

Half Off Hibachi or Sushi at Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Salisbury

$20 $10

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

50% Off Mediterranean Dinner at Chef Dions Restaurant

Chef Dions Restaurant

Lexington

$30 $15

(22)

Dishes such as chilean sea bass, crab cakes, and a collard green salad with mangoes, shredded carrots, and orange-cream dressing

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Revolution Ale House

Revolution Ale House

Hickory

$20 $11

Pizzas and sandwiches crafted from locally-sourced ingredients at ale house with more than 24 beers on tap

40% Off at Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille

Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille

Thomasville

$20 $12

(9)

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

50% Off at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Winston-Salem

$30 $15

(26)

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

Up to 61% Off Billiards at Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar

Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar

Winston-Salem

$46.73 $20

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

$11 for Italian Cuisine at Vincenzo's

Vincenzo's

Mount Tabor

$20 $11

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

The Loop Pizza Grill – Up to 46% Off Pizza Meals

The Loop Pizza Grill

The Loop Pizza Grill

$24.63 $14

(17)

Toppings such as portabello mushrooms and smoked bacon decorate pizzas, which come with side salads and drinks

47% Off at Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond

$15 $8

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

47% Off Mexican Food

Taquitos To Go

High Point

$15 $8

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

Up to 52% Off Steak-House Food at Bistro 135

Bistro 135

High Point

$39.90 $19

Locals and hotel guests alike can enjoy 12-oz. new york strips, grilled Atlantic salmon, or grilled portobello sandwiches

Up to 55% Off Tea at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

$31 $15

(5)

Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

Up to 43% Off at Emerywood Fine Foods

Emerywood Fine Foods

High Point

$30 $17

(40)

Upscale Southern favorites include tiger shrimp and grits in white wine cream sauce, lobster mac and cheese, and buttermilk fried chicken

46% Off Sandwiches at Rose's Deli

Rose's Deli

Winston-Salem

$14 $7.50

Philly steak and cheese, buffalo chicken subs, and a variety of vegetarian items; any menu item can be made into a salad or wrap

53% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at San Luis III

San Luis III

High Point

$15 $7

(20)

Chefs whip up plentiful Mexican favorites, including chalupas, enchiladas, chiles poblanos, and 10 fajita varieties

Up to 56% Off at Pantry Fried Chicken

Pantry Fried Chicken

High Point

$13.49 $6

Additive- and trans-fat-free fried chicken or chicken wings served with potato wedges and iced tea

36% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

Multiple Locations

$20 $12.75

(70)

Family-owned eatery voted Best Mexican Restaurant nine years in a row by Times-News readers serves up freshly prepared Mexican cuisine

Half Off Tapas at Bistro B & Wine Bar

Bistro B & Wine Bar

Kernersville

$30 $15

(116)

Seafood, sausage, and veggie tapas include tuna ceviche, lightly spiced chorizo, and sliced cucumbers with tzatziki

Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg – Up to 54% Off Pizza and Hoagies

Mellow Mushroom Spartanburg

Spartanburg

$20 $12

(173)

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

45% Off Food and Drink at Singha II Thai Bistro

Singha II Thai Bistro

High Point

$20 $11

(34)

Chicken satay, red curry duck, stir-fried Thai eggplant, and noodles served in golden-hued, low-lit dining room

45% Off Italian Food at Marozzi's Pizzeria

Marozzi's Pizzeria

High Point

$20 $11

(178)

Hand-tossed, freshly made dough forms the foundation of New York–style and Sicilian-style pizzas in an eatery with a varied Italian menu

55% Off Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Theatre Rowe at Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres

$44 $19.99

Local talent acts out a murder mystery scenario and tries to solve the crime with help from the audience

50% Off at WG’s Wings

WG's Wings

Northwest Columbia

$30 $15

Wings spun in housemade sauce served with entrees such as philly cheesesteaks, nachos, chef salad, and crispy chicken sandwich

Up to 49% Off at Giovanni's A Taste Of Italy

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Greensboro

$89 $45

Homemade gnocchi, lobster parmesan, chicken breast stuffed with ham and ricotta, and filet mignon with jumbo shrimp

Up to 57% Off Southern Dinner at Saluda's

Saluda's

Five Points

$70 $35

(318)

Fried green tomatoes with pulled pork, shrimp and grits with brandy cream, a grilled pork chop brined with sweet tea

43% Off Classic Diner Food at Le Peep

Le Peep

Le Peep

$7 $3.99

Melted cheese drapes hearty skillets, hollandaise coats two-egg benedicts, and grilled-to-order beef patties nestle in brioche buns

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Legends Bar and Grill

Legends Bar and Grill

Greensboro

$25 $12

Classic pub food such as burgers and fries, steak and potatoes, wings, and reubens

45% Off at Villa Rosa Italian Restaurant & Grill

Villa Rosa Italian Restaurant & Grill

Greensboro

$20 $11

(400)

Rustic Italian dishes such as baked ziti, capellini with clam sauce, and chicken piccata served in a romantic atmosphere

50% Off at Cock Pit Barbeque

Cock Pit Barbeque

Columbia

$10 $5

Slow-smoked pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs are paired with southern-style sides and sweet tea

53% Off at San Luis, San Luis II, and Casa Vallarta

San Luis, San Luis II, and Casa Vallarta

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

(24)

Traditional Mexican restaurant with an eight-page menu; features seafood, steak, and two types of margaritas

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The kitchen staff at Hibachi Buffet Sushi & Grill knows that its patrons also eat with their eyes. With this in mind, they put attention to detail in the artful plating and garnishing of the sushi, sashimi, grilled seafood, and veggies that grace the lunch and dinner buffets. Each colorful spread includes more than 100 options, such as fresh oysters and crab legs, for loading up plates.

3657 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

At Carnitas Guanajuato—a restaurant founded by a family from Mexico's Guanajuato region—chefs roast pork carnitas for up to an entire day in order to maximize the juiciness and tender texture of this signature dish. They also concoct other generational Mexican recipes from the freshest produce and cuts of meat possible. Their house specialties include succulent barbecued lamb, pork coated in savory mole, and chickens that are roasted whole in accordance with Friars Club tradition. Sautéed shrimp arrive topped with fresh-cut jalapeños and tomatoes, and enchiladas swaddle chicken, cheese, or steak beneath a ladle-full of spicy sauce.

2531 N Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Brazas proudly serves up the traditional Brazilian churrascaria dining experience, during which staff members stroll between tables with a bounty of still-sizzling rotisseried meats to fill and refill your platter until your palate is paralyzed with delight. Reintroduce your belly to protein standbys with sirloin, prime rib, chicken, homemade sausage, skirt steak, and flank steak. Because all of the skewered savories are carved tableside, you can specify portion size or sit extra still as your server uses you as a model for a beef sculpture. This dining experience costs adults between $15.95 and $27.95 depending on when you dine, and kids younger than 12 eat for $7.50 during lunch and $9.50 during dinner.

4508 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Sixteen hours. That's the minimum amount of time that Robert and Erin MacNab, the duo behind Sage Garden BBQ & Catering, spend slow cooking cuts of pork and chicken that they've dry rubbed with spices and herbs. Afterward, they shred the meats and layer them onto sandwiches, stuff them into tacos with housemade pico de gallo, or serve on platters with made-from-scratch sides such as kettle chips or sweet cornbread.

The MacNabs complement their down-home barbecue with desserts such as freshly made banana pudding, Ghirardelli brownies, and cupcakes garnished with citrus zest or additional cupcakes. They also do custom catering for events.

4113 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

Winner of Creative Loafing's Best Coffee award in 2009, Julia's serves fair-trade coffee and café bites to sluggish bodies and minds while raising money for Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte in the process. As patrons browse the shop's sprawling collection of used books, baristas fill drink tanks with frothy lattes ($2.85/regular; $3.35/large), iced americanos ($2.05/regular; $2.35/large), and steaming mugs of brewed coffee ($1.65/regular; $1.85/large). Legume lovers can savor the grilled veggie-and-hummus wrap ($5.75) and the refreshing spinach, fruit, and nut salad ($7), whereas those looking to pack on protein after an afternoon of bench pressing bench-press salesmen can scarf down a cuban pork sandwich ($6).

1133 N Wendover Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The scents of fresh breads, stuffed pastries, and decadent sweets fill Golden Bakery. Customers can peruse halal-friendly items such as naan bread, baklava, and fatayer—a pastry filled with cheese, spinach, or meat. To complement these eats, Golden Bakery serves drinks such as jellab juice and banana or strawberry fruit cocktails with milk.

3145 N Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US