Restaurants in Charlotte

Italian Dinner at Arooji's (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Arooji's

Charlotte

$30 $15

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

Italian Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Riccio's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Riccio's Italian Restaurant

Touchstone Village

$30 $15

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

Upscale American Cuisine at Dressler's (46% Off). Two Options Available.

Dressler's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$50 $27

Executive Chef Scott Hollingsworth prepares creative appetizers, steaks, and seafood plates

$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

$37.90 $22

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

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

Cajun Queen

Elizabeth

$40 $20

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

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

Krazy Fish

Plaza Midwood

$30 $18

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

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

Dolce Ristorante

Dilworth

$40 $24

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

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

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Charlotte

$20 $12

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

$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

$16 $9

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

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

Red Ginger

Uptown

$40 $30

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

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

$30 $15

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

$20 for $40 Worth of Thai Cuisine and Sushi at Deejai Thai Restaurant

Deejai Thai Restaurant

Eastover

$40 $20

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

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

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

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

Bill Spoon's BBQ

Charlotte

$20 $11

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

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

Crown Point Restaurant

East Forest

$15 $7.50

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

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

$46 $23

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

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

Open Kitchen

Wesley Heights

$30 $15

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

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

Fujo Bistro

Second Ward

$30 $15

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Asian-fusion cuisine showcases specialty sushi alongside classic Chinese dishes

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

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

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Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts, and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.

Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.

The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.

3520 Toringdon Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

It?s hard not to feel nostalgic at Jake?s Good Eats. For starters, the cozy eatery is housed in a converted 1930s gas station, and?with vintage Coca-Cola and motor-oil signs scattered across its whitewashed walls?it's decorated to match. But the nostalgia doesn?t hit full force until the first bite of Jake and Gordon Stegall's homestyle Southern food. Bone-in, maple-glazed pork chops dotted with candied apples, free-range barbecue chicken, and blackened grouper smothered in the house's original crawfish sauce are just a few menu highlights that have made Jake's worthy of a feature on the Food Network?s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and a place on Guy Fieri's speed dial. And that?s just the Stegall brothers? take on what they call ?more refined country cooking.? They also assemble oyster po? boys, pit-smoked barbecue sandwiches, and even hot dogs?in homage to their days as car-show vendors?topped with chili and slaw.

Best of all, from the brown sugar to the blackening rubs, the brothers make practically everything from scratch. And what they can't handle, their Mama Jean can; according to Creative Loafing Charlotte, she bakes all the biscuits and desserts, including banana pudding and chocolate-peanut-butter pies that ?are everything to make your mouth happy.?

12721 Albemarle Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The textile warehouse had seen many uses since it was built in 1925, but it had been empty when Susie Peck and her friends moved in. They saw its hardwood floors, exposed brick, and massive timber ceiling beams as warm and rustic—the ideal setting for the new Pewter Rose Bistro. Named for a small, pewter tin the original Pewter Rose Bistro owner purchased on her worldly travels, the now collectively owned restaurant posits a distinctively American take on casual European fare, which the agile hands of head chef Cory Zupon bring to fruition at every service.

The kitchen blends southern-style comfort fare with Mediterranean dishes and other ethnic cuisines, with many dishes assembled from local produce and fresh seafood into risottos and finely cooked filets. Dishes pair with more than 170 wines, each handpicked to join the eatery's focused collection, which features California and European varietals. At weekend brunch, more than 25 à la carte offerings rise from foundations of egg, toast, and produce, which also evoke the eatery's signature creative touches. On some evenings, aromatic tendrils rise from tables to mingle with strains of live music from the laid-back Pewter Lounge bar area, where guests relax on padded couches or chairs to listen to acoustic strains and jazz on Wednesday and Thursday.

1820 South Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

There’s nothing more quintessentially Irish than Guinness beer, a fact not lost on the chefs at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub. Led by Deacon Ovall, recently featured on Fox Charlotte's Chef Spotlight, the kitchen staff pairs house-cured corned beef and cabbage with Guinness au jus, smothers flank-steak shepherd's pie with Guinness gravy, and batters fried cod fillets in Guinness batter. But the menu is nothing if not multifaceted, with offerings ranging from traditional Irish eats and hearty half-pound Black Angus burgers to nearly a dozen freshly tossed salads.

Diners can pair their upscale pub eats with a hearty selection of pours. Four of the eight draft beers on tap hail from Ireland itself, and the servers also mix up "Lucktinis," including the Spiced Leprechaun made with Bacardi Oakheart, sour-apple Schnapps, and pineapple juice. Big-screen TVs dazzle eyes as flights of Irish whiskey tantalize tongues. Every Wednesday at 9 p.m., rounds of trivia keep brains from forgetting little-known factoids, such as the name of George Washington’s least-favorite fruit.

201 E 5th St
Charlotte,
NC
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

8500 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Housed inside a mansion, Cajun Queen smacks of New Orleans, its home-like confines decked out in bayou-themed decor. Vibrant purple paint, Mardi Gras–masks affixed to the walls, and live jazz music compete for attention against a colorful wall mural depicting three gators on a picnic.

The kitchen staff foregoes gator, however, and instead cooks up gulf creatures such as shrimp, crawfish, oysters, and scallops, each served in various New Orleans–fashions: splayed over rice in an étouffée, sautéed creole-style with tomatoes and onions, or blown straight out of a clarinet. Encrusted with a mélange of spices, farm-raised catfish and new york strip steaks sizzle on the grill until blackened, and then join a mound of garlic mashed potatoes on the eatery’s wooden dining tables set up on either inside or on the spacious back patio. Come the weekend, Sunday brunch pairs eggs benedict and andouille sausage with Kahlua-laced coffee.

1800 E 7th St
Charlotte,
NC
US