Restaurants in Charlotte

44% Off at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

$16 $9

(9)

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

$30 for Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Uptown

$40 $30

(9)

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

55% Off Barbecue-Sauce Sampler at 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

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Open Kitchen

Wesley Heights

$30 $16.50

(84)

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

Up to 50% Off at Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant

Uptown

$46 $23

(39)

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

50% Off at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

University

$10 $5

(23)

Traditional roasted pork served with tortillas, sour cream, and guacamole; beef simmered in tomato and pepper sauce; tacos and tostadas

50% Off American Food at Bad Dog American Pub

Charlotte

$14 $7

(94)

Burgers made from prime angus beef pair with all-natural buttermilk chicken bites and salads

60% Off at 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

47%Half Off at 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

50% Off Lunch or Dinner at 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

45% Off at The Pub at Gateway

Fourth Ward

$20 $11

(16)

Comforting pub food such as wings and gourmet sandwiches served until 1:30 a.m. every night amid live DJs and poker

Up to 45% Off at 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

50% Off Deli Fare at Comet Grill

Dilworth

$15 $7.50

(29)

Chefs serve up classic grill fare like burgers, sandwiches, and salads

50%f Off Locally Sourced Dinner at 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

50% Off Café Cuisine or Catering at Bella Fresco Cafe

Charlotte

$40 $20

(16)

Signature salads, shawarma, paninis, pita sandwiches, and pizzas; gelato and sorbetto in flavors such as mint chip and peach

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Charlotte SMS Atrium

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Up to 56% Off at Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Piper Glen

$40 $20

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

$10 for American Food at 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

47% Off at Riccio's Italian Restaurant

Touchstone Village

$30 $16

(23)

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

50% Off at 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 42% Off at Pie Five Pizza Company

Matthews

$19.99 $12

(9)

Pizza professionals create made-to-order pizzas with toppings like bacon, black olives, cheddar cheese & more; cooks in five minutes or less

50% Off at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill

Matthews

$30 $16

(8)

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

$7 Off Japanese Food at 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 Half Off at Center Street Tavern & Restaurant

Historic Downtown Cramerton

$20 $11

(112)

Fried pickles and green beans, North Carolina barbecue, shrimp and grits, and other recipes inspired by the American South

Half Off at Catawba Ave BBQ & Grill

Belmont

$20 $10

Menu features an abundance of smoked barbecue meats, burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and specialty sandwiches

50% Off at The Pizza Stop

Huntersville

$10 $5

Specialty pies include the Greek pizza with spinach, tomato, feta, and olives, and the Buffalo Chicken with hot sauce and ranch dressing

50% Off Tapas at Cloud 9 Martini & Tapas Bar

Fort Mill

$30 $15

Tablemates share tequila-lime-shrimp tacos or steak bites with horseradish sauce at a blue-lit bar or amid lounge seating

Up to 43% Off New American Cuisine at Hot Stone Grill

Cornelius

$30 $18

Ben Caylor, who has appeared on Hell's Kitchen, creates New American meals that are grilled atop hot stone sprinkled with Himalayan salt

50% Off at Sushi @ the Lake

Cornelius

$40 $20

(200)

While noshing on specialty maki rolls or hibachi dinners, patrons watch sports on one of seven TVs or sit at a sushi bar to observe chefs

The HoneyBaked Ham Company — 50% Off Deli Meals

Concord

$15.56 $7.75

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

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Chef Thai and Sushi Bar

Concord

$25 $12.50

Fresh sushi and Thai specialties such as drunken noodles and coconut curry with duck

Italian Food at Romano's Pizza (50% Off)

Concord

$12 $6

(90)

Family-owned restaurant makes Sicilian and New York style pizzas from homemade dough as well as Italian specialties such as shrimp scampi

50% Off Thai Cuisine at 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

35% Off Japanese Food at Sake Express

Gastonia

$20 $13

(32)

Classic Japanese sushi rolls and hibachi fare with chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

Up to 50% Off American Food at Derby Casual Restaurant & Bar

Monroe

$10 $5.50

Diners can enjoy meals made of comforting and familiar foods such as pulled barbecue pork, hearty sandwiches, and housemade soups

Up to 51% Off at Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

$28.48 $14

(10)

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

Half Off Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi

Mooresville

$20 $10

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

40% Off Italian Food at 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 at Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Mooresville

$40 $20

(10)

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

Up to 53% Off European Dinner at Willow Creek Inn

Vale

$170 $85

(153)

Organic-greens salads and champagne sorbet prime appetites for chicken or beef bourguignon and glasses of wine, followed by cherries jubilee

Up to 55% Off Cuban Dinner at Mambo Grill & Tapas

Salisbury

$60 $28

(205)

Pork, fish, and steak flaunt tropical spices inside a Cuban restaurant, where flavorful plantains are featured as both starters and entrees

Up to 50% Sushi at Katana Japanese Fusion

Salisbury

$38 $19

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

Half Off Hibachi or Sushi at Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Salisbury

$20 $10

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

Up to 48% Off at Honey Baked Ham & Cafe

Multiple Locations

$8.97 $5

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

45% Off Small Plates at 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 75% Off at 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% Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Revolution Ale House

Hickory

$20 $11

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

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

Spartanburg

$20 $12

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

47% Off at Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond

$15 $8

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

Up to 52% Off Steak-House Food at 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 Half Off Comfort Food at Golden B Restaurant

High Point

$48 $24

(5)

Cozy eatery serves up American food with Italian, Greek, and French influences

45% Off Italian Food at 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

36% Off Mexican Cuisine at 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

53% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at 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 55% Off Tea at 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 Half Off Contemporary American Food and Drink at Twin City Diner

Winston Salem

$14 $8

(131)

Modern and traditional contemporary american diner food served in an old-fashioned wooden-paneled dining room or on an outdoor patio

Up to 61% Off Billiards at 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

Up to 47% Off at The Loop Pizza Grill

Buena Vista

$37.49 $20

(45)

Fountain drinks and side salads accompany a two-topping pizza layered with options such as bacon, portobello mushrooms, and artichokes

45% Off at Junior's NY Deli

Winston-Salem

$5 $2.75

Deli-style restaurant offers patrons fresh breakfast sandwiches on a quick turnaround with seating for 48

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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.

330 N Tryon St
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