Top Restaurants in Charlotte to Take Out of Town Guests

Last August we shared a “Top 10 List” and the response was so amazing we thought we would publish an updated and expanded 2017 version! Our agents spend a lot of time out and about, so this list represents some of their favorites….Next time you have a friends or family visiting from out of town, or are looking for a great date night spot, we have you covered.

Out in Uptown

Essex101 S Tryon St. Suite 14 Charlotte, NC 28202 Charlotte’s newest uptown craft cocktail bar and gastropub, Essex is part bistro, part lounge, and part meeting place.

Mimosa Grill– 327 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC Stunning contemporary interior complimented by delicious food with a Southern flare.

Vapiano201 S Tryon St Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28202
Euro-chic chain for pastas, pizzas & more, ordered cafeteria-style in modern environs with a bar.

Stopping by South End

Futo Buta222 E Bland St. Charlotte, NC 28203
Rustic-modern hangout with a bar & outdoor seating for creative ramen & other unique Japanese eats.

Mac’s Speed Shop– 2511 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203
Part Biker Bar part BBQ joint, they offer 300 cold beer options that go great with their unbelievable BBQ. They have also expanded their menu to include comfort foods and salad options.

Beef ‘N Bottle– 4538 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209
Voted one of 2016’s 100 Best Steakhouses in America, great for formal dinners or other special occasions.

Tupelo Honey Cafe1820 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203
An all-day menu of Southern comfort food with a creative twist, plus craft beers & cocktails.

Enjoying Elizabeth

Cajun Queen– 1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Enjoy a Cajun inspired meal in this beautifully restored house with a rooftop terrace and live music.

Midwood Smokehouse– 1401 Central Ave. Suite 101 Charlotte, NC
Hickory logs are burned 24 hrs 7 days a week to ensure that all their meat is cooked to perfection. You can dine in the restaurant, outside on the patio, or order a meal to take away and go enjoy a picnic in the park.

Viva Chicken– 1617 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
Bustling spot serving classic Peruvian cuisine like rotisserie chicken, street sandwiches & plantains.

Soul Gastrolounge– 1500 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Stop by and enjoy small tapas style plates, good cocktails and a DJ after 10pm.

Dining in Dilworth

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar– 1626 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
American diner with burgers made from scratch with fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection. You can get everything from a 10oz burger with handmade cheese and pickles, to a vegetarian black bean burger or gluten free beef, chicken, and buffalo.

Bakersfield– 1301 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Authentic Mexican street food paired with over 100 different types of tequila and American whiskey.

Copper– 311 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Updated Indian cuisine served in a restored historic bungalow with a vibrant, colorful interior.

Milling Around Myers Park

RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila– 715 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
A modern Mexican restaurant, with a fantastic patio, that creates delicious meals with a contemporary twist.

Napa on Providence– 110 Perrin Pl, Charlotte, NC 28207
Beautiful bistro offering Napa Valley-inspired meals, plus a large private room great for group gatherings.

Rocksalt512 Brandywine Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Classic seafood dishes, a river raw bar & craft cocktails served amid indoor & patio seating.

300 East– 300 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203
Casual Dining offering creative and fresh American-Eclectic cuisine in a fun & quirky setting. Almost all locally sourced ingredients.

We hope you enjoy these restaurants as much as we do and if you try one out you may just run into someone from the Bovender Team enjoying a wonderful meal!