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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Rafting
“This is a great place to have fun, eat and hangout. There are several alternative activities over then rafting. It also has some of the largest Ziplines and Free Fall jumps in the US. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Open 24hrs. Great food and pastries, plus excellent coffee locally roasted. Best time to arrive is 5-6pm. Place becomes extremely packed at night due to proximity to UNC Campus. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 81 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Very popular local casual, eclectic Baja Mexican Cantina for Southern Californian-style tacos, burritos & margaritas. This is their flagship store that is still true to the original funky vibe of old school NoDa.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Indoor public marketplace full of exciting foods, work space, and local access to downtown attractions. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The views! Food is good too! Reservations are recommended- sometimes hard to get a table. Charlotte’s go-to restaurant for special occasions. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This restaurant was featured on the food network’s Diners Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“A sleek mill town Southern kitchen and craft cocktail bar. They serve up Carolina-inspired cuisine with crispy fried chicken, southern vegetables and other locally inspired side plates. Get some southern hospitality from their bartenders who will gladly shake, stir or pour you seasonally crafted apothecary cocktails.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“The food is insanely great for pub food. Glorious actually. A great local spot. Indoor and outdoor seating ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go to the rooftop and get a beer and wings! This place has great views of the Charlotte skyline! They serve food late and it’s also a good place to watch sports. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best BBQ in Charlotte! Serves BBQ, burgers, wings, Southern fare and more! Mac's also has an impressive selection of local craft beers. This one is a must!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Great way to spend the day rain or shine. Weekdays they have great specials for unlimited plays in the early afternoon. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Hidden gem in an old house. Amazing food! Get the “what it is” and you won’t regret it.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place describes itself as a “southern BBQ restaurant with a heavy Korean inspiration.” That means chicken (and tofu) wings galore, as well as fish and pork dishes, and delicious vegetable sides. Pro tip: Order the half and half wings: Half spicy, half soy garlic.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Cheapest place to drink in the city! Buy yourself some local brews and chill out on their front patio. It certainly attracts an eclectic group of people, but it's always a fun time. ”
  • 50 locals recommend