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The 9 Best American Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

Looking for Charlotte’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Charlotte eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Good Food on Montford

Spanish, $$$, Madison ParkSpanish, $$$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best American Restaurants in Charlotte

    Zagat, 2016
  • USA Today

    10 Best Restaurants

    USA Today

Barrington's

American, $$$$, Governor's SquareAmerican, $$$$Charlotte, Governor's Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best American Restaurants in Charlotte

    Zagat, 2016
  • USA Today

    10 Best Restaurants

    USA Today

Bardo

American, $$$, WilmoreAmerican, $$$Charlotte, Wilmore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    2020 Rankings: The 20 best restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Chicken King

American, BiddlevilleAmericanCharlotte, Biddleville
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Roy's Kitchen & Patio

Caribbean, North CharlotteCaribbeanCharlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop

New American, $$, Downtown CharlotteNew American, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

M and M Eatery

American, West BlvdAmericanCharlotte, West Blvd
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Corner Bar

New American, $$, CharlotteNew American, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Flower Child - Charlotte

New American, $$, DilworthNew American, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    22 best mac and cheese dishes in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2021

How does it work?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5351 restaurants, and 142 lists and articles from top sources like Axios Charlotte, Charlotte Magazine and USA Today. These top contenders have appeared in Axios Charlotte - 2020 Rankings: The 20 best restaurants in Charlotte, right now, Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020 and USA Today - 10 Best Restaurants. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 and fried chicken


    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • A great drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • Pair shellfish with Chardonnay

    To elevate your shellfish experience, we recommend some Chardonnay to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine balances richness with acidity.

Factoids

  • The biggest macaroni and cheese

    2,469 pounds is the weight of a macaroni and cheese that was made in September of 2010.

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • The first ever

    Some tasty history for you, macaroni and cheese dates back to the year 1769 when it was made in Northern Europe.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Charlotte To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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