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The 7 Best Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Charlotte's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Charlotte. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Good Food on Montford

Spanish, $$$, Madison ParkSpanish, $$$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    10 Best Restaurants

    USA Today
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Restaurants in Charlotte

    Zagat, 2016

Link & Pin

American, $$, Southside ParkAmerican, $$Charlotte, Southside Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Charlotte

    Eater, 2020

Dogwood A Southern Table

American, $$$, FoxcroftAmerican, $$$Charlotte, Foxcroft
Google: 4.7
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

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

Pizzeria Omaggio

Pizza, $$, Downtown CharlottePizza, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019

North Italia- Charlotte

Italian, $$, Downtown CharlotteItalian, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Rooster's at Southpark

American, $$$, Barclay DownsAmerican, $$$Charlotte, Barclay Downs
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • 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

How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 5501 Charlotte restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Charlotte restaurant reviews, and 145 lists and articles – looking closely at what Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Axios Charlotte - 2020 Rankings: The 20 best restaurants in Charlotte, right now, Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020 and Axios Charlotte - The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Good Food on Montford, Link & Pin, and Barrington's are the highest-rated restaurants for dinner in Charlotte.

Barrington's, Ace No 3, and Bardo are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Charlotte.

Barrington's, Ace No 3, and Bardo are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Charlotte.

Good Food on Montford, Link & Pin, and Barrington's are the highest-rated new restaurants in Charlotte.

Good Food on Montford, Link & Pin, and Barrington's are the highest-rated late-night restaurants in Charlotte.

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