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The 5 Best Soul Food Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

Salivating at the thought of soul food? These are our top Charlotte restaurants when we need this Southern fare. We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top sites for the best soul food restaurants in Charlotte. The venues below are where we go when we need collard greens, cornbread and peach cobbler.

Find the perfect Soul Food spot

Veltree

$$, Mineral Springs-Rumble Road$$Charlotte, Mineral Springs-Rumble Road
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    18 vegan- and vegetarian-friendly spots in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Nana Morrison's Soul Food

American, $$, Eagle LakeAmerican, $$Charlotte, Eagle Lake
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Chicken King

Mediterranean, $, Farm PondMediterranean, $Charlotte, Farm Pond
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

US Fried Chicken

American, $, Rockwell Park-Hemphill HeightsAmerican, $Charlotte, Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Mert's Heart & Soul

American, $$, First WardAmerican, $$Charlotte, First Ward
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Soul Food spots in Charlotte can take way too long. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5351 Charlotte restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 142 top lists and articles from the likes of Axios Charlotte. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Axios Charlotte - 18 vegan- and vegetarian-friendly spots in Charlotte. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The ten options above are the best of Charlotte Soul Food.

Drink pairing tips for Soul Food

  • Enjoy fried chicken with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cleanses the palate.


  • Pair Riesling with fried chicken

    A fried chicken can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Riesling. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its acidic.

  • The ideal pairing for fried chicken

    Experts recommend pairing a fried chicken with a glass of crystal malt, a popular beer.

Fun facts about Soul Food

  • A day about fried chicken

    You better be ready to enjoy National Fried Chicken Day come July 6 in The United States.

  • An iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    mac and cheese is often paired with Spanish granache, matching the greasy and salty flavor of mac and cheese with the ripe, fruity sweet taste of ripe, fruity sweet.

  • The most lavish mac and cheese

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

Parking information

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