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The 8 Best Lunch Spots Near Cornelius

Updated: May 2, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Cornelius! To bring you only the best Lunch in Cornelius we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Maola's Pizza and Restaurant

Pizza, $$, CorneliusPizza, $$Cornelius
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cool Fish LKN

Spanish, $$, CorneliusSpanish, $$Cornelius
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Big Bite'z Grill - Cornelius

Greek, $, CorneliusGreek, $Cornelius
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Toro Mexican Grill and Bar

Mexican, $, CorneliusMexican, $Cornelius
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Mac's Speed Shop - Lake Norman

American, $$, CorneliusAmerican, $$Cornelius
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Hello, Sailor

American, $$, CorneliusAmerican, $$Cornelius
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2020

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2021

    Charlotte Magazine, 2020
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    13 most beautiful restaurants in Charlotte, ranked

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Osaka Japanese & Chinese

Asian, $$, CorneliusAsian, $$Cornelius
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Davidson Ice House

American, $, DavidsonAmerican, $Davidson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5351 Cornelius restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 142 top lists and articles from the likes of Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine. The restaurants you see have been featured in Axios Charlotte - 13 most beautiful restaurants in Charlotte, ranked and Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2021. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Pho NC Cafe, Sangam Indian Cuisine, and Choplin's Restaurant are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Cornelius.

Fresh Chef Kitchen, Hello, Sailor, and Sangam Indian Cuisine are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Cornelius.

Clean Eatz Lake Norman, Pho NC Cafe, and Pho Nam are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in Cornelius.

Barvecue and Cool Fish LKN are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Cornelius.

The highest-rated restaurants in Cornelius for group lunches are Clean Eatz Lake Norman, Pho NC Cafe, and Pho Nam.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for banh mi

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Pair Riesling with banh mi

    The dry flavors in Riesling makes it a great white wine to pair with banh mi.

  • Enjoy banh mi with Muscat de Alexandria

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Muscat de Alexandria to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine cuts through the fattiness of the meat.

Did you know?

  • March = Banh mi festival

    Did you know that in The United Statesthey hold a lucha libre wrestling competition at the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival which takes place in Texas?

  • Full of gyoza

    Are you a fan of gyoza? The current record for eating the most gyoza is 10 dumpling in only 1! Do you love gyoza enough to beat this record?

  • 1,653 pounds of flour taco

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest flour taco. Weighing in at 1,653 pounds there was more than enough flour tacos to go around!

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Cornelius. We’ve partnered with SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system to help make finding parking in Cornelius quick and easy.

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