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The 9 Best Lunch Spots In Gastonia

Updated: May 2, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Gastonia! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Gastonia. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

Find the perfect place

Poke Bros

Hawaiian, $$, GastoniaHawaiian, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

JP’s House

Japanese, GastoniaJapaneseGastonia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Viva Chicken - Gastonia

Peruvian, $$, GastoniaPeruvian, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chex Grill & Wings

American, GastoniaAmericanGastonia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

El Sombrero

Bakery, $, GastoniaBakery, $Gastonia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Caribbean Hut

Caribbean, $$, GastoniaCaribbean, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0


American, GastoniaAmericanGastonia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

China Gourmet

Asian, $, GastoniaAsian, $Gastonia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Smoke Pit

American, $$, GastoniaAmerican, $$Gastonia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5351 restaurants in Gastonia, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 142 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. 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. These ten options are sure to delight.


Sprouts Cafe, Asuka Sushi & Hibachi, and Tex-Mex Back Road Grill are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Gastonia.

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Gastonia are Sprouts Cafe, Spindle City Cafe and Jia Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar.

Sprouts Cafe, Spindle City Cafe, and Jia Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in Gastonia.

Sprouts Cafe, Spindle City Cafe, and Jia Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in Gastonia.

Sprouts Cafe, Jia Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, and Viva Chicken - Gastonia are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Gastonia.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Riesling with banh mi

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your banh mi? Try Riesling. The dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • Go for Kabinett with banh mi

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Kabinett. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Muscat de Alexandria and banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Muscat de Alexandria complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the meat.

Did you know?

  • The world-record holder

    Patrick Bertoletti took the world-record for eating the most peanut butter and jelly sandwich by having 6 in one sitting in 2012.

  • For the love of salad

    Can’t get enough salad? You’re not alone. National National Caesar Salad Day is celebrated every year on July 4 in The United States.

  • A priceless experience

    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 tips

Parking in Gastonia can be notoriously tough. Secure a stress-free parking spot with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system.

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