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15 Charlotte Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

You might just be ruined for food anywhere else by these Charlotte restaurants.

Spencer McKee

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1. The Fig Tree Is A Fusion Of All Your Foodie Dreams

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Source: The Fig Tree Restaurant via Facebook

The Fig Tree Restaurant
1601 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 332-3322
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 152 Reviews.

One of the finest restaurants in the state, the Fig Tree in Charlotte has a menu filled with the perfect mix of new American, French, and Italian cuisine. It’s one of the fancier restaurants on this list, but worth every penny. A few of the local favorites include the elk chop in a gorgonzola cream sauce and the scallops. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying a beignet for dessert.

2. These Burgers Will Blow You Away

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Source: Bang Bang Burgers via Facebook

Bang Bang Burgers
2001 E 7th St
Ste D
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-4505
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 137 Reviews.

The winner of Charlotte’s Best Burger award at the 2015 Moo & Brew Fest, Bang Bang Burgers doesn’t mess around when it comes to their sandwiches. With a wide range of options, every menu item here is a winner. However, no burger is complete without a side of their sweet potato fries and maple sauce.

3. If This Place Is Improper, I Don’t Want To Be Right

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Source: The Improper Pig via Facebook (cropped)

The Improper Pig
110 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 714-7878
Yelp: 4 Stars; 46 Reviews.

Home to all the Southern meat staples, the Improper Pig is one of the best places in town to get your Carolina barbecue fix. While they’ve got it all, the chicken dishes are definitely a stand-out.  Plus they’ve got tons of great sides to complete your plate of meat, like sweet potato hash, mac n’ cheese, and spicy green beans. This place can’t be skipped.

4. The Perfect Pub

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Source: Davidson Street Public House via Facebook (cropped)

Davidson Street Public House
3220 N Davidson St
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 209-9992
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 24 Reviews.

One of the best pubs in town, the Davidson Street Public House has perfected every aspect of the “night on the town.” They’ve got great drinks, great food, and an atmosphere that’s sure to make this place an instant hit. The entire menu is loaded with awesome options, but a few of the most popular dishes include the corn and jalapeno fritters and their skewers.

5. Burgers + Sushi = Genius

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Source: The Cowfish via Facebook

The Cowfish
4310 Sharon Rd
Ste x05
Cahrlotte, NC 28211
(704) 365-1922
Yelp: 4 Stars; 845 Reviews.

Based around a very unique food innovation called “burgushi,” Cowfish specializes in combining flavors from both dishes. While they have a list of burgers and a list of typical sushi rolls on the menu, the combos are a must try. One favorite to start you off is the “Taste Explosion Roll”, a baked roll consisting of ground beef, bacon, jalapenos, spicy mayo, tempura flakes, pepper jack cheese, Roma tomatoes, and a cashew cilantro pesto.  You’ve never had anything like this before.

6. Nothing Beats Good Food

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Source: Good Food on Montford via Facebook (cropped)

Good Food On Montford
1701 Montford Dr
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-0881
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 271 Reviews.

Another great place in Charlotte for amateur foodies, the dishes that come out of the kitchen at Good Food on Montford never lack in creativity. And there are plenty of small plates in addition to entrees that make this menu perfect for sharing. Two local favorites you have to try are the steamed buns and the Korean Beef dish. You’ll fall in love at first bite.

7. You’ll Definitely Want A Slice Of This Pie

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Source: Pure Pizza via Facebook

Pure Pizza
7th Street Public Market
224 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 207-0037
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 142 Reviews.

Nestled in Charlotte’s 1st Ward district, Pure Pizza has perfected the art of crafting this planet’s greatest food. With perfectly chewy crusts and the perfect bake every time, you’ll quickly become addicted to the pies that leave the oven here, like the Chorizo Pizza, loaded with heaping portions of meat and flavor. However, keep in mind that no pie is complete without a side of their extremely popular garlic knots and one or two of their dipping sauces.

8. Lumiere Lights Up Charlotte Cuisine

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Source: Lumiere Restaurant via Facebook

Lumiere
1039 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 372-3335
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 31 Reviews.

Regardless of whether or not you’re familiar with French cuisine, you’ll love every trip to Lumiere. A few highlights on the menu include the duck entrees, the lobster bisque, and pretty much anything featuring rabbit. Of course, it doesn’t really matter what you order…any trip here will be a memorable experience.

9. A Mediterranean Meal Minus The Airfare

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Source: Little Village Grill via Facebook

Little Village Grill
710 – G W Trade St
Ste G
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 347-2184
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 59 Reviews.

Quick, affordable, and delicious, Little Village Grill is the perfect place to head if you’re looking for an easy Greek meal. Their gyro is absolutely amazing and their fries are oddly some of the best in town. There’s no doubt about it, after one trip here you’ll be recommending it to all of your friends.

10. Dogwood Is Proof The South Has The Best Food

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Source: Dogwood Southern Table and Bar via Facebook

Dogwood Southern Table & Bar
4905 Ashley Park Ln
Ste D
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 910-4919
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 44 Reviews.

With a kitchen that has perfected the art of serving up Southern-style cuisine, Dogwood Southern Table is a must-try. A few of their most popular dishes include the pork loin on grits and a rib-eye that comes with a healthy portion of au gratin potatoes. If you’re looking for stellar versions of the classic dishes you grew up with, look no further.

11. Don’t Be Afraid To Get A Little Saucy

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Source: Sauceman’s via Facebook

Sauceman’s
228 W Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-7070
Yelp: 4 Stars; 147 Reviews.

Another great barbecue place in Charlotte, Sauceman’s has some of the most authentic eastern-style barbecue in the country. Their most delicious meat here is probably the chopped pork, but every cut is great. Looking to add a few sides? Go for the white slaw or the hush puppies.

12. You Had Me At “Burrito Factory”

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Source: The Burrito Factory Via Facebook

The Burrito Factory
5920 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
(980) 939-1928
Yelp: 4 Stars; 93 Reviews.

Sometimes a restaurant will have a name that just begs you to give it a try. The Burrito Factory more than lives up to the hype. Serving up delicious burrito after delicious burrito, it’s no wonder how this Tex-Mex place earned the awesome reputation around town that it has. An all-around great restaurant, the Burrito Factory will have no problem keeping you coming back for more.

13. Summa This Food Is Good For The Soul

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Source: The Summit Room via Facebook

The Summit Room
1531 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 237-2227
Yelp: 4 Stars; 53 Reviews.

Another great Charlotte place to go when you’re craving Southern cooking, the Summit Room will never let you down. A couple of the favorites here include the stuffed cod, the barbecue shrimp, and the mussels, but of course everything on the menu is awesome. Your first trip here surely won’t be your last.

14. Home To The Best Cuts Around

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Source: Block & Grinder via Facebook (cropped)

Block & Grinder
2935 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 364-2100
Yelp: 4 Stars; 124 Reviews.

Butcher shop meets restaurant, the Block & Grinder is another great place in Charlotte to find a protein packed meal. If you’re not sure what you want, the pork belly is pretty unstoppable.  Of course, you’ll be happy with anything you get. Everything is super high quality and they’ll have any normal cut you can think of.

15. Flag Down This Food Truck

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Source: The TIN Kitchen via Facebook

The TIN Kitchen
525 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 750-0477
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 78 Reviews.

As seen on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” with host Guy Fieri, the TIN Kitchen is one of the best food trucks in the country. With a wide range of cuisine that tends to change on a regular basis, every stop at the TIN Kitchen is an exciting one. Two favorites include the pork belly taco and the buffalo cauliflower sliders, but anything you order will have your stomach smiling.

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