What happens when you mix sushi and burgers? Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar serves this interesting combination of Japanese and American cuisines to its adventurous patrons. A good place to experiment with food, it allows diners to mix and match dishes calling it the 'Burgushi'. Try a Deliverance Roll which contains pork wrapped in seaweed and covered with barbecue sauce or sample a Bento Box with a burger-sushi combination. An open mind is all you need as you experience two diverse cultures come together in a memorable gustatory experience.
A name to reckon with in the local dining scene, Paco's Taco & Tequila is known for its flair in preparing a delicious spread of Tex-Mex cuisine to diners. Sit back at one of the tables and savor the rich taste and medley of flavors that are a part of the tacos. The specialties include the Beef Brisket Taco and the unique Criminal Combo fajitas, suggested by the chef. Tequila serves as a befitting accompaniment adding to the liveliness of the menu. Try the huge variety of the drink (60 kinds to be precise) that is offered here. Dining outside in the patio gives you the opportunity to gaze at the local passers-by.
This uptown takeout kitchen supplies the working people of Charlotte's Center City with all the southern-fried soul food they can eat. Choose from staples like blackened pork chops, salmon cakes, or a plate of fried chicken. Mert's also features a selection of "Low Country favorites" like shrimp and grits, fried catfish, and soft shell crab on a hoagie bun. Eating on the run? Opt for a Po' Boy sandwich of shrimp or fish. See website for full menu and online ordering.
This location of the Bad Daddy's Burger Bar chain is the original one and hence holds a special place in the hearts of its loyal patrons. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is known for their well-done, juicy burgers which come with a load of fries and ooze flavors in every bite. Try one of their amazing burgers, including Pittsburgher, Chicken Marsala Burger, and the Classic Southern Burger. The place also gives you an option to build your own burger, so go ahead and get creative, after all you can never go wrong with the array of toppings at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar.
Pinky's Westside Grill is great addition to Charlotte’s dining scene. Located in Ashley Park, it is renowned for its diverse menu that caters to meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegan clientele alike. On offer are American diner classics like salads, burgers and sandwiches, as well as an array of deep fried specialties. The One and Only (Charlotte's first vegetarian corn dog) and Nature Boy (veggie burger) are best-sellers.
Shrimp, scallops, chicken, tuna and lobsters all wind their way inside Cabos' famous tacos. And if you couple the generous taco portions with salad then make sure you are genuinely hungry. The cream, white and blue decor, and high ceilings will make you feel like you are dining in a spacious room. In the "small stuff" section, go for the Martini Shrimp Slurry or Cabo Roll and in the "big stuff" indulge in the Rosarito Fajitas. Wash it all down with sweetened or unsweetened iced tea, coke, ginger ale or the several juices on offer.
This is a popular hot-dog joint in the heart of city which every foodie would like to visit. Vic, the man behind the food stall dishes out delicious hot dogs ranging from traditional favorites, to vegan hot dogs, to gourmet selections like his Bahn You, Bahn Mi dog, PBBj dog and the Pho-Q Dog. Open between Tuesdays through Friday during lunch hours, customers from the corporate world to construction site workers, all line up for a bite of their favorite hot dog.
Akin to its name, this restaurant offers a unique twist on authentic Ethiopian delicacies. Most of the dishes here are meant to be shared and several vegetarian options are also available. Some of its dishes that have received a mention include Kitfo Quesadilla, Classic Tibs and Sambusa. This eatery aims to raise awareness about Ethiopian cuisine. The staff is hospitable and the service is impeccable which will make you revisit the restaurant soon enough.
Located within the Asian Corner Mall, Le's specialize in Banh Mi sandwiches, a specialty of Vietnam. The sandwich consist of meat placed on Banh Mi bread and is topped with cilantro, pickled carrots, cucumber and daikon. They serve many variations, but the most popular being the 'Number Six' sandwich (grilled pork Banh Mi flavored with spice). In addition to sandwiches they all sell candies, including gingers, gooseberry preserves and licorice apricots, along with beef jerky and other assorted treats. Visitors can wash down their yummy sandwiches with soft drinks. The eatery only accepts cash.
Voted as Charlotte's Best Caterer and winner of multiple awards, TIN Kitchen is a moving kitchen of delectable food. If you want to take a break from dining out without compromising on the taste and quality, TIN Kitchen can be a great option. Adorably named as Ferdinand (The Bull), Wilbur (The Pig) and Bessie (The Cow), these three trucks serve amazing street food. You can try Tacos, Sliders and Quesadillas from their menu. You can hire them for any private event as well. Taste some great food on the streets of Charlotte and decide what award would your appetite like to give them.
This quintessential North Carolina barbecue joint is known for its giant menu of Southern staples, indulgent appetizers and sides. Midwood Smokehouse serves up finger-licking good barbecue plates and platters in various sizes with creative names like 'Well-Fed' and 'Pig Out'. The platter combo deals are your best bet for trying a little bit of everything. The sandwiches are equally as good as the barbecue plates and make for a great lunch choice.
Located near Davidson college, Kindred is a New-American cuisine restaurant that is set over two floors. The bustling and lively interior seating area are always abuzz with conversation, while the cozy outdoor garden setting has a more hushed and intimate ambiance. Drop in to sample exciting dishes off the menu like the Crispy Oysters with dill yogurt and Calabrian Chile Oil, the Flounder with turnip, butternut squash, and cider butter and the Squid Ink Conchiglie with shrimp and sea-urchin butter. For dessert, do not miss out on the moist and tender Milk Bread and the Take-Two & Call Me Amaro.