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.
Part of a nationwide chain of restaurants, Five Guys Burgers and Fries is known for their made-to-order burgers. If you happen to be in the area and in the mood for some burgers, the branch on Gateway Lane Northwest is worth going to. The burgers served here are fresh and delicious and come with a choice of toppings. Cajun Style or Five Guys Style Fries and soft drinks from a soda dispenser complete the meal. If you are not in the mood for burgers, you can always try out a sandwich or a hot dog instead.
As the name suggests, Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits is all about chicken and Southern comfort food. Known for their made-from scratch biscuits and breaded and fried Southern-style chicken, this chain of restaurants has branches all across the country. The branch in Salisbury, like the others, is a no-frills place which is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat while on the go or coming in for a simple family meal.
If you want to grab a quick bite to ear while on the go, Cook Out is a great option for you. Best known for their delicious, fresh-made burgers, this chain of restaurants prides itself in its great food and pocket-friendly prices. The branch at Salisbury, like the others is a simple, no-frills place with long booths and benches which are perfect for seating large groups. If you don't feel like having a burger, you can try out options like hot dogs, chicken wings, corn dogs, quesadillas and hushpuppies.
In the heart of the famous NoDa district, Brooks Sandwich House has been serving up delicious Burgers and Hot-dogs for over 40 years. A real Charlotte institution, the restaurant is popular with locals who come in for a hearty breakfast sandwich or a quick lunch. Famous for it's Chilli, drop by for a tasty American-style meal. If you're in the mood why not go all-out and order a Burger 'All the way' for a really indulgent experience. This no frills eatery won't leave you disappointed.
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.
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.
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.