The Top 10 Restaurants In North Charlotte, North Carolina

Shay Lee

Charlotte is one of North Carolina’s hottest cities. The attractions are enough to make anyone want to stay and linger, from amusement parks to interesting restaurants. Here, we take a look at the top food joints in the area of North Charlotte, which go from Francophone bakeries to Mexican taco joints.

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1. Amelie’s French Bakery and Café

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Pastries, Dessert, Fast Food

Amelie’s French Bakery and Café began in 2008 at the hands of imaginative chefs with grandiose visions and immense talent for classic French pastries. Remaining true to the art form of the French pastry, the chefs incorporate seasonal and fresh ingredients to add depth and layer to the treats. Other than being a place to eat, Amelie’s French Bakery and Café is a place to have fun and enjoy classic European pastries.

2. Cabo Fish Taco

Restaurant, Mexican

Presenting Mexican cuisine in a southern atmosphere, Cabo Fish Taco is the city’s most unique restaurant. When customers arrive, the surfer setting immediately draws their attention (there are surfboards strapped to the roof). The interior is typical of California’s beach setting and Cabo Fish Taco also has imitation cacti, sand and Mexican-Californian coast structures. Chefs Rob and Maeghan Crenshaw’s goal was to create a place which served Mexico’s famous fish tacos in a rural setting similar to Mexico, all in the midst of buzzing Charlotte.

3. Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub

Pub, Restaurant, American, European, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub

Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub is an American restaurant specializing in brunch, seafood, crepes, French, and vegetarian meals. This is an intimate European pub located in the city’s entertainment district. Some of the menu’s highlights are crepes, burgers, salads, and hand-cut French fries. Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub is the place to be every night, except Monday, when it’s closed!

4. Fonda las Cazuelas

Restaurant, Mexican, American, Vegetarian

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Family is the key component of Fonda las Cazuelas and every visitor is treated as such. Another important factor is the Mexican tradition: the owners and dining staff are from Mexico and cultivate the culture into all aspects of the restaurant. Each entrée is prepared in Mexican fashion with unique and bold flavors, so get ready for chilli and a real Latin punch.

5. Steak ‘n Hoagie Shop

Deli, Restaurant, Steakhouse, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Steak ‘n Hoagie Shop provides Charlotte with Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks and hoagies. Deli hoagies contain high-quality, thinly sliced meats and are usually topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olive oil and wine dressing. However, visitors can choose whichever toppings they prefer. The cheesesteaks and hoagies are always served on homemade hoagie rolls and Steak ‘n Hoagie Shop has a reputation for presenting good and authentic hoagies.

6. Revolution Ale House

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Revolution Ale House is an Italian restaurant that serves pizza, sandwiches, and vegetarian options. For beer lovers, there are over 44 draughts. While drinking, visitors can watch sports games on the TVs and enjoy a game of trivia (quiz nights are every Wednesday). Revolution Ale House invites everyone to come hang with friends and choose tasty food from the extensive menu. Customers can visit for business luncheons, family dinners, or nights out on the town.

7. Lempira Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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Lempira Restaurant is Charlotte’s hidden gem. Guests’ dining experience is always positive due to the contemporary dining room, modern facilities, welcoming atmosphere, friendly servers and (not least of all) the impressive menu. The restaurant’s famous entrée is Plato Tipico, which is refried beans, fried plantains, egg, cheese, beef, and red bean soup; definitely worth a try.

8. McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks

Bar, Restaurant, American, Seafood, Vegetarian

Fountain and Charlotte Plaza
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In the 1970s, Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick teamed up to establish McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks. Since its beginning, the restaurant has become the nation’s premier family of seafood restaurants. When diners visit, they can enjoy all fresh ingredients, quality service, and simplicity. The interior design is captivating, the use of natural wood, rich colors, and original glass creates a welcoming vibe.

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