A short drive from Charlotte, Concord, North Carolina is a pretty city and home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. From gourmet sandwiches to Mexican fare, the culinary scene is varied too; we pick the top 10 places for a bite to eat here.
2 Gals Kitchen
Established in 2013, the 2 Gals Kitchen combination of the friendly atmosphere and delicious food is what keeps customers returning again and again. Within a charming interior, complete with lofty ceilings and large windows, guests can feast upon tasty options such as the veggie delight sandwich, brimming with fresh vegetables, havarti cheese, and sweet onion. There are also many tempting side dishes to complement the sandwiches.
Restaurant, American, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Whether you’re an early or a later riser, you can get your breakfast fix from 6am-3pm every day at Breakfastime. This restaurant also serves lunch specialties such as sandwiches, burgers, entrées and more. However, they are known for their breakfast. From savory deliciousness to sweet delights, the menu has it all with something for everyone.
Locals who are craving authentic Italian cuisine know to head to Gianni’s Trattoria. Established in 2008 and located in the historic downtown area, Gianni’s beautiful, warm interior is ideal for a family dinner or a romantic outing. Chefs procure the freshest, seasonal ingredients available from local sources, along with special items imported from Italy, creating a memorable meal you won’t soon forget.
Havana Carolina Café
Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, Cuban, $
Havana Carolina Café offers folks a taste of Cuba in Concord. A family-owned and operated café and bakery, this venue serves a varied list of delicious eats that are sure to make mouths water. Using family recipes as inspiration, Havana Carolina Café’s kitchen team creates dishes such as the ever-popular Cuban sandwich with pork, ham, Swiss, mayo, mustard, and pickles all on Cuban bread. Havana is open daily.
Lil Robert’s Place
Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub
Lil Robert’s Place is the place to go if you’re looking for nothing but a fun night out on the town. Located in downtown Concord, Lil Robert’s is a drinking venue serving a host of beer and wine. Indeed, this bar offers over 500 different beers, including craft, micro and import brews, alongside 60 wines. The interior features boldly colored walls adorned with incredible artwork by local talent. While they don’t serve food, you will often find food trucks selling delicious treats perfect for soaking up all the boozy drinks.
The Smoke Pit
The Smoke Pit has become a popular venue enticing the masses with its succulent BBQ dishes. The recipient of numerous accolades, this BBQ joint is a true meat lover’s paradise, with a menu brimming with melt-in-your-mouth meats and sandwiches. Salads and complementary side dishes are also available. For the truly ravenous, the BBQ combo plate with a choice of four meats, two sides and breads. The Smoke Pit is open every day except for Sunday.
The Speedway Club Restaurant
Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
If you love NASCAR or any type of car racing, you will want to visit The Speedway Club Restaurant; not only will you enjoy delicious food but also an incredible view of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Procuring the best ingredients possible, this restaurant’s culinary team creates a host of made-to-order dishes from appetizers to salads to entrées. The Speedway Club is open for lunch weekdays and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. They also periodically host special brunches. Membership is required to dine here; however, you can visit one time as a non-member.
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