Top 10 Restaurants In Concord, North Carolina

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9 February 2017

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.

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Gals Kitchen

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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.

2 Gals Kitchen, 80 Union St S, Concord, NC, USA, +1 704 782 4257

Andele Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Open every day, Andele Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned and operated eatery specializing in what else but delicious Mexican. Priding themselves on treating everyone as family, this warm, welcoming venue is a great place to visit not only for its authentic cuisine but also for its environment. The colorful interior complements the zesty dishes offered, with everything from appetizers to specialty plates to dessert.

Aroma Indian Cuisine

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Aroma Indian Cuisine

For a contemporary spin on Indian food, visit Aroma Indian Cuisine. Imbued with flavors from around Asia, Aroma’s dishes are sure to tantalize the senses. The spacious, sleek interior features a slightly industrial vibe perfect for savoring the variety of modern dishes, including everything from non-vegetarian options to vegetarian delights.

Aroma Indian Cuisine, 8455 Pit Stop Court, Concord, NC, USA, +1 704 979 8533


Restaurant, American, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
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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.

Ellie's Coffee Shoppe

Restaurant, Coffee Shop, American, $$$
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Ellie’s Coffee Shoppe is a friendly restaurant perfect for catching up with friends and family while enjoy an array of breakfast and lunch eats. A great neighborhood café, Ellie’s menu is brimming with tasty sweet and savory options, with something to suit many tastes. For something sweet, the pancakes, French toast and various pastries like cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and more are always a good choice.

Gianni's Trattoria

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Gianni’s Trattoria

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.

Gianni’s Trattoria, 16 Union St S, Concord, NC, USA, +1 704 788 0595

Havana Carolina Café

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, Cuban, $$$
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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
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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

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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 Smoke Pit, 796 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC, USA, +1 704 795 7573

The Speedway Club Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
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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.