101 Must-Try Restaurants

Charlotte's culinary scene is growing fast, with new talent coming in and new restaurants opening almost weekly. To highlight our ever-evolving food scene, we have compiled a list of 101 must-try restaurants in and around Charlotte. Our selections include Charlotte staples, as well as newer restaurants that have taken the city by storm. Bon Appetit!




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Please note that due to COVID-19 some businesses listed may currently be closed or have modified hours of operation. To learn more about current local restrictions, impacts to our region and ways to support the local community, view our COVID-19 Resources.

Don't see your favorite restaurant on the list?

1-100 were our picks, now we want to hear from you. Which one of your favorite local restaurants should be in the 101st spot? Send us your can't-miss Charlotte restaurant and let us know why you feel it should be featured.

As the Queen City's culinary scene continues to grow, we'll continue to update this page.