Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop
A delightful, truly old fashioned joint, Pikes makes good food and creates an ambiance of family friendly fun. While the food itself isnt particularly remarkable, it is exactly what you would hope for and expect from a soda shop. Classic American fare, from burgers, to hot dogs, to fried chicken, to fries, to homemade chips, is served fresh and hot. The drinks, however, are where Pikes really shines. They have a variety of sodas in glass bottles, and numerous options for fountain drinks, milkshakes, and other vintage items, like egg creams. The music might be the highlight of the experience, with all the best classics from the 50s and 60s playing through speakers, both inside and on the patio. The patio, itself, is a perfect dog-friendly spot. The tables are distanced just far enough apart to provide some space for nervous animals, and the staff is very welcoming of the pets.
Everything you want from a place that has Soda Shop in the title. The vibe and decor is a throwback to another time. The location is exceptional, with lots to do while you are in the area, the service is always warm and friendly, and the food is always so delicious. I love the chicken and waffles here. The Sunday brunch buffet is the only buffet I crave in Charlotte. Their deserts are also exceptional.
Everyone ordered something different and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. Some of us ordered real food while others just ordered off of the dessert menu. The atmosphere is really cool because it's in ask old drug store/soda shop....yes that's how it used to be
We had a large group so we all ordered different entrees and tasted each other's meals. Meatloaf, turkey and dressing, pot roast, honey pecan chicken all amazing...but my favorite was the broccoli casserole! Our server was Chris and he was so helpful and friendly! Great atmosphere - I highly recommend it!
Pike's has a great menu with most items being made in-house. Our burger, club sandwich, house made chips, and chocolate cake (which was massive!) were delicious! The ambience is nice, a throwback, but also homey. Our only real issue was the service was fairly slow considering there wasn't a large crowd.