Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop
I finally made it to Pikes, and immediately fell in love. Pikes blends old and new together (vintage retro versus a very modern decor). The entire menu is pretty much under $10 and they have rotating specials. But last night was just dessert. I got an old fashion Coke Float (vintage Coke glass included) and my date got an Oreo Milkshake with malt (add the malt, and no it isnt alcohol- I asked). One major con, and the only con I can think of, is parking... parking is HORRIBLE so you have to really want to come here basically because its all street parking. Another idea may be rife the light rail.
Went here for lunch while on vacation, and it was a great experience! Our waiter was knowledge, funny, and friendly! He made pur while family feel comfortable including my 5 year old daughter. Excellent experience!
Shakes are out of this world amazing and they are HUGE! We will definitely be back again soon! Oh and if you get a shake add malt it makes it so much better!
Overpriced for what you get. The food was decent, but the experience was ruined by the staff and the cleanliness. Our server came by the table multiple times while we were looking at the menu,but once our food came out he was nowhere to be found. I ordered avocado on a salad and it was not there, but I couldn't ask about it bc he never came by until we were almost done, and they still charged us for it. The rest of the staff were just bickering back and forth, or being loud about socializing with each other, not the customers. Then there was the bathroom. Urine on 2 out of 3 toilets and stall floors. I waited to use alternate facilities. There is a big difference between "retro" and run down. We are New to the charlotte area, and will not be returning.
Probably the worst service I have ever experienced. I went to Pikes during a panthers game for brunch. The gravy was cold, bacon was cold, and so was the sausage. So there was no point to even pay. Their serice was horrible. The waiter didnt even come back after he seated us to ask what we wanted to do for food. Pretty annoying. It was also 13 bucks for a cold breakfast. Will never go back. Good job.