To the unassuming eye, Charlotte may appear to be just another fancy city lit up with high-end, high-price restaurants. But don't be fooled by its glossy appearance; Charlotte can throw down bar food with the best of them.
If you're craving a quick but delicious lunch staple, be sure to check out Green's Lunch, famous for its hot dogs. The menu is limited to the basics like cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, B.L.T's, ham sandwiches and, of course, the simply delicious hot dog. The taste is great and the price unbeatable, and Charlotte locals will tell you there's no better place for a quick bite and a little local flavor.
Beef and Bottle will also appeal to the casual diner. It's one of the best steakhouses in town, disguised as a dive and always ready to deliver top notch dinners. While the outside looks more like a warehouse than a restaurant, the cozy interior is sure to put any customer at ease, and the delectable steaks will keep them coming back for more. The menu features mostly steaks, but also includes a few pasta and seafood dinners for anyone looking to mix it up.
Charlotte is also home to fast food phenomenon South 21 Drive-In. Famous for its Super Boy burger and recently featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-In's and Dives, South 21 has earned its reputation for excellence. The drive-in opened in 1955, and has brought its vintage feel into the present. Anyone looking for a classic hamburger, fries or sinfully delicious milkshake will have no trouble finding in Charlotte.
Charlotte does, of course, have its share of upper-scale restaurants as well. There's the chic New South Kitchen, which specializes in upscale Southern cuisine, and Fenwick's on Providence, a comfortable little restaurant that stays true to its atmosphere and serves classic, delicious comfort food.