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Recently ranked the 15th largest city in the United States, Charlotte is now a burgeoning food capital known for its many award-winning restaurants. From fine dining, to international fare, to farm-to-table, to iconic local favorites, to Southern cuisine, Charlotte features a vast array of exceptional culinary experiences.

Here’s a small sampling of the many restaurants in the Charlotte area. To view an extensive list, visit here.

  • Beef ‘N Bottle – The local’s favorite Charlotte Steakhouse with an impressive wine list, this restaurant was voted among the Top 100 Steakhouses in America by OpenTable Diners.
  • Café Monte – An authentic French bakery and bistro, Café Monte offers exquisitely prepared high-quality French fare.
  • Famous Toastery – Serving all-day breakfast, or lunch, or brunch, this restaurant’s food is decadent and nutritious, and uncompromisingly fresh.
  • Farenheit – This rooftop restaurant has amazing panoramic views overlooking the Queen City.
  • Haymaker - Award-winning Executive Chef and Owner William Dissen focuses on heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood when serving sophisticated farm-to-table fare.
  • The King’s Kitchen – An award-winning nonprofit restaurant in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this restaurant serves southern-inspired cuisine from Carolina farms and purveyors. Its profits and proceeds go toward feeding the poor of the community.
  • Peppervine - A restaurant hidden in SouthPark Charlotte, Peppervine was named among America’s best places to eat in 2020.
  • Pizzeria Omaggio – Awarded “Best Pizza in North Carolina,” this authentic Italian pizzeria offers Italian and American classics.
  • Pump House – Featured by Forbes, 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America.
  • Stagioni - "Bruce Moffett’s restaurant Stagioni is located in a gorgeous Eastover home with an unbelievable history and serves up some of the finest Italian food in the city.” QC Exclusive


The Blue Ridge Mountains features stunning views and alpine trails for both the high-climbing adventurer and the casual nature enthusiast alike. Mint Hill is conveniently located a couple hours away from the highly acclaimed Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway and many mountain towns and attractions. Asheville’s world-renowned Biltmore Estates is the largest privately-owned home in the United States. Linville Falls, the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains, plunges into the Linville Gorge, which is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.” Blowing Rock offers gorgeous views, fine dining, and shopping. For more information about the Blue Ridge Mountains, visit here.


Located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Charlotte is a few hours away from the Atlantic Ocean and its sandy beaches. With more than 300 miles of scenic coastline, North Carolina is known for its beautiful barrier islands and stretches of remote beaches. Explore numerous shopping destinations, excellent seafood, golf courses, lighthouses, and state parks. For more information, visit here.


Ranked as the 10th largest grape and wine producer in the United States, North Carolina is home to more than 400 individually owned grape vineyards that have received awards both nationally and internationally. With five grape-growing regions that have earned the designation of American Viticultural Areas, the Piedmont region is the largest. Interestingly, the Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in the United States. To learn more about wineries in North Carolina, visit here.