While everyone’s eyes have been glued to the explosive growth in neighborhoods like NoDa and Plaza Midwood over the past few years, West Charlotte has been quietly expanding in the background. With the addition of exciting new spots like Lucky Dog Bark & Brew and Blue Blaze Brewing, and new residential construction projects breaking ground every day, Charlotte’s “West End” is gearing up to become Charlotte’s next booming neighborhood.
With this hood’s up-and-coming popularity, naturally our first question was, “So, where to do we go to eat?” And thus, we bring you the recommended food tour of West Charlotte. Get ready to drool, y’all.
The first spot that comes to mind for most people thinking of restaurants in West Charlotte, Pinky’s serves up traditional American fare like sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers, but with an innovative spin in a funky space.
What to try: the Crab Hush Puppies, Fried Pickles and the Pimp'n Fries. If you're bold, go for the White Trash Burger or the Triple G.
This eclectic deli-slash-bottle-shop serves up delicious sandwiches (including vegetarian options) on locally-baked bread alongside pasta salads, potato salads, and all sorts of snacks—in addition to carrying a wide variety of local beer and wine.
Make sure to stop by for breakfast, you won’t regret it!
If you didn’t know to look for Anita’s Mexican Grill, you might miss it. Tucked away in a strip mall, this Charlotte gem serves affordable and delectable Mexican food so good that you’ll rarely find the place without a line out the door.
This old-school Charlotte staple is a Veteran-owned restaurant serving Italian fare in a cozy brick building. They’re best known for their “world-famous” Lasagna parmigiana, a dish bursting with cheesy goodness (and best paired with a glass of red wine).
Nana’s Soul Food Kitchen serves exactly what you’d expect: soul food. When you’re in the mood for a family-style meal like fried catfish with mashed potatoes and gravy, smothered pork chop with mac and cheese, or anything else your own Nana used to make, this is the spot for you.
Feeling homesick? Get some comfort food just like mama used to make it from Savor Café. The meals are hearty and filling, featuring creative recipes cooked using local ingredients.
Don't skip out on dessert here, Savor has made a name for themselves with offerings like the Mile High Peanut Butter Pie.
Craving Greek food? Niko’s has you covered. Stop by for gyros, pitas, and other traditional Greek dishes at reasonable prices in a low-key atmosphere. You can’t beat their lunch specials!
Since 1959, Bar-B-Q King has been serving up tender, juicy meats slathered in a house BBQ sauce that is tangy and flavorful. Whether you’re in the mood for fried chicken or BBQ, when you pull up to this family-owned, curbside eatery, we promise you’ll be satisfied with your order.