Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark
Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark

Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://harpersgroup.com/
  • Phone: (704) 366-6688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:15pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:15pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Newby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a wide range of menu items including breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. All items are prepared on site and can be delivered. For more information contact Courtney Tatum at 704-900-9300 or at 704-370-0107 ctatum@harpers-rest.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We have seating available for large groups up to 40 and our chef can prepare a customized menu for any event.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Tatum, ctatum@harpers-rest.com 704-900-9300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sharon Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available immediately in front of the restaurant or in an easily accessible adjacent public lot.
A word from Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark
There’s a great place in Southpark to enjoy casual dining and the best of American-style cuisine – Harper’s Restaurant. Located adjacent to Southpark Mall, Harper’s menu is loaded with hickory grilled steaks, fresh seafood, Carolina BBQ, burgers, gourmet pizzas, huge salads and specialty sandwiches. Rendezvous with friends in the lounge or on the expansive patio where you can enjoy sports events on HD televisions while enjoying an array of beers on tap, a great glass of wine or a freshly shaken martini. Come on over…try Harper’s and get a taste of our heartfelt hospitality and great food!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (20)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Second time was not a charm
    GeauxfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    In my second visit to Harpers it was less than favorable. The waiter made several attempts to be funny by being rude. He'd only been there two weeks but since my daughter was a vegan we were, as he put it , "the difficult table". And yet my order, the normal one, he got wrong. Bacon burger that came out with no bacon. After a 100 tab one would think that this knock off of Houston's could offer the same level of service. Btw they didn't even mark my reservations as arrived. Almost got a no show marker.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Place
    burrtkdVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Good place to get a quick dinner - love their chicken Supremes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was excellent… food was terrible… too much basil in the pasta… chicken supremes were thin and too few in number… fries were cold...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and server
    lorisea
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Clark was our server. He was very knowledgeable and sincere about providing excellent service. Food was great. Husband had the prime rib and salads were awesome. Good portion sizes. Cookie baked in the cast iron skillet with ice cream for dessert was wonderful! Will definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Little too much service - - checking back a couple of times is okay but four is way too much. Also, the Bloody Mary mix was the worse I ever have had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All-round good
    Ryandinning
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I really like this restaurant.I've been going for years and the consistentcie never skips a beat. I recommend sitting in the bar so you continue to glance at the large painting on the back wall,it is quite the study. I wish it were mine!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food great but lacking service
    dissapointeddiners
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is the second time in recent months that we have dined at Harpers. On both occasions the service simply disappeared after the food was served. At the recent visit empty plates sat on our table for over 30 min. No offers to refill beverages unless we fkagged down our server. It took at least 15 min to pay the bill. It was a quiet Tuesday night as well. One time of poor service we can ignore but two bad service visits in a row and we will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eating Lifestyle Change Friendly
    tmgbuf8056
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    On business trip it is important to find restaurants which provide options for those who are trying to eat healthy. This restaurant had many options and the portions were about right to stay on course for one's goals of lifestyle change in eating. There were choices which did not include carbs and not deep fried. I chose the salmon with vegies and even could choose how to have the salmon grilled.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a casual night out
    Perfectangel2224
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went hear on a double date with the hubby and some friends. The wine list was pretty good and be food was also. This is one of those places I would describe as perfectly consistent! Nothing to write home about in terms of food but everything tasted good. The atmosphere was nice also. Perfect place for a casual night out!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best burger!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I just moved right across the street from Harper's. The smells wafting from the restaurant are enticing so we couldn't resist. I had the pimento cheese burger and my husband had the steak. Both were flavorful and hard to put down.. Our server Amy was an incredible ambassador for Harper's and their sister restaurants, not to mention she is one of the finest servers we have ever met! We will be back again and again and are considering patronizing Upstream for brunch based on her recommendation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wedding day brunch
    CharlotteEMF
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Thanks Harpers for being the spot I had brunch with my three bridesmaids the morning of my wedding. I can't recall our waiter's name but he is getting married too soon. He knew we were going across the street to get our hair done and provided us with the largest to-go drinks. This bride was hydrated all day. :) I enjoyed the grilled chicken sandwich but others enjoyed the breakfast items you offered on the Sunday menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit & our anniversary!
    OccasionalQueenForADay
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Yesterday was our anniversary and Tuesday evening I had bought tickets for my husband and I to see the basement show of Three Doors Down at the Fillmore. I had a gift certificate for Harpers, and being on a very strict buget with a 15 month old, we wanted to give it a shot. We were treated like royalty! I ordered two glasses of their house Merlot and their hummus & pita appetizer. That hummus is some of the best I've EVER had, and I'm hummus-junkie. My husband wanted a huge, thick burger, and made a special request for extra bacon. I was a bit more complicated. I've had a gastic bypass and can only eat small amounts of food, so I ordered the salmon salad, but with rare ahi tuna. They gave phenomenal service and the good was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Billyi1VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great Service,wonderful bistro menu,barbeque is always good. Steaks,chili, club sandwich,lettce wraps,perfectly prepared grilled salmon,they have it all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always
    ATCSCS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I always enjoy going to Harpers when I'm in town. The food is good, with a variety of items on the menu to choose from. The servers are very attentive and it has a nice atmosphere. Looking forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acceptable lunch choice
    Paris
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was a bit slow. We were seated in bar area, but it was quiet as it was lunch time. Salmon on the salmon salad did not seem completely fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 200 reviews are from the Harper's Restaurant - SouthPark reviews archive.
  • Always good
    baileygirl228
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Each time we dine at Harper's we are pleased with their food. With that being said, on our last visit, the service was not up to their standards. We had a hard time being waited on and an even harder time getting our granddaughter's dessert. This would have been slightly ok if they were busy, but they were not.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service
    ChitownUNCgirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was really good and the service was more than supporting of making edits to the menu to make it Paleo. Paleo or not the menu is great and the food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harper-Still The One
    PaulsPicks
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Harper has been a neighborhood reliable for many years and still is. A very good meal at a fair price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice lunch
    Pearlz
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I had artisan pizza...arugula and prosciutto...fabulous. staff warm and friendly.b
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but better close by
    Leed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food and service was good, but I thought overpriced. For a hamburger/fries and prime rib with potato and two house salads was approx. $56.00 with tax (included two non alcohol beverages). In a neighborhood with several other restaurants with similar price points and menus that have remolded or newly opened and I would choose one of those over this one. It was a Friday night with several open tables which in Southpark is not a good sign when wait times are normal. This is a reliable good food restaurant, but for the price point you would expect a more updated or newer space. No manager ever came by to ask about the food or service which is an expectation I have.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good place to eat out
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    the food are fantastic, the waiter are very friendly and the desert are outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Place, But...
    WishYouWereHere
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came mid-afternoon on Sunday for Mother's Day/Birthday. Service was excellent and staff friendly. The sweet tea was excellent. The food was prepared as ordered, but was ordinary. I expected better for the price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Hit!
    LittleBirdie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I always enjoy visiting Harper's-SouthPark. The food is outstanding, always fresh and flavorful. The staff is always friendly and courteous. I look forward to my next Harper's visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    colleenmac
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to Harper's often since moving to Charlotte. It has great food, great service and is reasonably priced. You never have a bad time or a bad dish at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, disinterested service
    arsenalj
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Harper's for brunch on Mother's Day. My wife and I have been on a few occasions with generally positive experiences. On Sunday, while the food was pretty good, our server seemed as though she would rather have been anywhere else. In addition, our two year received both his apple juice an his meal well after the rest of us. All in all, it was an okay experience. We will probably give Harper's another chance, but not for a few months.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Saturday Lunch
    KDFat28277
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Celebrating an early Mom's Day. Bloody Mary's were awesome. Sicilian Pizza was great. French Dip was great. Salmon burger was great. Cheeseburger was great. French fries were awesome. Service was pleasant, accurate, timely, and unobtrusive. Great staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We've been dining at Harper's for years, both for special occasions and just for a night out. The food is fresh and delicious, the staff friendly, and just an all around nice place to have on our dining out list!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service but food just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great service, our waiter was very attentive. But the food was just ok……………..
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Sunday Brunch!
    SVRR
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went for Sunday Brunch. The brunch menu has just the right amound of selections. The food was delicious and our server Ryker was awesome! Can't wait to go again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great staff
    ccniteout
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Last minute open table reservation....though not really needed. There were plenty of tables. Good food, good portions. Waiter was friendly and on the spot.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We frequent this restaurant
    outalot
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We frequent this restaurant often and love that their is always the perfect entree for everyone. Great service and fabulous outdoor patio experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good variety / great service
    hermosaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    There is very good variety in this restaurant with an open kitchen where you see the cooks doing what they do. Our server, Clark, was especially attentive and made the occasion that much more enjoyable. You can pick from southern fare all the way to a great veggie burger which is based on beats as opposed to the typical bean burger. Pizzas are great and they make a cookie which comes in a cast iron pan. Easy place to take picky guests and great for kids...
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  • Disappointed
    luv2brunch
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The waiter was extremely rude as soon as we sat down. He never introduced himself or said hello. He just walk over to table and said "What are you drinking". When he refilled the drinks he slid the glasses across the table. He constantly reached across the guests in an abrupt manner. There were 10 guests at our table and they all agreed that it was a terrible experience. To add insult to injury, we complained to the manager twice before the git a new waiter/waitress. We waited over an hour for our food because the original waiter either never put the ticket in or held it on his pocket while he waited in other tables. No compensation or apologies were ever made to our groupm I was very disappointed in Harpers.
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  • Excellent date night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was delicious, and I appreciate the efforts to provide a Gluten Free menu. Service was great, food and drinks were served promptly. My husband's steak was done perfectly and the brisket tacos were great. We will definitely be going back and can't believe we hadn't been before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    AnaM
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Food is always great and servers are very attentive and polite
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was very helpful
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Our server was very helpful . Unfortunately, they were trying to fix a door to the outside right as lunchtime started and we had to move to another booth but was still cold so it took away from our dining experience. The food was delicious and the seating allows for more privacy
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold meat!!!!
    Lakeguy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had reservations for over a week in advance and was seated at the worse table in the restaurant. Bar table, in the corner at the server check out computer . Was non- stop traffic jam in front on out table. Also a server had place a serving tray on the brick wall that was separating out booth and the computer. It was hanging over so far, that my wife could not sit back in her seat without knocking it off or had to crouch in the corner to allow room. It stayed there the whole meal When the food arrived the potatoes where piping hot, while both of our meats were cold( room temp at best)
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  • Bring your A Game
    John
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have always gotten the chicken supremes platter. We use to get a big plate full of chicken, now we only get 6-7 fingers. It use to come with any two sides, now it only comes with slaw and one side. The slaw use to be in a larger bowl with big hefty pieces of slaw. Now it comes in a small little cup and the slaw is finely chopped up. We use to get a big helping of freshly cooked and hot fries. I was disappointed in the fries on Saturday night. The chicken fingers themselves are still fantastic; we just barely get enough to fill us now. I am not sure what has happened; was it a change in management or cooks? With all the competition, especially Cheesecake Factory with their Large portions, you might want to revisit some of these issues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • selection
    nick
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentine's day special we were sold on didn't meet our standards. I believe if you are presenting a special then it should be emaculant, to where you would want to return and try more item's. But no, I usually have a steak and potato and it really satisfies my taste, now your 2 dishes we tried has me hesitant to try anything new. And then the sparkling Champaign was not presented as part of our meal and the table next to us it was. I was highly dissatisfied with my service and choice for such a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for Valentines Day
    makeitworthwhile
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Aaron was very attentive and rolled with our sense of humor and needs. He really helped make a good dining experience great. We split the Ahi dinner as an appetizer. It was perfect for that. The Asian pasta salad that came with the Ahi was really quite good. My wife got the rotisserie half chicken and enjoyed it thoroughly. I got the tilapia fish tacos, opting for the lettuce wrap instead of tortillas. Excellent. The Tuxedo Cake was delicious, though we did have to take it, and half our dinner, home because we couldn't finish it all. Definitely use Open Table to make reservations at this restaurant, especially on special occasions, or you'll be waiting at the door forever. We came in on time and were seated immediately. We'll e back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.