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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Melting Pot - Midtown NC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1546)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Midtown
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot Restaurant in Charlotte is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Our Charlotte restaurant is located in the Midtown neighborhood. Close to all Uptown hotels, Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts center.

The experience is great in a group and romantic for couples. The intimate location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale.
Top review
RakeshG
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent dining experience and great service. Special kudos to our waiter Cherokee.
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4.9
4.9 (2030)
$30 and under
Indian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Our innovative presentation of Indian cuisine must be experienced in order to be appreciated. Intimate seating, contemporary Indian art and music, top shelf spirits, and a superb wine list are a few examples of the Copper experience.
Top review
JoshT
Dined 2 days ago
Sevice was terrific, with suggestions for non-dairy and/or reduced spice options. Those entrees plus the main "traditional" entrees were all fantastic!
A photo of Emmy Squared Pizza - South End restaurant
4.8
4.8 (92)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Southend
About the restaurant
Serving Detroit-style pizzas and an award-winning burger. Full service bar, local drafts & wine selection.
Top review
WillH
Dined 5 days ago
Great pizza - would go back to try some of the other options sometimes soon.
A photo of O-Ku - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2242)
$30 and under
Japanese
Southend
About the restaurant
O-Ku's menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. The South End restaurant offers rare and unique dining options along with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, highlighting seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space.
Top review
Wallace
Dined 2 days ago
Thank you for the accommodation and acknowledgment of my son’s graduation. Everything was wonderful and delicious. Thank you, Wallace __________
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4.9
4.9 (530)
$31 to $50
Italian
Myers Park
About the restaurant
We bring the best of Italy to the heart of Myers Park, offering classic Italian cuisine created from the freshest ingredients served in a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. Preview wines from our wine cellar and enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our cozy bar.
At Primo Prime, pride in our food, excellent service, and an inviting atmosphere never let us settle for being anything less than the best. We were featured in the South Charlotte Weekly Culinary Corner. Come on upstairs and see why they gave us five stars!
Top review
lbheels
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful evening out and a great neighborhood spot. Will be back!
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4.9
4.9 (6722)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
SouthPark
About the restaurant
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Best experience! From food to the service! Luke was a great help to our waiter Sammie. Sammie gave us all his recommendations from cocktail drinks, appz, entrees, sides and desserts. Def recommend crispy shrimp, filet mignon, crab cakes, cream of corn!, creamed spinach and the Ultimate dessert. We were so full just off appz and took most our entrees home. Best steak house yet! It’s pricey but worth it for a special occasion! Will def be back!
A photo of Miro Spanish Grille restaurant
4.9
4.9 (161)
$31 to $50
Spanish
South Charlotte
About the restaurant
Uncover the Spanish restaurant experience in South Charlotte, indulge in a delectable paradise of fresh, Modern Spanish & Tapas Bar. Miro Spanish Grille brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Spain into the culinary spotlight, combining the bold taste of classic Spanish cuisine with timeless European Modern cooking techniques.

Top review
JudithC
Dined 1 day ago
The food was so delicious. I was concerned because I have a no-salt diet, Jesus was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommended several dishes which were great! We arrived earlier than our reservation, but were seated promptly anyway.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Charlotte - Lake Norman restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1243)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Huntersville
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Huntersville’s fine-dining destination, with mouthwatering offerings for people with all tastes. One bite is all takes to make a fondue believer out of you. Whether you’re arrived for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to experience the full 4-Course Experience, you’ll leave a fan of our gourmet fondue. When you’re in the mood for something different and special, fondue is the perfect choice. Our friendly servers blend artisan cheeses tableside before delivering freshly made salads with signature dressings. Choose your own custom entrée and cooking style, but make sure to save room for dessert. Everyone loves chocolate, and we deliver the most indulgent chocolate experience you’ll ever have! You’ll find our fondue restaurant right off Highway 77 in the Lake Norman area near Charlotte. We’re just a few miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the heart of NASCAR Country.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
10/10 perfect service and food. Staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating.
A photo of Dolce Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1767)
$30 and under
Italian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Dolce Ristorante in Charlotte is a classic Italian restaurant serving up family friendly favorites. The atmosphere at Dolce Ristorante is airy and bright with a deep Mediterranean feel complete with Italian style artwork. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with special cooking classes offered regularly.


Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch or a lively dinner, Dolce Ristorante has something on the menu to please every palate. Try the ravioli in a parmigiana cheese pink sauce, the Milanese breaded chicken with lemon dressing or the salmone fresh Atlantic salmon in a white wine sauce. Be sure to save room for the Italian cheese cake dessert.
Top review
Justinvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience as usual, a true neighborhood gem!
A photo of Customshop restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1653)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Elizabeth
About the restaurant
Customshop is a chef-driven restaurant that showcases local farms and purveyors in an effort to bring our guests the highest quality ingredients within our community. Executive Chef and Owner Andres Kaifer along with his team believe in crafting honest straightforward food with an elevated modern touch that delivers something truly unique. Weekly menu changes allow us to highlight the seasonality of food and the beauty of North Carolina produce, seafood, and specialty items. With stylistic inspiration from Spain, Italy, and France, our neighborhood restaurant aims to make everyone feel welcome. We are proud to offer a seasonal cocktail menu that also takes an ingredient-first approach and looks to mirror the creativity and ingenuity of our culinary team. Our wine list is curated around a balance of old-world staples as well as new and emerging producers pushing the envelope. We cannot wait to serve you on your next date night, post-work drinks with friends, or at a family celebration.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
From arrival to ordering, dining and sipping cocktails with laughter, service was great. Thank you all helping us celebrate our anniversary.
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