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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value 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 Leroy Fox Cotswold restaurant
4.7
4.7 (117)
$30 and under
Southern
Cotswold
About the restaurant
Leroy Fox is a restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina that specializes in serving fried chicken. The restaurant features a modern roadhouse appeal and offers a large outdoor patio area and cocktails served in mason jars. Leroy Fox offers a multitude of menus, including a lunch and dinner menu, brunch menu, drink menu, dessert menu, catering menu, to go menu, kid's menu and late night menu. The brunch menu features omelets, chicken and waffles, fried pork chop, sausage and gravy biscuits, chicken and sausage biscuits, eggs Benedict and more. Lunch and dinner fare at Leroy Fox includes rib eye, pork chop, salmon filet, shrimp and grits, grilled chicken and dumplings and multiple fried chicken options.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 29, 2024
All the food the 7 of us had was delicious & generous portions. The sweet potato tots were a nice treat too. Shrimp Salad was delicious with a great dressing.
A photo of North Italia - Charlotte - Ballantyne restaurant
4.6
4.6 (55)
$30 and under
Italian
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Using only the season’s best ingredients, our chefs create a variety of modern Italian dishes including pastas made from scratch daily, hand-tossed pizzas like the classic Margherita but make it Tie Dye, and savory lunch and dinner entrees like Pork Milanese, Tortelloni al Pomodoro, and Braised Short Rib Lumache that deliver flavors that go above and beyond the expected as well as a full-bodied wine and beer list accompanied by an array of handcrafted cocktails including a Sicilian Margarita and the Pomegranate Mule. For more information, visit northitalia.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great place for every occasion. We went for graduation celebration. Food was really good. Sangria best in town. Our server was very nice and patient (we had couple of people still undecided about what to order) and gave great recommendations. We wanted to try the chicken parm but they were out :( 😞. Chicken pesto was amazing. The pig pizza was really good too. Will recommend and be back again.
A photo of Copper restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2029)
$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
DanF
Dined 1 day ago
Great food. I always order Aloo Palak a special request which they accommodate. The cucumber salad added to the regular dinner salad is a winner. Kind servers. My go to for an excellent restaurant.
A photo of Dolce Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1765)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Authentic Italian food! Had the special and it was fantastic. We were able to enjoy our meal and converse at our leisure. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We cannot wait to go back!
A photo of Cafe Monte restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5832)
$30 and under
French
SouthPark
About the restaurant
Cafe Monte brings French fare to Charlotte. Classic favorites served all day include quiches and crepes, eggs, waffles, French toast, along with freshly baked artisan breads, pain au chocolat et croissant. In the evening enjoy Bistro service and classics like duck confit and trout amandine. This French Bakery and Bistro has a delectable dish for everyone. Don't forget to stop in at any time of the day for coffee or cappuccinos. We've recently added a private dining room that sits up to 40 people that can be utilized in many ways to suit your event perfectly! For any information on reserving our private dining room, please email our catering manager, Brittany, at info@southernpecanrestaurant.com and we will begin!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Always a good time & the food and pastries delicious as always :)
A photo of Cajun Queen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2574)
$31 to $50
Cajun
Elizabeth
About the restaurant
Home to the flavorsome platters of South Louisiana, Cajun Queen is a converted home restaurant, the architecture of which dates back to the vintage early 18th century. A nostalgic iteration of the 1980's New Orleans greets the visiting patrons, with purple, green and golden themed décor priming the interiors at Cajun Queen. The dining experience is equally comfortable, and customers can cine in the living room, expanded restroom, sunroom or wrought iron rooftop terrace. From crawfish to seafood, gumbo to steak—the servings at Cajun Queen are a concoction of culinary choices. Fried shrimp, etouffee, blackened chicken breast, bayou platter, ribeye steak and frenbch cut pork chop are often the most ladled platters which customers like to order. Wine servings prime the bar area to complement the authentic Cajun flavors.
Top review
SmithG
Dined 6 days ago
Fantastic experience! Food was absolutely perfect! Our waitress was extremely attentive and super friendly. Staff was polite and efficient. Perfect dinner for Saturday night!
A photo of Kounter restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1257)
$31 to $50
American
Rock Hill, South Carolina
About the restaurant
A new restaurant by Rock Hill native Chef Rob Masone!
Top review
NatH
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Kounter was a wonderful experience. The waitress was very nice. The food was great and the ambience is amazing. Highly recommend.
A photo of New South Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1270)
$31 to $50
Southern
Arboretum
About the restaurant
We strive to create an experience that looks at the Southern dinner table through a new lens.  Our menu offerings are rooted in southern comfort dishes but are elevated to a level that will excite today’s diner.  They remind us of family meals around our dinner tables but over deliver complex flavors and stimulating presentations.  Our guests are served by a staff of eager hospitality professionals capable of providing the backstories of dishes, suppliers and ingredients.  The experience offers a balance between soothing and creative, rustic and refined, downhome & uptown, satisfied and craving more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
This is one of my favorite restaurants. So many good choices on the menu. I went with three friends and everyone raved about their meal and the sides that we ordered. Great drinks, great wine selection.
A photo of O-Ku - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2238)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This was by far the best service we have received in a very long time. The perfect birthday dinner for my husband. I had no idea when they asked me his hobbies that they would get him a personal gift. I was overwhelmed with gratitude that they added this very special touch. The food was incredible. We will definitely be returning… Bravo!
A photo of Ru Sans restaurant
4.8
4.8 (104)
$30 and under
Japanese
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Ru San's Charlotte is one of the best sushi restaurants in North Carolina. We are rated TOP 3 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte and have been in business for more than 20 years. We take pride in our sushi and Japanese cuisine, and we are proud to be serving our customers fresh and delicious food!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Never disappoints! Highly recommend!
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