The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Charlotte

It's no wonder that "Charlotte's Got a Lot" is this city's unofficial slogan. Charlotte is full of excitement and entertainment, from the NASCAR Hall of Fame to the city's many successful sports teams to outdoor activities, this is a one-of-a-kind place. If you're looking for a taste of the town to get your day started right, we've gathered a list of the places to find the best breakfast in Charlotte, from a barbecue Benedict to a delectable breakfast burger. Grab a table at one of these hot spots to enjoy a fabulous meal next time you're in town.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest, Nellie's Southern Kitchen, Trio Restaurant - Charlotte
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Charlotte, Belmont
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
2,556 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has what many tastemakers consider to be the best breakfast in Charlotte. Located near Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22 in StoneCrest Shopping Center, it is an Amer...

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Most Booked in Charlotte

Nellie's Southern Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Belmont
946 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen is just a 20-minute drive from Charlotte but it feels like an escape into a quaint and beautiful small town that feels like stepping back in time. Housed in an 80-year-old bu...

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Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
691 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

Trio is just off the busy Pineville Matthews Road, in a beautiful space designed by Snak and Gray Architects in 1992. It’s a place that has it all, from a lively bar scene to cozy booths with beautifu...

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Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
2,066 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

Locally owned and operated by John Love and Ron Herbert, Red Rocks Cafe is a contemporary American restaurants with plenty of quaint neighborhood charm. They have been serving the community since 1992...

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Great for Lunch in Charlotte

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Charlotte

$$$$·Irish·
Uptown
577 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

This is a truly beautiful and unique Irish pub that was meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US in order to evoke an authentic pub atmosphere. As a result, Ri Ra feels like stepping int...

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300 East

$$$$·American·
Dilworth
2,557 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

This eatery is a mainstay in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, tucked away in a charming, renovated bungalow on East Boulevard. It’s been serving up an eclectic menu of classic American dishes, ...

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Cafe Monte

$$$$·French·
SouthPark
4,466 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

This unique French bistro is a must-try for foodies in the Charlotte area. Diners will feel like they are on a mini-vacation to Europe every time they visit, with French music floating through the din...

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Best Value in Charlotte
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OGGI - Ballantyne

$$$$·Italian·
Ballantyne
1,513 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

OGGI Ristorante Italiano is a modern-day classic Italian restaurant located in the prestigious Ballantyne neighborhood. It’s a great spot to go for folks who want to avoid the tourist traps and ventur...

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Mama Ricotta's

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
3,532 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

This award-winning casual dining Italian restaurant is an excellent spot for weekend breakfast in the Midtown neighborhood. Owner Frank Scibelli has a long and proud reputation built on authentic reci...

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Best Value in Charlotte

Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,294 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

Located in the heart of SouthPark, The Village Tavern is a casual, sophisticated eatery offering American cuisine, steak and seafood. They serve great food and provide attentive service and an airy at...

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Caswell Station

$$$$·American·
Elizabeth
151 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

Caswell Station is a neighborhood pub and grill located in a beautiful big blue house on the corner of Pecan and Caswell in the Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte. They feature a creative and eclecti...

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Maggiano's - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
5,554 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

Maggiano’s Little Italy is a delicious Italian eatery located in the SouthPark Mall. They have a giant 350-seat dining room that makes it perfect for group meals, festive gatherings and romantic occas...

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204 North Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Uptown
603 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual

This locally owned and operated American restaurant has a focus on hearty southern fare and is a local favorite here in Charlotte. They use area-sourced ingredients to inpsire their recipes and everyt...

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Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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McCormick & Schmick's - Charlotte (SouthPark Mall)

$$$$·Seafood·
SouthPark
3,140 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is in one of the most premier shopping destinations in the state - SouthPark Mall. It’s the perfect spot to have breakfast before a day of shopping or checking...

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Reid's Fine Foods

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
557 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

Reid’s Fine Foods is on the bottom floor of the Duke Energy Center at Stonewall and South Tryon Streets. It features a butcher shop, deli, fresh foods section and wine bar and will offer to-go meals a...

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Outdoor Dining in Charlotte
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Napa on Providence

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Myers Park
2,589 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The owners based Napa on Providence on the way that restaurants work in Napa Valley. They strive to take inspiration from the local surroundings and maintain and comfortable and approachable menu of f...

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Ilios Noche -(Quail Corners Shopping Center)

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Charlotte
1,025 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Ilios Noche Restaurant is an open, fun upscale Greek and Italian inspired restaurant in Charlotte. Quail Corners is their second location, which they opened after the first space became so popular! Th...

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Stone Mountain Grill

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
1,015 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The Stone Mountain Grill is across from the Ballantyne Hotel and Resort, making it an excellent spot for hotel guests and for city folk looking to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown for a day. B...

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BRIO - Charlotte - Piedmont - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
1,280 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

BRIO is a fun, casual and comfortable Contemporary Italian restaurant located in the SouthPark neighborhood. They offer a seasonal menu that features chef-driven items including shareable plates, gour...

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Tupelo Honey - Charlotte - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern·
Charlotte
1,526 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

Tupelo Honey is a casual Southern American eatery located at the corner or East and South Boulevard in Charlotte. The menu here relies on southern food and traditions of the Carolina Mountains and the...

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