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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Charlotte

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest, Nellie's Southern Kitchen, Trio Restaurant - Charlotte
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Charlotte, Belmont
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,422 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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 CRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Charlotte

Nellie's Southern Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Belmont
838 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
577 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
100% recommended
Best Value in Charlotte

Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,624 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
91% recommended

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Charlotte

$$$$·Irish·
Uptown
529 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy
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 feeRead more
83% recommended

300 East

$$$$·American·
Dilworth
2,376 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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 classRead more
94% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte

Cafe Monte

$$$$·French·
SouthPark
3,539 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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 floaRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

OGGI - Ballantyne

$$$$·Italian·
Ballantyne
1,309 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 tourRead more
90% recommended
Italian in Charlotte

Ilios Noche -(Quail Corners Shopping Center)

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Charlotte
963 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 bRead more
96% recommended

Mama Ricotta's

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
2,862 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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 buiRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Charlotte

Stone Mountain Grill

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
953 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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 dRead more
85% recommended
Kid Friendly in Charlotte

Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,236 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 seRead more
91% recommended

Caswell Station

$$$$·American·
Elizabeth
121 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
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 Read more
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Maggiano's - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
5,540 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 gatheringRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Charlotte

204 North Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Uptown
472 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Pre/post Theatre
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 theiRead more

BRIO - Charlotte - Piedmont

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
1,176 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 shRead more
84% recommended

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Southpark Mall)

$$$$·Seafood·
SouthPark
2,707 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Read more
88% recommended

Reid's Fine Foods

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
324 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Happy Hour
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 willRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Napa on Providence

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Myers Park
1,875 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 apRead more
91% recommended
Contemporary American in Charlotte

Tupelo Honey - Charlotte

$$$$·Southern·
Charlotte
1,378 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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 CaroliRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte