The Best Brunch Restaurants in Charlotte

The OpenTable Team

Charlotte, North Carolina has many claims to fame as the birthplace of NASCAR racing, home to the National Whitewater Center and cultural treasures like Discovery Place Science. But where can locals and visitors enjoy some comfort food after an exciting week? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve brought together the best brunch Charlotte has to offer with our list of the top eateries serving up weekend recovery food. Pick out pastries at a French-style bakery in South Park (perfect fuel for shopping around the huge mall), keep it classic with tender chicken and waffles, spice things up with Cajun-style shrimp and grits over at McAlpine. Whichever you prefer, book a table for the best brunch in Charlotte this weekend.

Restaurants:Trio Restaurant - Charlotte, Nellie's Southern Kitchen, 300 East
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Charlotte, Belmont, Dilworth

Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
657 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
With over 25 years’ experience, Trio has garnered a reputation as a top eatery offering amazing food served with a smile in beautiful surroundings. That includes some of the best bRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Nellie's Southern Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Belmont
945 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
Nellie’s gets its name from Nellie Jonas, a matriarch who was as incredible a hostess as she was a cook. Her ethos of simple, fresh ingredients carries on in Nellie’s menu today. TRead more
91% recommended
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300 East

$$$$·American·
Dilworth
2,571 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
A Dilworth institution for over 30 years, 300 East is home to some of the best brunch Charlotte has on offer. Arriving at 300 East is like arriving at a beautiful, historic home- bRead more
99% recommended
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New South Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Arboretum
863 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
New South Kitchen & Bar on Providence offers sustainable, all-natural farming with ingredients from all over the Carolinas. All the meat and seafood is local, and all served with SRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,848 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
When shopping gets too much, visitors to the Strawberry Hill retail center can rest their legs and refuel at New American eatery, Red Rocks Café. Red Rocks might be famous for theiRead more
95% recommended
Great for Lunch in Charlotte

Reid's Fine Foods

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
414 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Live Music
SouthPark is home to some of Charlotte’s best restaurants. Reid’s Fine Foods is one such restaurant, which also happens to be a gourmet grocery store and wine merchant. For those nRead more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Charlotte
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5Church - Charlotte

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
3,230 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
5Church is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. The stunning décor makes this a conversation-starting destination to take friends, and an impressive date spot. 5Church manaRead more
87% recommended
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Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,314 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Business Meals
Promoting quality, affordable food since 1984, today the Village Tavern on Congress Street carries on that legacy with a delightfully varied menu. Brunch promises all-natural ingreRead more
88% recommended
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Napa on Providence

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Myers Park
2,229 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Napa, as the name suggests, takes deep inspiration from the Napa Valley in California. They follow the Napa Philosophy, which is all about local ingredients, used in simple yet creRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Charlotte

37sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Charlotte
201 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
37 Sol aims to be one of the most popular brunch spots in Charlotte, and it’s well on its way to achieving that goal. This family friendly restaurant embraces the bold flavors of tRead more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Charlotte

Gallery Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
1,387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The Gallery Restaurant is a thoroughly refined and elegant dining spot. It’s part of the Ballantyne Hotel Luxury Collection, and as such often saved for special occasions. However,Read more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

The Asbury

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Uptown
775 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
The Asbury is a truly modern southern restaurant, with a genuine farm-to-table ethos. They focus on honoring the past while making the most of current culinary techniques. This doeRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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Maggiano's - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
5,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
Located right in the center of the SouthPark shopping center, Maggiano’s is one of those chain restaurants that keeps diners coming back again and again. Homestyle Italian food is Read more
94% recommended
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The Dunavant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Southend
345 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The Dunavant in Brookhill is a favorite for dinner, with fixed price options and steak, salads and truffle fries always a big hit They now do a weekend brunch menu which is provingRead more
91% recommended
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Stone Mountain Grill

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
1,019 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
There’s nothing quite like the experience of taking brunch whilst in a mountain lodge, with a real fire and complementary décor including a wall of logs. The huge open space of StoRead more
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Haymaker

$$$$·American·
Uptown
791 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
Grab a seat at the well lit, horseshoe-shaped bar and down a Bloody Mary before perusing one of the best brunch menus in Charlotte. Beignets cooked in bacon fat? That’s a favoriteRead more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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Tupelo Honey - Charlotte - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern·
Charlotte
1,526 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
South End’s Tupelo Honey is a regular in Charlotte Best Brunch lists. Why? It could be because unlike most places, Tupelo Honey offers lunch a glorious seven days a week. It’s alsoRead more
81% recommended
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La Belle Helene - Permanently Closed

$$$$·French·
Charlotte
1,113 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This elegant French restaurant is Parisian through and through, right down to the decor which is the brainchild of a renowned Parisian designer. Sunday brunch runs from 10 to 3, anRead more
88% recommended
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Zeppelin - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Southend
245 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
This South End small plates and sustainable farming focused restaurant offers a Sunday brunch like no other. The cocktail list alone is a treasure trove. Peanut Butter and Jealous Read more
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