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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 the Tastemaker 20. We’ve brought together the best brunch Charlotte has to offer with our list of the 20 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, Tupelo Honey - Charlotte
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Charlotte, Belmont
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Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
580 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
100% recommended
Best Value in Charlotte

Nellie's Southern Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Belmont
841 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Tupelo Honey - Charlotte

$$$$·Southern·
Charlotte
1,383 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
82% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

300 East

$$$$·American·
Dilworth
2,384 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte

New South Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Arboretum
768 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
  • 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
96% recommended
Best Service in Charlotte

Vivace - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
2,086 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
This bright and beautiful Italian eatery in Midtown is the perfect antidote to a heavy night. Long tables welcome large groups of friends, while the mimosas and Bloody Marys are flRead more
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,626 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended

Reid's Fine Foods

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
324 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Happy Hour
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
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charlotte

5Church - Charlotte

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
3,047 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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
Contemporary American in Charlotte

Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,242 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
93% recommended

La Belle Helene

$$$$·French·
Charlotte
914 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in Charlotte

Napa on Providence

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Myers Park
1,883 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
91% recommended
Contemporary American in Charlotte

37sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Charlotte
123 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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

Gallery Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
1,262 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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
95% recommended
Scenic View in Charlotte

The Asbury

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Uptown
688 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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

Maggiano's - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
5,549 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
Most Booked in Charlotte

The Dunavant

$$$$·Steak·
Southend
169 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
86% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte

Stone Mountain Grill

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
956 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
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
83% recommended
Kid Friendly in Charlotte

Zeppelin

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Southend
183 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
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
93% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Charlotte

Haymaker

$$$$·American·
Uptown
565 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Charlotte
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