The Best Brunch Restaurants in Charlotte

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.

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Restaurants:Trio Restaurant - Charlotte, Nellie's Southern Kitchen, 300 East
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Charlotte, Belmont, Dilworth
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7:00 PM

Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
681 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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 brunch Charlotte loca...

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Nellie's Southern Kitchen

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

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. This includes favorit...

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300 East

$$$$·American·
Dilworth
2,534 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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- because that’s what i...

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New South Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Arboretum
982 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food

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 Southern flair. The e...

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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
2,158 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 their steaks and seafood...

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Great for Lunch in Charlotte

Reid's Fine Foods

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
612 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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 not utterly enchanted...

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Church and Union - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
3,852 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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 manages to strike that d...

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Village Tavern - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,263 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 ingredients and no trans ...

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Napa on Providence

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Myers Park
2,710 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 creative ways. That phi...

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Contemporary American in Charlotte
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37sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Charlotte
327 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals

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 the Southwest, and th...

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Gallery Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Ballantyne
1,518 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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, the Gallery also of...

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The Asbury

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Uptown
877 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food

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 doesn’t detract from th...

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Maggiano's - Charlotte

$$$$·Italian·
SouthPark
5,350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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 always in demand, an...

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The Dunavant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlotte
457 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 proving just as popular. Sh...

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Haymaker

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,146 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date

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 favorite. Eggs Benton? No, th...

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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 also because there are p...

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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, and has just as much E...

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Stone Mountain Grill

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

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 Stone Mountain Grill al...

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Zeppelin - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlotte
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 is a cleverly named ...

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