The Most Fun Restaurants in Charlotte

Is Charlotte the most fun city in North Carolina? From life in the fast lane at the NASCAR Motor Speedway to thrills and spills at the National Whitewater Center, excitement and adventure are only ever a few minutes away in this vibrant city. But where are the most fun restaurants in Charlotte? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve embraced Charlotte’s love of fun and discovered twenty restaurants that make dining a little bit more intriguing.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Peppervine, McNinch House, The Melting Pot - Midtown NC
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Continental, Fondue
Neighborhoods:SouthPark, Uptown, Midtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Peppervine

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,185 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List

Before Peppervine opened it was one of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants in SouthPark. That anticipation was well rewarded. This super modern space serves up locally sourced, seasonal fare fr...

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Fit for Foodies in Charlotte
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McNinch House

$$$$·Continental·
Uptown
853 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

This beautiful restaurant is an absolute must for any history-loving foodies out there. The venue is a lovingly restored Queen Anne style house from 1892, the original home of Charlotte Mayor, Sam McN...

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Best Overall in Charlotte
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The Melting Pot - Midtown NC

$$$$·Fondue·
Midtown
1,096 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Just across from Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a restaurant that’s as much an entertaining night out as a great place to eat. The Melting Pot’s name refers to the different types of fondue, melted to...

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forchetta

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Uptown
215 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating

Whether guests are heading uptown for a sporting event at the Spectrum Centre or to take in a festival at First Ward Park, forchetta is waiting to serve up a “New Dining Experience” for hungry locals ...

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Bulla Gastrobar - Charlotte

$$$$·Spanish·
Charlotte
1,395 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas

Filled with Spanish inspiration, Bulla is the brainchild of experienced restaurateurs and a chef who has travelled all over the world but has firm Costa Rican roots. Widely recognized as one of the mo...

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The Cellar at Duckworth's

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Uptown
1,512 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

A 2019 Diner’s Choice, The Cellar at Duckworth’s is the epitome of the American Gastropub. The “pub” part of that is an extensive list of specialty and rare beers, plus intriguing signature cocktails ...

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Best Service in Charlotte

Brazz Carvery & Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
1,029 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Right on The Green on South College Street, Brazz is a Brazilian style steakhouse offering rotisserie-cooked meats, carved right at the table. As well as a stunning range of meats including beef, pork...

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Fin & Fino

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

When the night calls for a touch of class, what impresses more than oysters? Well, this restaurant serves 12 different types of the succulent shellfish. Add to that a range of other seafood dishes tha...

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Best Food in Charlotte

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Charlotte

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

Rí Rá is a real Irish pub right in the heart of Charlotte’s Fourth Ward. The extensive beer menu starts, of course, with Guinness- but it certainly doesn’t end there. Belgian beers, ciders, plus a ran...

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Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
560 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Plenty of fun nights out start or end with some excellent sushi, and Pisces is right up there with the best. This multiple award-winning Charlotte sushi joint is always open ‘til late every night, and...

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Fahrenheit - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
5,217 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Fancy a restaurant with a view? Fahrenheit is right on top of the Skye Condos on South Caldwell Street. New American Cuisine is on offer here, plus crafty cocktails and local beer on tap. The gorgeous...

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Scenic View in Charlotte

Cantina 1511- Mooresville

$$$$·Mexican·
Mooresville
109 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

Head north out of Charlotte and discover Mooresville even more incredible and fun eateries. Cantina 1511 is one of those, promising and delivering some of the best Mexican food in North Carolina. Book...

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Kid Friendly in Charlotte
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Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

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

Making mealtimes fun is all about adding those little twists that keep diners coming back. Trio has perfected that art, with classics like French Toast getting a total makeover, and cool ideas like a ...

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Great for Brunch in Charlotte
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37sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Charlotte
308 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals

A streak of spicy Mexican flavor combines with Southern classics at this Outlets Boulevard eatery. 37Sol makes everything with pride from scratch, from Lola’s Steak Skewers to the freshest juices. The...

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Scenic View in Charlotte