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Golden Owl Tavern, Charlotte, NC

Golden Owl Tavern

3.3
3.3
200 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Our menus serve up a wide variety of regional classics and craveable treats inspired by the American South. Perfect for date night, graduations, celebrations, brunch or just lunch, you'll be a regular before long. And even if you're not, our friendly neighborhood staff will make you feel like one!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 417-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andres Prussing CEC

  • Private party facilities

    We can host Private Dinners for up to 32 Guests and Cocktail Receptions for up to 50 Guests. For more details about packages and how to book your event with us, please visit www.goldenowltavern.com

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    J.W. Clay Blvd. and N. Tryon Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for guests of Golden Owl Tavern through the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

  • Public transit

    Yes, LYNX Blue Line. J.W. Clay stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is AMAZING!!! Drinks are delicious!!! It has a large seating area and the space is open. I’ll go every chance I get.
  2. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. larger portion of dessert would have been nice.
  3. CM

    CMF1

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was delicious and the value was good. The bar service was very slow, and it took a long time to even get our order taken.
  4. AE

    AmberE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Save yourself time, money, and headache. The waitstaff don't even know their own menu and tried to charge me $34 for a piece of fish that said $10 when added to a salad. The margaritas were great but TERRIBLE service.
  5. c

    crabkiller1

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food below average, steak overcooked, pizza not good. Would not recommend.
  6. BB

    BlakeB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Only 1 server but food was really good. A little pricey for the overall experience.
  7. LJ

    LesJ

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It’s good calamari tasty
  8. C

    Cowpant

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food that we received was outstanding, especially the desserts. I’d go back just for desserts. We had one of each and they were awesome. Our problem was we had a non meat eater and they had no fish in (I know supply is an issue but that was not acceptable) Even Shrimp and Grits had a meat sauce. So overall good (Great Desserts) just need to have Vegan options.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very slow service and it was not busy. Food was over priced. Not terrible but will not be returning.
  10. T

    Tiff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Absolutely love their food. The meatloaf is extraordinary - even if it’s luke warm. I’m also not a fan of their “one check per table” policy. But hey, if it’s just you and one other person, you should be ok…LoL. Otherwise, expect delays, determine who’ll cover the check (and their CashApp) prior to arrival!
  11. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Was very disappointed with my last visit as I invited a colleague here for a lunch meeting and spoke highly of the restaurant. The staff was pulled for a training so the response time was slow, the devilled eggs that are pictured are not served during lunch (my reason for selecting this restaurant) and the lunch menu is extremely limited. I asked for balsamic dressing and I had to wait for the chef to make it - isn't that a common item that should always be on hand? The restaurant was pretty empty so I suspect others are choosing to go elsewhere as well. Beautiful restaurant, good food but please add to your menu and focus on customer service.
  12. D

    Dissapointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Dinner: Everything I tried to order they didn't have. Then I took the waitress suggestion and she came back and said they did not have that either. So I took what I could get, the food was ok. I ordered wine and they did not have the first three that I asked for (type of wine, not a specific name request). Breakfast: Buffet only on Sunday morning. Everything that was supposed to be hot was cold. $22 for a cold and unappetizing buffet.
  13. CC

    CedricC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and drinks. Would highly recommend.
  14. JN

    JoannaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My main issue with the Golden Own Tavern was that it was not what it was advertised to be. It was not the chef run cozy restaurant that appears on social media and their website. It's a hotel restaurant. We made reservations (no mention anywhere that is inside a hotel) due to their REALLY GOOD looking brunch menu. We arrived early, and had a car complimentary valet parked. I was a bit surprised that it was in a hotel, but I've had great meals in hotels before, and it was 1115 on a Sunday morning. We arrived to the "tavern" and saw two very harried and hurried servers busting their butts. One greeted us and told us as long as we had a reservation we were ok. We did, they seated us at 1129 (our reservation was 1130). They then proceeded to tell us it was a breakfast buffet. Ok....not what we were expecting or really wanting, but now we are hungry. Food was ok. "higher class" restaurant buffet- eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, etc The fruit was fresh. The coffee was good, but not $4 good, and we never got a refill. Overall, call before you go and make sure they are actually serving the menu they are advertising
  15. c

    carmel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Not my cup of tea. Today may have just been a bad day, but the food was not flavorful. The pictures online did not match the anticipation.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in Charlotte for a Rod Stewart concert with friends from home. The restaurant is located inside a very nice Marriott Hotel we were staying in. We were surprised to find a restaurant with this quality inside a hotel. We hope to be back one day.
  17. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was just okay. The grilled meatloaf was covered in BBQ sauce that took away from the charred taste. The Hoppin’John dish was too brown- it needed some green and red vegetables to cut the sameness. It would be a good shareable side. The service was quick and friendly.
  18. ME

    MomE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We went because it took reservations for brunch and then it still took two hours between waiting for a table, then waiting for a server, then waiting for the food. The food was okay, but $100 for breakfast food should be something special, not just okay.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They were out of stock of a lot of staple items Corn bread amazing - no honey butter No broccoli Gin and juice drink - amazing but then ran out after our table had the first round
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambiance was nice. Located in the Marriott on UNC Charlotte's campus. The food descriptions on the menu looked appealing. We were told what items were not available first thing. The best item was the corn bread appetizer. The wait for food and drinks was a bit long. The waiter told us that a specific craft cocktail drink we ordered. Could not be ordered again. The bartender reported that he couldn't make it again. The Food presentation was nice. Unfortunately our fried entrées were overcooked. The collard greens were yummy. Overall we were disappointed.
  21. c

    cltdiner

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was good. Server was fine but hampered by short bar staff. Extremely noisy in there.
  22. b

    breezyp

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor service. It was my birthday dinner with friends and family and the wait for drinks and food was indeed poor customer service. The restaurant was out of the main entrees, then the ones chosen was either overcooked/burnt or cold. I was expecting choosing a restaurant in such a beautiful hotel it would’ve been exceptional service; I was wrong.
  23. k

    kathyl

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Their website did not disclose that they are inside the Marriott at UNCC. I was looking for a 'burger-bar' near the university and thought it was overpriced. The server was very good. The food got mixed reviews from the four of us at the table. One meal was so over-salted it was inedible. We should have asked to have it taken off the bill.
  24. KY

    KishaY

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had family in town from Portland OR and California for a family reunion. We wanted to have one last meal together before headed back home our separate ways. Brought them here and they loved it. High reviews for the shrimp and grits and cornbread from my brother. My uncle loved his steak and he's a tough critic. The cocktails were on point (which they always are, I've been here several times but first time with my extended family).
  25. LD

    LDYWDE

    Wilmington

    54 reviews

    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’m unable to give this place a full legit review due to the restaurant running out of food for the 2nd time during brunch hours before Noon. All while reservations were still open via OpenTable. There was no one at the front to host or barely anyone to grab to get their attention to get seating. At least have someone at the front to inform customers that the business will be shutting down early instead of having people waiting around and looking lost. Thankfully, I was able to grab the bartenders attention or I would still be standing in the middle of the restaurant.
  26. LG

    LisaG

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Took awhile to get seated. The food came out in an adequate timeframe, but they tried to pass off chicken breasts as thighs, which is what my husband wanted. Waiter said the kitchen didn’t notify the wait staff of the outage. I had the bison meatloaf - it was great. My husband’s replacement meal took over the “15 minutes” promised. It took too long to get the waiter’s attention to get our check. When it finally arrived, they didn’t take off the incorrect meal. Took WAY too long to get the revised ticket & get to our event. Overall, we won’t be back. Too bad … their reviews were pretty good.
  27. DW

    DaemonW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My wife and I had already looked at the menu online in order to save time when we got there. We ordered appetizers and our entrees. I don’t know if they were short-staffed or not, but it took 20 minutes to get our food and, as we suspected, they brought our appetizers with the entrees. The food itself was okay (typical hotel food, too salty) and they were out of some of the menu items. Our server was good (college student at nearby UNCC). He made the best of a challenging situation. It was okay overall, but not worth the price we paid for dinner.
  28. CP

    CharleneP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This were my first time dinning at the Golden Owl Taverns. It were nice but need to add certain condiments and maybe change the items on the menu around to fit the combination of the meal
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Q was a great bartender and server. Excellent customer service.
  30. j

    joshua

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Quiet, clean restaurant in the Marriott. Food was good
  31. JM

    JonM

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Great service, however The restaurant had 86'd several items on the menu by 6:00 p.m. on a Thursday. Several things we ordered were not good... Over cooked broccoli, burnt fish, over fried green tomatoes.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Deviled eggs and shrimp apps were fantastic. Great service. Smoked wings weren't smoked... still good but not smoked
  33. TC

    TeresaC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu choices. Food was very good and the team was very personable
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I did not get all the items I ordered. The beef ribs were chewy despite the 72 hour heading. I asked for ice with my water several times and never got it. Too high a price for that level of service and food quality.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant requires a reservation. Several people had reservations and the restaurant was closed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pretty good!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I reserved a table. Was 5 minutes late and my table wasn’t ready so I opted to sit at the bar. It took 15 minutes before the bartender acknowledged me. Finally I gave my order, and they were out of the one meat-free, dairy-free entree. Very disappointing.
  38. j

    janetr

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    It is with regret that I write the review. We have visited Golden Owl MANY times and from the first it was amazing and has been sliding down over each visit. We made reservations for the Father's Day special. We arrived for our Friday reservation and were met with NO the father's day special is only on Father's Day. I showed them THEIR website that showed the special and the dates ($60 per person) Well they apologized and told us they would make it right (basically told us they would comp one meal or a good discount for our trouble) if we came back on Sunday. They made us a new reservation...Sunday we went to the restaurant and the restaurant was slow. We explained to the waiter what had happened. He actually texted the manager that was on --on Friday. The manager on Sunday NEVER came and talked with us. NO COMMUNICATION whatsoever. There was a brand new father next to us and we bought them dessert (Something the manager, if a good manager, would do) The food came out extremely slow but then came all at once! appetizer, and main course. The person in the seating near us keep asking where their food was, as there were only approx 12 people seated. NO MANAGER again. We finally got desert and packed up left overs....they brought the bill over. They gave us a $12 discount (off the meals only) and the young waiter had to explain that was ALL the manager would do (again the manager never came and spoke with us) We left a $30 tip. I wrote an email to the restaurant expressing our disappointment and to date have received NO response. I even explained that I did NOT want to leave a negative review but alas I do not think they care. So this restaurant is no longer in our plans
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Going to dinner early proves to be beneficial. We got there right when they opened back up for dinner and were able to score the cast iron skillet cornbread which is usually not available because they run out since they’re so popular. If you have a chance, get one because it’s delicious! All the other food was also very tasty and prepared fresh.

    Golden Owl TavernResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Thank you for choosing Golden Owl Tavern and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  40. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The kitchen did not have many items on the menu. There appeared to be only one server working for multiple tables. My husband had ordered a brunch cocktail but the bar that was supposed to open at 10am was not operating yet because the bar tender had not arrived. We had ordered the deviled eggs from the starter menu and they arrived after the rest of our food. The poor service was not a reflection of the server, rather the kitchen and the supporting staff (bar). The food was OK, but options were limited given the number of items the kitchen was not serving. We aren't likely to go back or recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Golden Owl Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 417-0400.

Golden Owl Tavern is rated 3.3 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Golden Owl Tavern

9041 Robert D. Snyder Road, Charlotte, NC 28262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    J.W. Clay Blvd. and N. Tryon Street

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for guests of Golden Owl Tavern through the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

  • Public transit

    Yes, LYNX Blue Line. J.W. Clay stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andres Prussing CEC

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 417-0400

  • Private party facilities

    We can host Private Dinners for up to 32 Guests and Cocktail Receptions for up to 50 Guests. For more details about packages and how to book your event with us, please visit www.goldenowltavern.com

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