Link & Pin - Southend

4.6
617 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
South End was home to Charlotte’s first railroad line, connecting us to Columbia and Charleston, SC in the mid-1800’s. “Link & Pin” is an old railroad term. A “Link” was installed on one railcar then, as the two railcars were joined, a “Pin” was manually inserted into the other railcar’s link, holding the two railcars together. Since we are in Historic South End and on a light rail stop, we felt the name Link & Pin was a good fit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach’s service was impeccable. Great recommendations. Food was fantastic. Good sized portions. Drinks were extremely creative and tasty.

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. So elegant, clean, & the food was delicious. Only thing I’d recommend is adding a kids menu. I ended up sharing with my kid.

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AndreaU
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from out of town and read some reviews online about L&P so we decided to check it out. Our reservation was at 1:30, but we got there a little early. We asked if there was any chance we could get seated sooner and they were super accommodating! The food was incredible, the service was amazing, would recommend to anyone!

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MyeshiaL
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were AMAZING! The inside of the restaurant alone is breathe taking. Food and drinks came out very quickly. All servers/host were very nice someone always made sure we were doing okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waffle and chicken was awesome as usual, love this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our waiter was so sweet, made amazing food and drink suggestions. Can’t wait to come back!!

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glamethystjones
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken n waffles were great. Mimosas were great, great location. Indoor and outdoor areas are neat, clean and quiet. Highly recommend for brunch.

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Tajjjjjjj
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Georgia and this was my 2nd visit. 10/10 recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We went in for the first time for Sunday brunch and for the most part our food was good, but it sure did take an extremely long time for it to arrive. Service was not great, and I know that a lot of places are understaffed right now so patience is a virtue. However, a little transparency about the food taking a long time would be nice. And having someone to stop by the table more frequently to update us, refill our water, and see how we were doing would’ve made the experience waiting much better. Our server was nice, and apologized for the wait after we received our food, but was definitely not attentive at all. It even took a long time to receive our check and leave. I thought the validated parking might expire before we had a chance to get out of there (I think there’s a 2 hour limit?).
We got the entree bacon which came out first and while it had good flavor, the bacon was cold. We didn’t say anything or send it back because we had been waiting a long time for it to arrive in the first place.
My boyfriend got the chicken salad sandwich which he said was good but not worth the price, and I got the shrimp and grits which was honestly the highlight of the meal. The coffee was also typical diner quality coffee, nothing special.
Probably won’t be back to be honest, there are other places in the area we’d like to try and the service here left a bad taste in our mouths.

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BarbaraJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great small plates, main course I selected lacked seasoning and I requested salt and pepper, then it was better. They were short staffed as many restaurants are these days but overall good service and quality. Lots of places to park, excellent drinks! Will definitely dine again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We enjoyed the meat & cheese board, oysters & Asian rice bowl - it was one of the best meals weve had in awhile and GREAT service!

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MandiM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating to all of our requests, including adding last minute diners to our reservation, seating & getting drinks even though we arrived in several waves and discussing specific menu options to those who had severe food allergies. Servers friendly, attentive and efficient. Great atmosphere. Creative menu - try the tuna taco appetizer. If they have the whole flounder - definitely order it! A lot to eat, but fantastic!! Loved the multiple dining areas, including the outdoor space. We were seated in the dining area with a large glass garage door, which they opened for us (had a full screen - so nice air flow and no bugs!!). Will definitely be back!

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MarkW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went to Link & Pin for the first time last Friday night. It was a fun experience with great cocktails and delicious food. The brussels sprout salad was fantastic in particular.

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Bman
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Charlotte.
Everything I had there was good with a large drink selection and full bar.

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vipMarlies
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covered patio - glass door slide to open - perfect for a Pandemic! Food was excellent and service exceptional!
Look forward going back soon.

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SarahD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service, yummy food, and perfect cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is our favorite spot to eat at! However, we made a reservation the morning of and when we got there, they said that even though we had a reservation, it was still going to be 1 hour and 45 minutes!! I have never left more disappointed. That is absolutely crazy! And I understand things happen but how you handle it is very different. We practically were told to leave. That’s not okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding time at Link & Pin as always. The server was attentive and friendly.

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vipJudeO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good restaurant, good food and drinks. I rated it a 4 rather than a 5 because we showed up at 8 for our reservation and were told by the attendant, rather imperiously I might add, that we had to wait approximately 15-20 minutes to be seated. At her suggestion we went to the bar, within clear eyesight of the attendant. 40 minutes later, we had not been seated. When we inquired, we were told that a text had been sent to us, notifying us that the table was ready; since we had not responded, the table had been cancelled.

This is beyond ridiculous. If this is their standard practice, it needs to stop post-haste. First, one should not have to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated when a reservation has been made. Second, if you are going to notify of the table's availability by text, let the customer know that. No one mentioned that to us. Third, lose the attitude. You're not doing us a favor to accommodate us; it's the other way around in fact.

In the end, all ended well. We sat down, and had a great meal. I do recommend the food, the drinks, and the ambience. But some of their processes need improving, stat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, Food, and Service was excellent. Two Words.. Truffle Fries

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Noni
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Shakshuka, which was light and tasty while my gf had the corn flake crusted french toast. The french toast was next level, so much so she's going to try and make it with cinnamon toast crunch. I digress...

A great spot with even better food!

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vipbryan
Charlotte
108 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow especially since it was not busy. The fish was dry however the charcuterie board was very good.

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Service was outstanding and food and drinks were on point! Would definitely come back here when im in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for whatever occasion and whatever diet!

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KatherineO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Genuinely surprised by all the glowing reviews. It’s just overpriced bar food. Lobster roll was bland, fries were soggy. General Tso Cauliflower was the best item but it was mainly a bowl of rice. My kid’s chicken tenders were solid. Somehow it was really hot on the patio even though it was a beautiful day

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Talas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I am a regular customer and my fiancé was visiting from out of town and in my head link & pin was the place i wanted to take her out for my birthday dinner. I came specifically for the tomehawk steak and the first thing the waiter said that you guys been out for two weeks!!
Then we order the food, the arugula berry salad was okay, truffle fries were super oily, the ahi tuna tacos used to better, and the only thing was were to enjoy was the flounder fried fish.

Sorry to say that, but the waiter service was bad as well, she only checked on us once, i had to ask other servers to get us what we were missing!

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CINDYM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Staff. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the recommendations from the staff and the overall experience.

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place if the outdoor area had better air conditioning the place would be a 10star. Overall I have enjoyed myself Everytime I have went.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely enjoyed my visit as usual food was great,was a little noisy this time but that was because a large party was seated near us other than that everything was good.

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CandyJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken and funnel cake. The chicken was some of the best I’ve had...perfectly seasoned. The chicken alone will make me return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Southend. Upscale menu, but the pricing was definitely affordable. Love the location, decor and staff.

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Sharon
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a graduation and they were able to seat us right away even though we changed our reservation time. The food was very delicious and the service was excellent. Would come back for another dinner or event for sure!

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Luv2eat
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice evening. Great server, with just the right amount of attention and help.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Waiter was unwelcoming and our food was not good for the price

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KristenK
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was slow.

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MarkP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to L&P multiple times for brunch and dinner. I’ve never had a bad meal or experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered chicken and waffles. The waffles were doughy and the chicken didn’t have much flavor. After I ate, I was sick for most of the day with a belly ache. I’m not going back.

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vipJennie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great

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NajatT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! The food and service is top notch. I can't think of a better brunch in town!!

FAQs

Link & Pin - Southend offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 939-1188.

Link & Pin - Southend is rated 4.6 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Link & Pin - Southend does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/link-and-pin-charlotte/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.