The Dunavant

4.5
444 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Dunavant is accepting reservations Tuesday through Sunday.
We are closed on Mondays EXCEPT for Monday 20th of January during Queen's Feast Restaurant Week.
Open for brunch Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm.
Steak, fries and greens along with oft-changing daily specials of seafood and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 444 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CAlex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The 22% gratuity was ambitious but it was a nice experience. I didn’t understand the bottle service vs the mimosa flight but again it was a nice day.

JP
JeffP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was great! I would recommend the chicken and funnel cake dish. Superb!

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Foodtvjunkie
Charlotte
85 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak and gorgonzola sauce, gluten free calamari, red pepper and leak soup - very very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful and we loved the vibe of the restaurant.

CD
ChamomileDreams
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant had a nice vibe and was open. I really really enjoyed the truffle pasta. I really really enjoyed the truffle pasta.

G
vipGymshoe
Charlotte
215 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming back because we enjoy this restaurant so much. Everything is good about it.

AC
AC25
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Extremely dissatisfying treatment by the hostess and maybe manager. I’m not sure if the hostess was supposed to communicate it better. However, they open at 5pm and our party of four arrived at 5:20pm on a Friday. We look around and we are the only soon to be customers there. No exaggeration. We ask her for a table of four and she says they can’t take “walk ins” after asking the manager. That’s basically all she said. She didn’t say sorry, she didn’t recommend us making our reservation, she didn’t try to make sure we stayed. Simply made that statement and expected us to leave. Because we had already arrived I was adamant about eating here. I had to ask several questions to be guided to open table to make a reservation as we stood in front of them because they “couldn't” or wouldn’t make us one. As we stand in front of them we make a reservation for 5:30pm and we get to be the first ones sat and the restaurant stayed pretty empty until towards the end of our meal when we waited quite awhile before our waitress came to take our dessert orders and then to give us our check. Overall our waitress was probably their only saving grace. A lot of places do quite a bit better that’s why I don’t recommend this place to others. There’s other places with better food and getting through the doors is always smoother. The food wasn’t terrible. The salad was great, the fries were amazing, but the entrees were a little of a let down. The steak wasn’t a great cut and was supposed to be drowned in sauce otherwise I assume they would’ve added more seasoning to it I’m sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I went back in April and it was wonderful. It just wasn’t that good to me this time. Still a very nice setting and atmosphere… The food didn’t seem like I got much as last time & the drinks wasn’t good at all.

NM
NMartinez
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant but it’s overpriced. I was expecting a little bit more. Not impressed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service. One of the best new restaurants in Charlotte.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and delicious!

TS
vipTheSouthernFoodie
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great for our Sunday brunch! The service was excellent and the food and drinks were even better! Also we really appreciate Nova for going the extra mile in making our ladies outing a memorable one!

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Brunch
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Nova, was great! The space was comfortable and inviting. Although we didn't try the signature funnel cake, our food was pretty good. Loved the mimosa flight!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Horrible food. Absolutely WORST steak I have ever been served. Couldn’t even cut with steak knife it was so full of grissel. Service was very good given the small staff. Go ANYWHERE but this place if you want good food.

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markB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place, will visit again soon. Do yourself a favor and try it out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great bartenders and attentive staff

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Anna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I think if we would have gotten the steak deal the food might have been good since that is what they are known for, but everything we ordered lacked flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very cool place

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve been here before and really enjoyed it but on this night the service was very slow, the drinks and food took a long time to arrive at the table and and my steak arrived cold, grisly and tough, even though it was recommended as their signature dish.

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LauraP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Amber was super knowledgeable, so sweet and created the perfect pace for our group. Every dish was better than the last. Would love to take a gallon of the Gorgonzola Crema home with me and put it on everything. Drinks were delicious. Music was all bangers. Lights, candles, tables... all of it was dope. Would recommend and will be back over and over again. Thank you, Dunavant!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Charlotte. Brunch is excellent. The fried chicken and funnel cake is a favorite. Mimosa flights are a must.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every moment!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED this restaurant. The brunch was amazing. The stuffed oysters were delicious. Chicken and funnel cake is an interesting and delicious combo. The vibe was nice and the bar was cute. Definitely will be coming back here when I’m in Charlotte again.

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vipToughToImpress
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

There's a lot to love here!

Fantastic food and a great vibe. We shared the mussels to start and the $1 add-on pita bread is a true must. The mussels were huge, the broth was thick and tasty, and I'd for sure order that again. My wife was able to say – for the first time ever, perhaps – that her steak was cooked perfectly. The short ribs were good (a bit salty) and the veggies were well prepared.

Our service was a bit lacking – yes, it was later Saturday night (830p seating) – but we didn't get visited much. When she came, she was a delight. Other than that, we walked out of there well fed at a fair price.

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TraciH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food & ambiance!

AH
AlidaH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place and great food, would go back again.

MD
MariaD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was amazing and the service was even better! Amber was extremely attentive, courteous, and efficient! Thank you for a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Got sick from a bad order of mussels. Left feedback with the server that they seemed off.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, could be better side offerings than French fries with the dinner special

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails and service! The food was good, we only did small plates . I would go back for the main dish’s .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff was very attentive.

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WillS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second time eating here, I enjoyed the chicken and funnel cake and the tray of mamos..

MT
MichaelT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and enjoyed the food. When it came time for the check, they do not split it separate checks which is stupid.

LC
LukeC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. The red pepper bisque is one of my new favorite foods. Solid mixed drinks. The only problem was that I was full and couldn’t eat more!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time, and we already can’t wait to go back! So so good!

MH
vipMarciaH
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch I’ve had in a long time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved the ambiance and customer service . Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious . We do plan to return here again on date day . A great mimosa flight as well .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We went as a group of 7, the food was good but about half of the menu wasn’t ready for service and the folks running it were chilly when it comes to customer experience.

MB
vipMattB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

5 of 7 of our party arrived with one person right behind and they refused to sit us. We pressed the issue bc we wanted to order drinks and patronize the establishment. The hostess sat us but then told the manager who came out and told us that policies were there for a reason and if we didn't like it, other restaurants are near...so we left. I don't know why the manager felt like he needed to come make a scene or be so rude, but after several vists, I'll never go back knowing how they treat their customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a little noisy but we liked the restaurant. Parking is extremely difficult so that was a big negative. Service was very nice and food was good.

FAQs

The Dunavant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 335-0125.

The Dunavant is rated 4.5 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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.