There is no shortage of good restaurants in the Queen City. In fact, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to eat. Do you pick your go-to favorite, that new hot spot you’ve been dying to try, or perhaps a reliable chain? Many dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they’re fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, these top Charlotte restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Charlotte using rankings from Tripadvisor. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots. You will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven’t been to yet.

Top Rated Charlotte Restaurants

  • #30. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (321 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: German, Bar
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-1738
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #29. Nana Morrison's Soul Food

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (356 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 2908 Oak Lake Blvd Suite #106, Charlotte, NC 28208-7703
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #28. Bricktop's Restaurant

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (453 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Bar
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 6401 Morrison Blvd Ste 1, Charlotte, NC 28211-3800
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #27. 300 East

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (429 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, International
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 300 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-4890
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #26. Cajun Queen

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (475 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204-2416
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #25. Dandelion Market

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (383 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Bar
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2122
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #24. Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (612 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 150 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2271
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #23. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (579 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 4725 Piedmont Row Dr Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28210-4270
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #22. Sea Level NC

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (218 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 129 E 5th St Truist Tower, Charlotte, NC 28202-2119
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #21. The King's Kitchen

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (506 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Beer restaurants
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 129 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2143
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #20. Cafe Monte French Bakery And Bistro

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (465 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: French, Cafe
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 6700 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210-3324

    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #18. Paco's Tacos and Tequila

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (471 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 6401 Morrison Blvd #8a, Charlotte, NC 28211-3800
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #17. The Original Pancake House

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (414 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 4736 Sharon Rd Sharon Corners Shopping Center, Charlotte, NC 28210-3328
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #16. Miro Spanish Grille

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (458 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Latin, Seafood
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 12239 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-1508
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #15. Mama Ricotta's

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (691 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 601 S Kings Dr Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #14. Midnight Diner

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (499 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Diner
    – Price: $
    – Address: 115 E Carson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-4030
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #13. Pinky's Westside Grill

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (645 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Bar
    – Price: $
    – Address: 1600 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5222
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #12. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (388 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Gastropub, American
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 1626 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-5822
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #11. Midwood Smokehouse

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (298 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #10. Alexander Michael's

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (248 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Bar
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 401 W 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1972
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #9. Luce Restaurant & Bar

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (298 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Italian
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #8. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,608 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 4310 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-3997
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #7. Dresslers Restaurant

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (381 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 1100 Metropolitan Ave Ste 125E, Charlotte, NC 28204-3416
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #6. The Capital Grille

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,049 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 201 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #5. Midwood Smokehouse

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,018 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Bar
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 1401 Central Ave Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28205-5143
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #4. The Fig Tree Restaurant

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (764 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Italian, French
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 1601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204-2411
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #3. Midwood Smokehouse

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (213 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 540 Brandywine Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #2. The Melting Pot

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (316 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
    – Type of cuisine: American, International
    – Price: $$$$
    – Address: 901 S Kings Dr Ste 140B #140b, Charlotte, NC 28204-2916
    – Read more on Tripadvisor

  • #1. Lang Van

    – Rating: 4.5 / 5 (385 reviews)
    – Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
    – Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
    – Price: $$ – $$$
    – Address: 3019 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
    – Read more on Tripadvisor