Charlotte Restaurants

Charlotte Restaurants

Charlotte restaurants feature traditional and upscale Soul Food, a Caribbean restaurant and a pretty good coffee shop.

Simmons’ 4th Ward Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Dorothy Simmons & son, Terrence Simmons, created this outstanding Soul Food haven; the fried croaker fish, mac-n-cheese, and collard greens are awesome; you’re in for a treat of attention and professionalism.
CUISINE: BBQ and Soul Food; specialties are ribs, fried chicken, smothered cube steak, pork chop and croaker fish
PRICES: $
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-9p
ADDRESS: 516 North Graham Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: Wellington Shopping Center
PHONE: 704-334-6640
WEBSITE: http://www.simmonssoulfoodrestaurant.com

Excelsior Club
DESCRIPTION: A historic Black nightclub founded in 1944 as a social club, it has hosted Motown greats and James Brown and considered an institution that also gives back to the community; Civil Rights workers and politicians have stopped by and its still the place to meet movers and shakers while you have a good time; this remarkable club has adapted through years, melding its old school base with new school entertainment; check the calendar of events for the club.
CUISINE: Light fare
PRICES: $6-$10
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: yes, for special events
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 8p-1a
ADDRESS: 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 704-334-5709
WEBSITE: http://www.excelsiorclub.net

House of Jazz
DESCRIPTION: Upscale restaurant with friendly service; the food is a cut above compared to other nightclubs. Try to visit when good jazz vocals and old-school R&B are playing.
CUISINE: Southern-Cajun
PRICES: $10-$23
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: yes, for live entertainment
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11a-3p, 5p-10p; Sat 5p-12:30a
ADDRESS: 8630 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 704-377-0008
WEBSITE: http://www.thehouseofjazz.net

The Coffee Cup Uptown
DESCRIPTION: Southern café for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CUISINE: Soul Food; specialty dishes include fried fish, pig feet, meat loaf, liver & onions, pork chops, fried chicken, collard greens, mac-n-cheese, cabbage, sweet corn, sweet potato cobbler and banana pudding.
PRICES: $7-$12
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 7a-5p, Sat 7a-1p
ADDRESS: 2900 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 704-909-7096
WEBSITE: http://www.coffeecupsoul.com

Austin’s Caribbean Cuisine
DESCRIPTION: cafe; features a Caribbean motif
CUISINE: Jamaican
PRICES: $7-$15
CREDIT CARDS: no
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11:30a-8p, Fri-Sat 11:30a-9p
ADDRESS: 345 South Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 704-331-8778
WEBSITE: none

Madison Saints Paradise South Cafeteria
DESCRIPTION: Buffet restaurant; located in a senior living center, but accessible and inviting to the public at large
CUISINE: Soul Food; desserts range from average to super, the sweet potato pie is absolutely marvelous.
PRICES: under $12
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: daily 6a-6p
ADDRESS: 1821 Bishop Madison Lane, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 704-264-0137
WEBSITE: none

Mert’s Heart & Soul
DESCRIPTION: Restaurant; a popular eatery owned by James & Rene Bazzelle. It has good service in a nice atmosphere with good food – what more could you ask for?
CUISINE: Low Country & Cajun; sweet cornbread almost tastes like pound cake
PRICES: under $12
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-9:30p, Fri-Sat 11a-11:30p, Sat 9a-11:30p, Sun 9a-9:30p
ADDRESS: 214 North College Street  MAP
PARKING: garages nearby
PHONE: 704-342-4222
WEBSITE: http://www.mertscharlotte.com

Chicken Box Cafe
DESCRIPTION: Buffet restaurant; fast food with soulful roots since 1978, though purchased by a different owner in 2000. You can purchase large quantities, party trays of wings and drummettes. It seats 50.
CUISINE: Soul Food; specialties include smothered pork chops, baked chicken, neck bones and BB Riblets
PRICES: under $15
CREDIT CARDS: no
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Daily 11a-8p
ADDRESS: 3726 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 704-332-2636
WEBSITE: http://www.chickenboxcafe.com

Floyd’s Restaurant II
DESCRIPTION: Buffet restaurant; housed in a former McDonald’s restaurant
CUISINE: Soul Food
PRICES: $
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11a-8p, Sat-Sun 11a-7p, Sun noon-7
ADDRESS: 1820 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: on premises at The Plaza
PHONE: 704-537-2800
WEBSITE: http://floydssoulfood.com

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