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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Deejai Noodle Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (47)
$30 and under
Thai
NODA
About the restaurant
Bringing Thai street food to the Noda Charlotte community. DeeJai noodle bar offers a delicious choice of authentic, traditional Thai street food, sushi, and an array of various Asian dishes, all hand selected from the freshest ingredients. DeeJai noodle bar offers a full bar with specialty cocktails, selected great wine and sake lists to compliment any dish.

Please make a reservation online for your next business party, birthday party, or family event! ENJOY A FREE EDAMAME WHEN YOU SPEND $40 OR MORE!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESTAURANT'S LOCATION IS:
DeeJai Noodle Bar
3629 N. Davidson St. suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28205
980-859-3701
704-910-0815
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food, great cocktail variety, and great service
A photo of Leroy Fox South End restaurant
4.6
4.6 (82)
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Southend
About the restaurant
Our fried chicken may be the best tasting fried chicken you'll ever try!

Leroy Fox "Camden" is located in South End: a unique and charming neighborhood loved by so many! We love what we do and we love our guests even more. Thank you for all of the love and support!
Top review
JohnR
Dined 5 days ago
Great meal and service, loved the salmon BLT sandwich!
A photo of El Puro Cuban Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1119)
$30 and under
Cuban
Charlotte
About the restaurant
Inspired by the elegance and the history of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s

Heated Patio Coming Soon!!
Top review
Barbara
Dined 4 days ago
This is a hidden gem!! Everything was amazing.... The food, the drinks, the service, the music!!! I can understand why they have a dining time limit otherwise people would be staying to dance in their chairs!! Great spot! We will definitely be back!
A photo of La Capital MX restaurant
4.5
4.5 (280)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Southend
About the restaurant
La Capital brings the spirit of Mexico to the table creating an unmatched dining experience in Southend with our authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails in a modern, high energy environment.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Always a good experience! Pretty good food, love the taquitos there!
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A photo of The Workman's Friend restaurant
4.5
4.5 (55)
$30 and under
Irish
Plaza Midwood
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, we are an authentic Irish American pub serving scratch-made pub fare with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. Choose from our open air patio overlooking the action of Central Avenue, or our cozy indoor dining room outfitted with a working fireplace.

Top review
tarnsmanvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great bar and great beer selection. Our server was helpful and on the ball.
A photo of North Italia - Charlotte - Ballantyne restaurant
4.5
4.5 (69)
$30 and under
Italian
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Using only the season’s best ingredients, our chefs create a variety of modern Italian dishes including pastas made from scratch daily, hand-tossed pizzas like the classic Margherita but make it Tie Dye, and savory lunch and dinner entrees like Pork Milanese, Tortelloni al Pomodoro, and Braised Short Rib Lumache that deliver flavors that go above and beyond the expected as well as a full-bodied wine and beer list accompanied by an array of handcrafted cocktails including a Sicilian Margarita and the Pomegranate Mule. For more information, visit northitalia.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious! We’re so happy North Italia is in Ballantyne!
A photo of PARA restaurant
4.3
4.3 (10)
$31 to $50
American
Southend
About the restaurant
PARA, located in the heart of South End Charlotte, is an innovative lounge & restaurant serving globally influenced shareable plates, entrées & creative cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
What a great place. Perfect date night spot. Awesome staff. Food was prepared perfectly... steak medium rare exactly, and salmon cooked beautifully.
A photo of The Green Room restaurant
4.2
4.2 (37)
$31 to $50
American
Southend
About the restaurant
The Gold District’s hidden gem.
Pocket Bar | Craft Cocktails | Snacks
Open Friday and Saturday from 6pm-12am or by private appointment.
Top review
KaylaSvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
The drinks and small bites are always delicious. Love trying out the new experiences!
A photo of Dos Caminos - Charlotte restaurant
4.2
4.2 (46)
$30 and under
Mexican
Charlotte
About the restaurant
Brining one of New York City's original Mexican restaurants to Charlotte! Serving a menu of authentic Mexican dishes as well as an extensive selection of premium tequilas and delicious, innovative cocktails. Experience the multi-regional modern cuisine for dinner.
Top review
JoeSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Exemplary service. Kayla was wonderful. Great good as always. Welcome addition to uptown
A photo of Tap and Vine (Indian Trail) restaurant
3.8
3.8 (159)
$30 and under
American
Indian Trail
About the restaurant
Tap & Vine is a restaurant and bar in Indian Trail, North Carolina, open for both lunch and dinner. We specialize in tapas, as well as a variety of food, drinks, and an upbeat, beautiful atmosphere. We are located next to Sun Valley Movie Theatre in Indian Trail, NC. We have daily and weekly food and drink specials and events, live music, and great vibes.
Top review
JadeW
Dined on May 4, 2024
Great place for date night or girls wine night. We enjoyed everything.
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