When people are relocating to the Charlotte, NC. area a misperception if they have not visited yet is the type of food that Charlotte has to offer. Yes we are in the south and as such we like our food fried. However; Charlotte, NC. has become a great place for just about any taste bud. I personally was surprised at the wide variety of restaurants to choose from when I first arrived in Charlotte and it is ever growing.
Charlotte, NC. has some great places to eat that from appearances look like small little local cuisine places that offer some of the best food in town at a reasonable price. And of course there is the five star restaurants with some award winning chefs offering just about everything you can imagine in cuisine in the Charlotte area.
One thing about Charlotte, NC is that there is a variety of restaurants catering to all types of people, food and atmosphere scattered throughout the queen city. I have visited some of the best hole in the wall places to get fried pickles and mouthwatering fried chicken to formal restaurants that take reservations weeks in advance do to the high demand for it's food....
In addition to the many restaurants and local establishments Charlotte is also home to all the major fast food chains and a few I never heard of before coming to Charlotte, NC. In a pinch and need a place to eat you will find something for every taste bud in the Charlotte, NC. area.
The one thing I noticed though traveling to Charlotte, NC. coming for the Northeast is that the city does not have many 24 hour restaurants or diners. In fact I was hard pressed to find a diner in Charlotte. I noticed the staple here was the waffle house as ( what I would call a local diner) offering 24 hour service outside of the usual fast food chains. Outside fo the weekends it seems most of the nicer restaurants tend to close down by 10p.m. on the weekday's.
But with Johnson and Wales Culinary institute having one of it's campus located here and the Art institute having a college campus in Charlotte there is always fine cooks coming out looking to make a name for themselves in the Charlotte region..... This has added to the diversity and types of food that is served in Charlotte. In addition, people moving in here are opening local cuisine restaurants tailored after their heritage in the Charlotte area all the time and has added to the diversity of types of food you can experience in the Charlotte region.
So no matter what type of food you are looking for form fast food all the way up to five star dining you will find it in Charlotte, NC….
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