SouthPark is evolving fast, with homegrown restaurants and boutiques moving into the area (and more on the way), adding some welcome local flavor and complementing the coveted national and international brands already here. In this section, we offer a guide to some of the neighborhood’s best places to eat, drink and shop.
The list is not comprehensive. Of course, chain restaurants are popular for a reason. Places like The Original Pancake House, Ruth’s Chris, The Palm and Del Frisco’s are neighborhood mainstays, with newcomers like 800° Woodfired Kitchen, Burton’s Bar & Grill, First Watch, Snooze and Tous les Jours already drawing crowds.
For the sake of brevity, we excluded national chains (not based in Charlotte) with more than 10 locations.
131 Main, SouthPark
American fare in an upscale casual setting, including hickory wood-grilled steaks and seafood.
5970 Fairview Rd., Suite 100 | (704) 343-0131
Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe, Montford/Park Road
Along with scratch-made pastries and macarons, this local bakery serves coffee, espresso and wine along with a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and tartines.
4321 Park Rd. | (704) 405-0570
Aqua e Vino, Cotswold/Strawberry Hill
This small restaurant led by Italy-born chef Gabriele Grigolon serves carefully executed traditional Italian fare in an intimate and elegant setting.
4219 Providence Rd., Suite 3993
(704) 364-4445 | aquaevino.com
Arthur’s Restaurant and Wine Shop, SouthPark
The casual sandwich shop in the basement of Belk department store has been serving Charlotteans for 50 years.
4400 Sharon Rd. | (704) 366-6456
Longtime neighborhood spot for traditional Chinese fare.
4722-F Sharon Rd. | (704) 552-8899
A neighborhood mainstay for sushi, robata-grilled dishes, specialty cocktails, sake and more.
4515 Sharon Rd. | (704) 817-7173
Bar Marcel, SouthPark
Fresh Italian, Spanish and French- inspired cuisine, with an extensive wine list and patio seating.
3920 Sharon Rd., Suite 160 | (980) 237-191
Acclaimed chef Bruce Moffett’s original 45-seat spot serves farm-to-table fare in an intimate bistro setting.
7822 Fairview Rd. | (704) 364-5755
Bentley’s, Piedmont Town Center
French-American cuisine with French tableside service and delectable desserts.
4620 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 110 | (704) 343-9201
Bit by Seoul Food, SouthPark
From the owners of Seoul Food Meat Co., this fast-casual eatery features bao buns, tacos and wings with a few creative twists.
721 Governor Morrison St., Suite 150
(980) 201-9555 | bitbyseoulfood.com
Gourmet steaks, chops and seafood in an upscale traditional setting.
6401 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 1B
(704) 364-6255 | bricktops.com/charlotte
Charlotte-born concept serving wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches in a family-friendly setting.
7814 Fairview Rd. | (704) 295-0707
Bulla Gastrobar, SouthPark
Spanish-inspired tapas, paella and more, with craft cocktails and one of the best patios in SouthPark.
4310 Sharon Rd., Suite W01 | (704) 837-4422
Café Monte, SouthPark
This bakery and bistro is a perennially popular brunch and lunch spot with a French-inspired menu.
6700 Fairview Rd. | (704) 552-1116
Cantina 1511, Montford/Park Road
Tex-Mex cuisine in a lively setting.
4217-B Park Rd. | (704) 331-9222
CharBar No. 7, Quail Hollow
A casual gathering spot serving up salads, wraps, steaks and burgers and a wide range of beers, including local brews, wine and more.
4130 Carmel Rd. | (980) 430-3262
Chez Marie, SouthPark
This charming cafe and espresso bar serves French pastries and viennoiserie, with a small menu of savory fare.
4732 Sharon Rd. | (704) 910-3013
Clean Juice, Selwyn Avenue
Fresh juices, acai bowls, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more.
2927 Selwyn Ave. | (980) 218-9296
This cocktail bar atop the AC Hotel SouthPark serves craft cocktails and small bites, with plenty of outdoor seating.
1824 Roxborough Rd. | (980) 281-2080
The Cowfish, SouthPark
A SouthPark staple serving a clever menu of burgers and sushi (plus burgushi, a mashup of the two) in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.
4310 Sharon Rd. | (704) 365-1922
Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark, SouthPark
The SouthPark outpost of the Dilworth wine bar has a 400-bottle wine list, craft cocktails and a menu ranging from snacks and shareables to heartier entrees.
4905 Ashley Park Ln. | (980) 938-4959
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar, SouthPark
The emphasis here is upscale Southern cuisine and cocktails made with Carolinas-sourced ingredients.
4905 Ashley Park Ln. | (704) 910-4919
Dot Dot Dot, Montford/Park Road
Expertly crafted cocktails with snacks, shareables and mains in a speakeasy setting behind Park Road Shopping Center.
4237 Park Rd., Suite B | (704) 817-3710
Easy Like Sunday, Montford/Park Road
All-American breakfast favorites with gourmet coffee and brunch cocktails.
1600 E Woodlawn Rd., Suite 100
(980) 335-2428 | easylikesundayclt.com
Eddie’s Place, Cotswold
A favorite local spot for breakfast, this casual neighborhood restaurant also serves lunch and dinner with a full bar.
617 S. Sharon Amity Rd. | (704) 442-0147
El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Madison Park
This family-owned restaurant also features inventive cocktails and live music with a nostalgic vibe of pre-revolutionary Cuba.
5033 South Blvd. | (980) 219-8339
Fine & Fettle, SouthPark
Inside the Canopy SouthPark hotel, Fine & Fettle is a coffeehouse by day and farm-to-table restaurant by night.
4905 Barclay Downs Dr. | (704) 552-1715
This homegrown upscale chain serves American fare such as wood-grilled steaks, salmon, chicken and ribs.
3920 Sharon Rd. | (704) 366-3655
Flour Shop, Montford/Park Road
Handcrafted Italian-inspired fare (pastas are the star here) featuring locally sourced ingredients.
530-A Brandywine Rd. | (980) 299-3754
Foxcroft Wine Co., Foxcroft
A local gathering spot for shareables like truffle fries, flatbreads and roasted Brussels sprouts and, of course, wine.
7824 Fairview Rd. | (704) 365-6550
Golden Cow Creamery, SouthPark
Ice cream and breakfast, too — this local scoop shop also offers sweet Belgian liege waffles and Enderly Coffee for breakfast.
720 Governor Morrison St. | (980) 256-2602
Good Food on Montford, Montford/Park Road
This small-plates eatery always packs a crowd. Don’t miss the mussels with a green curry-coconut milk broth or Larry’s pork-belly bao buns.
1701 Montford Dr. | (704) 525-0881
Greco Fresh Grille, SouthPark
Fast and fresh Greek and Mediterranean food, including made-to-order salads, hummus plates, gyros and pitas.
4724 Sharon Rd., Suite H | (980) 819-6123
Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co., Foxcroft
Juice and smoothie bar with healthy items including acai bowls, gluten-free and vegan baked goods and wellness shots.
7802 Fairview Rd. | (704) 576-9319
A Charlotte mainstay, this casual family-friendly spot serves American fare including wood-grilled pizzas, burgers, barbecue chicken and ribs.
6518 Fairview Rd. | (704) 366-6688
Harry’s Grille and Tavern, Quail Hollow
An upscale-casual gastropub serving hand-cut steaks, salads and sandwiches, along with weekend brunch.
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Suite 103
(704) 499-9494 | harrysgrilleandtavern.com
Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and Bar, Quail Hollow
Casual, family-friendly pizza joint that also serves classic pastas, salads, strombolis and calzones with a craft beer menu.
4100 Carmel Rd. | (704) 544-0299
Breakfast, lunch, small bites and craft cocktails on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric at Apex SouthPark.
3100 Apex Dr. | (980) 299-7123
The Jimmy, Selwyn Avenue
A relaxed pizzeria and pastaria with a large patio. Also known for specialty salads and cocktails.
2839 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 979-4242
Leo’s Italian Social, Piedmont Town Center
Italian comfort food and woodfired pizzas in an upscale casual setting.
4720 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 150
(980) 237-6880 | leositaliansocial.com
Legion Brewing, SouthPark
SouthPark’s first brewery and taproom has wood-grilled pizzas, sandwiches and salads with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, along with a rotating beer menu.
5610 Carnegie Blvd. | (704) 440-3611
Leroy Fox, Cotswold
Southern-inspired casual fare and fried chicken in a family-friendly setting.
705 S. Sharon Amity Rd.
(704) 366-3232 | leroyfox.com
Little Mama’s, SouthPark
This offshoot of Mama Ricotta’s serves Italian-American staples with a few new twists.
4521 Sharon Rd. | (980) 209-0323
littleSpoon Eatery, Selwyn Avenue
Neighborhood brunch spot emphasizing local ingredients.
2820 Selwyn Ave., Suite 180
(704) 496-9908 | littlespooneatery.com
Louisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Montford/Park Road
Unpretentious, family-friendly place with pizza and casual Italian fare.
1730 Abbey Pl. | (704) 522-8782
Neighborhood restaurant featuring Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh-cut pasta and more.
2907 Providence Rd., Suite 100 | (704) 365-4650
Midwood Smokehouse, Montford/Park Road
This homegrown concept from FS Food Group serves brisket, pork barbecue and smoked chicken dishes, plus tacos, sandwiches and salads.
540-C Brandywine Rd. | (980) 237-7929
Rooftop dining atop the Hyatt Centric hotel — this Indigo Road spot features a seafood-focused menu, with sushi, robata-grilled small plates, seared sea bass and more.
3100 Apex Dr., 9th Floor
(704) 981-9299 | mizu.restaurant
Moosehead Grill, Montford/Park Road
Local watering hole with award-winning wings and bar fare.
1807 Montford Dr. | (704) 525-4088
Oak Steakhouse, SouthPark
USDA prime and dry-aged steaks, with classics like Oysters Rockefeller and Steak Frites in a modern setting. An outpost of the Charleston original.
4777 Sharon Rd., Suite 125 | (704) 954-8900
Omakase Experience by Prime Fish, Cotswold
This tiny 6-seat spot serves an elaborate 16-course tasting menu featuring Tokyo-style sushi, with two seatings nightly.
2907 Providence Rd., Suite 101
(704) 258-2276 | omakaseclt.com
Osteria LuCa, Montford/Park Road
Pizza-focused neighborhood spot from the husband-and-wife team of Ken and Tricia Martino.
4127 Park Rd. | (704) 910-0142
Paco’s Tacos & Tequila, SouthPark
Lively Tex-Mex joint with one of the largest tequila selections in town.
6401 Morrison Blvd., Suite 8A
(704) 716-8226 | pacostacosandtequila.com
Pasta & Provisions, Montford/Park Road
This family-owned specialty grocery and pasta store also serves lunch — gourmet sandwiches, salads, pizzas and more — at its Park Road shop.
4700 Park Rd. | (980) 938-6433
Peppervine, Piedmont Town Center
Chef Bill Greene’s menu emphasizes seasonal produce from local farms and regional seafood. The menu is heavy on shareable small plates, serving in an elegant, airy and modern space.
4620 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 170B
(980) 283-2333 | peppervine.com
Phil’s Deli, Cotswold/Strawberry Hill
This family-owned classic deli has been serving Charlotteans for more than 40 years. Don’t forget to try the banana pudding and cobbler.
4223 Providence Rd., Suite 6 | (704) 366-8811
Poppy’s Bagels, Cotswold
New York style bagels, breakfast sandwiches and more.
2921 Providence Rd | (704) 366-8146
Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria, Montford/Park Road
Two childhood friends from Italy started this comfortable, Italian go-to in 1996. Expect freshly-made pasta, seafood and meat dishes – also known for the complimentary side salad and bread.
5126 Park Rd. | (704) 527-0702
Red Rocks Cafe, Cotswold/Strawberry Hill
Local spot serving classic American fare — steaks, pastas, seafood — with an extensive menu, patio seating and attentive service since 1992.
4223 Providence Rd., Suite 8
(704) 364-0402 | redrockscafe.com/southpark
Reid’s Fine Foods, SouthPark
This restaurant, wine bar and gourmet food shop features a counter-service menu by day, with full service at night.
4331 Barclay Downs Dr.
(704) 377-7686 | reids.com
Renaissance Patisserie, SouthPark
French bakery with an espresso bar serving breakfast and lunch in a quaint courtyard setting.
6401 Morrison Blvd., Suite 4A
(980) 819-8771 | renaissancepatisserienc.com
The Restaurant at RH Charlotte, Phillips Place
Glass-enclosed, greenery-filled rooftop restaurant dripping with sparkly chandeliers serving classic fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
6903 Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 790-4970
Roasting Company, Montford/Park Road
Casual counter-service spot serving rotisserie chicken, wraps, salads since 1991.
1521 Montford Dr. | (704) 521-8188
RockSalt, Montford/Park Road
Seafood-focused restaurant with a wood-fired grill and oyster bar in the backlot of Park Road Shopping Center.
512 Brandywine Rd. | (704) 503-9945
The seasonally changing menu features upscale comfort-food fare from the rotisserie and wood-burning oven.
6601 Carnegie Blvd. | (704) 366-8688
Rusty’s Deli, Quail Corners
This old-school, counter-service sandwich joint has been a Charlotte favorite for decades.
8512 Park Rd. | (704) 554-9012
Sabor Latin Street Grill, SouthPark
Latin street food favorites — tacos, arepas, empanadas — in a fast-casual setting.
3920 Sharon Rd. | (980) 299-0008
Selwyn Avenue Pub, Selwyn Avenue
This no-frills neighborhood pub has become a Charlotte institution. Transfusions are the drink of choice, and the menu offers standard pub fare: wings, pretzels, pizza and sliders.
2801 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 333-3443
Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse, Montford/Park Road
Tucked behind Park Road Shopping Center, Sir Ed’s has served late-night pub fare since 1996.
4151-A Park Rd. | |(704) 525-7775
Southern Pecan, Phillips Place
Gulf Coast cuisine — BBQ shrimp, po boys, jambalaya, pecan-fried catfish — in a casual, family-friendly setting.
6706-C, Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 749-2949
Southern Pressed Juicery, Montford/Park Road
Cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies and acai bowls.
4325 Park Rd. | (980) 888-1775
Steak 48, SouthPark
Upscale steakhouse with an upbeat, contemporary vibe, featuring top-notch service and seafood flown in daily.
4425 Sharon Rd, Charlotte
(980) 580-4848 | steak48.com
Summit Coffee, Piedmont Town Center
This SouthPark outpost of the Davidson original coffee shop has a bright, airy vibe with patio seating.
4625 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 115
(980) 335-2718 | summitcoffee.com/cafes
Superica, Cotswold/Strawberry Hill
Chef Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex concept is great for families, groups of friends and couples. Plan ahead — they don’t take reservations.
4223 Providence Rd. | (980) 321-9914
Taqueria Mal Pan, Piedmont Town Center
Mexican comfort food and craft cocktails in a casual setting.
4625 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite. 115-D
(980) 298-6138 | eatmalpan.com
Toscana Ristorante Italiano, SouthPark
A longtime favorite in SouthPark with a seasonal menu of Old-World and northern Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list.
6401 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 6-B | (704) 367-1808
Village Tavern, SouthPark
Unpretentious American fare — burgers, salads, steaks, seafood and more — since 1989.
4201 Congress St. | (704) 552-9983
Yafo Kitchen, SouthPark
Fast casual fare on the healthier side that blends a taste of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors.
720 Gov Morrison St., Suite 120
(704) 365-7130 | yafokitchen.com
Sushi and sashimi spot known for its extensive menu and bento boxes.
720 Governor Morrison St., Suite E130
(704) 295-0905 | yamaasianfusion.com
WHERE TO SHOP
MAJOR RETAIL CENTERS
6800 Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 714-7656
Piedmont Town Center
4725 Piedmont Row Dr. | (704) 556-7371
Park Road Shopping Center
4101 Park Rd. |edens.com
4400 Sharon Rd | (704) 364-4411
Specialty Shops SouthPark
6401 Carnegie Blvd | (704) 551-2202
B.D. Jeffries, home boutique
720 Governor Morrison St.
(704) 364-4004 | bdjeffries.com
Bedside Manor, home boutique
6401 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 19
(704) 442-4006 | bedsidemanor.com
Bellezza, women’s apparel
6822-F Phillips Place Ct., Suite 6822-E
(980) 819-6100 | bellezza-boutique.com
Blackhawk Hardware, home goods
4225 Park Rd. |(704) 525-7682
Boem, women’s apparel
3920 Sharon Rd.
(704) 817-7009 | shopboem.com
Brock Moran, home boutique
4625 Piedmont Row Dr.
(704) 341-6264 | brockmoran.com
Bruce Julian, menswear
2913 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 364-8686 | brucejulian.com
Capitol and Poole Shop, women’s apparel
4010 Sharon Rd. | (704) 366-0388
Chosen, women’s boutique
2910 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 919-1077
Circa, home boutique
721 Governor Morrison St.
(704) 332-1668 | circainteriors.com
Cotswold Marketplace, home boutique
200 N. Sharon Amity Rd. | (704) 365-3331
Diamonds Direct (flagship), jewelry
4521 Sharon Rd. | (704) 532-9041
Donald Haack Diamonds, jewelry
3900 Colony Rd. | (704) 859-2155
Elizabeth Bruns, jewelry and gifts
6401 Carnegie Blvd.
(704) 365-3700 | elizabethbruns.com
Fink’s Jewelers, jewelry
4400 Sharon Rd. | (704) 366-3120 | finks.com
Granville, luxury home goods
6815-A3 Phillips Place Ct.
(704) 999-6976 | granville-charlotte.com
Great Outdoor Provision Co., outdoor gear and apparel
4275 Park Rd. | (704) 523-1089
I.C. London, women’s intimate apparel
4310 Sharon Rd. | (704) 377-7955
Jesse Brown’s, outdoor gear and apparel
4732 Sharon Rd. | (704) 556-0020
KK Bloom, women’s boutique
2823 Selwyn Ave., Suite E | (704) 919-1142
Paper Twist, stationery and gifts
2902 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 366-3100
Park Road Books, bookstore
4139 Park Rd. | (704) 525-9239
Maison, home boutique
3920 Sharon Rd. | (704) 502-3666
Monkee’s of Charlotte, women’s boutique
2839 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 379-7995
Paul Simon Co., men and women’s apparel
4310 Sharon Rd.
(704) 333-6139 | paulsimonco.com
Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry, jewelry
6525 Carnegie Blvd. | (704) 364-1391
Peter Millar, men and women’s apparel
6815-F Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 817-8718
Scout & Molly’s, women’s apparel
6401 Morrison Blvd.
(980) 237-8424 | scoutandmollys.com
Sloan, women’s apparel
4310 Sharon Rd.
(704) 338-1400 | sloanboutique.com
The Social Shop, apparel and gifts
4219 Providence Rd | (704) 317-3952
The Sporting Gent, menswear
2848 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 896-5600
Swoozie’s, home boutique and gifts
4722 Sharon Rd. | (980) 218-9388
Taylor Richards & Conger, menswear
6907 Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 366-9092
Traditions Interiors, home boutique
4317-A Park Rd. | (704) 525-8727
Windsor Jewelers, jewelry
6809-D Phillips Place Ct. | (704)556-7747