Guide to SouthPark: Where to eat, drink and shop

Cuisine

September 1, 2022



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.

EAT+DRINK

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
131-main.com/southpark

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
ameliesfrenchbakery.com 

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
arthursofcharlotte.com

Baoding, SouthPark 

Longtime neighborhood spot for traditional Chinese fare.

4722-F Sharon Rd. | (704) 552-8899
baodingsouthpark.com

Baku, SouthPark

A neighborhood mainstay for sushi, robata-grilled dishes, specialty cocktails, sake and more.

4515 Sharon Rd. | (704) 817-7173
baku-restaurant.com

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
barmarcelcharlotte.com 

Barrington’s, Foxcroft

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
barringtonsrestaurant.com 

Bentley’s, Piedmont Town Center

French-American cuisine with French tableside service and delectable desserts. 

4620 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 110 | (704) 343-9201
bentleysrestaurantnc.com 

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 

Bricktop’s, SouthPark

Gourmet steaks, chops and seafood in an upscale traditional setting.

6401 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 1B
(704) 364-6255 | bricktops.com/charlotte 

Brixx, Foxcroft

Charlotte-born concept serving wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches in a family-friendly setting.

7814 Fairview Rd. | (704) 295-0707
brixxpizza.com

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
bullagastrobar.com

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
cafemonte.net 

Cantina 1511, Montford/Park Road

Tex-Mex cuisine in a lively setting.

4217-B Park Rd. | (704) 331-9222
cantina15eleven.com

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
charbar7.com/

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
chezmarieclt.com

Clean Juice, Selwyn Avenue

Fresh juices, acai bowls, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more.

2927 Selwyn Ave. | (980) 218-9296
cleanjuice.com

Cordial, SouthPark

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
cordialclt.com 

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
thecowfish.com

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
dilworthtr.com/southpark 

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
dogwoodsoutherntable.com

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
dotdotdotcharlotte.com 

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

eddiesplacerestaurant.com 

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
elpurocubanrestaurant.com 

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
fineandfettle.com 

Firebirds, SouthPark

This homegrown upscale chain serves American fare such as wood-grilled steaks, salmon, chicken and ribs.  

3920 Sharon Rd. | (704) 366-3655
firebirdsinternational.com

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
flourshopfood.com 

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
foxcroftwine.com/southpark 

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
goldencowcreamery.com 

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

goodfoodonmontford.com

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

grecofreshgrille.com

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

greenbrothersjuice.com

Harper’s, SouthPark

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

harpersrestaurants.com

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
pizzacharlottenc.com

IRO, SouthPark

Breakfast, lunch, small bites and craft cocktails on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric at Apex SouthPark.

3100 Apex Dr. | (980) 299-7123
IG: @irosouthpark

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
thejimmyclt.com

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
legionbrewing.com 

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
littlemamasitalian.com  

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
luisasbrickovenpizzeriamenu.com

Mezzanotte, Cotswold

Neighborhood restaurant featuring Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh-cut pasta and more.

2907 Providence Rd., Suite 100 | (704) 365-4650
conterestaurantgroup.com/mezzanotte

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
midwoodsmokehouse.com

Mizu, SouthPark

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
mooseheadgrillcharlotte.com

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
oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

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
osterialuca.com

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
pastaprovisions.com

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
poppysbagelsandmore.com 

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
portofinos-us.com

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
rh.com/charlotte 

Roasting Company, Montford/Park Road

Casual counter-service spot serving rotisserie chicken, wraps, salads since 1991.

1521 Montford Dr. | (704) 521-8188
roastingco.com

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
rocksaltrestaurants.com

Rooster’s, SouthPark

The seasonally changing menu features upscale comfort-food fare from the rotisserie and wood-burning oven.

6601 Carnegie Blvd. | (704) 366-8688
roosterskitchen.com/southpark 

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
rustysdeli.com 

Sabor Latin Street Grill, SouthPark

Latin street food favorites — tacos, arepas, empanadas — in a fast-casual setting. 

3920 Sharon Rd. | (980) 299-0008
saborlatingrill.com

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
selwynpub.com

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
siredspub.com

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
southernpecanrestaurant.com 

Southern Pressed Juicery, Montford/Park Road

Cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies and acai bowls. 

4325 Park Rd. | (980) 888-1775
southernpressedjuicery.com

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
superica.com

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
conterestaurantgroup.com/toscana 

Village Tavern, SouthPark

Unpretentious American fare —  burgers, salads, steaks, seafood and more — since 1989.

4201 Congress St. | (704) 552-9983
villagetavern.com

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

Yama, SouthPark

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

Phillips Place

6800 Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 714-7656

phillipsplacecharlotte.com 

Piedmont Town Center

4725 Piedmont Row Dr. | (704) 556-7371

piedmonttowncenter.com 

Park Road Shopping Center 

4101 Park Rd. |edens.com

SouthPark Mall

4400 Sharon Rd | (704) 364-4411

simon.com/mall/southpark 

Specialty Shops SouthPark

6401 Carnegie Blvd | (704) 551-2202
specialtyshopssouthpark.com 

BOUTIQUES

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 

blackhawkhardware.com

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
shop-capitol.com 

Chosen, women’s boutique

2910 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 919-1077
chosenapparelboutique.com 

Circa, home boutique

721 Governor Morrison St.
(704) 332-1668 | circainteriors.com 

Cotswold Marketplace, home boutique 

200 N. Sharon Amity Rd. | (704) 365-3331
cotswoldmarketplace.com 

Diamonds Direct (flagship), jewelry

4521 Sharon Rd. | (704) 532-9041
diamondsdirect.com

Donald Haack Diamonds, jewelry

3900 Colony Rd. | (704) 859-2155
 donaldhaack.com

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
greatoutdoorprovision.com 

I.C. London, women’s intimate apparel

4310 Sharon Rd. | (704) 377-7955
Iclondon.com

Jesse Brown’s, outdoor gear and apparel

4732 Sharon Rd. | (704) 556-0020
jessebrowns.com 

KK Bloom, women’s boutique

2823 Selwyn Ave., Suite E | (704) 919-1142
shopkkbloom.com 

Paper Twist, stationery and gifts

2902 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 366-3100
papertwist.com 

Park Road Books, bookstore

4139 Park Rd. | (704) 525-9239
parkroadbooks.com

Maison, home boutique

3920 Sharon Rd. | (704) 502-3666
kimmauneyinteriors.com

Monkee’s of Charlotte, women’s boutique

2839 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 379-7995
monkeesofcharlotte.com

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
perrysjewelry.com

Peter Millar, men and women’s apparel

6815-F Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 817-8718
petermillar.com 

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
IG: @thesocialshopclt

The Sporting Gent, menswear

2848 Selwyn Ave. | (704) 896-5600
thesportinggent.com 

Swoozie’s, home boutique and gifts

4722 Sharon Rd. | (980) 218-9388
swoozies.com 

Taylor Richards & Conger, menswear

6907 Phillips Place Ct. | (704) 366-9092 

shop-trcstyle.com 

Traditions Interiors, home boutique

4317-A Park Rd. | (704) 525-8727
traditionsofcharlotte.com

Windsor Jewelers, jewelry

6809-D Phillips Place Ct. | (704)556-7747
windsor-jewelers.com  SP

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