Off the Eaten Path’s Charlotte Restaurants Guide highlights the growing and diverse culinary scene in North Carolina’s largest city including the best restaurants in Charlotte and where locals love to eat.
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I’ve been eating and drinking my way through the Queen City for the past seven years.
In fact, exploring Charlotte’s restaurant scene was the main motivation for starting this blog.
I had just moved to the Queen City (and self admittedly, was a little lonely and bored) so I thought that eating my way through my new city would not only curb my loneliness and boredom, but also help me explore, learn about Charlotte, and get to know it better.
What’s a better way to explore your new city than through its local food and drink?
I like to think my Charlotte food experiment worked; I’m still working at the Public Defender’s Office (the reason I moved to Charlotte in the first place); we just bought a cute ranch house with a fab backyard (very close to the Light Rail); and Off the Eaten Path is set to celebrate her seventh anniversary this May.
Although this blog has transitioned away from solely Charlotte restaurant content (we’ve got recipes and some North Carolina travel and beyond going on now), I still love to think of my little corner of the Internet as a place to share and celebrate restaurants in Charlotte and the Queen City culinary scene.
And I get asked all the time:
(no I am not exaggerating like and Instagram influencer would…”so many of you asked!!!”)
“Where should we go eat in Charlotte?”
“What’s the best restaurant in Charlotte?”
And while I love making personal recommendations to friends, coworkers, blog readers, Instagram followers (yes I love getting your emails and messages then coming up with a custom list for you depending on the occasion and the crowd), I thought that putting all of my Charlotte restaurant content in one place would be helpful not only for you, but also for me!
So that’s it, a long-winded way to talk about some of the motivation behind this Charlotte Restaurants Guide, and why this space is here.
No matter if you’re a newly relocated apartment dweller, a native unicorn looking for a new (or new to you) spot for your birthday dinner or special occasion, or an out-of-towner visiting our fair city for the weekend, Off the Eaten Path’s Charlotte Restaurants Guide has something for you and I’m looking forward to you using this page as your Charlotte dining resource!
WHAT CAN I FIND IN OFF THE EATEN PATH’S CHARLOTTE RESTAURANTS GUIDE?
What I most wanted from this page (other than helping you pick where in Charlotte you should go stuff your face) was a condensed, navigable space to find everything that I’ve written about breweries and restaurants in Charlotte over the past seven years. I’ve broken it down so you can find:
- All of the guides I’ve (or friends have) written about the best restaurants in Charlotte;
- A list of my personal favorite Charlotte restaurants;
- All of the blog posts that have been contributed to Off the Eaten Path as part of my “Charlotte’s Best Bites” series (where other bloggers and friends share their favorite Charlotte restaurants, bars and breweries)
- All of my Charlotte Food Bucket List’s (I’ve written these annually since 2017…a New Year’s resolution inspired bucket list of the restaurants in Charlotte I want to try and explore in the coming year)