When the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing like a hearty dish of comfort food to help you feel warm and toasty. We’ve highlighted some delicious places in Charlotte that are sure to fill you up!
Alexander Michael’s Restaurant and Tavern – Great portions and filling dishes like the honey chicken with bacon and tomato cream sauce over penne pasta. For lunch, try the 3 Cheese Melt, a blend of mild cheddar, Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheeses on Texas toast. 401 West 9th St. almikestavern.com
Bill Spoon’s Barbecue – We’d be remiss not to include some award-winning barbecue on the list, so we have to go with a local favorite, Bill Spoon’s Barbecue where you can get a plate or sandwich of tasty ‘cue and some homemade Brunswick stew to boot! 5524 South Blvd. spoonsbarbecue.com
Dish – Enjoy Southern favorites like meatloaf, shrimp and grits, or a grilled pimento cheese sandwich and cup of soup. The restaurant's deviled eggs are also a big hit! 1220 Thomas Ave. eatatdish.com
Leroy Fox – A menu full of dishes like pimento egg sandwich, chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes with sausage gravy, and mac and cheese speaks for itself. 705 South Sharon Amity Road and 1616 Camden Road. leroyfox.com
Lupie’s Café – Warm up with this Charlotte staple’s bowl of chili or stop in on a Thursday for the daily special of chicken and dumplings. 2718 Monroe Road. lupiescafe.net
Mert’s Heart and Soul – The ultimate place for good old-fashioned Southern food. From crispy fried chicken to catfish and ribs, Mert’s has it all. Be sure you try their famous cornbread, too. 214 North College St. mertscharlotte.com
Tupelo Honey Cafe – Start your meal with warm made-from-scratch biscuits dripping with honey and round out the meal with a Southern-fried chicken BLT -- a buttermilk fried chicken breast with maple-peppered bacon, Dijonnaise, lettuce and tomato. 1820 South Blvd. tupelohoneycafe.com
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