The 10 inexpensive restaurant institutions that every Charlotte newbie needs to visit at least once

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This article was originally published January 31, 2017.

Hello Charlotte newbie. Or is it noob? Doesn’t matter. You’re new and you want to start eating like a local, fast. I get it. That way you can actually know what people are talking about and they don’t tell you, “Wait, you’ve never been there?!”

Here’s a list of the 10 inexpensive Charlotte restaurants institutions that you need to experience.


Three Amigos

Bill Spoon’s Barbecue

The Diamond

  • Category: Diner
  • Location: Plaza Midwood
  • Newbie dish to try: Golden Fried Chicken

Viva Chicken

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Thai Taste

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Portofino’s

spaghetti portofino's park road shopping center

Brooks’ Sandwich House

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Price’s Chicken Coop

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Ru San’s Sushi

sushi selection at ru san's charlotte

Alexander Michael’s

Sabor Latin Street Grill

  • Category: Latin street food
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth, NoDa, Steele Creek, Indian Trail and Matthews
  • Newbie dish to try: Arepa — Venezuelan style ground maize cake filled with shredded chicken, diced tomato, onion, cheese & rosada sauce

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