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


Thai Taste

thai taste


spaghetti portofino's park road shopping center

Brooks’ Sandwich House


Price’s Chicken Coop


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

sabor latin street grill elizabeth charlotte

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