5 of Charlotte's Oldest Restaurants you must try.

February 13, 2022

What is it about a good ole restaurant that has been in business to spite growth and hard times. I'll tell you what it is, It is some of the best food you may eat, besides you Mommas and Grandmas.

If nostalgic is your thing, you are going to right at home with these classics.

1961-Pressley Park Restaurant

740 Pressley Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Pressley Park is a classic small town restaurant in the middle of the  city. The staff knows most of the customers name by heart and the food instills a comfort like you are at Grandma's.

740 Pressley Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217

1959-South 21

3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205

Old School drive in on Independence Blvd that makes you dream of the car hop days. 

South 21 Charlotte, NC

3101 E Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28205

1958-Beef N Bottle

4538 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Don't let the outside fool you, inside waits some of the best steaks you may ever eat. Think Old School Swanky. 

Beef N Bottle Charlotte, NC

4538 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28209

1945-The Diamond

1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
This adorably cute retro diner is located in the Plaza Midwood area. Extensive menu and bar. The Diamond is one of my families favorites.
The Diamond Charlotte, NC

1926- Green's Lunch

309 W 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Iconic Uptown hot dog counter that's been around almost 100 years. Everyday around lunchtime the restaurant gets slammed with everyone from construction workers to bankers looking for a quick bite.

Green's Lunch Charlotte, NC

We need new restaurants, and we need old places too. 
I love the nostalgic old diners and restaurants, the thoughts of eating there with my family growing up and feeling a moment of sadness at the thought of one of these Charlotte icons closing. Enjoy them while we can, with the boom that is going on you never know when the day will come and they will close the doors forever.

Do you have a favorite Charlotte restaurant, new or old?
Drop  a comment below. I would love to chat.

Cheers until next time,


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