SouthPark is full of flavorful dining options. Not sure where to start? Decide what cuisine you’re in the mood for, then work your way through this list of the neighborhood’s most popular culinary spots.
SouthPark is full of flavorful dining options. Celebrate local offerings with farm-to-table American-style meals or discover global flavors at home with fresh sushi, Spanish tapas, Thai noodles and fusion fare. You’ll find chefs hand pulling pasta each day, or slow-roasting skewers over charcoal the old-fashioned way.
If an Old Fashioned is more your speed, SouthPark is home to sensational sipping spots and local breweries. Speakeasy-style bars add intrigue to any evening, or enjoy a family affair with breweries alongside play areas and parks.
Not sure where to start? Decide what cuisine you’re in the mood for, then work your way through this list of the neighborhood’s most popular culinary spots.
After a year of research and testing Philly cheesesteaks, Rob Duckworth and team opened the first Duckworth’s in 2004. Since then, six locations have opened in the area (including SouthPark in late 2022) and the menu has evolved, including the addition of a robust draft beer program, but the six cheesesteak options on the menu are still go-to dishes.
Legion is all about good beer, good food, and good friends. The local brewery opened its original location in Plaza Midwood in 2015 before expanding to SouthPark in 2018 with a full-service restaurant featuring a lunch, dinner, and brunch menu.
Upscale yet approachable, DTR SouthPark offers an extensive wine list, cocktails, small plates, and entrees in a stunning environment that’s just as unique as the namesake location. For a light and refreshing meal, order the DTR Salad with seared salmon with a glass of wine or the cosmo.
See and be seen at this culinary oasis atop the 50,000-square-foot RH Charlotte design gallery. The all-seasons restaurant and wine bar features glass ceilings, chandeliers, an indoor fountain and greenery, as well as an outdoor garden patio. Menu favorites include the Lobster Roll and RH Burger.
This stylish Japanese eatery features an open-kitchen style dining room serving up fresh sushi, Robata cuisine cooked over specially sourced charcoal, Yakitori skewered meats and ingredients, and an extensive list of sake, beer, wine, and cocktails. The creative Japanese comfort foods are meant to be shared around the table.
Located on the rooftop of the Hyatt Centric Hotel in SouthPark, Mizu, which means “water” in Japanese, takes inspiration from natural elements and features a seafood-focused Japanese menu. Only on the weekends, grab a reservation at the Robata grill to watch master chefs prepare your meal over charcoal.
Known for its extensive sushi and sake list, Yama Asian Fusion has been a favorite spot for Asian cuisine in SouthPark since it opened in 2007. The menu also features hibachi dishes and other specialty selections like sea bass and grilled duck.
This unique concept featuring funky and fun dishes and decor, including fresh sushi, burgers, and fusion fare, got its start at the SouthPark location in 2010. Try the “burgushi'' and a spiked milkshake!
The sister concept of longtime Italian favorite Mama Ricotta’s, Little Mama’s serves up classic, home-style Italian-American recipes inspired by the Italian restaurants of owner Frank Scibelli’s youth.
This Tuscan-themed restaurant from Italian restaurateur Augusto Conte has been a SouthPark favorite since 1998. The menu features Italian classics and seasonal ingredients, plus an extensive wine list.
The Pahountis family opened the first location of Greco Fresh Grille in Charlotte in 2011, serving up authentic Greek and Mediterranean favorites in a fast-casual environment. It now has seven locations in the Charlotte area, including the SouthPark location, which opened in 2021.
Featuring old and new, modern and classic, Mal Pan serves up flavorful Mexican fare in an approachable environment. Try the tacos, which feature tortillas made from scratch in-house, and the seasonal margarita.
Smokey flavors elevate the Southern cuisine offered at Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen in SouthPark, where all of the ingredients are locally sourced and humanely raised to showcase the best of region. Plus, the restaurant has an attached boulangerie-style bakery, Copain, with fresh baked breads, pastries, boxed lunches, and take and bake items made with the same level of care as the food at Rooster's.
Enjoy the flavors of the Gulf Coast in a relaxed, inviting environment at Southern Pecan. Featuring everything from oysters and pimento cheese to shrimp and grits and jambalaya, Southern Pecan serves up all the Southern classics and then some.
Originally located on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza building in Uptown, the reimagined Bentley’s in SouthPark opened in 2020 featuring the same beloved American-French cuisine, French tableside service and impressive wine list it became so well known for.
Offering a chic, fine dining steak and seafood experience only available in less than a dozen major cities in the U.S., Steak 48 serves up attention to detail at every turn. No matter what cut of steak you order, you are sure to be wowed.