Skip to Main Content

Curate Your Culinary Experience in SouthPark

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. 

Legion Brewing

Casual American 

Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse

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 Brewing 

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. 

Harper’s at SouthPark 

Harper’s has been a staple in SouthPark for more than 35 years. Serving up classic American cuisine prepared over a wood fire, you can’t go wrong with any choice on the comfort-style menu. 

More Favorites: 

Reid’s Fine Foods | Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen | Village Tavern | Rusty Bucket

Dilworth Tasting Room

Upscale American 

Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark

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.


Art, locally sourced dishes, and service come together for a distinctive dining experience at this local restaurant led by executive chef and Culinary Institute of America grad Bill Greene and team.

RH Rooftop

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.

More Favorites:

131 Main | Fine & Fettle | Bricktop's | The Fox & Falcon by David Burke




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.

Yama Asian Fusion

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. 

More Favorites:

Baoding Chinese Cuisine | Moon Thai & Japanese


Suffolk Punch Brewing

Suffolk Punch is one of Charlotte's beloved breweries for a reason, and the SouthPark location features an all day menu plus indoor and outdoor seating. From classic American biscuit sandwiches and lattes, to ahi tuna tacos and lagers, the chef driven menu always made from scratch using clean, local ingredients.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar 

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!

Calle Sol

Calle Sol Latin Café & Cevicheria offers Peruvian and Cuban flavors in a lively atmosphere inspired by the robust food scene in Miami and Tampa. Try authentic dishes like Chino-Latino chaufas or Peruvian ceviches alongside a cold, tropical punch.

Little Mama's


Leo’s Italian Social

Located in Piedmont Town Center, Leo’s is a spot for coming together and enjoying made-from-scratch Italian favorites plus chef-driven pasta dishes and entrees.  

Little Mama’s

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.  

Toscana Ristorante

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.

More Favorites:

800 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza | Cordial 

Yafo Kitchen


Greco Fresh Grille

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. 


Limani is an upscale culinary destination specializing in traditional Greek cuisine with a seafood focus. The location opened in SouthPark in late 2022.

Yafo Kitchen

Led by Israeli-born chef Shai Fargian, Yafo Kitchen is a local fast-casual Mediterranean street food concept known for its fresh flavors and build-your-own bowls.

More Favorites:


Paco's Tacos


Bulla Gastrobar

Enjoy a contemporary take on classic Spanish delicacies as well as a robust beverage program at this tapas-style neighborhood restaurant.

Mal Pan

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.

Paco’s Tacos & Tequila 

Paco’s Tacos has become a SouthPark institution since opening in 2010. The Tex-Mex eatery packs a punch when it comes to flavorful dishes, fun decor, and tequila offerings. 

More Favorites:

Sabor Latin Street Grill



Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen

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.

Southern Pecan

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.

Oak Steakhouse, courtesy of Andrew Cebulka



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.

Oak Steakhouse

From the Charleston-based food group The Indigo Road, Oak Steakhouse is a modern take on the classic steakhouse concept with a focus on local North Carolina ingredients.

Steak 48

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.

More Favorites:

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse | The Palm

The culinary scene in SouthPark is on the rise. Explore more dining options in the neighborhood.

Mentioned in this Post