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Explore SouthPark's Old School Favorites

SouthPark is well-known for its modern dining options—from delicious brunch menus perfect for a weekend family outing to cocktail spots designed for drinks with clients. But the neighborhood is also home to some of Charlotte’s most trusted restaurateurs. Here are some of SouthPark’s longtime favorites, which have been pleasing diners for decades.

Harper's Restaurant


Charlotte kids have been devouring Harper’s chicken supremes and fries at this location since 1992. Owner Tom Sasser is one of the city’s most tenured restauranteurs, and his SouthPark flagship keeps families coming back for dependable, affordable American fare.


Arthur's SouthPark

One of the city’s oldest restaurants, Arthur’s has been in business for over 50 years. Located in the basement of Belk, this deli and wine shop are true Charlotte icons. The lunchtime crowd is often a mix of parents with children, seniors, and SouthPark office workers. A side order of fries is a must.


Named after Charlotte’s sister city in China, Baoding is a SouthPark institution. It has served diners a Chinese American menu in Sharon Corners for more than three decades. Expect warm service and hearty portions.

Nick’s Café

Tucked between office buildings, Nick’s has long been a popular place for breakfast meetings among Charlotte’s movers and shakers. Come here for diner classics including omelets. If you miss breakfast, the Greek-inspired lunch menu should do the trick.

Toscana Ristorante & Bar
Toscana Ristorante & Bar

Toscana Ristorante & Bar

This quaint Italian spot—perfect for date night or an intimate business lunch—has been in the Specialty Shops since the late 1990s. The handmade pastas and exceptionally curated wine list are enough to transport you (mentally, at least) to Italy. When the weather is nice, Toscana’s patio is a great place for a cocktail and antipasti.

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