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Munch on Lunch in SouthPark

Lean into your lunch break in SouthPark.

SouthPark is home to dozens of lunch options, from fancy and fun to casual and quick. Enjoy a midday meal at these SouthPark eateries that will help you avoid the afternoon slump and leave you feeling satisfied well into the evening. Although there are plenty of great restaurants for then, too.


Impress the Boss or Client

When you’re looking for the fancy feel of white tablecloths and luxurious leather but want an inviting and approachable atmosphere, make a reservation at one of these remarkable SouthPark spots. You can’t go wrong with American classics served in a beautiful setting at Bricktop's, Phillips Bistro131 Main, Fine & Fettle, and RH Rooftop Restaurant, or head to The Palm, where flavorful steak and fresh seafood are always on the menu. Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen is known for their fresh take on Southern cuisine, while Limani and Toscana Ristorante will feel like an escape to Greece or Italy.

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Fajitas at Paco's Tacos & Tequila

Day Date

Spending quality time with friends, coworkers, and significant others shouldn’t be confined to the weekend or evening hours. These fun and bespoke experiences should be at the top of the list for your next day date. If you’re craving Asian fare, head to Baoding Chinese Cuisine, JINYA Ramen Bar, or The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, where the flavors are just as colorful as the settings. Give your tastebuds a vacation with the authentic flavors of the Gulf Coast at Southern Pecan, Peruvian and Cuban cuisine at Calle Sol, Tex-Mex at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila, Mexican at Mal Pan, Spanish at Bulla Gastrobar, or Italian at Leo’s Italian Social. Or, go on a culinary adventure at Gourmand Market, where you can enjoy carefully curated small plates and then shop from a selection of gourmet specialty items. If you're craving traditional lunch options, find made-from-scratch meals at 800 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, or Village Tavern.

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Legion Brewing

Leisurely Lunch Hour

Want to stretch that lunch hour a little bit? Head to these tasty spots for a laid-back yet delicious restaurants where you can hang for a while. Enjoy a light lunch at French-inspired favorites like Renaissance Patisserie, Chez Marie, or Cafe Monte, finishing the meal with a pastry and latte. You’ll want plenty of time to relax and relish the culinary experience at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark and Little Mama’s, both of which have stellar cheese offerings (the mozzarella bar at Little Mama’s is a must). Find Asian flavors at Moon Thai & Japanese and Yama Asian Fusion, or grab classic American fare in a laid back setting at neighborhood favorites Harper's or Duckworth's (be sure to try Duckworth's famous cheesesteak). Legion Brewing and The Suffolk Punch have options that will satisfy every palate, plus they serve some of the best local beer for those Friday afternoon meetings. The Suffolk Punch offers the best of both worlds, with an attached specialty coffee bar that will fuel you during after-lunch hours.

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Israeli Hot Chicken Sandwich at YAFO Kitchen

Quick & Casual, Plus Grab & Go

From casual cafes to quick counter service, these spots are sure to deliver a delicious meal even if you’re short on time. Arthur’s inside Belk at SouthPark Mall, Cafe at 6100, and Nick’s Cafe are some of SouthPark's hidden gems. Head to YAFO and Greco Fresh Grille for fast-casual Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors, find authentic Latin American street food at Sabor, or enjoy Italian cuisine at Mano Bella Artisan FoodsOriginal Pancake House and Snooze will satisfy you at any hour, with both spots serving up pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, and more.

Copain, Reid’s Fine Foods, and Rhino Market & Deli have some great grab-and-go options, and they also offer larger lunch menus with a tasty selection of lunch favorites. When you want something familiar, the neighborhood is home the favorites at SouthPark Mall's West Plaza Dining Area, plus staples like Potbelly, Jersey Mike's, Five Guys, ShowmarsJimmy John's, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, and two Panera locations (SouthPark Mall, Fairview Road).

At a glance:

Sweet Potato Taco from Mal Pan

Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, & Allergy-Friendly

Breakfast isn't meant just for the mornings, and if you want a breakfast-inspired lunch, find options on the Plant Power menu from Snooze. For lunch classics, 131 MAIN, Fin & Fettle, Rusty Bucket, and Firebirds serve some of the best veggie burgers around, and 800 Degrees makes it easy for anyone to enjoy a slice of pizza with their gluten-free crust. Plus, they have plenty of veggie toppings and vegan cheese and meat options for plant-based diets. You can also find gluten-free pizza at Leo's Italian Social, Village Tavern, and Harper's, along with a variety of items on the Village Tavern gluten free menu or the Harper's gluten free menu.

If you're in the mood for Tex-Mex, Paco's Tacos has a helpful allergy guide to help you understand what foods are safe for your diet, and their vegetable fajitas and fiesta bowls are vegetarian friendly. You can also find Latin flavors at Mal Pan. Mal Pan is the only restaurant in Charlotte to make their tortillas the "old way," through a nixtamalization process using heirloom corn, so those with gluten-free diets can enjoy any of their tacos on a handmade corn tortilla. The spot also has lots of vegetarian options like the sweet potato taco and portobello quesadilla.

Greco Fresh Grille offers a variety of Mediterranean inspired salads that are packed with plant proteins, plus their falafel will keep you satisfied all day long. You can also find falafel and other plant-based offerings Mediterranean and Middle Eastern offerings at YAFO, and it's easy to navigate their menu with this allergy guide. If you'd rather cozy up with a bowl of ramen, be sure to check out JINYA's vegan ramen options. 

At a glace:

Calle Sol

Lunch Under $15

Lunch doesn't need to break the bank. Find $9 lunch specials, including one of the best Cuban sandwiches around, at Calle Sol. Or, head to 800 Degrees Wood Fired Kitchen for their $15 dine-in lunch menu. Nearly everything on the Rhino Market menu, including soups, salads, sandwiches and grab and go items, are less than $10, and Arthur's offers a similar classic lunch menu with nearly all items under $11.

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Looking for catering options? Check out the catering directory.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, plan your next meal in SouthPark by exploring the nearly 100 eateries in the neighborhood.

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