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Yelp’s 2016 Top 50 Places to Eat in Charlotte

We’re ending 2016 the best way we know how – with a roundup of must-try eats across the city!

It’s no secret, Yelp leads the way as the local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Charlotteans and visitors alike know to turn to Yelp to scope out great local businesses. Today we’re announcing Yelp’s 2016 Top 50 Places to Eat in Charlotte.

Topping our list is none other than the Chili Man himself – an uptown staple who steals the show during lunchtime slinging hot dogs, stories, and a ton of laughs. From James Beard nominees to hidden gems, farm to table elegance to take out counter tacos inside a strip mall — find them all (and everything in between) in Yelp’s 2016 Top 50 Places To Eat In Charlotte.

To create this list, Yelp data scientists ranked local, non-chain businesses in the Charlotte metro (NC only, but shout out to Tapas 51 and Flipside across the state line) based on the number of reviews and overall star rating. Check out the full list below! Get social with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #YelpCLTTop50 when visiting these local eateries and be sure to write a review to add your feedback about any of these spots.

Yelp’s 2016 Top 50 Places to Eat in Charlotte

  1. Chili Man (Uptown)
  2. Kabab-Je Rotisserie & Grille (Matthews)
  3. Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe (North Tryon/Sugar Creek)
  4. Zablong (Uptown)
  5. Tamarind Fine Cuisine Of India (Matthews)
  6. Viva Chicken (Elizabeth)
  7. Little Village Grill (Uptown)
  8. Fresh Chef Kitchen (Cornelius)
  9. NoDa Bodega (NoDa)
  10. Kung Foo Noodle (Huntersville)
  11. Hazelnuts Creperie (Uptown)
  12. Greco Fresh Grille (Ballantyne)
  13. Royal Cafe & Creperie (Matthews)
  14. The Fig Tree Restaurant (Elizabeth)
  15. Good Food on Montford (Montford Drive)
  16. Soul Central (Plaza Midwood)
  17. FūD at Salud (NoDa)
  18. Jasmine Grill (Madison Park)
  19. Murphy’s Kitchen & Tap (Uptown)
  20. Papi Queso (Mobile)
  21. Bang Bang Burgers (Elizabeth)
  22. The Common Market (Plaza Midwood)
  23. Sabor Latin Street Grill (Elizabeth)
  24. Las Lupitas (Eastway)
  25. Rhino Market & Deli (Wesley Heights)
  26. Taste Of Europe (Matthews)
  27. Yafo Kitchen (SouthPark)
  28. Kindred Restaurant (Davidson)
  29. Euro Grill & Cafe (Plaza Midwood)
  30. La Shish Kabob (Sheffield Park)
  31. Sangam Indian Cuisine (Cornelius)
  32. Deep Sea Seafood Market (Sardis Woods)
  33. Luna’s Living Kitchen (South End)
  34. Lumiere French Kitchen (Myers Park)
  35. Midwood Smokehouse (Plaza Midwood)
  36. Inizio Pizza Napoletana (Providence Commons)
  37. VBGB Beer Hall and Garden (Uptown)
  38. Mr Tokyo Japanese Restaurant (Pineville-Matthews Road)
  39. Crispy Banh Mi (South Blvd)
  40. Dogwood Southern Table & Bar (SouthPark)
  41. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar (SouthPark)
  42. Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano (South End)
  43. Earl’s Grocery (Elizabeth)
  44. Heirloom Restaurant (Coulwood/Mountain Island Lake)
  45. Alexander Michael’s (Uptown)
  46. Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill (Dilworth)
  47. Sandwich Max (Elizabeth)
  48. Heritage Food and Drink (Waxhaw)
  49. Brooks Sandwich House (NoDa)
  50. Due Amici Pizza (Highland Creek)