Brunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Charlotte and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Pike's Soda Shop thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Pewter Rose, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

7 Eddie's Place
If you slept in late but still want to start the day right, this is the place to go! In addition to receiving high marks for its fun, family-friendly atmosphere, the joint serves breakfast eats and downhome favs like she-crab soup and shrimp-n-grits all day long (that qualifies as brunch, right?). When you go, be prepared to see all walks of life — from judges and CEO's to working men and women — as just about everyone claims Eddie's one of their favorite places for breakfast and brunch. (704-442-0147)

6 Village Tavern
Just a short jump from SouthPark Mall, the Village Tavern has garnered a well-earned rep as one of the neighborhood's more laid-back fine dining establishments. Indeed, the place welcomes folks from all walks of life and rarely fails to hit its mark, whether it's for Sunday brunch's waffles and omelets or dinner's hand-cut steaks and wood-oven pizzas. You'll also find conservatively priced wine and spirits menus and a well-rounded selection of beer. (704-552-9983)

5 Zink American Kitchen
When Zinc made its Uptown debut in 2004, its approach to American classics like chicken, fish and steak was nothing short of a breath of fresh air. That's not to say that the kitchen endeavors to totally recreate tried and true dishes, but what it does seek to do is give them a few unexpected turns. Ergo, your Alaskan halibut may come with a side of grits, or your salmon may have horseradish crust. The same spirit applies to sinfully good brunch pairings like poached eggs and crab cakes or roasted leg of lamb sandwich with feta and mint pesto. Then, of course, there's the Bloody Mary bar ... (704-444-9001)

4 Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar
Nothing fancy or over-the-top, this cozy brick home with the big deck may be a popular neighborhood watering hole at night — heck, it even gets high marks for its specialty martinis, country-fried chicken and hearty, homemade meatloaf. But what has truly impressed the regulars over the years is Jackalope Jacks' Sunday brunch, which is billed as the "best in town." Considering the tasty choices include build-it-yourself omelets, orders of bangers and mash, and traditional English breakfasts, who can argue with such a claim? (704-347-1918)

3 Pewter Rose
For a romantic lunch, Sunday brunch, or a girlfriend get-together, Pewter Rose is a great choice. The soft décor, draped in subtle lace panels and accented with a colorful glass collection, sets the mood for a relaxing meal. The menu selection is quite broad, including shrimp and grits, cheese frittata, Thai noodle pot, goat cheese salads, whiskey crayfish gumbo, and many other selections in between. PR Bar, meanwhile, has emerged as a cool place to enjoy drinks before heading to swanky Tutto Mondo upstairs. (704-332-8149)

2 Pike's Soda Shop
Located in historic South End, this period-inspired soda shop serves up wonderful biscuits, eggs and pancakes in a well-executed space reminiscent of the good old days. If you're looking for a way to "fill" your Sunday morning hours, check into their brunch buffet, which includes everything from eggs benedict and grits to carved roast beef and sweet potato casserole. Come back at lunch or dinner for one of the best milkshakes in town or order from their full menu! (704-372-0092)

1 300 East
300 East has a sophisticated European feel — a bit Bohemian, a bit Champs-Elysées — and always makes for a memorable evening. The antique mahogany bar is where you'll find one of the best martinis anywhere, and, unlike some bars, 300 East's food is the perfect complement to your libations. They also boast a full Sunday brunch menu, including veggie eggs Benedict and a light breakfast of bagels and fruit. Sandwiches, salads and selected entrées are also available. On seasonable days, snag a table on the outside patio surrounded by cascading lantana and black-eyed susans. (704-332-6507)

Maps and Directions

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Eddie's Place 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Diner, Southern
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: MYERS PARK
COST: $
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Village Tavern 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: SOUTHPARK
COST: $$
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Zink American Kitchen 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: UPTOWN
COST: $$
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Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: ELIZABETH
COST: $
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Pewter Rose 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: South End
COST: $$
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Pike's Soda Shop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: South End
COST: $
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300 East 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, New American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: South End
COST: $$