Best Value

Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Charlotte, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites, starting with Bentley's on 27 and Pewter Rose. They're low in expenditures and high in appeal.

Price's Chicken Coop


Behind Uptown Charlotte and near the railroad tracks, Price's has been in business since 1962, and it hasn't changed much since opening. Price's is famous for having the city's best deep-fried chicken and flounder plates, served with coleslaw,...  Read More

South Boulevard
Bill Spoon's  Barbecue


Eastern North Carolina style, South Carolina style, forget the distinctions...this is just plain "suey-perb" barbecue. The meat is slow roasted for a smoky, rich and tender culinary experience. You add the sauce (however much or little) you...  Read More

Sonoma Modern American


This contemporary, urban restaurant brings a touch of California panache to the Uptown dining scene, complete with creative martinis, an impressive wine list and impeccable champagne cocktails. Confident and even a touch daring, Sonoma's fare...  Read More

Bentley's on 27


Perched on the 27th floor of Charlotte Plaza, Bentley's is sure to impress with its panoramic views of the impressive Uptown skyline. The scene inside features sharp, contemporary angles, recessed lighting and smartly appointed tables. The...  Read More



Looking for a place with old-school appeal? Lupie's has been filling that niche since 1987. In the years since its debut, this friendly, red-brick dining room has given folks from all walks of life a warm, friendly place where they can gather...  Read More

Sugar Creek
Bubba's Barbecue


If you're prone to let appearances fool you, then you may miss one of Charlotte's most genuine culinary gems: Bubba's Barbecue. Renowned all over the Southeast, Bubba's doesn't try to impress customers with smoke and mirrors – no, what you get...  Read More

Thai Orchid


Located behind the Fresh Market, this authentic Thai café offers everything from pad Thai to exciting stir-fry blends and signature seafood dishes. Service is quick and accurate in simple but pleasing surroundings. Reservations for five and up available.



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...  Read More