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Top 25 Restaurants In North Carolina ~ 3 Of Them In Charlotte Area

Top 25 Restaurants In North has posted its list of  the "25 Restaurants You Have To Visit In North Carolina Before You Die!" and has called North Carolina a "foodie paradise." Who knew? And the icing on this cake is that three restaurants on this list are in the Charlotte metro area -- so no excuses not to try them out before you die if you live in the Charlotte metro area!

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The 25 restaurants guaranteed to give you a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" according to include:


  1. Mateo in Durham: Spanish tapas with a Southern touch. 

  2. Artisanal in Banner ElK: a farm-to-table resturant open from May till November. 

  3. Rhubarb in Asheville: farm-to-table American food. 

  4. Kindred in Davidson: just outside of the City of Charlotte calls itself a "chef-driven" restaurant with an ever-changing menu 

  5. Herons in Cary: a 5-star "hotel" restaurant. 

  6. Angus Barn in Raleigh: an amazing steakhouse. 

  7. Fearrington House in Pittsboro (next to Chapel Hill): connected to an inn... I've had the Fearrington House experience both at the inn and the restaurant and it's truly unforgettable. 

  8. The Dining Room at the Biltmore in Asheville: a truly elegant experience with fantastic food; and I've been very fortunate  to have experienced this restaurant. 

  9. Chef and the Farmer in Kinston: expect a 2-3 month wait for a reservation, but I'm told it's worth wairing for. 

  10. Snappy Lunch in Mt. Airy: it's said it's like going back in time to Andy Griffith's Mayberry and famous for its pork chop sandwidh. 

  11. B's BBQ in Greenville: eastern-style BBQ served here and "famous" for a long time. 

  12. Ryan's Restaurant in Winston-Salem: set in a forest-like atmosphere and known for terrific steaks. 

  13. The Gamekeeper Restaurant/Bar in Boone: rustic mountain setting mixing traditional elegance with Appalachian charm and specialising in all sorts of game. Winner of the 2015 Open Table Diner's Choice Award. 

  14. The Copper Door in Historic Hayesville: a steakhouse in a rustic setting. Winner of the 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. 

  15. On the Square in Tarboro: "urban-inspired" cuisine in a relaxed setting in one of North Carolina's oldest historic towns. 

  16. Lexington Barbecue in Lexington: famous for its Lexington-style BBQ and named by USA Today as one of the 10 best BBQ restaurants in the South. 

  17. Curate Tapas Bar in Asheville: multiple award-winning spanish style tapas on the menu here. 

  18. Amos Mosquito's in Atlantic Beach: casual dining with all home-made food and ingredients. 

  19. Heritage  Food & Drink in Waxhaw: just east of Charlotte and specializing in locally sourced ingredients. 

  20. Colington Cafe in Kill Devil Hills:  long ranked as the #1 restaurant in the Outer Banks and situated under 300 year old trees. 

  21. Dame's Chicken & Waffles in Durham: Southern comfort food at its best. And they also have a resaturant in Greensboro. 

  22. Prices Chicken Coop in Charlotte: essentially a take-out restaurant known far and wide for its fried chicken. Prices is truly a Queen City institution and you should be prepared to stand in line. 

  23. Johnson's Drive-In in Siler City: considered by many the best burger joint in the State. 

  24. River's End Restaurant on the Nantahala River near Bryson City: when you want to enjoy great food, family-style with a view of the river. 

  25. Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh: a 100% vegan and vegetarian restaurant situated In Raleigh's historic train depot and warehouse district. 


This information about the "25 Restaurants You Have To Visit In North Carolins Before You Die," complied by is brought to you by Nina Hollander and the Carolinas Realty Partners in Charlotte.

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