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Bang Bang Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bang Bang Burgers ($$)
(699 ratings)

2001 E 7th St Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-4505
bangbangburgersclt.com
  • Fried Sweet Potato Brie Burger
    topped w/ maple cranberry sauce
  • Pimento Burger
    homemade pimento cheese & fried pickles; looks good
4.5 out of 5
699 ratings
burgers from the highest quality, Black Angus whole muscle cuts of short rib & chuck produced by NYC's own Pat La Frieda
Brine and Bottle: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brine and Bottle [CLOSED]See Brine and Bottle Video ($$$)
(78 ratings)

7531 S Virginia Dare Trl Map It!
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 715-1818
  • Foie Gras Torchon
    sliced housemade foie gras on brioche w/ side of peach marmalade
  • Fried Pickles
    deep-fried brined pickles w/ side of buttermilk-chive dip; "might be the best pickle chip I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
  • Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
    dredged, pan-fried & served on potato bun w/ pickle ramp tartar sauce & tomato slice
4.5 out of 5
78 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2010; beer, wine bar & specialty-food pier-side joint; menu changes daily
Cast Iron Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cast Iron Kitchen ($$)
(304 ratings)

8024 Market St Map It!
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 821-8461
castiron-kitchen.com
  • Dirty South Biscuit
    southern fried chicken tenderloin, bacon, runny egg, muenster & pepper jack cheeses w/ sausage gravy
  • Not My Momma's Meatloaf
    house made meatloaf w/ ground beef & pork, fried egg, caramelized sweet onion, arugula, tomato, aged cheddar, herb aioli & Texas Pete hollandaise served on a toasted bun; "this is outstanding!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
304 ratings
mom-and-pop joint serving North Carolina favorites w/ a twist; serving breakfast & lunch only (check website for updated info)
Ceviche's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ceviche'sSee Ceviche's Video ($$)
(395 ratings)

7210 Wrightsville Ave Map It!
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-3131
www.wbceviche.com
  • Ropa Vieja
    braised & shredded beef in a spicy pepper broth served w/ coconut rice & mixed vegetables; looks good
  • Sancocho
    Panama's national dish; soup w/ chicken, sweet potato, yucca, plantains & corn in a spicy cilantro broth; served w/ a side of coconut rice
4.5 out of 5
395 ratings
"Inspired By My Upbringing In Panama, Central America - Fishing With My Dad In Both The Pacific And Atlantic Oceans, Picking Fresh Mangos At The Bus Stop For Breakfast & Epic Surfing Trips (I Vividly Remember My First Barrel). I Wanted To Bring That Feeling To Wrightsville Beach With A Staple In The Panamanian Diet, Ceviche, Tropical Fruit, Plantains, Etc.." - Hunter Tiblier, Owner.
Copper Penny: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Copper Penny ($$)
(855 ratings)

109 Chestnut St Map It!
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-1373
www.copperpennync.com
  • 109 Chestnut Chicken Sandwich
    signature sandwich; mushroom, chicken, Provolone, chipotle mayo served on toasted sub roll; named after the restaurant address; looks good
  • Hot Roast Pork Sandwich
    sliced pork loin, sauteed spinach, Provolone, garlic aioli on a sub w/ side of au jus for dipping; looks good!
  • Onion Rings
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
855 ratings
small funky joint owned/operated by husband-wife duo serving simple, but real-deal food
Fork N Cork: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fork N Cork ($$)
(735 ratings)

122 Market St Map It!
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 228-5247
www.theforkncork.com
  • Confit Duck Wings
    deep fried confit duck wings served w/ choice of sauce: Charmoula (delicious Moroccan sauce), Hot Honey Garlic, Peach BBQ, Raspberry Chipotle, Creole Rosemary Honey Mustard or Habanero Orange Marmalade; Guy liked w/ Habanero Orange Marmalade
  • Wellington Bites
    Beef Wellington in a puff pastry; served w/ side of port wine cherry sauce & horseradish cream sauce; call to check availability; looks good
4.5 out of 5
735 ratings
higher end comfort food in 40-seat joint
FuD at Salud: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FuD at Salud [CLOSED] ($)
(89 ratings)

3306A N Davidson St Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 232-4943
  • Chicken and Waffles Waffle-wich
    waffle sandwich w/ chicken salad, candied walnuts, bacon & maple syrup
  • You're Killin' Me, S'mores Waffle-wich
    waffle sandwich w/ homemade toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, Nutella; looks good
4.5 out of 5
89 ratings
[CLOSED]; funky deli w/ unique, creative spins on traditional sandwiches; known for their "Waffle-wiches"; Other Recipes: Homemade Marshmallows
  • "The Pig Mac"
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ pulled pork, bourbon onions, mac 'n' cheese, cheddar; looks good
  • Mushroom Gruyere Grilled Cheese
    w/ truffle spread, pan-roasted mushrooms, Gruyere cheese; recommend dipping w/ tomato soup (if available); "out of all the grilled cheese I've ever had, that's the peak" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
219 ratings
est. 2012; food truck specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders
    cauliflower steak-sliced w/ buffalo sauce; served w/ slaw, blue cheese
  • Chana Masala Tacos
    chickpea-based sauce & topped w/ apricot & Medjool date couscous; looks good
4.5 out of 5
180 ratings
since 2011; food truck; go to website to find locations
300 East: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
300 EastSee 300 East Video ($$)
(787 ratings)

300 East Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-6507
www.300east.net
  • Butterscotch Ice Cream Sandwich
    Sorghum molasses cookies w/ side caramelized pineapple; "one of the best desserts I've ever had on Triple-D" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lamb & Mushroom Ragout
    served on Bosky Acres goat cheese ravioli w/ lemon-mint-goat cheese butter
4.0 out of 5
787 ratings
opened in 1986; independent, mother-and-daughter-owned casual dining establishment offering creative American-Eclectic cuisine in a fun & historic house built in 1900
Cabo Fish Taco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cabo Fish TacoSee Cabo Fish Taco Video ($$)
(1298 ratings)

3201 N Davidson St Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-8868
www.cabofishtaco.com
4.0 out of 5
1298 ratings
Coastal Cravings: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Coastal CravingsSee Coastal Cravings Video ($$)
(605 ratings)

1209 Duck Rd Map It!
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 480-0032
www.cravingsobx.com
  • Seared Scallops
    served on lobster sauce seasoned w/ truffle oil; "up there in some of the best scallops I've ever had...cuz this scallop is out of bounds!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Steamer Pots To Go
    a cooking pot loaded w/ the fresh catch nightly preparation of the Outer Banks "Local Catch" (depending on season/catch, it can include oysters, middle-neck clams, snow crab legs, shrimp, red potatoes, smoked sausage, corn on the cob); served in a tin can which you can order to-go & use to cook; Carolina coast tradition
4.0 out of 5
605 ratings
funky little joint connected to a gas station-convenient store; drive-through service available; Other Recipes: Jicama Chayote Slaw
Dish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DishSee Dish Video ($)
(567 ratings)

1220 Thomas Ave Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 344-0343
www.eatatdish.com
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    top seller; made from scratch; looks good
  • Salmon Patties
    fresh salmon broken down from whole fish; formed into patties, padded w/ Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) & skillet fried; served w/ honey-orange butter
4.0 out of 5
567 ratings
opened in 2002; southern comfort food; "disarmingly unpretentious kind of joint you immediately warm to as though it were your mama's or grandma's kitchen" (from its website)
Improper Pig: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Improper Pig [CLOSED] ($$)
(304 ratings)

110 S Sharon Amity Rd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 714-7878
theimproperpig.com
  • Chow Bow Taco
    choice of pulled pork, chicken, chopped brisket, grilled salmon or smoked tofu tossed in spicy hoisen sauce in a steamed bao bun w/ Asian slaw; Guy got pulled pork; looks good
  • Improper Charcuterie
    carnivore's delight; pulled pork, brisket, ribs, Andouille, pimento cheese, slaw, house chips & pickled onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
304 ratings
[CLOSED]; serving classic BBQ as well as twists such as southern egg rolls & Korean barbecue salmon; Other Recipes: BBQ Rub
  • Piroska
    Balkan style stuffed pizza w/ ham, mushrooms, mozzarella, ricotta cheese, sour cream; looks good
  • Sarma
    cabbage rolls w/ ground beef, rice, bacon, spices; served w/ house-made bread
4.0 out of 5
324 ratings
since 2007; serving hand-tossed pizza & unique Serbian dishes; Other Recipes: Eggplant Musaka
JJ's Red Hots: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JJ's Red Hots ($)
(442 ratings)

1514 East Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 225-8880
jjsredhots.com
  • Chili Cheese Coney
    w/ housemade chili, shredded cheese, diced onions; looks good
  • Kasekrainer
    homemade traditional Austrian-sausage w/ cheese in middle topped w/ kraut, house-pickled onions, hot-blonde mustard on potato roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
442 ratings
hot dog joint serving Sahlen's smokehouse as well as house-made hot dogs and sausages; Other Recipes: Hot Dog Chili
Krazy Fish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Krazy FishSee Krazy Fish Video ($$)
(508 ratings)

2501 Central Ave Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-1004
krazyfish.com
  • Gumbo
    w/ pulled pork, chicken, shrimp & served on rice; looks good
  • Seafood Diablo
    fish, shrimp, calamari & scallops sauteed w/ peppers, onions & celery in a spicy Cajun marinara; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
508 ratings
opened in 2011; wild, eclectic & "krazy" joint w/ two covered patios, two fully stocked bars & a huge selection of Domestics, Imports & Kraft beers
Ortegaz Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ortegaz RestaurantSee Ortegaz Restaurant Video ($$)
(195 ratings)

201 Sir Walter Raleigh St Map It!
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-5911
www.ortegaz.com
  • Blackfin Tuna Tacos
    in homemade tortillas & topped w/ cilantro & lime sauce; looks good
  • Shrimp & Chorizo Alfredo
  • Soft-Shell Crab Quesadilla
    seasonal only
4.0 out of 5
195 ratings
opened in 2007; southwestern flair w/ a relaxed, casual atmosphere; husband-and-wife team who switch every 6 mo. from cooking to hosting
Pinky's Westside Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pinky's Westside Grill ($)
(1264 ratings)

1600 W Morehead St Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 332-0402
eatatpinkys.com
  • Asian Pork Burger
    pork burger, Asian sauce, slaw
  • Corn Dog Shrimp
    large shrimp dipped in corn dog batter & deep-fried; served w/ waffle fries, southern slaw & dipping sauce
  • Triple "G" Burger
    three 5-oz patties, cheese (optional), slaw, mustard, chopped onions, chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1264 ratings
owner/chef used to run Penguin Drive-In (which closed); used to be a garage that worked on VWs (and hence a VW on the roof); Other Recipes: Carolina Burger Chili
  • "Hot Lap" Sandwich
    spicy shredded chicken served on toasted ciabatta roll topped w/ melted mozzarella cheese, fresh cilantro & jalapeno-cilantro crema
  • "The Concord" Sandwich
    house made North Carolina mission fig preserve spread on toasted ciabatta roll & topped w/ aged steak filet & blue cheese crumbles; looks good
4.0 out of 5
29 ratings
opened in 2013; sports bar w/ go-kart track & conference facility
South 21 Drive In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
South 21 Drive In ($)
(104 ratings)

3101 E Independence Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 377-4509
www.south21drivein.net
  • Onion Rings
    double-dipped & dredged & deep-fried
  • Super Boy Burger
    best seller; double-burger; ask for "Carolina style" (w/ slaw & scratch-made chili)
4.0 out of 5
104 ratings
since 1955; local legend drive-in
Sweet n Savory Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sweet n Savory Cafe ($$)
(544 ratings)

1611 Pavillion Pl Map It!
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-0115
www.sweetnsavory.cafe
4.0 out of 5
544 ratings
since 1996; engineer who buys a bakery, then opens for lunch, & then for breakfast & dinner
Tortuga's Lie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tortuga's LieSee Tortuga's Lie Video ($$)
(746 ratings)

3014 S Virginia Dare Trl Map It!
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7299
www.tortugaslie.com
  • Jamaican 'Jerk' Chicken
    house favorite; leg & thigh grilled & basted w/ spicy jerk seasoning; served w/ warm pineapple chutney; looks good
  • Pork Antonio
    2 jerk rubbed pork chops finished w/ habenero yellow currant jam; served w/ starch & vegetable of the day
4.0 out of 5
746 ratings
est. 1989; voted #1 Seafood Dive (Coastal Living Magazine); "nestled among the dunes of the Outer Banks town of Nags Head, you'll find a delicious slice of the Caribbean" (from its website)
Bar-B-Q King: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bar-B-Q KingSee Bar-B-Q King Video ($)
(158 ratings)

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 399-8344
www.barbqking.com
  • Bar-B-Q Chicken
  • Pulled Pork
3.5 out of 5
158 ratings
since 1959; institution drive-in w/ car hop service
Black Pelican: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black PelicanSee Black Pelican Video ($$)
(735 ratings)

3848 Virginia Dare Trl Map It!
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-3171
www.blackpelican.com
  • Citrus Rosemary Brined Roasted Chicken Breast
    24-hr brined chicken breast served w/ housemade smoked gouda mashed potatoes, baby spinach, mushrooms, feta & roast tomato sautee; looks good
  • Wanchese Fishermans' Risotto
    scallops, shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat & bacon sauteed w/ sweet corn, tomatoes & baby spinach folded into creamy roasted garlic risotto topped w/ crispy sweet potato nest; looks good
3.5 out of 5
735 ratings
in 1874-built building (rustic charm) once used as a live-saving station offering panoramic ocean views from dining rooms & an outside deck; serving 100,000 people per summer
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North Carolina

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