Econo Lodge Coliseum Area
575 Clanton Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 523-0633
Fax: (704) 319-2120
575 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC, US, 28217
- Phone: (704) 523-0633
- Fax: (704) 319-2120
Bedder Bedder & Moore offers its full service deli options from the Montford Shopping Center. Primarily known for their phenomenal catering options, Bedder Bedder & Moore commands a massive list of offerings, mostly permutations of deli meat and cheese housed in a carbohydrate of your choice, or in salad form. Despite this ubiquity, there are some surprising combinations such as the Black and Blue chicken sandwich and the jalapeno roast beef wrap that provide some more unique alternatives. For dine-in customers, the deli offers a complimentary cup of soup.
Maybe the owners felt like they had to do homage to the fact that their restaurant is located in an old transmission shop and car wash. Or maybe they just like beer, bikes and BBQ -- it is, after all, their motto. Mac's Speed Shop is a not-so-intimidating biker bar, serving up good barbecue and micro-brew beer until late in the night. You can also stop in to watch the games; just make sure that if it's football, you're a Panthers fan.
Take a break from dieting and relish this steakhouse's exotic food. Fabulous dishes make up for the plain and drab interiors. Regulars will vouch for the huge chunks of beef in your meals. Ask for a wine, or beer to go along with your food, and enjoy the complete Beef & Bottle experience. Although not a fancy place, this restaurant remains crowded at all times due to its unpretentious attitude and delicious preparations. Reservations are a must.
McKoy's Smokehouse offers ultra-authentic Southern cuisine from their iconic smokehouse location, letting locals get in on the secret family recipes that have made this barbecue beacon a Charlotte sensation. Named for the owners' grandfather, McKoy's keeps its focus on simple family-style cooking with a wide range of savory barbecue selections spanning from their signature smokehouse wings to a diverse selection of Southern sides such as mac and cheese, collard greens and fried okra. For a great taste of real Charlotte barbecue, McKoy's smokehouse is one of the best options in town.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
Tucked away in Charlotte's South End, the Villa Antonio Ristorante is unknown to many locals. In light of its inviting dance floor and classic take on Italian cuisine, it would seem Villa Antonio deserves much more attention. The tuxedo-clad servers manage to give you space and still attend to your every need. Every night there is live Italian-style guitar and piano music. Occasional wine tastings can be turned into informal, inexpensive meals, what with the complimentary buffets. Villa Antonio also has reservable dining facilities, with banquet-style seating for up to 100 guests. See website for tasting calendar and reservation information.
Pike's is an old fashioned soda fountain that goes the extra mile. Obviously, they offer a full selection of decadent sundaes, shakes, malts, floats, and splits, but their food menu is impressive as well. Classics like the club sandwich, BLTs, and a cheeseburger are complemented by somewhat inventive options like the pimento grilled cheese and honey-pecan fried chicken. The tremendously popular Sunday brunch includes a lengthy omelette menu plus Eggs Benedict, blueberry-pecan french toast, biscuits, gravy, grits and more at the buffet. See website for complete menu and other locations.
Tupelo Honey Cafe is offering a new twist on traditional Southern cooking. Their menu offers an array of dishes that mix modern flavors with old Southern recipes, like a grass-fed beef meatloaf with rosemary tomato shallot gravy or catfish served over goat cheese grits. Best of all, all the dishes are cooked from scratch using farm-fresh produce and hormone-free meats. There's a full bar to give you something to sip while you enjoy your food, and a selection of decadent desserts to finish off your meal.
Fiamma Restaurant is an Italian eatery tucked away in the polished streets of Uptown Charlotte, serving as the perfect destination for romantic occasions and little celebrations. Fiamma is one of the more popular Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. The ambiance is reminiscent of a quaint European trattoria. The ambiance is cozily warm aided by dim lighting and comfortable seating. The bar's wine selection is extensive and one of the most sophisticated ones. The service effectively complements its reputation.
Known for its fine beer collection that touches 20 labels, The Liberty is a vibrant venue serving locals substantial pub fare that is a good accompaniment to the drinks. Angus beef, Fish & Chips and Hangar Steak are the regular orders here. People come to have a casual and relaxed meal, catching up with friends over the mugs of beer. The decor is inviting and the pleasant staff aids patrons to enjoy their meal.
In the hip and green Dilworth area, 300 East stands out amongst the other eateries. Serving up eclectic and traditional American cuisine, it is a neighborhood favorite. Try out the Mongolian Lamb Chops, Thai Pork Tenderloin, and Penne with Duck for lunch or dinner, followed by a mouth-watering dessert. If you're thoroughly satisfied with the food, be sure to return for the scrumptious brunch! Have a martini or two with friends on the patio and enjoy a view of the street and passers-by. The wait staff is helpful and efficient, so don't be reluctant to ask for help. Eat, sip and enjoy!
Copper is yet another addition to Charlotte's Indian restaurants. So, fans of the cuisine can get more of chicken tikka, saag paneer, seafood vindaloo, and basmati rice. The place puts modern touches in the presentations and the ambience. Wines are available too. Chef Naveen alters dishes to placate fussy kids. Dinner chatter, Indian aromas, and wholesome preparations, make dining at Copper worth the effort.