Econo Lodge at Carowinds
3540 Lakemont Blvd
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 547-2300
Fax: (803) 547-2444
This place is part of a chain of Wild Wing Cafes spread across the country. A sports bar that also offers traditional American cuisine, delicious drinks, as well as live music entertainment, this place has undeniably become a favorite hangout for both locals as well as tourists. The Wind Wing Cafe also features DJ events, karaoke evenings, and draft nights.
Buca di Beppo serves tasty Italian fare and is favored by families. The decor is somewhat pretentious, but when the food arrives it is quickly forgotten. The menu comprises chopped antipasto salad, chicken marsala, porchetta rustica, veal limone and a host of pizzas and desserts. Other features include group dining, kid's menu and an impressive winelist. Buca di Beppo is also a great place to celebrate a birthday or have a family reunion. Reservations are required.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Trio is a restaurant that gives you many options, and this diversity is not restricted to the menu. You can choose to dine in the central area, taking in the wonderfully enticing aroma of wood-fired pizzas being prepared. Then there is the bar, where you can savor a Pinot noir, or any other wine that takes your fancy, really. You also have the option of enjoying your meal out on the patio, under an umbrella. The semi-private room is yet another space, one that can accommodate up to 40 people. With offerings like the Pesto and four cheese brick oven pizza, Meatloaf Trio and chocolate silk pie, and of course, its weekend brunch menu, the restaurant compels you to return.
Huge reputation, great food and aperfect ambience make Bangkok Ocha worth a visit. Ocha (pronounced Ocho) is an ancient Thai word that means ‘delicious'. True to its name, the place serves up the best Thai food on the block. Choose from a wide variety of soups, entrees and desserts—everything tantalizes the palate. Try out specialties like Chu Chee, Pandan custard and Ped Gra Pow and enjoy the soft background music. Service is prompt and efficient.
Bonefish Grill serves fish in all possible and imaginable ways and combinations. Dining at this exceptional place is a delight. The decor is very classy and tastefully done, which compliments the spicy and sumptuous dishes served here. Enjoy a 'Pistachio Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout' or 'Tenderloin Portabella Picatta", wines of various varieties are offered to go with your meal. If you are not in a mood for fish try the scrumptious steaks, prepared with fresh and quality ingredients.
If you have a hankering for Indian food in the American city of Charlotte, you should definitely make your way over to The Blue Taj. This Ballantyne Village restaurant has plenty of offerings for both vegetarians and meat lovers. The restaurant features four discrete dining areas, as well as a wine cellar and bar. Typically Indian starters like chaat and pakoras kick off your Indian meal, which comprises curries like spicy Goan style Vin D'Alho and Saag Paneer. Sweet treats like Gulab Jamun and Malai Kulfi round off the Indian dining experience. There is a lunch buffet to be enjoyed on Sundays. The restaurant is also available for private events.
Customers don't come in here to stare at the lone mural, but for the succulent meat chunks served up by this eatery. And Bill Spoon's has had a loyal clientele since 1963. The seasoning is just right, not too tangy, not too spicy, quite the way locals love it. Tomatoes doesn't even make a special appearance here—instead, you have the in-house zingy vinegar sauce! Sweet tea makes for a nice follow-up.
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.
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.
Georges Brasserie is a great place in Charlotte for a quintessential French meal. This brasserie features traditional as well as contemporary French fare in an elegant setting. Savor classics like pommes frites, coq au vin, raw oysters, soup and charcuterie. Complement your meal with a selection from their exquisite wine list. Occasional live music and private dining make this restaurant a popular favorite among locals and tourists alike. A visit here truly transports you to a brasserie in Paris.
AZN Azian Cuizine is a reference point for Pan Asian fusion cuisine in Charlotte. This restaurant is a melting pot of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean flavors. Savor their sushi, stir fries, rice, noodles and steak in an elegant ambiance. Spread over two floors in SouthPark’s Piedmont Town Center, take a seat indoors or one outside on their lovely patio. They also host private dining and special events.