Econo Lodge at Carowinds
3540 Lakemont Blvd
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 547-2300
Fax: (803) 547-2444
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
Terrace Cafe is a great place to begin your day. It is famous among Charlotte locals for its breakfast and brunch, and has also won several awards for the same. Patrons revisit for their great service, inventive menu as well as sublime cocktails and spirits. For something savory, their sandwiches and egg specialties are a great option. For sweet tooth in the house, French Toast and Red Velvet Waffles are bestsellers.
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.
Given their dedicated service, a fine wine menu and carefully chosen sides, J. Sam's has emerged as a popular wine bar in town. One can find locals sipping the drinks as they dig into the charcuterie and dishes. They also drop by in the evenings for a post-dinner drink or to catch up with friends. A good place to sample some rare wines, do head here for a novel experience.
A neighborhood restaurant open only for dinner, Rudy's serves authentic Italian fare in an atmosphere that makes you want to return. This restaurant and bar is yet another offering from the people responsible for Luisa's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Dilworth's Dolce Ristorante Italiano, and is a more casual and affordable version of Firenze, the Italian restaurant that previously occupied the space. The patio is a great place at which to savor their Italian offerings, whether something light like the calamari fritti, or the filling Ravioli all'Aragosta. There is a full wine list to complement your meal.
Situated in Charlotte, Harper's Restaurant is an eatery that offers trademark American cuisine including steaks, barbecues, seafood, brick oven pizzas and occasional pasta. The ambiance of the place is casual and relaxed. This restaurant has a nice atmosphere aided by a patio surrounded by lush green trees. The service staff is helpful and attentive. Harper's is a favorite among families and friends seeking to spend some time together.
The very same restaurant group that brought you the Italian and Greek inspired Ilios Noche presents you with the American diner, Big View. Known for its all day breakfasts and '70s decor, this is a restaurant every member of the family likes to dine at. The minute you walk in, your olfactory senses will be greeted by heavenly treats like the Pumpkin Baked Alaska, making you impatient for dessert time; but the meal you have before you get to the Big View Bakery section will make it well worth the wait. Some of the house favorites include the Veal and Mushroom Meatloaf and the Madeira Chicken. There are also many seafood items, burgers and sandwiches to be found on the menu. The Big View Bar is perfect for catching live sporting action or just Fantasy Football. After all that eating, you should just hope you still have space left for a Chocolate Crunch Cake or Apple Pie Milkshake!
With a casual yet elegant atmosphere, the popular neighborhood restaurant called the City Tavern in Charlotte is one well known for its delicious American menu. Savor steak and seafood from the chef-driven menu as well as a drink to match. The well-stocked bar features about 40 types of wines and special martinis. Friendly service and a great ambiance makes this place one of the best restaurants in the city.
Experience a bit of France in this delightful cafe in Philips Place. Cafe Monte is a charming eatery that serves delectable dishes that will surely wow everyone. Relish the food with classic wines and fine spirits. Elegant yet simple, Monte is welcoming and is a wonderful place to share a meal.
This specialty store not only offers a retail selection but also a bar for your convenience and comfort. This Boutique of California Wine, as it calls itself, has a wine selection covering 500 labels. And the Wine Bar offers 50 wines in 2oz and 6oz glasses. Then of course there is the wine flight that allows you to sample three different wines in one go. What's more, there is an eclectic range of small dishes to accompany your drink. So go ahead and pick the appetizer, salad, pate or cheese of your choice. Enjoy all of this in an open air ambiance, while enjoying the live entertainment that comes along.