Eat Local

SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO EAT IN AND AROUND THE MATTHEWS & MINT HILL AREA!

Italian

Mario’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Locally owned, casual dining and drive-up window. 
2945 Matthews-Weddington Rd.
Matthews, NC  28104
704-847-4884
 
Portofino’s at the Arboretum 
Family-owned with four area locations.  
8128 Providence Rd. #100
Charlotte, NC  28277
704-542-9911
 

Mexican

Monterrey Restaurante Mexicano
Family-owned and operated serving authentic dishes.
9623 Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-841-8068
 
El Valle Mexican Restaurant
Located in the heart of Matthews, serving the community for 20+ years.
305 W. John St.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-845-1417
 

Asian

Be-Em Asian Kitchen
Fresh, local ingredients with tastes of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines
1848 Galleria Blvd., Ste. K
Charlotte, NC  28270
704-708-4793
 
Mr. Tokyo Japanese
Serving unlimited sushi and hibachi options
10412 E. Independence Blvd., Ste. 410
Matthews, NC 28105
704-443-7862
 

Steak

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
Serving the finest cuts of meat table-side
1606 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC  28270
704-443-7333
 
Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse & Grill
Center-cut steaks and chef-tailored dishes
316 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-846-4933
 
Fresh Chef Kitchen
Steaks, pasta and salads with the freshest ingredients
15080 Idlewild Rd.
Matthews, NC  28104
704-628-5179
 

French

Sante’
French-influenced fine dining
165 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-845-1899
 
 
Irish

Grace O’Malleys
Irish fish and chips, burgers and salads
157 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-443-7060
 

Mediterranean

Kabob-Je Rotisserie & Grille
Lean meats, vegetables and exotic ingredients
2233 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-845-0707
 

Breakfast
 
Stack’s Kitchen
Family-owned serving large-portion breakfast all day
11100 Monroe Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-841-2025
 
Famous Toastery
Local franchise serving tasty dishes for breakfast, lunch and brunch
1640 N. Sardis Rd.
Matthews, NC  28270
704-845-0684
 
Americana Restaurant
Local staple for many breakfast regulars 
1628 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-841-0801
 

Comfort Food

The Bridge Restaurant
Family-owned featuring daily Southern specials
5902 Indian Trail-Fairview Rd.
Indian Trail, NC  28079
 
East 74 Restaurant
Family-owned diner-style restaurant offering daily specials
10915 Monroe Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-847-5035

Jake’s Good Eats
Homegrown atmosphere specializing in tasty creations and yummy desserts!
12721 Albermarle Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28227
704-545-4741
 

Sweet Treats

Your Mom's Donuts
If you’ve never had a craft donut, start here!
11025 Monroe Rd., Ste. F
Matthews, NC  28105
803-280-5720
 
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Find Italian ice, gelati and creamy soft ice cream
3501 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
704-209-9700
 
Artisen Gelato
Ecuadorian old-fashioned gelato 
301 W. John St.
Matthews, NC  28105
980-339-7405
 
Daphne’s Bakery
Family-owned using local fresh ingredients in cakes, cookies and more
7609 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.
Mint Hill, NC  28227
704-573-5100
 
Sunflower Club Café
Locally owned for lovers of life, freedom, art, coffee and community.
Featuring waffles and fresh baked goods.
11211 Lawyers Rd.
Mint Hill, NC  28227
704-496-9018