Our Top 10 of Charlotte Agenda's 38 iconic restaurants!

Charlotte Agenda

By Katie Levans Loveluck | May 8, 2018 

Here’s a quick look at some classic Charlotte restaurants that have been operating for two decades or more — in some cases a lot more. The oldest is a seasoned 92-year-old hot dog counter in the heart of Uptown. And you thought Charlotte lacked history.

Below is a list of Exact's top 10 picks from this list –in chronological order of course.

  1. 1926: Green’s Lunch

    Iconic Uptown hot dog counter

  2. 1945: The Diamond

    Charming retro diner in Plaza Midwood

  3. 1952: The Open Kitchen

    Eye-catching Italian restaurant in Wesley Heights

  4. 1959: Bar B Q King

    Retro curb service barbecue drive in on the west side

  5. 1959: South 21

    Old school burger drive-in on Independence Boulevard

  6. 1962: Price’s Chicken Coop

    Legendary South End fried chicken shack frequented by celebs and politicians when they’re in town


    1967: Mr. K’s

    Classic South Boulevard ice cream shop and grill (Banana Milkshake FTW!!!)




    1973: Brooks’ Sandwich House

    Humble burger shack in NoDa — get the cheeseburger “all the way”






    1987: Lupie’s Cafe

    No-frills diner known for its four types of chili — Texas, Cincinnati, Vegetarian and Southern








    1992: Mama Ricotta’s

    Homestyle Italian food

To see the full list visit Charlotte Agenda