Although residents of Elizabeth Station have gorgeous gourmet kitchens in their homes to cook delicious meals, there are some times you just don’t want to put in the effort or make a mess. Luckily, there are dozens of mouthwatering restaurants located within a short distance from our apartments in Charlotte, NC. From pizza and burgers to Cajun cuisine and fine dining, there are so many yummy options nearby – here are just a few.
Bang Bang Burgers
Everyone gets the craving for a juicy burger every now and again, it’s only natural. Thankfully, Bang Bang Burgers is less than a mile away from your front door. Their burger patties are made from whole muscle Black Angus chuck and short rib cuts of beef and the brioche buns are hand-shaped and made from scratch by a local bakery. Named Charlotte’s Best Burger, Bang Bang Burgers is going to blow your mind. View the menu and learn more on their website.
The Crunkleton is known to many as simply a “really, really good bar” serving hand-crafted cocktails, fine wine, and an assortment of cold beer. However, at the Charlotte location, that same passion extends to their dinner menu which is cooked over an open fire. The menu, featuring dry-aged meats and hearth-hung chickens, was designed to complement all of their cocktails. They are a private club, so membership is required. Learn more about this classy establishment on The Crunkleton’s website.
Just under a mile from our apartments in Charlotte, NC is Caswell Station. Unmistakably located in the big house on the corner of Pecan and Caswell, this neighborhood pub and grill features an elevated and eclectic American-style menu offering menu items such as Lobster Corn Dogs, Southwest Flatbread, Wings, Pimento Burger, and Surf and Turf Fajitas. Wash it all down with a refreshing drink from their drink menu like a Caswell Cooler or Uptown Mojito. Make reservations and view the menus on the Caswell Station website.
Curated and crafted by James Beard Nominated Chef Paul Verica, The Stanley is reinventing the dining experience in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood. The fine-dining menu boasts seasonally driven and locally sourced ingredients, focusing on both flavor and technique. Start by sharing a Foie Gras plate or Cavatelli with Pork Belly before moving on to an entrée of Shrimp Risotto or Duck Breast with Kohlrabi. Pair your meal with a seasonal cocktail like the Lavender Crush or Smoke and Mirrors. View menus, make reservations, and more at The Stanley’s website.
The Fig Tree
Another incredible fine dining option near Elizabeth Station is The Fig Tree. Located in the historic Lucas House, the menu features seasonal French and Italian-inspired dishes, an award-winning wine list, and impeccable service. Begin with an appetizer of Tuna Tartare or Escargot, then try a mouth-watering entrée like the Sea Bass and Lobster or Elk Chop. And, of course, you’ll want to pair it with a glass from their impressive wine list. Head to The Fig Tree’s website to view menus and make reservations.
Italian staples served alongside modern flavors and techniques, Stagioni is serving “four seasons of food” at their beautiful villa-style restaurant. In traditional Italian style, guests will want to indulge in a multi-course meal beginning with antipasto before moving onto affetati, primi, and secondi courses. The menu changes seasonally but expect to find dishes like Truffle Tagliatelle, Lamb Pizza, and Grilled Swordfish. The drink menu boasts curated wines, handcrafted cocktails, as well as imported and local beer. View the menus and make a reservation at Stagioni’s website.
Striving to “turn guests into new old friends,” Dressler’s is the go-to spot for great food and amazing vibes in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Every thoughtfully prepared menu item is a dish that makes you feel at home. Start your experience with Warm Goat Cheese & Garlic or French Onion Soup, then make the tough choice of entrée with options like Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib, Filet Mignon, or Maryland Lump Crab Cakes. The creative cocktails are seriously impressive as well. Check out Dressler’s website for menus, reservations, and more about their history.
Less than half a mile away from our apartments in Charlotte, NC is Cajun Queen – a New Orleans restaurant and bar. Located in a 100-year-old home, the warm and friendly environment of Cajun Queen is the perfect place to experience Cajun cuisine at its finest. The menu has all the Cajun classics you love like Fried Green Tomatoes, Gumbo, Étouffée, Shrimp and Grits, and more. Plus, guests can sit upstairs to enjoy live jazz or opt for a quieter evening downstairs – however you’d like to set the mood. Make reservations, view the menu, and more at the Cajun Queen website.
Central Coffee Co
Mornings, and life in general, just aren’t complete without a cup of coffee. And if you don’t have time to brew your own (or you just don’t feel like it), head over to Central Coffee Co. Locally owned and family operated, this close-by coffee shop serves coffee from Joe Van Gogh Coffee Roasters and bakes delicious pastries every morning, as well as other house-made food items. Learn more about what they’re doing and serving at the Central Coffee Co website.
Sunflour Baking Company
Speaking of baked goods, Sunflour Baking Company is going to be your new favorite hangout spot. Known as a local favorite, this well-known bakery has muffins, scones, croissants, cakes, and rolls that are simply to die for. They are also making breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and paninis. You’ll definitely want to pick up a loaf of bread or a few cupcakes to take home before you go. See both their seasonal and main menus on the Sunflour Baking Company website.
Going hungry just isn’t a problem when you live at our apartments in Charlotte, NC. The only problem you’ll have is deciding which delicious restaurant you want to try – there are so many incredible options within such a short distance. Stop by Elizabeth Station today to see why the neighborhood is just one of the many perks of living here.