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Anyone else feel like old Charlotte can be hard to find? When I found out the iconic Dairy Queen on Central Avenue (which has been open for over 70 year) was closing, I felt nostalgic.

Tons of new and exciting business are popping up each day, but some of the best Charlotte spots have stood the test of time.

Here are some iconic Charlotte Restaurants that have been over from decades, that if you live in Charlotte, you need to check out!


Green’s Lunch (1926)


Reid’s Fine Foods (1928)

Providence Road Sundries (1933)

The Diamond (1945)

Greystone Pub (1947)

The Open Kitchen (1952)

Beef N’ Bottle (1958)

Bar B Q King (1959)

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BBQ King in the Belvedere.

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South 21 (1959)

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Riccio’s (1962)

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Price’s Chicken Coop (1962)


Mr. K’s  (1967)

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Bojangles (1977)

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That's my type ???? . . [????: @mrs_ghanavatian_eats]

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House Of Pizza  (1978)

Cajun Queen (1984)

300 East (1986)

Lupies Cafe (1987)


Thai Taste (1988)

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So ducking good.

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Selwyn Pub (1990)