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Old 03-25-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Highland Creek Area
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I have a friend in town tonight, staying at the Westin, and we've made plans for dinner. I'd like to take him somewhere that serves Southern or local-type food, rather than soemthing he can come by easily in his hometown of Philadelphia. but I'll also have (2) 3-year olds with me. They are well behaved, but won't be interested in eating anything too fancy.

Any ideas? Its been a long time since I've eaten Uptown.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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This should be good with kids for southern food.

Mert's Restaurant
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I have a friend in town tonight, staying at the Westin, and we've made plans for dinner. I'd like to take him somewhere that serves Southern or local-type food, rather than soemthing he can come by easily in his hometown of Philadelphia. but I'll also have (2) 3-year olds with me. They are well behaved, but won't be interested in eating anything too fancy.

Any ideas? Its been a long time since I've eaten Uptown.
I'd head out of uptown down South Blvd to Mac's Speed Shop for the best barbeque in the city.

Plus, it's nosy and busy NO ONE will care if your kids are there

Mac's Speedshop - Beer Bikes BBQ in Charlotte NC
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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I'd head out of uptown down South Blvd to Mac's Speed Shop for the best barbeque in the city.

Plus, it's nosy and busy NO ONE will care if your kids are there

Mac's Speedshop - Beer Bikes BBQ in Charlotte NC

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If it is before 8 PM, its a great place for kids - and the parents can have a good drink too!
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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I second Mert's on College Street. A nice walk from the Westin. There's also the Open Kitchen on West Morehead near the stadium.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Mert's was my first thought. It's good comfort food, not fine dining. Love the cornbread, the buttermilk fried chicken tenders and my first experience with shrimp and grits.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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Mert's end of discussion.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Well you're probably sitting down eating right now, LOL, but Kings Kitchen is another place to consider The King's Kitchen
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I second Mert's on College Street. A nice walk from the Westin. There's also the Open Kitchen on West Morehead near the stadium.
I'd agree on Mert's, but I wouldn't agree on the nice walk from the Westin , considering you're bring 2 three year olds. It's a nice walk for most, but I wouldn't expect a 3 year old to deal with it both back and forth... that said, you could take the light rail up to Mert's from the Westin, and enjoy the ride.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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It's after the fact, but soul food restaurants are in Philly & have been for a very long time. It would not be a novelty for this guest. While there are also BBQ joints there, I think that BBQ would be the better selection, in this case.
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