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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Waterfront dining with great views, food and atmosphere. Boat slips available for diners. Walk around dock to see some beautiful sunsets!”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“James Beard nominated chef, good vibes, and excellent variety on the menu.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classy restaurant with dinner entrees in the $17-$29 range featuring a climate controlled deck, outdoor patio and sandy lounge area on the water. The food is wonderful! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Want to eat in town and can't get into Kindred? Flatiron is a nice option for lunch or dinner. Nice craft beer selection and a great atmosphere, Flatiron is usually easier to get into without a reservation. They also are open on Mondays when many Davidson restaurants are closed.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Looking for breakfast? Famous Toastery is a local favorite and one of the better options for breakfast in the area. I can't give it my highest rating but it's better than the Egg.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonder ful spot from the Kindred family, with a killer view and food to match the view. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“We love Carrburritos no-fuss, super casual setting. There isn't table service, you order in the line. You can skip the line and head to the bar, if you prefer to order there. Grab a classic or fancy margarita and make sure to get chips and salsa! They have a variety of salsas to choose from and you must try the fruitas salsa. Our favorites lately has been the tostada with shrimp or chorizo and the baja shrimp tacos. Enjoy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant with tons of seating and a large bar area with seating, large patio, and large dining area. They have a private room that can be reserved.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh is the name of the game here. They don't have a freezer. Great fish, great steak, great salads. We like to get the double dip appetizer, share an entree (unless we want leftovers), and then splurge on the key lime pie. Side note: their fries and kale side salad are fantastic”
  • 5 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great lunch spot in Davidson, if you are looking for unique sandwich or salad (I call it a fru-fru lunch spot, but the food is so good!)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the better upscale restaurants in the lake norman area. Try their chocolate cake, even the small portion is huge!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a 10 minute walk, it has an outdoor terrace with lights strung across it, the interior is warm & inviting, the food is good, and the service is great! I have coupons for 15% off, exclusively for my Airbnb guests...on the foyer table near front door.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Wonderful Italian restaurant, great for that special night out! Seasonal ingredients, so the menu tends to change. Find out more at: www.ilboscoristorante.com”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Red Rocks is a guest experience. Hosted by local owners, catered with American cuisine, and served by a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, Red Rocks is sure to please everyone.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“This should be illegal. Love this stuff when I'm not worried about calories!”
  • 1 local recommends