LAKE NORMAN NORTH CAROLINA - Dining

Lake Norman has many great places to eat. From BBQ to Sushi and from casual lake front to sophisticated dining experiences, Lake Norman has a wide variety of great dining experiences. Here is a list of our favorites!

Big Daddy's
1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 663-4242

Seafood, Steak and Prime Rib at its Best. Plus Lake Norman’s largest and Best Oyster Bar. Excellent service and food in a warm friendly atmosphere. Banquet facilities for parties, reunions, and weddings. Opens at 5pm nightly. Great specials Sunday - Thursday. Take Exit 36 off I-77. Located 3 miles West on Hwy 150. www.bigdaddysoflakenorman.com (704) 663-4242

Blu Star Grill
120-A Market Place Ave, Morrison Plantation Shops, Mooresville
(704) 660-5577

Fresh Natural Food! Blu Star Grill offers fine affordable farm-to-fork fare. The finest ingredients created fresh to order. At lunch itís Fresh Black Angus Burgers from Colorado, Bison Burgers from South Dakota, In-house made Black Bean Burgers, Grilled Natural Chicken Breast and All Natural NC Turkey Burgers, Fresh hand cut Salads and Wraps. Evening Fare Menu includes Grilled Alaskan Salmon, Pacific Mahi-Mahi and Blu Star Grillís Signature BBQ Meatloaf. All natural ingredients Cakes and Pies to finish your experience. www.BluStarGrill.com

Clean Juice Bar
16815 Cranlyn Rd. Suite B, Birkdale Village, Huntersville 28078
(704) 997-6325

CLEAN JUICE What we aren’t: A diet. A fad. Only for ‘hipsters’ - or the extremely wealthy. Toxic. Genetically Modified. What we are: Delicious. All Organic, all the time. A company that believes in loving yourself - mind, body, and spirit. A commitment to a healthier Lake Norman. A promise to enrich the people of our community. Come visit us in Birkdale Village for fresh, organic Juices, Smoothies, Acai Bowls, Juice Cleanses, & more! 16815 Cranlyn Rd. Suite B (704) 997-6325

Davino's Pizza

Davino's Queen's New York Style Pizza
484 A River Hwy (Hwy 150) Across from Lowe’s
www.davinosqueens.com
Call (704) 997-2534

Serving the best Pizza and Wings South of Tonawanda. Everything at DAVINO’s is HOMEMADE from fresh ingredients including homemade sauces and dressings. For over 20 years we’ve been creating authentic homemade NY Style Pizza with ingredients straight from New Jersey. We also serve, Wings, Subs, Italian Entrées, Gluten Free Pizza and more. To find out how special our homemade food is stop by or call for delivery (5 miles)
Call (704) 799-1493 for take out or delivery

Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse
560 River Hwy, Mooresville (704) 799-2881
6609 Statesville Rd. Huntersville (704) 237-4387

Offering Award-winning Wings & Philly CheeseSteaks, Pizzas, Flatbreads and Hand Cut Fries, just to name a few. Our award-winning craft beer selections contain unique and rare beers that can’t be found just anywhere. We have 5 locations in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area, 2 of which are in the lake area.
www.duckworths.com

El Toro Mexican Grill and Bar
20930 Torrence Chapel Rd. west of Exit 28 (704) 997-2534 www.eltoromexicangrillandbar.com

Family owned and operated authentic Mexican grill and bar. We take pride in our service and promise you a wonderful family dining experience. All of our dishes are made from our family recipes and are prepared fresh daily. Our menu is priced for the whole family with everyday lunch and dinner specials. Convenient location for visitors. Lake Norman’s best margaritas!

Famous Toastery
134 Mooresville Commons Way (704) 696-8436
www.toastcafeonline.com/mooresville

Lake Norman’s favorite location for breakfast and lunch, Famous Toastery is all about the experience. Extraordinary food, combined with a home-style atmosphere and exceptional service, will leave you in anticipation of your next visit. Come in, enjoy a great meal, get to know the staff and become part of our family. We promise to make your first visit the first of many.

Fusion Bowl Asian Bistro and Sushi
26 Mooresville Commons Way (704) 664-5999
www.fusionbowlnc.com

Amazingly Fresh Sushi! Fine Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. Fusion Bowl serves an eclectic mix of wonderful Asian inspired dishes. Each meal is handcrafted and prepared with only the fi nest and freshest ingredients. Full service lounge serving Asian inspired drinks. Great daily food and drink specials and very affordable lunch menu. Conveniently located just west of I-77, Exit 35. 26 Mooresville Commons Way

Groucho's Deli
9931 Rose Commons Drive Huntersville (704) 948-4545 www.grouchos.com/locations/huntersville.html

Owned by JD Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing, and his wife Melissa. 100% of all proceeds generated by Groucho’s of Huntersville will be donated to several local charities close to the heart of the Gibbs family and others that will be rotated on a quarterly basis. They hope that customers will embrace the idea of giving back to their community while enjoying the best specialty subs, sandwiches, and salads the South has to offer!

The Harp & Crown Pub Kitchen
19930 West Catawba Ave. #130 Cornelius
(704) 892-9641

This Irish pub brings the authentic taste of Ireland to Lake Norman. Serving a selection of favorite Irish traditional meals and appetizers, all personally prepared by the owners. Or you can enjoy specialty burgers and more from their great menu. Dine outside on one of Lake Norman’s largest and most attractive restaurant patios. And don’t forget the beer! Like any great pub, the Harp & Crown has a great selection of import and domestic beers. If you want to experience a real Irish pub, without a trip to Ireland, then stop by for lunch or dinner, or just to enjoy some company and a Guinness at the bar. www.theharpandcrown.com

Hickory Tavern
9526 Birkdale Crossing Dr. Huntersville (704) 897-8490
HWY 150 and Morrison Plantation Pkwy. in Mooresville (704) 660-9793

Hickory Tavern IS all things to all people. We’re serious about eating, having a good time and watching the game! On the menu expect to find outstanding American Fare along with a few surprises. Whether it’s Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Game Day – Hickory Tavern does it right! www.thehickorytavern.com

Hotshots Sports Bar And Grill
247 E. Plaza Drive Mooresville 28115 (704) 799-0748

Hotshots is famous for cold beer, great food, pool tables, dart boards, a fabulous wait staff, and an awesome party atmosphere that always goes until 2am! We are a true sports bar, with “All the Games, All the Time”, and we feature all the major sporting events on one of our 25 High Def TV’s and Big-screen Projectors. Come in and check out our daily drink specials, including ladies night on Thursday’s and Saturday’s! 247 E. Plaza (Hwy 150) (704) 799-0748

I Bambini
2785-9 Charlotte Hwy. Mooresville 28115
(704) 799-9522

I Bambini specializes in delicious and reasonably priced Italian cuisine, including house specialties and customer favorites. We make Lake Norman visitors feel at home in a relaxed and welcoming setting! Whether you want to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy an old favorite, I Bambini’s inventive menu and attentive service will insure your dining experience is a pleasant one. 2785-9 Charlotte Hwy. (704) 799-9522 www.ibambinirestaurant.com

Jack's Corner Tap
8301-1 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius 28032
(704) 892-4433

Come let our friendly staff take care of you! Jack’s Corner Tap offers a wide variety of menu items from sandwiches and burgers to grilled salmon and prime rib entrées and brunch on Sunday’s. Jack’s is family friendly and has outdoor patio seating to enjoy all summer long. Plus we have large TV’s on every wall so you won’t miss a moment of your favorite sport anytime of the year! www.Jackscornertaplkn.com

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Jeffrey's Restaurant
117 Trade Ct, Mooresville, NC 28117
(7704) 799-1110

Offers casual fine dining with a unique character and an inviting setting. Rendezvous with friends at the bar before dinner, or enjoy an intimate meal listening to Jazz with a glass of fine wine and one of our signature entrées like stuffed pork chop, or filet mignon. Located at I-77 exit 33 in Mooresville. www.jeffreyslkn.com

Kobe Hero Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
20465 Chartwell Ctr. Dr. Cornelius 28032
(704) 896-7778

At Kobe Hero, you will enjoy the food and the show! Our highly skilled chefs prepare your dinner right before your eyes in a dazzling display of culinary artistry! 16 tappanyaki grills and a large sushi bar will satisfy any type of appetite. Also come and enjoy our fabulous lunch Sushi and Tappanyaki Buffet served Monday through Friday. Perfect for special occasions, parties, and groups! Great early bird specials and drink specials every day. Free birthday dinner special. Serving Lunch & Dinner Sunday thru Friday, Saturday Dinner only. www.kobeherolkn.com

Lancasters BBQ

Lancaster's BBQ
West of Exit 42 from I-77, Troutman
(704) 663-5807

A true Lake Norman tradition serving the area’s best BBQ. Their BBQ, Ribs,chicken, catfish, and shrimp will satisfy every appetite. Visitors shouldn’t miss the chance to dine in the shadow of one-of-a-kind NASCAR memorabilia that fill the walls. You can even eat in a bus sporting a Dale Earnhardt racing paint scheme. Large game room for kids and kids at heart. www.lancastersbbq.com

Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine
121 N. Main S Davidson, NC
(704) 997-5933

Created by a host of families originally from Mexico City, Mestizo is a dining experience in a class by itself in the Carolinas. Our restaurant serves a litany of authentic and contemporary recipes from ALL over Mexico, that have been prepared for years in our own homes and handed down for generations. Cultured, warm, friendly, elegant, interesting, truly embracing; our restaurant is all of these things. Come and experience lunch or dinner at t. www.mestizocontemporarymexican.com

Pomodoro's Italian American Cafe
168 Norman Station Blvd. Suite A Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 663-6686

A casual, cozy, and family friendly restaurant that specializes in Italian American favorites and authentic Stone Hearth pizza and backed goods. They use only the finest quality ingredients, receiving produce and meat deliveries every day. Special sauces and dough are made in-house daily. www.pomodoros.com.

PiNKY'S Westside Grill
9818 Gilead Rd ste B-101, Huntersville 28078
(704) 727-0142 www.eatatpinkys.com

LOWBROW EATS AND DRINKS, FEATURING CHOICES FROM VEGANS TO CARNIVORES. An independent eclectic diner, where all walks of life come together over good eats and delicious cocktails. Serving Vegans to Carnivores offering daily food and drink specials, with a Fun and friendly atmosphere located in Huntsville and Charlotte. Tell ‘em LARGE MARGE sent’cha!
(704) 727-0142 www.eatatpinkys.com

The Prickly Pear
637 Williamson Road Mooresville
(704) 799-0875 www.pricklypear.net

Modern Mexican Cuisine at its authentic best. The finest fresh ingredients, wonderful lake views and a unique menu filled with rare entrées and appetizers offer a fine dining experience like no other. Full bar, and outdoor patio dining overlooking the lake. Just west of I-77 at Exit 33

Ultimate Ales
134-C Mooresville Commons Way
(704) 664-2537 www.ultimateales.com

Lake Norman’s favorite craft beer shop and tasting room. Dedicated to the art of craft beers, we have a selection of over 300 bottles and cans including many rare or unique brews you can’t fi nd anywhere else. And our 16 taps serve a rotating lineup of excellent beers. Relax and enjoy a special glass of beer, watch your favorite sport on TV; we’ll treat you like family. Located west of I-77 exit 35 at 134-C Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint
10109 Northcross Center Ct. #150
(704) 997-8524 www.unclemaddios.com

A fresh new way to experience pizza, salads, paninis. It’s a place where everything is fresh, from the pizza dough that’s made in-store each day to the locally-grown veggies that are delivered every morning. It’s a place with almost limitless options. It’s a place where you build the pizza … without getting your hands dirty. You talk directly to the pizza maker and tell them exactly what you want. “A little more of this.” “A little less of that.” “And can I add that too?” Until it’s exactly how you want it.

Verde Urban Mexican Grill & Cantina
9818 Gilead Rd. Suite 107B, Huntersville 28071
(704) 274-9224

Mexican Cuisine with a modern, urban flair. Traditional favorites from around Mexico with a unique twist and all created with the finest fresh ingredients. Verde’s menu lets you explore the wonderful regional flavors of Mexico. Full bar, and outdoor patio dining.

Kobe Hero Restaurant