Food rules in Concord, this city with the most vibrant culinary scene in Cabarrus County. And these following restaurants do a spectacular job upholding this reputation. When you find yourself in Concord, make sure to check out these crowd favorites.
- The Smoke Pit
706 Concord Pkwy N
If you are a BBQ lover, then this is one spot you don’t want to miss. Their extensive menu of ribs, pulled pork, wings, brisket (all dripping in their house-made sauce) and other Southern favorites helped The Smoke Pit earn its place as one of the best restaurants in Concord.
- The Speedway Club
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Pkwy S
No dining experience in Concord is complete without a trip to the Speedway Club. Dig into your brisket or house special as you enjoy the incredible view of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drop by for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Note: The Speedway Club is usually open for members, but non-members who are also first-timers are welcome to dine.
- Gianni’s Trattoria
16 Union Street S
Located in the heart of Downtown Concord, Chef Heather Stadler prides Gianni’s Trattoria for serving simple, honest-to-goodness, authentic Italian cuisine using the best ingredients sourced locally.
11 Union Street S Suite 108
Havana-Carolina will take you all the way south through the magic of food. It’s the best place in Concord to sample authentic Cuban flavors, with all dishes made with love. Try their Carolina Cuban Sampler to start your journey.
- Biryani Pot
8455 Pit Stop Ct NW #150
Formerly known as Aroma, Biryani Pot was recently renovated to give more people a taste of their renowned Hyderabadi Chicken dum Biryani and other Indian specialties.
- Mochica Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken
Village Shopping Center
280 Concord Pkwy S Suite 125
If you think you already went south with Havana-Carolina, Mochica takes you as far as Peru with their Peruvian specialties. These include lomo saltado, a traditional dish, featuring sirloin, tomatoes, and onions all stir-fried together.
- 44 Mills Kitchen & Tap
6189 Bayfield Pkwy
A wide selection of craft beer and an impressive menu of what they call New American “inspired eats” are available at 44 Mills, helmed at the kitchen by Executive Chef Mike Watson. All dishes are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients as well.
- The Gateway to Athens
360 Exchange St NW Ste 107
This time around, travel to the Aegean by dining at the Gateway to Athens, offering the best local take on authentic Greek food. Locals feast on their array of high-quality gyro, dubbed as the best in Concord.
- Alino Pizzeria
8111 Concord Mills Blvd #129B
For the best pizza in Concord, there is only one place to go: Alino Pizzeria, a beloved local institution. If you’re looking for a slice of real Italian pizza in North America, Alino won’t fail you. Bestsellers include their margherita and sorrento pizza.
- 2 Gals Kitchen
80 Union St S
Capping off our list of best restaurants in Concord is 2 Gals Kitchen, a locally owned café well-known in the city for their delicious array of baked goods, homemade sandwiches, and healthy food options.
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