Mar 6, 2018 - Food and Drink

Complete list of all 24 restaurants, bars and breweries opening in March


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Wow, March is a power-packed month for grand openings in Charlotte. Here’s a complete list of all 24 restaurants, bars and breweries opening this month.


Berkeley-based vegan cinnamon roll shop.

Address: 6461 Old Monroe Road, Suite F, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Projected opening: Open now!
Read more: Coming Soon: Cinnaholic gourmet vegan cinnamon rolls

Aroy Thai

New Thai restaurant from a husband-and-wife team that recently relocated to Charlotte from Las Vegas.

Address: 5301 E. Independence Blvd. Ste F Charlotte, NC 28212.
Projected opening: Open now!

Bang Bang Bites


Fast-casual restaurant serving sliders in South End from  the same ownership as Bang Bang Burger in Elizabeth.

Address: 235 W. Tremont Avenue, Suite 101
Projected opening: Open now!
Agenda pro tip: The pimento slider will be a fan favorite, but don’t underestimate the guacamole slider.
Read more: Details emerge on Bang Bang Bites, targeting a February 26 grand opening in South End. Here’s the menu

Golden Cow


Handcrafted small-batch ice cream. It’s their second location (the original is in South End).

Address: Corner of Colony and Sharon, in the same shopping center as Yafo.
Fun fact: Expect patio space with picnic tables and lots of inside seating.
Agenda pro tip: If you’ve never been, the must-try flavors are Salted Oreo and Dunkaroos.
Projected opening: March 9

Divine Barrel Brewing

golden cow ice cream flight

Address: 3701 N. Davidson Street
Agenda pro tip: Saturday’s grand opening party starts at noon and they’ll have 500 signature glasses for sale.
Projected opening: March 10

World of Beer

Beverage options via Facebook

Chain restaurant and bar with 50 taps coming to Uptown

Address: 210 E Trade St (EpiCentre second story)
Projected opening: March 12

Crane Coffee

via Facebook

San Francisco style coffee brand coming into Uptown

Address: 550 S Caldwell St (Nascar Building in Uptown)
Projected opening: March 12

Holler & Dash

Crane Coffee does tasty cinnamon rolls

Cracker Barrel’s trendy new millennial-focused biscuit concept will be opening a location near the new Harris Teeter on South Boulevard.

Address: 2725 South Boulevard (20 yards from the new Harris Teeter)
Projected opening: March 13
Read more: Holler & Dash, described as “Cracker Barrel for Millennials,” opens March 13 in South End

King Poke

Chicken. Set. Go. ($9) – Fried chicken, pimento cheese, jalapeno, sorghum.

Poke bowl and sushi burrito restaurant in University

Address: 350 E McCullough Dr
Projected opening: March14
Agenda pro tip: They’re running a BOGO deal for their grand opening (buy one, get one free on menu items)

Sushi Guru

via Facebook

This popular sushi restaurant is expanding into the heart of Plaza Midwood (the original location is in SouthPark).

Address: 1217 The Plaza (30 yards from Whiskey Warehouse)
Fun fact: The two-story restaurant will feature dining on both levels, plus two large glass garage doors and a spacious outdoor patio.
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read More: 5 details to know about Sushi Guru’s new Plaza Midwood location, opening in mid-March

Suki Akor

Sushi Guru’s signature roll (also their most popular) – Guru Roll ($15) – Tuna, lump crab, avocado drizzled with our signature spicy aioli, flash baked and topped with fried garlic and shallots.

The sushi bar and Japanese steakhouse will be at the Embassy Suites in Uptown.

Address: 401 E. MLK Jr. Boulevard
Fun fact: It’ll have Uptown’s only robata grill, a charcoal grill used to cook skewered meats.
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read More: Suki Akor, a new sushi bar and Japanese steakhouse, opening soon in Uptown

Let’s Meat

Seoul Food Meat Company’s new sister concept will feature authentic Korean BBQ you cook right at your table.

Address: 1400 S. Church Street
Projected opening: Mid-March

Famous Toastery Uptown

via Facebook

The popular breakfast restaurant chain is expanding into Uptown.

Address: 330 S. Tryon Street
Projected opening: Mid-March



Appalachian-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant on the ground floor of the Ascent in Uptown.

Address: 225 S. Poplar Street
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read more: Inside Haymaker, Chef William Dissen’s farm-focused restaurant opening mid-March in Uptown

Queen City Grounds

haymaker charlotte

Uptown’s first coffee shop with an on-site roasting facility will open soon on the ground floor of Skyhouse’s north tower in Uptown.

Address: 644 N. Church Street
Projected opening: March
Fun fact: Paul Waggoner, a full-time musician and founding member of Between the Buried and Me will lead the coffee program. Jeff McElwee, the creator of FuD at Salud, will run the kitchen.
Read more: A new coffee shop with in-house roaster is coming to Skyhouse in Uptown

Poke Bar

via Facebook

The California poke bowl giant is coming to Midtown.

Address: 601 S. Kings Drive (same shopping center as Mama Ricotta’s)
Fun fact: Sushi-grade fish is delivered every single day.
Agenda pro tip: For the grand opening, they’ll be running a 50% off deal on your entire order.
Projected opening: Late March

littleSpoon / Comida 2.0


Comida is moving into littleSpoon after a stint in Plaza Midwood.

Address: 2820 Selwyn Avenue (near Mellow Mushroom in Myers Park)
Projected opening: Late March

Davidson Ice House

Tacos at Comida, formerly in Plaza Midwood

Fast-casual concept, but with a level of cooking that’s something you’d find at a white-tablecloth restaurant

Address: 416 South Main St (downtown Davidson)
Projected opening: Late March

Duckworth’s Kitchen & Taphouse

Chef Jenny is representing the Davidson Ice House at Charleston Wine + Food 2018 via Facebook

The Duckworth’s at Park Road is currently undergoing a significant renovation and rebrand. It’ll reopen with a smaller menu and updated design.

Address: 4435 Park Road
Projected opening: Late March

Bulla Gastrobar


New tapas restaurant taking the space formerly occupied by Chuy’s in SouthPark.

Address: 4310 Sharon Road
Projected opening: Late March

Graham Street Pub

via Instagram

Neighborhood pub with a second-story rooftop bar near BB&T Ballpark.

Address: 400 S. Graham Street
Projected opening: Late March
Read more: A look at construction progress and the menu at Graham St. Pub, Uptown’s newest rooftop bar

Wooden Robot/Kre8 Gastropub

graham street pub interior

Gastropub addition to Wooden Robot from the guys behind the Twisted Eats food truck.

Address: 1440 S Tryon St.
Projected opening: Late March

Shake Shack


People are already going nuts about this burger chain.

Address: Park Road Shopping Center
Projected opening: Spring
Fun fact: We polled Agenda readers, and this is the #1 most anticipated restaurant arrival in 2018.
Read more: Prediction: Charlotte will lose its mind over Shake Shack — CFO Tara Comonte won’t believe the sales volume



Knoxville-based fast-casual Indian restaurant will take over the old TrySports space in SouthPark.

Address: 721 Governor Morrison Street
Projected opening: Late March, could slide into April.
Read more: What to expect from Tandur, a fast-casual Indian restaurant, opening near YAFO in SouthPark

I hope you’re hungry. March is going to be a huge month for the food scene in Charlotte.


Cover image courtesy of Holler & Dash


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