Feb 23, 2021 - Food and Drink

21 weekly specials in Charlotte

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Enjoy the fun of eating out without the guilt of overspending. Here are 21 weekly deals to check out around Charlotte.

This guide was first published in February 2019 and was last updated on April 29, 2022

Bulla Gastrobar: Pick-two lunch special

Details: Pick a starter and an entree for $15.95 during lunch. The Half Cubano sandwich is a lunch favorite.

Bulla Gastrobar lunch special
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Calle Sol: Cafeteria-style lunch

The deal: One entrée and two sides from the hot bar for $8 from 11am to 2pm on weekdays

Calle Sol
Photo: Emma Way/Axios

Craft: $6 cheese and charcuterie plates on Wednesdays

Details: The charcuterie includes olives and prosciutto while the cheese board has two local cheese varieties with fruit. Both come with locally baked bread.

Fun fact: Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails is Craft’s sister restaurant.


The Crunkleton: Half-priced raw oysters on Mondays

Dinner: If you’re staying for dinner, go with their “A Really Good Burger” and finish up the meal with a warm cinnamon sticky bun for dessert.

Cocktail: Order “The Painkiller Cocktail” (rum base obviously) or the “A Dusty Cactus” to wash down the oysters.

oysters at the crunkleton charlotte
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Dilworth Tasting Room: Free small charcuterie plate with any wine flight on Tuesdays

Details: The wine flight includes three 2-ounce pours. $20 for white and $25 for red.

Of note: This deal is offered at both DTR locations.

[Related guide: Coolest wine bars in Charlotte]

Duckworth’s: $11.99 large pizzas

The deal: Get a large pizza for $11.99 on Wednesdays (usually $15.99).

More deals: A half-pound dinner burger meal goes for $10.99 on Thursdays; $8.99 Carolina Bar-B-Que sandwiches on Fridays; Carolina Bar-B-Que platters go for $10.99 on Saturdays.

pizza at duckworth's charlotte
Photo: Ted Williams/Axios

French Quarter: $10.75 baked chicken special on Thursdays

What’s included: Juicy baked chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, brown gravy and broccoli served with garlic bread and iced tea.

Fine print: All white meat is another 55 cents.


JJ’s Red Hots: $3 signature dogs on Tuesdays

Fine Print: The special is available after 3pm at JJ’s Dilworth location.

Selection: You can choose from all their hot dogs, including their signature dogs, dog-of-the-week and hall of fame hot dogs.

Order this: Go with their #1 most popular, The Char Heel, with house-made chili, slaw, diced onions and yellow mustard (normally $4.29).

JJ’s Char-Heel dog. Photo: Ted Williams/Axios

Kid Cashew: Pick-two lunch special for $10.95 on weekdays

The fine print: From 11am to 3pm

Order this: The chicken sandwich and mac and cheese. It’s featured in our Mac & Cheese guide.

More deals: $6 martinis on Mondays; half-off wine bottles on Tuesdays; half-off whiskey, bourbon and scotch on Wednesdays; $6 craft cocktails on Thursdays; $3 Mimosas & $5 Bloody Marys on weekends.

Kid Cashew
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

O-Ku: Half-priced sushi rolls on Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Sushi Happy Hour happens from 5-7pm every Monday and Wednesday.

What to order: Red Dragon Roll (normally $15) — Tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy crab mix, eel sauce and crunch. Their other two most popular rolls are the Salmon & Lemon Roll and the Rainbow Roll. Check out the full menu here.

O-ku sushi roll
[Related guide: Best sushi restaurants in Charlotte]

Picante: $7 burritos on Tuesdays

Additional special: Free drinks with any bowl, burrito or nacho purchase on Thursdays.

Photo: Ted Williams/Axios

RuRu’s: $2 off all margaritas on Mondays

Order this: We recommend the Friend Zone marg – made with tequila, agave, line juice, orange juice with a salted rim; and the Magic Mike (skinny margarita) — tequila, agave, lime juice, no salt.

RuRu's to go marg
Photo: Bri Crane/Axios

Reid’s Fine Foods: Half-priced steakburger on Tuesdays

Details: It’s an 8-ounce steakburger made from filet mignon, sirloin and ribeye ground in-house from Reid’s award-winning butcher shop. You have the option to choose your cheese, two toppings and a side. The meal will run you $8 on Tuesdays (normally $16).

More specials: Half-off wines by the glass on Wednesdays.

[Related guide: 20+ best burgers in Charlotte, ranked]

The Roasting Company: $12.86 pot pie special on Wednesdays

Details: Order cooked or take and bake at home.

The one-and-only Ted Williams enjoying a pot pie.

Sabor: $8 Three Amigos Burritos & a fountain drink on Mondays

More deals: They also have Taco Tuesdays where tacos autenticos and tacos americano range from $1.49-$2. On Thursdays, there are $6 mojitos and $8 arepa & empanada combos. And on Saturdays, they do $5 margaritas.

For the kids: Kids eat free on Wednesdays.

[Related guide: 5 best Mexican restaurants in Charlotte]

Sea Level: Oyster happy hour

Details: $1.50 house oysters. No minimums and no limits, Monday through Friday from 2-6pm.

sea level seafood in charlotte

Skrimp Shack: Whiting Wednesday special

The deal: Buy one whiting sandwich and get one half off.

More deals: Skrimp Shack also does a Taco Tuesday special where you get three “skrimp” tacos for the price of two. And on Thursdays when you order one Cat “Samwich” you get another for half off.

Skrimp Shack Central Ave
Whiting Sandwich at Skrimp Shack. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

SouthBound: Margarita Mondays

The deal: $6 margs all day long.

More deals: It doesn’t stop there. SouthBound also does Taco & Tequila Tuesdays with $25 SouthBound ‘Rita pitchers, $10 horseshoe tequila flight, $5 hornitos tequila shots, $4 Pacifico pints and $3 Modelo cans.

SouthBound Taco
Shrimp tostada from SouthBound. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Suffolk Punch: Select $3 taps on Thursdays and Sundays

Go with: A Patchwork Orange, a super tasty American IPA (5.7% abv).

Also: Stop in on Tuesdays for half-off select bottles of wine, and $8 craft drinks every Wednesday.

Did you know: In North Carolina, you can’t do “happy hour” specials, so restaurants and bars have to keep the same price for the entire day. So yes, it’s $3 beers all day on Thursdays and Sundays at Suffolk Punch.

[Related guide: Complete list of all breweries in Charlotte – and the #1 most popular beer at each]

The Waterman: Oyster Happy Hour

The deal: $1.50 house oysters on weekdays from 2-7pm.

oysters waterman
Photo courtesy of The Waterman.

The Wine Loft: Wine Flight Wednesdays

Details: Get a wine flight for $24.

Also: On Thursdays, select craft cocktails are $9.

the wine loft

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