Sep 25, 2023 - Food and Drink

Dish in Plaza Midwood promises a brunch on a budget — we put the claim to the test.

“We’ll get you full and wasted for under $25.” That’s what Dish, a long-standing Plaza Midwood restaurant known for its southern comfort food, claims about its new brunch menu, which launched last week.

Why it matters: Affordable brunch is hard to come by these days. Naturally, we decided to fact-check Dish’s claim ourselves. Here’s what we ate and drank, plus how much we paid for each dish and drink.

The blueberry french toast with bourbon whipped cream. It also comes with eggs and a choice of protein for $14. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

So, can you leave Dish full and wasted for under $25?

For $9, the country benny is your most budget-friendly option. And yes, that’s pork belly under the eggs. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios
The crispy breakfast potato (much like a pavé) is $18. It was the smallest serving we tried, but also the most elevated. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios Photo: McKenzie Rankin
Dish calls these “totchos,” made with tater tots, shredded cheese, eggs, gravy, scallions and a protein of choice — I just call ’em your $18 hangover cure. They take up a whole sheet pan, with plenty to share. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios
We can’t forget the cocktails, which range from bellinis to margs. They’re all $10 on Sundays and $15 otherwise. Can confirm — they’re strong. Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

The verdict: Yes, depending on what you order. And, especially yes, if you’re splitting with friends. If not, you should know, portions are massive, so expect a to-go box (or two or three).

Yes, and: Even if you go over $25, the prices are budget-friendly compared with what your typical brunch bill may run in Charlotte.

Details: Dish is located at 1220 Thomas Ave., next to Thomas Street Tavern.

  • Brunch is available 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-7pm (all day) on Sunday.

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