Dec 18, 2023 - Food and Drink

New fast-casual turkey leg restaurant called Jive Turkey Hut opens soon in north Charlotte

A new fast-casual restaurant called Jive Turkey Hut will open soon north of Uptown.

It’ll open in the former Bodricks Barbq Rib Tips spot at 3701 Statesville Ave, on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Why it matters: This new restaurant is the latest venture from Clarence Boston, the owner behind a few of Charlotte’s highly anticipated bars expected to open soon.

Context: Boston aims to turn Jive Turkey Hut into Charlotte’s version of The Turkey Leg Hut, a popular Houston restaurant that typically has lines wrapped around the building.

  • The Turkey Leg Hut is known for its stuffed, smothered and sauced turkey legs. Some other dishes include a shrimp Alfredo turkey leg and crawfish macaroni and cheese turkey leg. 

“By the next two years, we want to offer a similar concept. We’re hoping to pull this off while still trying to make it affordable for everyone,” Boston says.

Menu: At the new Charlotte restaurant, you can expect turkey options in the form of legs, wings and burgers, plus six different sauces. 

  • They’ll also offer stuffed entrees with shrimp, collard greens, Alfredo plus mac and cheese. 
  • Additionally, they’ll serve a Thanksgiving egg roll and salmon bites for appetizers, seafood and chicken entrees and a cheesecake for dessert. 
  • Drinks include daiquiris with several flavors like rum punch and a mojito plus frozen margaritas. Boston aims to keep drink prices affordable, with some for as low as $6.

The space: The 700-square-foot spot will have a few tables for limited indoor and patio seating. 

  • In the next two years, they plan to expand in that area to offer more seating for customers to enjoy their meals.  

Details: Jive Turkey Hut will be open Tuesday to Sunday 11am-12am and closed Monday

Photos: Alexis Clinton/Axios
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