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Dandelion Market

118 West 5th Street, Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #60 of 1,916 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dandelion Market provides Uptown Charlotte with a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the best in food and drink, served with a smile. We are open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 2:00am, serving lunch, brunch and our signature small plates dinner menu, designed for sharing and exploring. We offer a full bar featuring 24 craft beers on draft and our 25 bottle wine list, each priced at $25.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

They serve tapas style here, small plates of some very good food, we ate mostly vegetables, easy to share, with a 'lamp pop' thrown in. All was delicious, great service.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Dandelion Market in Charlotte, NC is a cool hangout spot in Uptown Charlotte but is hidden on a side street. If one did not know that Dandelion Market was a restaurant, it could easily be misinterpreted as a flower shop but as you walk past the front you can easily tell that it is in fact a place to eat.... More

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Athens, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Don't hog the greatness of Dandelion Market to yourself, bring a friend (or six) when you eat here. This is a tapas place that serves small plates to share. We had a group of four and we each ordered one plate so we could get a good variety. The mac and cheese and scallops were my favorite. They also had... More

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Cary, NC
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed a very good selection, great service, and delicious food. We particularly enjoyed the variety of types of food available for sharing in the "small plates style." However, the restaurant was very loud, so it was difficult to have a conversation while eating. I would definitely return, but I wish there was a way that the restaurant could reduce... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Self-proclaimed calimari expert, I strongly recommend you try it. The aioli sauce it comes with is very nice but pair it with their marinara sauce! The poblano pepper is another favorite of mine. Mac & Cheese didn't do much for me. This is a great spot for a relaxed evening with friends.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Love, Love, Love this place. Great food, drink and service. I highly recommend it. Dandelion Market was able to accommodate a large party from my office and we ordered the works. So yummy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Took my parents who have been in the Restaurant business for over 20 years, because I had originally had such a great experence there. I was told I would have a 45 minute wait due to the size of our party. We were never seated even after ordering drinks and apps and waiting 2 hours. The manager was rude when... More

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Manchester, NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic! We were only in Charlotte for 24 hours and were so glad we chose to eat here! It was a sleepy Sunday night, but the bartender was super helpful with suggestions for beer and plates. After we ate, I wanted to kiss the chef. It was that good. The staff was excellent and very accommodating. We started with the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We hadn't had small plates for awhile and decided to give the dinner menu at Dandelion Market a try. We ordered four things--the prosciutto and goat cheese crostini, the Southern caprese, the fried calamari, and the crab and avocado salad. The crostini was good but surprisingly inconsistent--there were large pieces of bread with just a taste of the toppings and... More

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Walked here for a late dinner while staying at the nearby Marriott. Great little place-- looks like a typical English pub from the outside, indoor decor is rustic & homey. Menu consists of small plates, local beers on tap & wine (by either glass or bottle). We sampled an item or two from each category: appetizer, meats, seafood & veggies.... More

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