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Carolina Prime Steakhouse

#249 of 1,901 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Steakhouse, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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225 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-2201
+1 704-522-8170
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Description: Carolina Prime Steakhouse opened in September of 2005. We are a family...
Carolina Prime Steakhouse opened in September of 2005. We are a family owned and operated establishment that takes great pride in giving each of our guests a superlative dining experience. At Carolina Prime, we serve only the highest quality ingredients, cutting no corners.
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional American Experience

We came across this restaurant as we were staying in a hotel nearby. We had just landed off a long flight and wanted se wholesome food without along wait. Carolina Prime Steakhouse was just that. I had a Prime Steak for my main course with fries and broccoli and it was cooked as I asked and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Karina K
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English first
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came across this restaurant as we were staying in a hotel nearby. We had just landed off a long flight and wanted se wholesome food without along wait. Carolina Prime Steakhouse was just that. I had a Prime Steak for my main course with fries and broccoli and it was cooked as I asked and was delicious. My boyfriend... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I work close by Carolina Prime and it is the place to go for lunch. The lunch specials are great. No matter how crowded this place may look from the outside the service is quick, the meals great and the time spent is short.

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Charlotte
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The menu board had 3 or 4 specials, after looking over the menu I decided on the steak and shrimp italiano special. What a total disappointment, shrimp broiled pepper wrapped in without any sauce and an extremely salty thin ribeye. The appetizer was a spinich dip with cheese and nachos? Why nachos? I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Overpriced steak in a less than desirable atmosphere. I enjoy places like The Palm, Chima and Flemmings but the decor is the equivilent of a trailer park of steakhouses. We received our food 40 minutes after ordering and the were only 8 other people in the resturaunt(i see why).My wifes steak was overcooked why it arrived. Will not return.

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband, sister, her husband and I were looking for a good steak house and look up one that wasn't open anymore so we traveled down the street and stopped at Carolina Prime. We were a little leary, but a local how visits often, tells us we won't be sorry. We all ordered steak and they had to be one... More 

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very happy to write a positive post on this restaurant. Our server was awesome the food was great. My wife had a steak; I had the grilled chicken breast. Meat was tender and juicy. We had bread, salad plus our main course for under $40 total. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is I personally didn't care for the... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food seemed like one step above fast food. It tasted like it was prepared days ago and just reheated or further cooked. I was not impressed. However, the staff was very friendly and kind.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I come in for Breakfast pretty often there, since one of my buddies recommended it for me! I was greeted at 6 am right when they open, with a smiling server, who introduced herself as Chelsea, her and the other server Betsy always treat me with the best service you could possible receive, I got the CP Breakfeast Special, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was dying for a good steak so what better place to come than Carolina Prime Steakhouse. Steak was cooked to perfection - RARE! Accompanied by Italian style string beans and garlic mashed potatoes. Got my salad, served European style - after the steak and topped off the meal with dessert. Eat at the bar, so my glass was never empty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the ribeye. So much food after the delicious calamari that we couldn't even finish the salad. Potatoes were good but a bit thin. Waitress and staff wonderful. So good we went back with a group of nine the next day. The rib tips looked so tasty. Will have next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-2201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-522-8170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Description

Carolina Prime Steakhouse opened in September of 2005. We are a family owned and operated establishment that takes great pride in giving each of our guests a superlative dining experience. At Carolina Prime, we serve only the highest quality ingredients, cutting no corners.

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