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Friends Sports Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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16 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012-3102
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Belmont, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in downtown Belmont. Great drink and food specials all the time. Lots of TV's for gameday with a welcoming crowd to enjoy with. Panther Fan friendly

Thank falcon10s
Charlotte, NC
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Just not my type of place although it seems to be popular with lots of people. Food was the best part but the atmosphere and service were average.

Thank mauten85
Belmont, North Carolina
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Good drinking bar, food is decent, and the owners are always nice to us. I especially like NFL football on Sunday, where there are fans from every team there.

Thank Keith H
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Awsome service, even on the top goes. Always order the bang bang shrimp. Chili fries . Enjoy the out doors service. The music at night Love Belmont.

Thank Myra B
Matthews, North Carolina
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Was here with a "friend" and opted for the hot wings- some of the best wings I've tasted. Portions were generous, beer was cold and prices are very "friendly". Great place to grab a beer and hang out in downtown Belmont.

Thank Chip A
Gastonia, North Carolina
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209 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Chef salad was very good, other orders were good, but not spectacular. Service was good, but a bit under staffed But then the deep fried Oreos. Amazing to share

Thank meggie0214
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

This place stays busy ! We go often for the wings and chef salad. If you like a good chef salad, this is the place to go. Start with the small. I haven't finished one yet. We enjoy visiting the bar staff there and have made friends along the way. There is a nice patio outside and it does have... More 

Thank Blacjac443
South Carolina
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180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

Here for lunch on the day after Christmas. Surprisingly the town was a bit dead - and the Friends was one of only two establishments open for lunch. The fact they were open was the best this place can be. Two of us. One had the "small" chicken salad and it was O.K. and rather large for being "small." The... More 

Thank JPMcGuire
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband, 6 year old son and I ate there for dinner on December 19, 2015. My son had fried shrimp. My husband and I had pork barbecue sandwich. The fried shrimp was very good. The pork barbecue was a little dry. They said that one of the sauces had some kick. Well, I guess I am used to spicy,... More 

Thank Tammy F
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on way to airport. Chad at the bar learns your name and uses it. No a big selection on tap, but the local option he suggested was good. Buffalo shrimp wrap was good but not great. I'll be back.

Thank AXes27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012-3102
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 704-825-1401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?