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1220 Thomas Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5044
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shrimp and grits our server suggested went beyond my expectations. Quintessential comfort, smooth and tasty fare. Quite heavenly. My husband ordered chicken fried steak and smoked limas. He was very pleased with his choice. He was glad the bar offered Stoli. The portions were very generous and prices were reasonable. We shared a piece of the lemon blueberry cake... More 

Thank Holly D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice varied menu ... My favorite, Chicken Gizzards. Large casual dining room furnished in a Retro style. Service is welcoming, efficient and fun.

Thank douglas o
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Everything I have ordered has been better then expected! Service is excellent. Don't let the outside fool you. Walk in and experience Charlotte's finest.

Thank Jeff0716
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

My wife and I love Dish. We've never had a bad meal here, and the service is always great. They don't have the biggest beer selection around, but they always have 3-4 local rotating brews on tap which I enjoy. Just a heads up for anyone looking to eat here with a group, they won't seat you until the entire... More 

Thank Chris M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Many restaurants offer what seems like comfort food but few have you leaving feeling like you just left grandma's. Dish has the perfect menu variety of sandwiches and burgers of a diner to staples like chicken and dumplings and country fried steak. You cannot go wrong! I often get the veggie plate so I can combine all of their amazing... More 

Thank Heather T
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Dish has never failed to provide me with the most delicious food money can buy! I have been a patron since they opened and love the homey feel of the place and the simple perfection of their dishes. And ALWAYS get the Daily Special if it's something you even remotely think you might like-- it lives up to it's name... More 

Thank Jerry F
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love the chef's choices that are often simple but quite tasty. One of my favorite things to eat at Dish is the pimento cheese sandwich that is served hot...and the cheese settles into the bread...So satisfying...Great place to go if you want comfort food typical of the south...but with a slight twist sometimes.

Thank Sherry2012Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
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604 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We came here based on a friend's recommendation. Super stuff. Wasn't too crowded for a Saturday night. The hot pimento cheese was excellent, along with the chicken and dumplings. The nicest thing was nothing was overly expensive. Very well priced. The sawdust pie was the hit though. It's a sort of pecan pie with homemade whip cream...man it was good.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite go-to spot in Charlotte. We don't eat out a ton because we love to cook but when we do go out 9 times out of 10 we go here. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu, it is all carefully prepared and wonderful each time. My favorites apps are the fried green tomatoes as... More 

Thank NamasteNature
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Dish may be a bit smaller establishment than I expected but the service, atmosphere and especially the food makes up tremendously for the quaint space. There are a few booths, tables and even an outdoor patio area with a water mister to keep you comfortable. And yes, there is take out service and breakfast "brunch" served on Saturdays from 10... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Thomas Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5044
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 704-344-0343

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