Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In North Carolina

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Charlotte, Raleigh, and beyond, North Carolina.


    Restaurants open in Charlotte:

    Sullivans Steakhouse

    Surrounded by lush trees, our two-story brick building offers diners an escape from the everyday. Our hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails, and live music will make your evening at Sullivan’s a steakhouse experience you won’t soon forget.

    Dilworth Neighborhood Grill

    Ideally located near Uptown in the heart of the historic Dilworth Neighborhood, our building used to be a bowling alley and skating rink in the 1960s and the landmark marque still represents our uniqueness and charm.

    Whiskey Warehouse

    With a rooftop bar, a whiskey-forward cocktail program, and an endless roster of quality local beers, Whiskey Warehouse leaves little to be desired. The skyline view from the expansive string-light-clad rooftop earns this two-story bar/restaurant some serious street cred in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. The ground floor is charmingly rustic, filled with leather couches, tables built of reclaimed wood, and vintage chandeliers -- and the staff clears space for both a live DJ and live bands on Friday & Saturday night, to accommodate the fast-growing nightlife scene. The cuisine consists of classic bar food – pretzels bites, burgers, wings -- but drinking is the Warehouse's primary draw, each classic whiskey cocktail carefully curated by the trained bartenders, along with several beers on tap, and a list of creative remixed cocktails.

    Sugar Creek Brewery

    Sugar Creek Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting Belgian-inspired ales for the Carolinas and beyond. Our philosophy combines the watchful eye of a Trappist Monk with the technical precision of a nuclear engineer to craft fresh, full-flavored beers that are immensely satisfying and intensely drinkable. Using unique combinations of aromatic yeast strains, domestic and imported hops, and award-winning malt varieties, Sugar Creek infuses traditional recipes with modern tastes and techniques to create beer that nourishes both mind and body. Sugar Creek Brewing Company is proud to be a veteran-owned and certified independent member of the Craft Brewers Association.

    Rosemont bar

    Rosemont is serving up your favorite classic bar food — cheesesteaks, fried pickles, bacon cheeseburgers, and more. The food menu shines in a sea of late-night snacks.

    204 North

    We're proud to be a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant and vibrant cocktail bar located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. We provide unique flavor combinations and classic mixed drinks that are the perfect accompaniment to our dishes! Order one with your dinner, or come to the bar for happy hour. 

    Ink N Ivy Charlotte

    Eat, Drink n Be Social, that’s what Ink n Ivy was created for! All are welcome, dressed to the nine’s or dressed down in your favorite tee, the atmosphere of this eclectic restaurant is all about being yourself and eating the food you love.

    Restaurants open in Raleigh:

    Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

    Our Tap Room and Patio both can be used separately or together. Boasting the best patio and view in Raleigh, one of our spaces may be the perfect background for your next event. We have a small brewery on site and exclusively offer them at our location. Full Kitchen and Catering available

    Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

    Mulino provides a dining experience that takes the curious on a richly rewarding gastronomic journey across the Italian culinary landscape and rewards the intrepid adventurer with simple yet sumptuous cuisine, wines, and complimentary culinary education in the history of Italian cuisine all in a very cozy environment. Our venue not only sets the perfect platform for fine dining but it also has ample room for those who have exuberant nightlife in mind and you will certainly not be disappointed, even in comparison to other popular party venues downtown Raleigh.

    Mia Francesca at North Hills

    Mia Francesca, part of Francesca's Restaurants family (based out of Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian trattoria and wine bar proud of its simple, rustic cooking, friendly service, and moderate pricing. Located beside The Renaissance, Mia Francesca boasts multiple private rooms, an outdoor patio, a lively bar, and an extensive main dining room with a family/friendly atmosphere. Open daily for lunch & dinner along with a late-night menu.

    Plates Kitchen

    Here at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, we set out to provide a staple dining experience for our community. From Chef Jake Wood’s family recipes to reimagined southern favorites, we seek to push the envelope in a comfortable and approachable way.

    Restaurants open in Ashville:

    The Funkatorium

    Located in the South Slope Brewery District of Asheville, the Funkatorium is the East Coast’s first sour and funky beer dedicated taproom. Featuring over a dozen varieties of these burgeoning styles on draught, visitors can expect a full immersion into the old world way of experiencing and appreciating beer against the backdrop of Wicked Weed’s entire sour and funky barrel-aging program. The Funkatorium is also a full-service restaurant offering wings, salads, sandwiches, and more seven days a week. Unique brunch offerings on Sundays are designed to challenge and complement the unique draft and bottle selection. Several flight options are available to those who seek a complex array of sour beer. 

    Hi-Wire Brewing

    our journey began in the summer of 2013 in the heart of Asheville, NC’s South Slope Brewery District. With the 2015 opening of their Big Top Production Brewery up the road, the next goal was to bring a physical location to Durham, NC. The new taproom consists of 8,844 square feet of interior space, as well as a 1,678 square foot outdoor covered patio and beer garden. Space is game and activity heavy, featuring full-sized shuffleboard courts, soccer pool tables, table tennis, and more. The bar’s 24 taps feature our full line-up of beers, including year-round, seasonal, specialty, sour, and one-offs, as well as wine, local cider, and guest taps from neighboring breweries

    The Cantina

    All dishes are handmade from fresh ingredients daily and may vary depending on the availability of local produce and products. The Cantina is perfect for enjoying a Cerveza and a football game while awaiting your favorite shopper or just relaxing on the patio with a pitcher of Margaritas.

    Highland Brewing Company

    Independent and family-owned, since 1994. Highland Brewing Company carved the path for Asheville craft and proudly roots itself in North Carolina.

    Wedge at Foundation

    The Wedge at Foundation is located a mile upstream from Wedge Studios. Known for the large graffiti murals, the area is a draw for some of the nation’s top muralists. The Wedge Brewery added its second brewery/tasting room in 2017 to expand with its River Arts neighborhood.

    Hickory Tavern

    Sports bar & grill chain with an extensive menu of familiar bar food & TVs galore.


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    Author: Rachel Mazzola