Highest-rated cheap eats in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

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May 4, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Charlotte that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. La Poblanita Mexican Restaurant & Candy Store

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Address: 1925 Westinghouse Blvd Plaza Fiesta, Charlotte, NC 28273
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#29. Park Place Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Greek
- Address: 10517 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210-8406
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#28. Circle G Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 4818 Rozzelles Ferry Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216-3343
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#27. Stockyard Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 4925 Rozzelles Ferry Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216-3346
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#26. YAFO Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Fast Food
- Address: 1331 Central Ave #101, Charlotte, NC 28205
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#25. La Shish Kabob

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 3117 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205-6538
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#24. Blaze fast fired

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza
- Address: 1750 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203-6542
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#23. Culver's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 7031 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262-3631
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#22. Pho Real

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 440 E McCollough Dr #206 Grande Promenade, Charlotte, NC 28262-3442
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#21. Lupie's Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2718 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7530
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#20. Showmars

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Greek
- Address: 115 McCullough Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3306
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#19. Pho Hoa Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 3000 Central Ave Ste 1, Charlotte, NC 28205-4072
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#18. The Common Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2007 Commonwealth Ave Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC 28205-5021
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#17. JJ's Red Hots Ballantyne

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 15105 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277-2847
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#16. South 21

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
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#15. Skyland Family Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 4544 South Blvd Ste A, Charlotte, NC 28209-2861
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#14. Three Amigos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Address: 2917 Central Ave Ste A, Charlotte, NC 28205-0477
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#13. Anita's Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 2904 Yorkmont Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208-7301
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#12. Wing King Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 13209 Carowinds Blvd Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28273-6735
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#11. Jack Beagle's of NoDa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 3213 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1033
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#10. Diamond Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (151 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
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#9. Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Address: 1320 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203
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#8. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden/Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Address: 902 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206-2907
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#7. Sabor Latin Street Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 415 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204-2311
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#6. Jasmine Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 5033 South Blvd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28217-2715
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#5. Bar-b-q King

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208-5624
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#4. Miguel's Restaurants Incorporated

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (243 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 4252 Business Center Dr, Charlotte, NC 28214-5040
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#3. RedEye Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2404
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#2. Midnight Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (505 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 115 E Carson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203-4030
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#1. Pinky's Westside Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (649 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1600 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5222
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