Discover Downtown Charlotte
icknamed the Queen City, Charlotte has become a fast-rising center for business, sports, and recreation. North Carolina's largest city is a major hub for the financial world, with Bank of America and Wachovia locating their headquarters here. Only New York City ranks above Charlotte as a banking headquarters when measuring control of assets. History also looms large here, where "Charlotte Town" was officially incorporated in 1768. The city's name is in honor of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who was the wife of King George III. World-renowned evangelist Billy Graham was born here and a museum honoring his life and accomplishments is located in Charlotte. The city has also become a home to professional sports. Visitors can take their pick and attend a game by the NFL's Carolina Panthers, NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, or Minor League Baseball's Charlotte Knights. The NCAA football Meineke Car Care Bowl is played annually in December at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. Of course, North Carolina is synonymous with motor sports. Many NASCAR drivers and team members live in and around Charlotte, and Lowe's Motor Speedway is nearby in Concord. Don't forget your golf clubs, the famed Quail Hollow course is here and legendary Pinehurst is about a two-hour drive to the east. For the entire family, make sure to visit the Carowinds amusement park.
Recent Restaurant Reviews
“We had a group of kids from Dancing with The Future Stars
from Gastonia/Bessemer City Boys & Girls Club and the kids had a Ball and the food was Great!!! the prices are not bad at all, you also get a lot of food for you... ”
“One of the best Charlotte ever had. You are missed.”
“Hey I really enjoy the best African food ever! I wish you guys deliver in Charlotte, fort mill, tega cay, and rock hill. But if you can I'd like to have the Fish Combo (fish, plantain, and rice) and I also want the Beans... ”
“I have only gotten takeout for lunch and both times the food has been really good. I will continue to frequent this restaurant.”
“Overall the food was delicious & reasonable & most of all there was no long wait. It's just that our waiter never smiled the whole time. Then there was some guy who was in there that was really into the game (shouting.Bu... ”
“Great, delicious food, nice welcome. The manager Omar is the heart of this venue. Very friendly atmosphere. Beautiful oriental music. Would love to go there again.”
“Ask for your food to be cooked "french style" for some of the best tasting food in Charlotte. I ate lunch there 3-5 times a week for several years.You won't find better food or better value anywhere in the city.”
“I love eating here. My husband and i live uptown and we always get a bang for the buck. Also it always taste great”
“We come from the San Diego area and know good Mexican food and Maria Bonita's is VERY good! We have eaten there many times and have taken friends there also never disappointed.
The person who complained about the bil... ”
“The building is small and does not have the extra decor like some other places but it is clean. And the food is wonderful. I especially like the veggie fried rice and egg dropp soup which has lots of egg and spring onion... ”