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Restaurants in Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville

Restaurants in Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville

There is no shortage of restaurants in the Lake Norman area! Listed below are many of them with a brief description and a link to their websites. Some are casual, some upscale, some on the lake – there is truly something for everyone. (* means it is a favorite of mine)

131 Main *
131 Main has an unparalleled commitment to fresh food. All of our recipes are prepared from scratch each day to ensure that your favorite dish will always be delicious! 
17830 Statesville Road, Cornelius 
704-896-0101

Al’s Bar & Grille
Big Al’s Pub and Grubberia is a family owned, family oriented restaurant.! 
8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius 
704-987-6582

Alton’s Kitchen 
A place to come, relax and shed the layers of the day. Whether it be an evening in the bar enjoying cocktails fireside or a gathering of friends and family out for no particular reason 
19918 North Cove Road, Cornelius 
704-655-2727

Antico Italian Restaurant *
Authentic Italian food – from pizza, to salads to pasta! 
9719 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville 
704-892-5322

Bagel Bin & Deli *
Best bagel outside of NY. Family owned bagel bakery and deli.  
9815-I Sam Furr Road, Huntersville 
704-895-1455

Big Daddy’s Burger Bar
A chef driven burger joint that uses a mix of local and artisanal ingredients to make the most amazing burger you’ve ever had. 
8625-A Lindholm Dr, Huntersville
704-237-4055

Block Bistro
Tucked away in the neighborhood of Vermillion, we have a menu to impress and a setting unlike anything else in the area!  
13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville 
704-947-5109

Boat Yard Eats (BYE)
We offer an authentic rotating food truck experience that delivers a high quality and unique eating experience to Cornelius. BoatYard Eats is a place to gather with your family and friends. It’s the community’s place to enjoy live music, food trucks, and local beers, wines, and spirits 
18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius 
704-997-8201

Bonefish Grill
We specialize in market fresh fish cooked over a wood-burning grill. We travel the globe to bring you traditional and unique varieties of fish such as Wild Atlantic Salmon, Sea Bass and Arctic Charr at the peak of their seasons. Our fish is inspected and hand-cut daily 
8805 Townley Road, Huntersville  (Birkdale Village)
704-892-3385

Brickhouse Tavern
Nestled in the refurbished, 120-year-old Davidson Cotton Mill, the Brickhouse Tavern offers a unique ambiance of nostalgia mixed with a contemporary flair. Offering a complete dining experience with a large menu of culinary finesse 
209 Delburg Street, Davidson 
704-987-2022

Brixx Woodfired Pizza
Grab your family, a neighbor or friend and come kick back on our patio with a handcrafted pizza and microbrew or glass of wine.
16915 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville  (Birkdale Village)
704-894-0044

Brooklyn South
We pride ourselves in offering many traditional family recipes made with the finest natural cheeses, meats, vegetables, choice herbs and spices. We have the finest and freshest pizza in the Lake Norman area. 
19400 Jetton Road, Cornelius
704-896-2928

Cava *
Started by three childhood friends, CAVA celebrates the flavors of traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting. 
16845 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville (Birkdale Village)
704-464-0614

Choplin’s
Our menu consists of stepped up traditional American food with Angus steak, fresh variation of salads, with special seasoned mouth watering baby back ribs or chicken. Fresh fish delivered daily from Charleston, S.C. 
19700-C One Norman Blvd, Cornelius 
704-987-6582

Cowboy
We believe great food must always be fresh and made from scratch daily with the finest ingredients available. 
9615 Bailey Rd, Cornelius 
704-837-0599

Crafty Burg’r n’Tap *
Founded on the principle that people want great casual food in a comfortable and unique environment. We offer fresh food at reasonable prices. Our CRAFTY BURG’R meats are ground daily, burger buns are baked daily and sides prepared in house 
17015 Kenton Drive Cornelius 
704-997-5388
21726 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius
704-897-7320

Davidson Ice House
Historic icehouse turned modern restaurant in Davidson, NC. We’ll be dishing up food for all (gluten-free, vegetarian, meat + potatoes). 
416 S Main Street, Davidson 
704-895-5555

Dressler’s
Upscale Continental-American featuring steak and seafood. The philosophy at Dressler’s Restaurants is simple: everyone who walks through our doors is either already a friend, or will be.
8630-1A Lindholm Dr, Huntersville 
704-987-1779

Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse
A variety of great food from Steaks & Ribs to Pizzas & Wings to Philly CheeseSteaks & Hand Cut Fries. We’ve also become known for our outstanding Craft Beer selection. 
16609 Statesville Rd, Huntersville
704-237-4387

eeZ Fusion & Sushi *
eeZ Fusion & Sushi is being heralded as the spot for the freshest, most creative and innovative sushi for miles around. eeZ offers sashimi, nigiri and basic rolls, but goes a step further by implementing the use of “non-traditional” fresh meats and vegetables on its specialty rolls.  
16925 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville (Birkdale Village) 
704-892-4242

Famous Toastery
Our purpose is simple: to provide excellent food, exceptional service and a comfortable inviting atmosphere for all to enjoy. 
101 N Main Street, Davidson
704-655-2778
12715 Conner Drive, Huntersville
704-425-6485

Flatiron Kitchen & Taphouse
We are all about food, and balances tradition with adventure. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant but boasts a big-city culinary experience.
215 S Main Street, Davidson 
704-237-3246

FORK! *
We offer fresh local ingredients that we purchase directly from the farm. With a 15 year relationship from our local suppliers, we know who is growing and raising the food we buy. 
20517 N Main Street, Cornelius 
704-655-7465

Fox and Hound Sports Tavern
We are “The best party in town”. We offer a family friendly atmosphere so you can bring the kids out for a bite, and have great daily drink specials whether your looking to catch the game or out for a night on the town 
8711 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville (Birkdale Village) 
704-895-4504

French Market Cafe
Quaint little Cafe & Shop offering a delightful atmosphere to enjoy Coffees, Teas, Pastries, Fine Chocolates and Gourmet Food Provisions 
20920 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius 
704-641-2201

Fresh Chef Kitchen *
A personal favorite of mine! A fresh food kitchen that offers fresh food fast! 
20609 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius
704-896-4999
645 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville
704-664-6444

Harvey’s Bar and Grill
Serving a full menu at reasonable prices. The expanded menu features chicken, salad, ribs, burgers, pizzas, and homemade desserts. 
13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville
704-947-5080
19906 North Cove Rd, Cornelius 
980-231-5936

Hello, Sailor
Lakefront dining from the owners of Kindred…Hello Sailor is “a modern play on a fish camp that still focuses on ‘chef-driven dishes.” 
20210 Henderson Rd, Cornelius 
704-997-5365

Hickory Tavern
The saying goes, that you can’t be all things to all people. Well, we’re not so sure that’s the case 
9526 Birkdale Crossing Dr, Huntersville
704-897-8490

Killington’s Restaurant and Pub
Great Atmosphere & People, Outstanding Food & Service, Outdoor Patio, Dining and Pub Areas 
10010 Rose Commons Dr, Huntersville
704-948-3770

Kindred
A blend of global experiences and southern traditions influence the cuisine to create dishes that provide a brand new experience for each guest with rotating menus bringing in unique flavors each week through their commitment to sourcing ingredients from local farmers and foragers. 
131 N Main Street, Davidson 
980-231-5000

Kung Foo Noodle *
Come and try our noodle dishes, sushi, wings and drinks 
8625C Lindholm Dr, Huntersville (Birkdale Village) 
704-997-8132

Jack’s Corner Tap
Lake Norman’s favorite local restaurant and tap room. Great place to watch the game indoors or out on the patio. 
8301-1 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius 
704-892-4433

Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza *
Executive Chef Bill Schutz has created a menu of carefully-sourced ingredients reflecting his Italian family heritage. The sheet pan pizza is scratch-made and brick-oven baked, 
208 S Main Street, Davidson 
980-231-5615

Mestizo Contemporary Mexican
Located in the heart of Davidson. High-quality, fresh, local food in a friendly environment 
121 N Main Street, Davidson 
704-997-5933

Mac’s Speedshop & BBQ
A unique Carolina barbecue restaurant pairing the traditional and non-traditional at the same time. 
19601 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius 
704-892-3554

Mickey and Mooch
Our menu offers a delicious variety of choices presented in abundant portions — from tender, USDA Certified PRIME steaks to fresh seafood, chicken and pasta. And for those who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, we offer an extensive selection. 
9723 Sam Furr Rd, Huntersville
704-895-6654

Midwood Smokehouse
Midwood Smokehouse is where the neighborhood gets their BBQ fix 
16710 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville (Birkdale Village) 
980-689-2990

Ming Garden *
The best chinese takeout food in the area. 
16610 West Catawba Ave, Huntersville 
704-896-2226

North Harbor Club
World class dining is complemented by the waterfront ambiance of Lake Norman. Fine cuisine using fresh ingredients. 
100-D North Harbor Place, Davidson 
704-896-5559

Pho Nam
Our Vietnamese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. 
18059 West Catawba Ave, Cornelius 
704-892-9133

Port City Club *
Located on Lake Norman they have beautiful views of the lake, and indoor/outdoor patio and huge outdoor dining space as well. Everything is made from scratch – our pasta and bread is made fresh daily. 
18665 Harborside Dr, Cornelius 
704-765-1565

Red Rocks 
Hosted by local owners, catered with American cuisine, and served by a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, Red Rocks is sure to please everyone
8712 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville (Birkdale Village) 
704-892-9999

Restaurant X
Restaurant X is a cozy bistro with an eclectic menu of international cuisine made from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients at affordable prices. 
408 S Main Street, Davidson
704-892-9369

Sabi Asian Fusion
New East-West fusion restaurant serving everything from sushi to steak. 
130 Harbour Place Dr, Davidson 
704-895-5707

Sabor Latin Street Grill
Our mission is to deliver the freshest, most delicious food that takes you south of the border where the best cuisine is experienced in the streets.  
14230 Reese Blvd, Huntersville 
704-727-0018
624 Jetton St, Davidson
980-689-2687

Tenders
Our food is NEVER frozen! natural and hormone free chicken products. Dine in or Carry Out 
18341 Statesville Rd Cornelius 
704-895-6017

The Cork and Cask
A trendy neighborhood bar featuring craft beer, boutique wine and unique hand-crafted food. We keep the vibe fresh with an eclectic musical pulse.
9624 Bailey Road, Cornelius 
704-765-5490

The Egg Cafe
Great family style place to meet friends and family for breakfast or lunch. 
9525 Birkdale Crossing Dr, Huntersville 
980-689-2538
231 Griffith Street, Davidson
704-987-1885

The Harp & Crown *
Come indulge in the traditional English and Irish dishes and drinks! Best fish and chips around! Eat indoors or outside on their large patio. 
19930 West Catawba Ave, Cornelius 
704-892-9641

The Pickled Peach
Handcrafted, soups, salads and sandwiches. Ingredients are all locally sourced. Located in downtown Davidson
202 S Main Street, Davidson 
704-765-2190

The Soda Shop
Opened in 1951 across from Davidson College, The Soda Shop has been a tradition with students, locals and visitors. It is an original and one of the last of a vanishing era. If you crave nostalgia or want to drift back to your college days or childhood this is the place. 
104 S Main Street, Davidson 
704-896-7743

Vinyl Pi
Vinyl Pi offers excellent pizza and great live music.  
15906 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville 
704-992-1781

Verde Mexican and Nuevo Latin Fusion
It is fresh, urban mexican that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
9818 Gilead Road, Huntersville 
704-274-9192

Whit’s Frozen Custard
They make their frozen custard fresh every day so you can enjoy the best experience that frozen custard has to offer. 
428 S Main Street, Davidson 
980-231-5365

Zoe’s Kitchen 
Eating healthy is hard. Eating fresh-made Mediterranean food that fits your dietary plan? That’s easy 
16735 Cranlyn Rd, Huntersville (Birkdale Village)
704-655-2636

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