Growing up in Sweet Home Alabama, I always had a fantastic meal prepared by my best friend…… my momma. Per usual there were always yummy vegetables and some type of protein and bread or cornbread served with it (and of course sweet tea duhhhhhh). So needless to say that comfort food hits home with me whenever I eat out and try southern restaurants. Always my go to when I see like a “meat and three” on the menu, lol! Also, side note, my all time FAVORITE food ever is Mac n Cheese. I can eat that shit for breakfast…. I really can, ha! Does that count as a veggie??? Ummm in my book YES.IT.DOES!!!
In this post I wanted to share my TOP 3 favorite comfort food spots in the Queen City with y’all. I have dined at these establishments A LOT…. there’s just something about comfort food that soothes the soul and truly keeps me warm inside!
THE GRIT BOWL AT DISH
Dish in Plaza Midwood never disappoints. This place screams old school southern comfort food with modern dishes too. This grit bowl is on their breakfast menu and it is under $8. You get a hearty bowl of cheese grits, topped with cheddar, two eggs, bacon or soysage, and a biscuit. Advice… get a side of white gravy…. you will thank me later!
This veggie plate is one of the best comfort food dishes ever! It’s super nostalgic to my childhood days because of the vegetables and their signature deviled egg that you get with any dish. I choose the squash casserole, sweet carrots, green beans, and mac n cheese. It’s so simple but yet never lacking in flavor that’s for damn sure. Some of my other favorite comfort food dishes from Dish are:
- Cajun Meatloaf
- Country Fried Steak
- Chicken n Dumplings
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Shrimp n Grits
When I first moved to Charlotte, this spot was on the top of my list to try. 3 words… TUPELO HONEY CAFE This restaurant has multiple locations in the Carolinas, Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia. I had heard their brunch was bomb so I went and tried it and yes… their breakfast is awesome. Not only is their breakfast and brunch on point, but they have some of the best comfort food dishes in Charlotte!
BLACKBERRY HABANERO RIBS
From the service to the food, this restaurant is a great spot for catching up with friends over yummy comfort food and signature drinks from the bar. And what’s great about dining in you get these amazing fluffy biscuits to start with and some homemade blueberry jam that is insane! One of my favorite dishes for dinner is this Blackberry Habanero Rib dish with French fries and mac n cheese. These ribs were fall of the bone delishhhh and sweet and spicy from the sauce. I mean where can you get ribs AND southern comfort food in one spot?!?
Brunch and Mimosas?!?! Ummm yes please and Tupelo Honey’s brunch has all of that covered and more. Some of my favorite breakfast/brunch options are the infamous Shoomercy Sweet Potato Pancakes, Tupelo Shrimp and Grits, and of course the best…. The Queen Bloody Mary, all 20 ounces of it! Definitely a must stop for comfort food.
SouthEnd has some great old school spots that have been here forever. Like this gem, PIKE’S SODA SHOP on Camden Road. I discovered this spot one summer day when I drove by and saw soda shop… immediately wanting and craving a milkshake! Well, I got my milkshake and much much more. Ever since that day, I have been back a lot and I have ordered the same damn thing everytime.
HONEY PECAN FRIED CHICKEN
This is the epitome of comfort food right here, lemme tell you. The perfectly fried chicken breast that is juicy and packed with flavor. It is topped with pecans and drizzled with honey. Comes with 2 sides, buttermilk mashed potatoes and broccoli casserole. Hands down, my go to meal here. It is so comforting and you will leave happy and full! I love that y’all messaged me on Instagram and told me that this dish is y’alls fave too! It definitely is one of the most popular dishes on their menu. Check out their buffalo chicken sandwich and also their milkshakes.
I hope everyone has a wonderful snow day and keeping warm!!!