1. Midwood Smokehouse

Food Category: Barbecue

If you're looking for the best barbecue in Pineville, we highly recommend Midwood Smokehouse. Their classic BBQ plates include hickory smoked pork, prime beef brisket, burnt ends, seasoned salmon, and so much more. 

Midwood Smokehouse also has the best sides to compliment your main course, such as collard greens, classic mac and cheese, and bacon-wrapped jalapenos, to name a few.

Next time you're in Pineville and craving true southern barbecue and fixins, stop by Midwood Smokehouse!

2. Margaux's Wine, Pizza & Market

Food Category: Wine, Pizza, Charcuterie

Located in a 100-year-old historic building, Margaux's Wine, Pizza & Market has an atmosphere that will blow you away. With original hardwood floors, rustic bookshelves, and beautiful lighting fixtures, Margaux is a total vibe.

Atmosphere aside, the food and drink selection is unmatched. Margaux's Wine, Pizza & Market specializes in St. Louis Style Pizza - which means the pizza has a very thin (and crispy) crust with blended cheeses. The ingredients are collected from the market each morning from local farmers, guaranteeing quality and freshness in every bite!

Last, and certainly not least, let's talk about the wine! According to their website, the wines "have been grown in vineyards for over 300 years in France, Italy, Spain, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa." With one of the largest selections we've ever seen, Margaux's wine is diverse, delicious, and affordable!

3. Waldhorn Restaurant

Food Category: German Cuisine

Waldhorn Restaurant offers authentic German cuisine from a family with German roots and experiences. Husband and wife (and professional chefs) Thomas and Gitta opened Waldhorn in 1999 and have been thriving ever since.

Some popular entrees include wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, schweineschnitzel, and jagerschnitzel. Waldhorn also has its own beer club for beer lovers and a party room for corporate events, parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.

Nothing is better than indulging in authentic cuisine and supporting a local family in the process!

4. Pineville Tavern

Food Category: Bar & Grill

For all you Pineville locals looking for a place to hang out, Pineville Tavern is the place for you! This comfortable neighborhood bar offers great food and a good selection of drinks. Their wings, burgers, and sides are perfect for sporting events or a casual get-together with friends and family.

But wait, there's more! Pineville Tavern hosts regular events such as live music performances, open mic night, karaoke, and pool tournaments. Next time you're in the mood for bar food, check out Pineville Tavern's Facebook page and see what events are happening that day. Nothing beats wings and live music!

5. Kopper Kettle

Food Category: Comfort Food

Family-owned and operated since 1971, Kopper Kettle is a casual restaurant that has served Pineville for over 50 years. Open during breakfast and lunch hours, the Kopper Kettle offers delicious southern comfort food at an affordable price!

"Big portions and family traditions" is the best way to describe this Pineville gem. If you're stopping in for breakfast, we recommend one of the egg plates. Served with grits or potatoes and toast or biscuits, the plates are a great way to experience everything on the breakfast menu!

For lunch, you really can't go wrong. The Kopper Kettle offers everything from salads and sandwiches to quesadillas and steaks. If it's your first time visiting, we recommend trying whatever the special is that day!

6. Wasabi Sushi

Food Category: Sushi

The best-kept sushi secret in Pineville (and possibly all of South Charlotte) is located in Carolina Place Mall. Wasabi Sushi serves fresh sushi rolls and bubble tea to both mall shoppers and the greater Pineville area.

Boasting an impressive 4.8 rating on Google, patrons are blown away by the quality, freshness, price, and customer service of Wasabi Sushi. So next time you're shopping at Carolina Place Mall or placing an order on Door Dash, we cannot recommend this treasure enough!

7. Los Paisas Restaurant

Food Category: Colombian Cuisine

Discover the flavor of real Colombian food at Los Paisas Restaurant in Charlotte, NC. More than serving Latin dishes, Los Paisas wants to "transport their community to the flavors and smells of childhood and strive to bring the amazing flavors of both traditional and modern Colombian food to new palates."

Open for lunch and dinner, Los Paisas has a large selection of entrees. Some traditional Colombian dishes include Bandeja Tipica Colombiana, Picada, and Chuleta De Cerdo. We are big fans of the Carne Asada and Arroz Con Pollo!