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At first glance, Montford Drive in Charlotte may seem unassuming. In reality, it has 14 different places to eat and drink which is second only to uptown's entertainment district. Ranging from dive joints to fine dining, everyone can find a place to enjoy. Below is just a taste of what Montford Drive has to offer.
New in 2008, Andrew Blair's is a more recent addition on Montford Drive. It is a family-run business that specializes in entertainment, and business and family gatherings. AB's includes three private event areas indoors to accommodate varying sizes of parties. They also have a covered patio, great for outdoor socializing. If you're looking for a special night out, Andrew Blair's menu has more upscale items; some including the bistro steak or the roasted sea scallops.
For more information, visit http://www.andrewblairs.com/.
Bedder Bedder & Moore
Look no further when deciding where to head for lunch hour. Bedder Bedder & Moore's menu offers over 40 different kinds of sandwiches and wraps. They also have cold crisp salads, overstuffed burgers, and quesadillas. They bake all their own bread, slice their own meats, build fresh salads and make their own dressings daily. Lunch always begins with a cup of their made from scratch soup of the day, which is included with the price of any lunch meal.
Bedder Bedder & Moore is also renowned as the "office caterers." They deliver a variety of box lunches, decorative sandwich baskets, and hot buffets.
For more information, visit http://www.bb-m.com/.
Brazwells Premium Pub
Brazwell's sits smack dab in the middle of Montford Dr. and is a traditional neighborhood pub. They serve a wide variety of classic pub fare with appetizers like fried pickles, nachos and spinach dip. Wings are served by the pound and Monday and Sunday wings are half-off. Brazwell's also has daily drink specials.
For more information, visit http://www.brazwellspub.com/.
Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse
Duckworth's has one of the widest varieties of food on their menu. Their menu categories include Appetizers, Salads, Carolina BBQ, Pizzas and Flatbreads, Ribs, Chicken and Seafood, Steaks and Fajitas, Philly Cheesesteaks and Subs, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken Sandwiches, Desserts, and their "Mommoo's Wings," are in a category of their own and recently won 3rd Place at the 2011 Carolina Wing Festival. Duckworth's even offers their full menu until closing at 2 a.m. daily, and hosts daily food and drink specials.
They've also become known for their outstanding Craft Beer selection. Duckworth's has over 60 beers on draft; they pride themselves on serving brews that you can't find at every restaurant.
For more information, visit http://www.duckworthsgrillandbar.com/.
Good Food on Montford
Good Food on Montford offers a unique dining experience. Their "tapas style" menu offers smaller plates, great for sharing with small or large groups. The chef focuses on the extensive use of local and organic products. Sharing items range from $6-$12 per plate. Good Food is a great place for a couple light appetizers or multiple sharing courses which can turn into a meal.
For more information, visit http://www.goodfoodonmontford.com.
10 at Park Lanes
10 at Park Lanes, formerly known as George Pappas Park Lanes by many Charlotte natives, features a restaurant, three outdoor patios and a 24-tap outdoor beer garden. In addition to bowling lanes, 10 at Park Lanes has four cornhole boards and is planning to add bocce ball and ping pong tables. Unlike most bowling alley pub food, 10 at Park Lanes offers scratch made comfort food with old BBQ traditions and modern day appeal.
For more information, visit http://www.rollten.com.
Jet's Pizza is the seventeenth largest pizza chain in the nation by sales. They sell pizza, submarine sandwiches and salads, but the single menu item that Jet's Pizza has become famous for is their signature deep-dish square pizza. If their pizza wasn't already mouth-watering enough, Jet's allows customers to "flavorize" their crust for free with crust flavors including butter, Cajun, garlic, parmesan, Romano, sesame seed or Jet's turbo crust which is a combination of butter, garlic and parmesan.
Jet's offers delivery and take-out. For more information, visit http://www.jetspizza.com.
The Roasting Company
Right next door to Jet's Pizza, The Roasting Company is a casual dining restaurant known for outstanding rotisserie chicken, their specialty tangy tico sauce which is good on just about anything, fresh vegetables, and distinctive side items such as their homemade squash casserole or smoked gouda pasta salad. Customers can order their food at the counter and get their own drinks, so it's a no-fuss way to eat out. The Roasting Company also hosts daily food specials like chicken pot pie on Wednesdays.
For more information, visit http://www.roastingco.com/.