An Insider’s Guide to Davidson, NC Dining – Historic Downtown

Why was Davidson, NC recently ranked the #10 Food Town in the South by Southern Living? article. Visit our great, local restaurants to find out why. Here is a list of your dining options in Historic Downtown Davidson, NC. All of these are easy walking distance from Davidson College. Enjoy!

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DAVIDSON

The Bar at Flatiron – Community gathering

Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse – 215 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Want to hang out with friends for a drink, meet for lunch or have a locally sourced dinner, Flatiron is a Davidson staple. You will see neighbor and friends around the circular bar. A personal favorite is Hickory Grilled Wagyu Beef Sliders, Cheddar, Bacon-Onion Jam, House Pickles $12.

Specials: First Tuesday of every month – Join them for a Wine Education class & tasting with our in-house Certified Sommelier, Kevin Parks at 7pm.

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Entire wine list – HALF OFF!

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Executive Chef: Bill Schutz

A Mandolinos Pizza – So Good

Mandolinos Artisan Pizza – 208 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

Mandolinos has become the pizza place in Davidson. Great event/music space upstairs, outside seating and a cool vibe. Look out for the musical acts they host some weekends. They host trivia every Wednesday night. The sheet pan pizza is scratch-made and brick-oven baked at 700 degrees, a style historically known as “Grandma Style Pizza.” Personal favorites include The Tupelo Honey (Ricotta, Gorgonzola, Fig Honey, Calabrian Chiles, Thyme) – $23 and Pigs On The Wing ( Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Fennel) – $23. The innovative topping combinations really work!

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Executive Chef: Bill Schutz

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Ben and Jerry‘s – 202 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Not much to add except FREE cone day creates lines around the block. You will see that this location/manager continue to win awards in the Ben and Jerry’s family for good reason!

Dine outside at The Pickled Peach

The Pickled Peach202 S Main St, Davidson, NC

Great indoor and outside space with a new market. Farm to table sandwiches and salads. Very nice drink selection. Personal favorite is the Meatball sandwich.

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The Soda Shop – 104 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

The iconic Soda Shop defines historic downtown Davidson. The decorations are 1950s and Davidson Wildcats related. The broad menu is perfect for family outings. Lots for kids. Floats, sundaes and shakes are awesome and classic. The Carolina Burger is a personal favorite.

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The Famous Toastery – 101 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Davidson is where this fast-growing franchise began. Toast offers an extensive breakfast and lunch menu with quality food. They are dog friendly outside on their patio, so it is a popular spot with the region’s giant, canine population. Personal favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Wrap.

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Bonjour Y’all Bakery – 107 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

The latest food venture in Davidson is Bonjour Y’all, a bakery by the former executive pastry chef for Kindred and Hello Sailor, Justin Burke-Samson. It is brand new and continues to sell out daily. There is a great porch and outside seating. Beer and Wine are served. Classic french pastries and desserts with a Southern twist. Worth a visit.

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Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine – 121 N Main Street, Davidson, NC

High quality, tasty Mexican food with a full bar. Mestizo offers two exquisite dining areas. The outside dining has absolutely the best views of all the outside dining options in Davidson and features the natural gardens of the Post office as well as a view of the Village Green and the College Church. In the fall and spring the trees are absolutely glorious and the patio faces the southwest direction and absorbs all the spectacular sunsets. The indoor dining room space is both very intimate and elegant with its eclectic antique nostalgic thread hanging lights with steeple and intricate filament designs. The walls are painted in very appealing calming colors that accentuate both your pallet and your mood. Some of my antique redwood cedar fixtures from the “old Drugstore” in Davidson are beautifully highlighted in the restaurant as well as the antique “weight scales” from same.

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The Bar at Kindred

Kindred – 131 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Kindred is a chef-driven restaurant run by Davidson natives Joe and Katy Kindred. It has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and is widely consider one of the top restaurants in the country. Kindred is a continual draw to the area and is loved by locals and visitors. Make sure you make a reservation. Kindred offers dining inside and outside. Personal favorites are the milk bread and any squid ink pasta dish they create.

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Davidson Wine Co – 121 Depot St, Davidson, NC 28036

Another brand new entry into Davidson dining scene.

Nestled in the historic business district, their location was once an organ making shop. You will see the rich history reflected throughout The space. The Wine Co offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for enjoying wine while spending time with friends and family.They offer wine tasting, wine drinking, bottling parties, and more! The crab cakes were very nice.

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Il Bosco – 127 Depot St, Davidson, NC 28036

Offering regional Italian cuisine and a wide variety of hand selected Italian wines to pair with seasonal menus created by Chef Joseph Hermann.  Menus include regional antipasti,  homemade pasta, and meat dishes as well as daily seafood and dessert specials. Seasonal menus change frequently to exhibit fresh ingredients and recipes from throughout Italy.  Personal favorite is the mussels.

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Executive Chef: Joseph Hermann

SOMA DAVIDSON

Travel down Main Street toward Cornelius and you’ll find a selection a great food establishments.

Yummy Bowls at Davidson Ice House

Davidson Ice House – 416 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Chef & national food writer, Jenny Brulé created Davidson Ice House as a healthy, tasty alternative in a historic Davidson building. Built in 1922, the building is packed full of historic charm, from exposed brick walls, to steel girder beams, to the original wide pine floors. Personal favorite – Build your Own Bowl.

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Beautiful Dish – Restaurant X

Restaurant X – 408 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Very cool menu at this bistro. Enjoy a mix of classics, soul food and mediterranean entrees. A fun spot in SOMA Davidson. Known for a great brunch and dinner.

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Whits Frozen Custard – 428 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Ready for dessert or an afternoon treat. Whits is the spot. Frozen custard chain with vanilla, chocolate & a rotating weekly flavor, plus a range of toppings.

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Carrburritos – 445 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

Carrburritos is a Mexican taqueria featuring fresh and sophisticated flavors served in generous portions and made daily on location. Insider tip – Their catering is awesome and reasonable. Used them when we hosted cards and it was easy and delicious! Love their chicken burrito.

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Brickhouse Tavern – 209 Delburg St, Davidson, NC 28036

Located in an historic cotton mill, the Brickhouse Tavern offers an extensive menu of classic dishes and bold flavors. Guests have their choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, C.A.B. burgers, pastas, seafood, pizza, and other Brickhouse specialties. As a compliment to the superb food, The Brickhouse Tavern offers more than 70 beer selections, including a wide-range of Carolina Craft brews. The largest selection in the Lake Norman area! Tip: A great place to watch the Davidson Wildcats or any sports. Occasional live music. Great pizza. Easy walk from Davidson College.

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The Egg at Davidson – 231 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036

This is a great family style restaurant to meet with friends and family for breakfast or lunch!  Owners Robert and Eileen McCrary invite you to sit down for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days a week. Enjoy one of their many flavorful omelettes, or a mouth watering Bacon Ceddar Burger in the cozy dining room or outdoor covered patio.Come see for yourself why The Egg Cafe is the premier breakfast spot in the Lake Norman area. From their many Homemade Egg’s Benedicts, to their tasty Ruben Sandwiches…there’s a reason Lake Norman residents choose The Egg Cafe over anywhere else.

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Our Town Cinemas – 227 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036

Not only is Our Town the coolest movie theater out there, but it offers a wide selection of wine, craft beers and food to enjoy during your movie. This is the best place to enjoy a movie in the area.

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SABOR – 624 Jetton St #160, Davidson, NC 28036

Sabor Latin Street Grill is an independently, locally owned metro Charlotte concept that focuses on authentic menu offerings from countries such as El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico & Colombia. Tip: $1 Taco Tuesday – enough said.

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Breakfast Sandwich

The Original New York Bagels – 610 State Rd 2402, Davidson, NC 28036

Great for breakfast and lunch. They offer a full range of deli and breakfast sandwiches on their bagels as well as selections of cream cheese. The breakfast is really good!

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Chargrill Burger and Fries

Chargrill – 624 Jetton Street Davidson Commons Shopping Center, Davidson, NC 28036

From All-American favorites such as their famous “grilled-in-your-backyard”, char-rock, flame-cooked burgers and too-thick-to pour milkshakes to mouth-watering French fries and crisp apple turnovers, CHAR-GRILL serves up quality menu items at affordable prices.

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Sushi at Sabi is Great

Sabi Asian Bistro – 130 Harbour Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036

Sabi is Davidson’s go to for Asian Food. Always consistently great with a full bar. The Sushi is awesome with many specialty rolls that will please. The Wildcat Roll is my favorite.

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Subway – 1 Harbour Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036

WATERFRONT

Waterfront at North Harbor Club

North Harbor Club – 100 N Harbor Pl, Davidson, NC 28036

Regatta-themed New American fine-dining destination with waterfront patio & 9 boat slips for guests. Great for brunch. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the lake views.

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Live Music at The Cabin

The Cabin – 400 N Harbor Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036

Catch live music most Friday, Saturday and most Sundays at the Cabin.

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The Cottage – 200 N Harbor Pl, Davidson, NC 28036

Known for great wine pours every day and soup night many Thursdays often with Live Music. Nice waterfront setting to relax in.

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Win Big @ Small Business Saturday – Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC    Saturday November 24th is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity to support all the wonderful local businesses which make Davidson so special.

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In addition to knocking out your holiday shopping you’ll have a chance to win a gift card bundle from the following businesses:

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Carolina Craft Butchery, Clean Juice, Honeysuckle Home, The Jewel Box, Kindred, Main Street Books, Monkee’s, New York Bagels, The Rumor Mill Market, Summit Coffee, The Village Store, and The Wooden Stone.

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Simply make a purchase at any of these businesses and your name will be entered into the drawing.  Mayor Rusty Knox will draw the winner Tuesday Nov 27 on Facebook Live.

Bring your houseguests out and explore all Davidson has to offer and support local, small business.

Weekend Happenings in Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC    Excited to check out the Food Truck Jam at Beaver Dam Friday with music by Rusty Knox.

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Thursday 4/12

7pm   Summit Coffee – Songwriter Showcase – Details

7:30-9pm  Davidson College Presents – Piano Studio Spring Recital – Details

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Friday 4/13

5-10pm   PREMIER of the Beaver Dam Food Truck Jam – Details

6-8pm   PJs and Paintbrushes – Parent’s night out? – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Mike Strauss Trio – Details

8:30pm    LIVE Music – The Cabin – Randall Sprinkle – Details

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Saturday 4/14

8am-12pm  Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

10:30am-12:30pm    Main Street Books – Signing Table – Helen Hope Kimbrough – Details

1-3pm   Open House – Knox Knoll – 1150 Concord Rd – Davidson

2-8pm  Tawba Walk – Old Town Cornelius – Details

4-5pm    Main Street Books – Release Party – Graham Bullock – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Davidson Local – Details

7pm   Davidson Film Club Presents – Eat Drink Man Woman – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Laura Rabell – Details

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Sunday 4/15

3pm   Music at St Albans – Bodega Bay Baroque – Details

6pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Brett Millstead – Details

 

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Davidson, NC Weekend

Davidson, NC   Beautiful weather.  See you on the Greenway.  Live theater, Music and outdoor fun.

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Thursday 3/29

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

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Friday 3/30

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Billy Jones and Friends – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Matt and John – Details

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Saturday 3/31

8-12:00pm  The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

9am  Bike Ride – Details

10-10:30am   Main Street Books – Moving Stories with Camerin – Details

10:30-12:30pm   Main Street Books – Signing Table with Marnie Schneider – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Davidson Local – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Wendy Wooten – Details

Sunday 4/1 – Happy Easter!

2pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

 

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Open House Sat 2 – 4pm – Fully Renovated – $329,000 – Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC  We are delighted to hold our newest listing in Davidson Open for public viewing Saturday Dec 30 from 2 – 4 pm.

3 Bed/2 Bath.  over 1/2 acre.  Davidson Schools.

19527 Shearer Road – $329,000

Complete renovation. New kitchen and appliances, bathrooms, flooring, roof, electrical, plumbing. Shows like a dream. Private backyard abuts common space of Narrow Passage ($600k – $2mm homes) with future green-way access to bike/walk all over Davidson. 1 car attached and 2 car detached garages. Detached garage could be the ultimate man-cave!

New deck allows you to enjoy your spacious, private yard. Lots of room for a garden. Enjoy all Davidson has to offer from your updated ranch.

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For a private showing please contact Clark Goff @ Allen Tate Davidson.  704 996-0948 or Clark.Goff@Allentate.com.

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Christmas in Davidson – Davidson vs UNC – Panthers vs Saints – Great weekend ahead!

Davidson, NC  This is one of the biggest weekends of the year in Davidson.  Get out and enjoy!

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Thursday 11/30

6pm-9pm Main Street Books – Book Signing – The Elephant in the Room – Suzan Loeb and Lucy Ravich – Event Details

6pm-9pm   Christmas in Davidson – Guide

7:30pm-9pm   Davidson College Jazz Combo Fall Concert – Details

8pm    LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Billy Jones and the Pocket – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – Mom’s Gift – Details

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Friday 12/1

1pm-3pm   Adventurers Club – Davidson Green School – Ages 3-5 – Details

4:30pm-6pm   Davidson College – New Music Davidson Concert – Details

6pm-9pm    Main Street Books – Book Signing – The Christmas Redemption – Landis Wade – Event Details

6pm-9pm   Christmas in Davidson – Guide

6pm-9pm   LIVE Music – Rusty Knox – Wells Fargo

8pm    LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Sunday Union – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – Mom’s Gift – Details

8pm   Davidson College Men’s Basketball Versus North Carolina – ESPN – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Brett Milstead – Details

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Saturday 12/2

8am-12pm    The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

10am-10:30am    Main Street Books – Moving Stories with Camerin – Event Details

1:30pm  The North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade – Details

6pm-9pm   Christmas in Davidson – Guide

8pm    LIVE Music – Summit Coffee

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – Mom’s Gift – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Scott Johnson – Details

 

Sunday 12/3

2pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – Mom’s Gift – Details

4:25pm  (8-3) Panthers at (8-3) New Orleans Saints – Details

6pm    LIVE Music – The Cabin – Holly Hopkins – Details

7:30pm-8:30pm   Davidson College – Christmas Vespers Concert – Details

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Davidson was just ranked one of the coolest suburbs in America – Way to go!

Davidson, NC    Here is a fun take on our little town.  People across the country are discovering where we live.  Kinda scary, but nice that others see all that Davidson offers.

Article about Davidson

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Kindred’s Burger strikes again!

Davidson, NC     Kindred remains an excellent option for lunch. With reasonable prices and scrumptious food, there is something there for everyone. Of particular note is the skillet burger, a double patty affair with cheddar cheese, grandfather pickles, onions, and aioli sauce. Arguably the best burger in the Lake Norman area, you can’t go wrong for $11.00. You also get your choice of side from a fairly extensive side menu, including cucumber salad, potato frites, coleslaw, and pickles. Of personal importance, the coffee is also excellent at Kindred, with each serving brewed to order in small batches. While Kindred has a renowned dinner selection. Those looking for a great, and more reasonable lunch will find that Kindred has the perfect offerings.

Contributing Author: Davidson Foodie

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