Charlotte, NC, Travel Guide

George travels to Charlotte, NC, to sample different types of "Carolina-style" burgers with roots in Southern barbecue cuisine. First, he visits the town of Monroe, NC, for a burger slathered in chili and ...

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Brooks' Sandwich House

Although it may not look like much from the outside, Brooks' serves a delicious Southern-style cheeseburger “all the way” with chili -- made from a 40-year-old family recipe -- slaw and onions.

2710 N Brevard St
Charlotte, NC 28205

 
See & Do
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Daytona may be NASCAR’s crown jewel, but Charlotte is the site of NASCAR’S home track, and a city filled not only with passionate racing fanatics, but also 90% of NASCAR’s pro drivers.

5555 Concord Pkwy S
Concord, NC 28027

 
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Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Established in 1935, Charlotte’s airport was renamed after a former mayor of the city in 1954. It’s currently US Airways’ largest hub.

5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28208

 
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The Diamond

Andy Kastanas and his partners bought this beloved restaurant in 2010 on its 65th anniversary, and they serve a delicious Southern-style burger topped with Pimento cheese.

1901 Commonwealth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205

 
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Duke’s Grill

Duke’s Grill opened in 1951 and is a no-nonsense diner with a strict “no cellphone use” rule enforced by owner Dennis Parker. It’s worth it to follow his rule, because Dennis’ burger comes with his homemade beef chili, slaw and onions.

1114 Concord Ave
Monroe, NC 28110

 
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Dunhill Hotel

Located right in the middle of Charlotte’s Uptown district, Dunhill is an oasis of Southern hospitality and style. Steeped in history, this historic hotel opened in 1929 and is now a fully restored landmark.

237 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

 
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South 21

A timeless drive-in burger joint, South 21 opened in 1955 complete with car stalls and an intercom system. South 21’s jumbo cheeseburger is comprised of 2 thin 3-ounce patties, 2 slices of American cheese and a sesame seed bun.

3101 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205

 

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