Enjoy the fun of eating out without the guilt of overspending. Here are 21 weekly deals to check out around Charlotte.
This guide was first published in February 2019 and was last updated on April 29, 2022
Bulla Gastrobar: Pick-two lunch special
Details: Pick a starter and an entree for $15.95 during lunch. The Half Cubano sandwich is a lunch favorite.
Calle Sol: Cafeteria-style lunch
The deal: One entrée and two sides from the hot bar for $8 from 11am to 2pm on weekdays
Craft: $6 cheese and charcuterie plates on Wednesdays
Details: The charcuterie includes olives and prosciutto while the cheese board has two local cheese varieties with fruit. Both come with locally baked bread.
Fun fact: Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails is Craft’s sister restaurant.
The Crunkleton: Half-priced raw oysters on Mondays
Dinner: If you’re staying for dinner, go with their “A Really Good Burger” and finish up the meal with a warm cinnamon sticky bun for dessert.
Cocktail: Order “The Painkiller Cocktail” (rum base obviously) or the “A Dusty Cactus” to wash down the oysters.
Dilworth Tasting Room: Free small charcuterie plate with any wine flight on Tuesdays
Details: The wine flight includes three 2-ounce pours. $20 for white and $25 for red.
Of note: This deal is offered at both DTR locations.
Duckworth’s: $11.99 large pizzas
The deal: Get a large pizza for $11.99 on Wednesdays (usually $15.99).
More deals: A half-pound dinner burger meal goes for $10.99 on Thursdays; $8.99 Carolina Bar-B-Que sandwiches on Fridays; Carolina Bar-B-Que platters go for $10.99 on Saturdays.
French Quarter: $10.75 baked chicken special on Thursdays
What’s included: Juicy baked chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, brown gravy and broccoli served with garlic bread and iced tea.
Fine print: All white meat is another 55 cents.
JJ’s Red Hots: $3 signature dogs on Tuesdays
Fine Print: The special is available after 3pm at JJ’s Dilworth location.
Selection: You can choose from all their hot dogs, including their signature dogs, dog-of-the-week and hall of fame hot dogs.
Order this: Go with their #1 most popular, The Char Heel, with house-made chili, slaw, diced onions and yellow mustard (normally $4.29).
Kid Cashew: Pick-two lunch special for $10.95 on weekdays
The fine print: From 11am to 3pm
Order this: The chicken sandwich and mac and cheese. It’s featured in our Mac & Cheese guide.
More deals: $6 martinis on Mondays; half-off wine bottles on Tuesdays; half-off whiskey, bourbon and scotch on Wednesdays; $6 craft cocktails on Thursdays; $3 Mimosas & $5 Bloody Marys on weekends.
O-Ku: Half-priced sushi rolls on Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Sushi Happy Hour happens from 5-7pm every Monday and Wednesday.
What to order: Red Dragon Roll (normally $15) — Tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy crab mix, eel sauce and crunch. Their other two most popular rolls are the Salmon & Lemon Roll and the Rainbow Roll. Check out the full menu here.
Picante: $7 burritos on Tuesdays
Additional special: Free drinks with any bowl, burrito or nacho purchase on Thursdays.
RuRu’s: $2 off all margaritas on Mondays
Order this: We recommend the Friend Zone marg – made with tequila, agave, line juice, orange juice with a salted rim; and the Magic Mike (skinny margarita) — tequila, agave, lime juice, no salt.
Reid’s Fine Foods: Half-priced steakburger on Tuesdays
Details: It’s an 8-ounce steakburger made from filet mignon, sirloin and ribeye ground in-house from Reid’s award-winning butcher shop. You have the option to choose your cheese, two toppings and a side. The meal will run you $8 on Tuesdays (normally $16).
More specials: Half-off wines by the glass on Wednesdays.
The Roasting Company: $12.86 pot pie special on Wednesdays
Details: Order cooked or take and bake at home.
Sabor: $8 Three Amigos Burritos & a fountain drink on Mondays
More deals: They also have Taco Tuesdays where tacos autenticos and tacos americano range from $1.49-$2. On Thursdays, there are $6 mojitos and $8 arepa & empanada combos. And on Saturdays, they do $5 margaritas.
For the kids: Kids eat free on Wednesdays.
Sea Level: Oyster happy hour
Details: $1.50 house oysters. No minimums and no limits, Monday through Friday from 2-6pm.
Skrimp Shack: Whiting Wednesday special
The deal: Buy one whiting sandwich and get one half off.
More deals: Skrimp Shack also does a Taco Tuesday special where you get three “skrimp” tacos for the price of two. And on Thursdays when you order one Cat “Samwich” you get another for half off.
SouthBound: Margarita Mondays
The deal: $6 margs all day long.
More deals: It doesn’t stop there. SouthBound also does Taco & Tequila Tuesdays with $25 SouthBound ‘Rita pitchers, $10 horseshoe tequila flight, $5 hornitos tequila shots, $4 Pacifico pints and $3 Modelo cans.
Suffolk Punch: Select $3 taps on Thursdays and Sundays
Go with: A Patchwork Orange, a super tasty American IPA (5.7% abv).
Also: Stop in on Tuesdays for half-off select bottles of wine, and $8 craft drinks every Wednesday.
Did you know: In North Carolina, you can’t do “happy hour” specials, so restaurants and bars have to keep the same price for the entire day. So yes, it’s $3 beers all day on Thursdays and Sundays at Suffolk Punch.
The Waterman: Oyster Happy Hour
The deal: $1.50 house oysters on weekdays from 2-7pm.
The Wine Loft: Wine Flight Wednesdays
Details: Get a wine flight for $24.
Also: On Thursdays, select craft cocktails are $9.
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