EAT & DRINK

IN GASTON COUNTY, NC

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Smith's Soul Food

More than just a restaurant, Smith's Soul Food dishes up delicious homestyle meals with smooth jazz to make you feel right at home.

(980) 320-1124

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Sammy's Pub – Dallas

Since 1994, we have built a reputation for quality food, friendly service, and great value. We are proud of that reputation, and work hard to provide something for everyone here at Sammy’s.

(704) 215-7461

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Honeycomb Café

Heirloom Restaurants brings you Honeycomb Café! A locally sourced and inspired breakfast spot located in downtown Belmont.

(980) 283-7103

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Drift on Lake Wylie

Located on the banks of Lake Wylie at McLean Marina, in Belmont, Drift is a contemporary chophouse, featuring fresh fish, seafood, steaks and pasta.The restaurant has two levels of patios offering gorgeous lake views and is accessible by boat.

980-351-0111

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Bearded Buffalo

At The Bearded Buffalo, customer service is the name of the game. We aim for your wings to be crispy, your drinks to be great & your experience to be a pleasure.​​

704-825-1401

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Mayworth's Public House

Offering an upscale pub atmosphere, Mayworth’s Public House features a Classic American menu of favorites.

(704) 879-4726

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Mangiamo Italian Cafe

Mangiamo Italian Cafe is known for excellence in Italian cuisine! Voted Best Italian in New Jersey and Gaston County! We take pride in our ability to bring you the best in Italian dining! Be sure to stop by and enjoy wonderful, authentic Italian food! Bring your own bottle of wine or beer!

980.289.1477

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Nellies Southern Kitchen

Nellie's Southern Kitchen in Belmont, established by the Jonas Brothers’ family serves southern style bites and they also offer a rooftop bar.

704-396-7169

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Webb Custom Kitchen

At Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia the ambiance takes on its former existence as a theater, plus they serve great food and craft cocktails.

704-864-8385

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Barristers

Barrister's located in the boutique Esquire Hotel in Gastonia where the food is locally sourced and the decor is thoughtfully appointed.

980-888-1502

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Gaston Pour House

Pub eats with craft beer, brown spirits & classic cocktails, plus live music & open mic nights.

704-671-4023

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JR Cashs Grill and Bar

JR Cash's Grill & Bar in Mount Holly is a great place to sit back on their covered patio and overlook the Catawba River.

704-601-5541

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Traust Brewing

Rustically refined craft products and synergistic experiences reflective of Nordic societies still seen throughout contemporary Scandinavia. An Innovative craft beer culture.

980-277-5135

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Terra Mia

Terra Mia in McAdenville is an Italian delight. They pride themselves on providing pizza dough and pasta made fresh daily.

704-879-4023

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The Bottle Tree

The Bottle Tree serves up globally inspired dishes made with seasonal Southern ingredients, along with craft cocktails, craft beer, and a world-class wine list. We’re excited to be located among some of the state’s best restaurants in Belmont, NC.

704-829-8131

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Vasileios

Authentic Italian food with some Greek and American specialties. They take great pleasure in serving our community and invite you to join us for a true Italian meal.

704-820-8490

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The WoodShed

The WoodShed located in Stanley is an American West style steakhouse and you’ll hear country music.

704-263-1030

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The String Bean

Daily specials offered in addition to its normal lunch and dinner menu items, all consistent with our brand of casual southern fare.

704-825-3636

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Estias Kouzina

Estia’s Kouzina is an upscale casual Greek Mediterranean Restaurant. The restaurant is named after Estia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home. “Kouzina” is Greek for “kitchen”. Greek-influenced, healthy, tasty, and unique!

704-825-7005

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Old Stone Steakhouse

Grab a bite in the refurbished police station in Belmont, Old Stone Steakhouse then have a whiskey and a smoke in the historic jail located out back.

704-825-9995

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Veronet Vineyards and Winery

Where the foothills just begin to ripple towards the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Veronét Vineyards & Winery. Each wine bears the Veronét name and is chosen, blended, and aged with the utmost care and passion.

704-981-2490

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Viva Tequis

Viva Tequis serves up delicious Mexican street food in downtown Gastonia.

704-215-6722

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Station

Built in 1915, STATION is housed in Belmont's original Piedmont and Northern railway depot. A warm and inviting atmosphere with craft beer, tasty food, great company and much, much more.

704-461-8115

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Belmont Brewhouse

Belmont Brewhouse located in Belmont, North Carolina is located close to the Catawba River. Considered a nano brewery this establishment serves a selection of ales, pilsners, IPAs and stouts. The brewers enjoys experimenting as can be seen in their Chocolate Cake Stout which incorporates actual chocolate cake.

704-829-8304

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BrickTree Brewing Co

BrickTree Brewing Co in Lincolnton is a 12,00-square-foot, two-level brewery with a 10-barrel brew system that can brew up to 300 gallons at a time. BrickTree is a place to disconnect, drink a few beers and hang out with friends. A craft beer bar on both levels as well as outdoor seating is also available. Keep an eye on their calendar for on-site food trucks and events.

980-785-4970

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Tonys Ice Cream

Tony's Ice Cream is a long-running mom-&-pop ice cream parlor offering a large array of homemade flavors & American eats.

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Freemans Pub

An Irish-American Public House is in Historic Downtown Gastonia. We have 70 plus bottle beer, 5 draft and over 25 whiskys. Come see the hot spot in Downtown G Town.

704-671-4782

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Primal Brewery

Primal means essential or fundamental to life. To us, that’s beer! Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for our community since 2013.

704-829-3816

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The Jailhouse Spirits and Lounge

Welcome to The Jailhouse, a unique bar and cigar lounge experience within the cells of downtown Belmont, NC's former jail.

704-829-3299

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238 Cherokee Grill

238 Cherokee Grill is an unpretentious tavern in Kings Mountain offering eclectic American eats with wine & beer in a relaxed space.

704-739-1292

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Ole Dallas Brewery

Ole Dallas Brewery is a small town brewery has been founded on the principles that family, friends, fellowship and good beer can brighten even the darkest day. We look forward to serving you all in the future. Cheers!

704-266-1472

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Muddy River Distillery

At Muddy River Distillery, we make the best rum you’ve ever tasted by using premium ingredients, handcrafted recipes, and custom-built stills.

704-860-8389

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Pita Wheel

Serving funky creative pitas in a casual place. Not only can you get your favorite pita fix but craft beer are on tap too.

704-747-3224

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Sammys Neighborhood Pub

Down-to-earth hangout with casual American fare such as burgers, plus draft brews & TVs for sports.

704-825-4266

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Brightstar Grill

Brightstar Grill in Mount Holly was once an old fashioned drive-in burger joint that still serves up the most delicious burger around.

704-827-0212

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Jekyll and Hyde Taphouse and Grill

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse & Grill is a steampunk gastropub and brewery where you will find a large selection of freshly brewed beers, wine for any palate and our signature craft cocktails.

704-846-HYDE

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Jack Beagles

JackBeagle's takes pride in the preparation of our award-winning food using fresh ingredients, preparing home-made sauces, and using the best ingredients possible!

704-461-8080

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Heirloom

Heirloom is a farm-to-fork fine dining restaurant located in Belmont, North Carolina. With a mission to be "locally sourced & globally inspired" our creative culinary team uses their extensive training and travels to create a menu highlighting the seasonality of local farms and the produce provided to us by this amazing region.

704-829-8232

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Newgrass Brewing Co

We love craft beer and hope you do too. Newgrass Brewing Co. provides a variety of exceptional brews in a casual family friendly setting where good times, community, and new friendships are formed around sharing a great pint!

704-937-1280

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Spuced Goose

Established by Holy Angels and nestled in the heart of McAdenville. Spruced Goose Station offers coffee, sandwiches, wraps, sweets and more.

704-879-7612

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Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery

Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard is located in Fallston, NC. The vineyard is planted in the fertile soil of the rolling hills in Cleveland County. The vineyard takes its name from the Buffalo Creek that slowly winds through the property and the Baker family name that represents over 100 years of family ownership of this beautiful farmland.

704-538-9927

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Cavendish Brewing Company

Cavendish Brewing Company is one of a kind in every way. From the ingredients we use, to the way our brew master monitors every step of the brewing process, our award winning beer is made to stand out from every other beer in the respective categories.

704-830-0435

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WhiskGars Cigar and Co

Whiskgars cigar and cocktail lounge in downtown Gastonia. Visitors enjoy a full size luxury cocktail bar with over 4,000sf of lounge space, walk in humidor, and the finest premium cigars on the market!

704-718-7646

UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES

MUST SEE

Be sure to check out these must see attractions in Gaston County.

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DANIEL STOWE

BOTANICAL GARDEN

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SCHIELE MUSEUM

OF NATURAL HISTORY

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CROWDERS
MOUNTAIN

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US NATIONAL

WHITEWATER CENTER

VISITORS GUIDE

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