Mooresville, North Carolina, is a charming town that boasts a rich history, a vibrant community, and an impressive culinary scene. From classic Southern comfort food to innovative international cuisine, the town's dining landscape is as diverse as it is delicious. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable meal, the best restaurants in Mooresville offer something for every palate. This article will guide you through the top dining spots in town, highlighting their unique offerings, ambiance, and why they've earned a spot on our list. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey through Mooresville's best eateries. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable meal, the best restaurants in Mooresville offer something for every palate.
Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable meal, the best restaurants in Mooresville offer something for every palate.
Visited here as a party of 3. The atmosphere is nice, a cute farmhouse decor. We were seated quickly and the waitress greeted us almost right away. It offers a wide variety of food and rotating dishes that change everyday. My husband had a roasted turkey salad and I had a popcorn shrimp combo. The kid had a kid's burger. The portion size is generous but the roasted turkey on the salad was a pile of sliced deli meat. The popcorn shrimp had a soggy and oily outer breading. The shrimp had heavy iodine, metal-like flavor so it was most likely frozen.
3 / 5
Tried Johnny's for the first time. I ordered the BLT with house chips. The sandwich was rather large, and the quality of the bacon was good. The house chips were fresh; they just lacked seasoning. I was seated as soon as I came in, and the waiter was very attentive. Overall, a great experience!
4 / 5
Charmaine The Realtor
First time eating there. I had Philly cheese steak supreme and collard greens. Kid got patty melt and wife tried boom boom shrimp and pimento dip for appetizer. The Philly was awesome 👌 my kid liked the patty melt but the boom boom shrimp was the real small shrimp and my wife felt it was too much breading and not spicy enough. There was a huge selection, something for everyone I promise.
4 / 5
First time at Johnny's Farmhouse, and I liked it. I ordered the Reuben sandwich with fries, and it was delicious. My wife got the pot roast, and wasn't thrilled with it. Very generous portion, very tender, but she said flavor wasn't to her liking. Our server was very attentive.
5 / 5
K. de la Vega
Some of the best Southern comfort food. I have had in a while. The service was great and the food came out fast and hot. We will absolutely be coming back soon.
5 / 5
Comfortable trattoria with a varied menu of pizzas, seafood, pastas & grilled meats.
Gross. This place has a score of an 88. That speaks for how dirty they are. We did not realize this until after we were leaving. Shame on us. Had I seen that. We would have left. The service was not as great as you would expect in such establishment. They definitely need a revamp. The food was ok. Not disgusting but they could make sure their wine glasses are clean before they bring them out. We will not be back.
3 / 5
After visiting I Bambini recently we won't go anywhere else locally for italian. The restaurant is older but is comfortable, quiet, has a large menu and the wait staff is professional and attentive. Food is tasty and prices are reasonable.
5 / 5
The food was okay. The prices were good. The service was great.
4 / 5
Our waitress was timely and efficient. The food was good, though the vegetables in the chowder were not cooked fully. I would return however, my pesto meal was very good.
4 / 5
The food and service were wonderful. Please note that main courses include bread with garlic butter and a choice of salad or soup. All this is included in the price of the main course. There is also a children's menu with smaller portions. We were very pleased!
5 / 5
Contemporary kitchen in a warehouselike space doling out burgers, rotisserie chicken & craft beers.
We visited on a saturday afternoon in October. This place is huge, not sure that I've ever seen a restaurant quite this big. Ample seating outside as well. As you enter, there's a long table with menus scattered on. This is where the line forms to approach the cash register, where you make your food order. Pretty good selection of beer and soft drink. Both of us ordered burgers. A huge problem for me was no cheddar cheese. They only had Swiss and American. How can you be a burger joint with no cheddar cheese... My buddy loved his burger. On the other hand, I thought the burger was average at best. All of the burger toppings were super fresh, and the french rise were fantastic. The chilled case of desserts looked incredible.
4 / 5
We found this place while we were hunting for a new place to try for lunch. The size of the space is impressive and it's clean and bright. While the menu isn't extensive, the offerings are varied. We all ordered burgers and they arrived very quickly. They were a great size and delicious. The fries were crispy and piping hot. None of us received anything that wasn't good. The beer selection was great as well. Overall this was a great restaurant which amazing food. We will definitely be back to try something new, especially the rotisserie chicken!
5 / 5
This was our first time here , and many locals recommended The Barcelona Burger. We were not disappointed. The food was great. We had the All American Burger, salad, truffle fries, Swiss Burger, and 3/4 chicken with fries. Lets just say the food was so good we had no left overs. For drinks we enjoyed some ice tea. It was very good. We do 1/2 sweet and 1/2 unsweet and the mixture was perfect. My son enjoyed the endless fountain drinks. It was very convenient to have all the condiments available to get yourself. Definitely go for the food. Service here is somewhat self-serve. Once you enter the restaurant they have menu's available to look over, and then once you are ready to order you go up to the counter and order. They will give you your drink cups and at the end of each side of the restaurant you can get your drink from the soda fountain or tea. You sit yourself with the number you get with your order. They have plenty of sitting inside and outside. The food came out very quickly. We were very pleased. The atmosphere is so relaxing and casual. Very laid back atmosphere. Restaurant was very clean and easy to maneuver around without interrupting others. I would definitely recommend this place and I am sure we will be back in the future.
5 / 5
First time experiencing the restaurant today. And oh, I am SO glad we did!!!! As soon as you walk in - the atmosphere was inviting. The food smelled delicious. We both ordered a burger and it was hands down, one of the very best burgers we have ever had!!! Although we were completely stuffed after the meal, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for dessert. Oh my!!! Absolutely devine!!!! We will definitely be back and can't wait until then!!
5 / 5
Arrived a little before 11:30am business picked up around 12:30pm. Service was quick and our food was out in 5-7 minutes. All of the desserts looks good and we tried the upsdown pineapple cheese cake (9/10) and the red velvet cake (8/10). The burgers were delicious especially the swiss burger with the mushrooms. Overall 9/10 and would come back again. The seating outside was nice and plenty of seating inside and outside. Was about $45 for two people including 2 desserts and 2 drinks.
5 / 5
A strip-mall storefront gives way to an intimate setting for Italian pasta, entrees & wines.
Oh my Goodness... We can't believe we've been living in Mooresville and not knowing about this place!! It's our new favorite place... italien at its best. Fresh, tasty, and exceptional customer service. 10/10... You need to live this experience!! Worth the drive if you're not from the area. We went again. Consistency in the overall experience, quality of food, and service. The Server was super nice and helped choose a good bottle of wine. We love the coziness of the place. We added desserts this time, delicious!
5 / 5
This was our first visit to Caruso’s. We wanted to have a romantic fine dining experience for a pre-Valentine’s dinner (we wanted to avoid the crowds). We were skeptical when we drove up and it was in a strip mall, but boy were we surprised when we went inside! It was pretty busy (thank goodness we had a reservation—I would highly recommend it), so it was a little loud and we had difficulty hearing our waitress. Our waitress was Lisa—she was very knowledgeable and efficient. We loved everything that we ordered with one exception: the Caesar salad. It hardly had any dressing on it and it was mostly just lettuce. Everything else was amazing! We started with the crab cakes, House red Cabernet, and fresh bread—which was delicious. Next, I had lobster ravioli with a huge shrimp on top (this was a special) and my fiancé had Pappardelle alla vodka (handmade egg noodles with scallops and shrimp in a vodka sauce). We were impressed that the pasta and the desserts are all made in-house. Definitely save room for dessert! I had the mascarpone cheesecake which is unlike anything I’ve ever had!! The crème brûlée was also delicious! We will definitely return. Just know that it’s a little pricier than your average restaurant With tip our dinner for two was about $200.
5 / 5
Went here for an anniversary dinner with my husband. The food was okay, nothing worth bragging about, except the Creme Brule. That was absolute divine! The ambience is everything you could look for in a romantic dinner. Our waiter was an authentic older Italian gentleman who I could appreciate from head to toe. And the hostess was lovely as well as courteous in taking a few photos for us. The cheesecake was bland. Very void of flavor. I did enjoy the fresh grated Cheese and Blck pepper however.
4 / 5
This place has been recommended to me so much and now I see why. Everything from the bread to dinner to drinks where so good. Feels like a mamas Italian restaurant meets fine dining. I highly recommend the house Chardonnay!
5 / 5
Absolutely the best Italian I have ever had. It was great start to finish. The grilled octopus appetizer was phenomenal. I also had the fish and lump crab meat special which was delicious as well. Old fashioneds were mixed properly. Our server was knowledgeable and welcoming. 5 🌟
5 / 5
Great food and great service. The place is very clean. The food is AWESOME. Fresh food. Great authentic food. Very healthy. Also have great vegetarian selections. We felt like family at this place. The owner took his time to prepare the food for us and also entertained us greatly with stories from home.. Really enjoyed our time at this place.. We will become regulars..
5 / 5
Absolutely amazing place! Very welcoming environment and wonderful people! The food was full of flavor and complimented each other well and the coffee was the best I’ve ever had. Staff was very kind and gracious! Will definitely be coming back with friends and recommending!
5 / 5
The owner/chef is one of the kindest, most generous souls you’ll ever meet. The food is exceptional too. Eating here is an experience.
5 / 5
We are from Michigan and have been spoiled by the numerous choices of Middle Eastern restaurants. For the past 4 years we have searched for something like what we used to enjoy before we moved to North Carolina. We have had no luck until we met the Syrian owner of Kabab N Grill. We were headed to Costco in Mooresville and my husband had heard good things about this place so we popped in last Friday. I ordered the shish tawook, my husband had the beef/lamb shawarma & the falafel. The garlic sauce was exactly the way it should be! Finally! Yes, Someone that makes it like they do it in Dearborn & West Bloomfield, Michigan. Yum! The owner also brought us a plate of hummus & he was like a ninja, running around taking care of customers, and also cooking. Wow! It was spectacular to watch. We plan on bringing our son and my mother in law the next time. Check out Kabab N Grill!
5 / 5
At exit #33 off I-77. Went for lunch. Really liked the owner. Food was excellent! There was so much food we had to take some home. Was very busy. Recommend!
5 / 5
Homey Italian & American lakefront spot with a deck serving seafood, burgers & Sunday brunch.
My first time at Eddie's and I will go back. Sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful and peaceful afternoon at this establishment. The music was great, by the way! So many awesome recommendations made by Melanie. Thanks for the tasty food and mocktail. Melanie's customer service is impeccable! Kudos and thanks!!👏🏽
4 / 5
Great atmosphere and tasty food, but a piece of advice, dont get there after 8:30 pm. We had driven an hour to go here. Our first visit with my husband and another couple. We arrived around 8:40 pm. We sat outside and were immediately charmed with the atmosphere. Our server was very upbeat and polite, but we were subjected to closing activities all around. We will be back and try to get there earlier for a more relaxing experience. 😌
3 / 5
I went towards closing time on a patio perfect evening. My burger had a nice taste, but my fries were cold. My server was very friendly but not attentive, as I had to twice ask others for refills on my drink. This was VERY minor and the patio had been full, so somewhat understandable. Lots of large groups, families and couples. I dined here years ago when it was called Vinnie's, but Eddie's is much better. Great place for a casual bite, especially nice when temperatures are in the 70s and the sun is setting at the lake.
4 / 5
I've been here several times over the years. I am rarely on this side of town. But sometimes, I decide to stop by. It's been a while since I've been here. The service and the views of the lake were good. But, the food was not as good as I remembered. The salad was kind of basic. The salmon was bland. The coconut shrimp were good but looked like they came out of a box, although I can't be for certain. Go here for the views and service.
3 / 5
They now charge 3% to use a credit card. Feels like a South Carolina gas station in that respect. And there was a 4% surcharge on the bill to offset the rising cost of food. This is how the server explained it to us. Pretzel was over baked and hard. Mojito mint was off. I pulled out a few leaves from the drink. Not sure it was mint. My wife found the hurricane to be too sweet. (Not the fault of the restaurant, that is just a personal preference.) The server was very good. The manager was too. The bartender made me think I was in the Atlanta airport or a DMV.
2 / 5
Down-to-earth restaurant offering a New England–inspired menu, full bar & patio seating.
As far as we know, this is the only place in the Charlotte metro area to get New England steamer clams (whole-bellied Ipswich clams on the menu)! Dinner chowder was pretty rich, and extra filling with the 4 giant fries haddock chunks on top! Friendly and fast service too. Next time, we'll try to make it before 4 pm for one of the lunch specials Friday-Sunday.
5 / 5
Down for a fireworks festival and stumbled upon this place. I am so glad we did because the food and service was fabulous! Authentic New England Clam Chowder and very sweet and perfectly cooked Lobster. We will be back.
5 / 5
Nice atmosphere and the host are nice & engaging! The food is always hot and fresh, I love the haddock chucks. The pictures below is a new fish, can’t remember the name… there’s adequate setting, even outside. Their prices are reasonable with a great selection of food choices for everyone, they have a really nice kids menu. It’s definitely a hidden gem because it sits off the Main Street next to foodlion in a plaza. I’ve also had take out and it didn’t disappoint! They had all the condiments & utensils ready 😉
4 / 5
This place is the perfect small town fish joint. Service was fast and friendly. Food was so good! We got a shrimp and fish combo with onion rings and this was plenty for two people. I will be making this spot a part of my routine.
5 / 5
We went for lunch today and I was very impressed. Don't be fooled by their location in a strip mall. For seafood, this place is better than Big Daddy's and Eddie's. It was busy with a large party, as well as 3 other small groups that came in when we did. The servers were so friendly and worked together to make sure everyone was greeted, drinks served and orders placed. The food came out in a timely manner and was SO GOOD. We will most definitely be back!
5 / 5