The 4 best Southern spots in Charlotte

In search of a new favorite Southern spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Midwood Smokehouse

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Topping the list is Midwood Smokehouse. Located at 1401 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood, the traditional American barbecue joint is the most popular Southern restaurant in Charlotte, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,523 reviews on Yelp.

2. Haberdish

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Next up is NoDa's Haberdish, situated at 3106 N. Davidson St. With 4.5 stars out of 686 reviews on Yelp, the  Southern cocktail bar and restaurant has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Stewart Penick's Terrace

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South Park's Stewart Penick's Terrace, located at 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite #3105, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the New American comfort food spot four stars out of 655 reviews.

4. McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon

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McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon, a Southern spot that offers barbecue, chicken wings and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 604 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4630 Old Pineville Road to see for yourself.