Visiting Freedom Park, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Charlotte neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a sports pub to a burger joint.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Freedom Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood eateries. Read on for the results.
1. Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill
Topping the list is pub, sports bar and traditional American spot Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill. Located at 1524 East Blvd., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 409 reviews on Yelp.
This spot offers more than 70 beers along with cocktails, wine and more. On the menu, start with the pimento cheese or chicken wings; then look for the meatloaf, beef on weck sandwich or one of Lebowski's Angus burger. Take a gander at the full menu here.
Yelper Candyce B. noted, "The wings here are very good! I ordered six wings and a side of garlic fries. The wings were hot and cooked to perfection. I ordered the jerk and teriyaki sauce, but all the sauces looked and smelled amazing."
2. Burtons Grill & Bar of Charlotte
Next up is New American eatery Burtons Grill & Bar of Charlotte, situated at 1601 E. Woodlawn Road. With 4.5 stars out of 295 reviews on Yelp, this outpost of the seafood-focused national chain has proven to be a local favorite.
Entrees on the menu include the crab cakes and lobster shrimp pasta. Burtons also offers an extensive list of drinks, including its old fashioned cocktail and classic red sangria. See the full list of drink offerings here.
Yelper Logan B. wrote, "My all-time favorite dish is the General Tso's cauliflower chicken. It is crazy delicious and comes in a hefty portion. I've only been here for lunch, but this spot has a variety of healthy salad and sandwich options. I've never been disappointed with the food or service here."
3. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Last but not least, check out Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, which has earned four stars out of 521 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bar, which offers burgers, salads and more, at 1626 East Blvd.
Look for the Magic Mushroom Burger among the many specialty options here. There is also a buffalo burger and patty melt on the menu. Not feeling like a burger? There are three different chicken sandwiches and salads also available.
Yelper Billy M. wrote, "This spot has a great variety of toppings for its burgers and excellent monthly specials! I had the Sam I Am burger with Taylor ham, pesto and an egg. It was delicious."