Charlotte's 3 favorite spots to find affordable Southern eats

Craving Southern food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Southern restaurants around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Price's Chicken Coop

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First is Price's Chicken Coop, situated at 1614 Camden Road. With four stars out of 431 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.  

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Regarding signature items, "Price's Chicken Coop is a take-out restaurant that offers meals for homes, offices and social gatherings," the business states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "The restaurant serves fried chicken, wings, livers and gizzards, as well as golden brown shrimp and fish. We also offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fish sandwiches."

2. The Roasting Company

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The Roasting Company, located at 1521 Montford Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Southern spot, which offers chicken wings and more, four stars out of 329 reviews.  

Curious about who's behind the business?

"The Roasting Company, located on the lively strip of Montford Drive, was founded by owner Doug Bell in 1991 after a visit to Costa Rica, which featured incredible rotisserie chicken and unique, flavorful sauces," according to the bio section of the business's Yelp profile.  

In terms of signature items, "Choose from dishes that feature our famous rotisserie chicken with our Costa Rican marinade, our fresh vegetable sides and more," the business notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. 

3. Showmars 

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This location of the Charlotte-based chain Showmars, a traditional American and Southern spot that offers sandwiches and more, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 43 Yelp reviews. Head over to 10612 Providence Road, Suite A, to see for yourself. 

Yelper Jonathan U. wrote, "This was the first stop for Southern-fried food, and it was a lot like going to a barbecue joint or a fish camp. My go-to meal was always the platter of fried shrimp, crinkle-cut fries and hush puppies."

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