Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Charlotte's Johnston Rd.-McAlpine neighborhood

Amélie's French Bakery & Café | Photo: John K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

Spending time in Johnston Rd.-McAlpine? Get to know this Charlotte neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian spot to a nail salon.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Johnston Rd.-McAlpine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. The Rusty Onion


Topping the list is pub The Rusty Onion, which offers pizza and more. Located at 6654 Carmel Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp.

The menu consists of sandwiches, pizza, wings, salads and more. Order a barbecue bacon chicken sandwich, served fried or grilled and covered with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a bun or try the meatball ravioli topped with traditional marinara sauce and parmesan cheese.

2. Amélie's French Bakery & Café


Next up is cafe and patisserie/cake shop Amélie's French Bakery & Café, situated at 7715 Pineville Matthews Road. With four stars out of 279 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Choose from a selection of pastries, ice cream, breakfast items, beverages and a few savory food items. Options include a lavender lemon sorbet, salted caramel layer torte, iced cinnamon pull-apart bread and more. 

3. Flip-a-Lo’s


Fast food and traditional American spot Flip-a-Lo’s, which offers chicken wings and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 7629 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite A, four stars out of 160 reviews.

Pick up wings with marinade flavors like teriyaki, hot buffalo, garlic parmesan and lemon pepper. Add sides ranging from breadsticks to potato salad to sticky white rice.

4. Nails By Ken

Photo: Kenneth Z./Yelp

Nails By Ken, a nail salon, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 12 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7227 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 300 to see for yourself. The salon offers manicures, pedicures and more.

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