Eat and Drink Your Way Through Cabarrus County

Eat and Drink Your Way
Through Cabarrus County

Authentic Southern BBQ. Craft beer and cider. Local wineries.
While you’re in Cabarrus County, eat and drink local and get a
taste of our area’s top culinary experiences.


Home to “Jiggy With the Piggy” Barbecue Competition & Festival.


Home to 10 craft breweries, a cidery and America’s first prison-turned-distillery.


Home to 130+ local restaurants featuring cuisines of all kinds.


Explore Excellent Eats

Local Favorite
Places to Eat

Support Cabarrus County’s independent restaurants! From best-kept secrets to happening hot spots, here’s a list of places to eat you ought to make time to dine at.

Cheers! Cabarrus County’s Craft Beer & Cider Scene

Cabarrus County’s craft beer and cider scene is growing, with master brewers making and pouring small-batch beer and cider in taprooms big and small.

Finger-Lickin’ BBQ in Cabarrus County

From Concord to Kannapolis, Cabarrus County has excellent authentic Southern barbecue restaurants — each with their own specialty. Check out the best BBQ in North Carolina.

Patios, Picnics and Parks: Where to Eat Al Fresco

From local restaurant patios to beer gardens and food trucks or local snacks for a picnic lunch, there are endless options for outdoor dining in Cabarrus County.

Thirst No More

Ice-cold drafts, rich wines and more await you on the Explore and Pour beverage trail. With the mobile passport program, you can earn points and win prizes!


Inside the Mill
73 & Main
Enjoy a side of history with your meal. 73 & Main is an American restaurant and pub housed in the restored Mt. Pleasant Hosiery Mill, which was built more than a century ago. An on-site nano-brewery, Old Well Brewery, makes sure that no one goes thirsty.

Plus, enjoy a drink at the Bourbon Bar, which features one of the largest selections of bourbon in the state, including over 35 rare and antique bourbons and Cabarrus County’s own award-winning “Conviction” from Southern Grace.

Behind Bars
Southern Grace Distilleries
The first distillery in the country that’s located within a former prison, Southern Grace Distilleries is one of a kind. You can come to this small-batch distillery simply to enjoy the drinks, or you can schedule an intimate tour of the prison.

Get a look behind the scenes on the Behind Bars Tour or be immersed in the process with the Barrel House Tasting or Bourbon Experience.

Into the Future
44 Mills Kitchen + Tap
Throughout its history, Cabarrus County has been home to 44 textile mills, and 44 Mills Kitchen + Tap’s name pays homage to that past. But its kitchen also pushes the dining scene into the future with modern twists on Southern classics.

While Executive Chef Brian Farrell hails from Ireland and has cooked in leading hotels and restaurants around the world, here he relies on local and regional suppliers to create fresh, simple dishes that pair beautifully with the local beers on the menu.

High-Octane Dining
The Speedway Club
Racing isn’t the only exciting thing happening at the track. The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, located on the sixth floor of the Smith Tower, offers a dining experience like no other. Enjoy your meal while gazing at an amazing view of the superspeedway. Reservations are required, so make sure to call ahead.

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