With local flavors from different cultures, find a place to gather with friends and family in Lake Norman. Take time to catch up, share stories and enjoy the tastes of the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville, North Carolina.
There are three ‘must-bites’ lakefront restaurants in this area. Arrive by car or boat and first step inside will feel like you’re entering an exclusive eatery, but nonetheless, all are welcome to dine lakeside.
North Harbor Club
At North Harbor Club, world-class dining is complemented by the waterfront ambiance of Lake Norman. North Harbor Club offers fine cuisine using fresh ingredients and the perfect touch of the Executive Chef. Savor crabby poached eggs and cornmeal crisped catfish in the late morning, a miso-glazed Thai tuna sandwich with asparagus fries in the afternoon, and coriander marinated flat iron steak in the evening.
Port City Club
With a view of the lake from every room, Port City Club is a scenic destination for a date night. Recently taken over by celebrity chef David Burke, you can now experience his culinary mastery with some new menu items including lobster dumplings with tomato miso sauce and basil oil, and black pepper maple glazed clothesline bacon. With an interior refresh, the addition of a dockside “grab ‘n go” area, and an outdoor patio renovation, Port City Club is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Owned by the same power couple behind acclaimed Kindred, James Beard-nominated chef Joe Kindred and his wife Katy also have their casual lakeside concept, Hello, Sailor. With a focus on chef-driven dishes, seafood and retro charm make this eatery truly one of a kind. Favorites include the calabash shrimp and crispy cod, catfish po’boy, lobster roll, and pan seared blue tilefish. With a fantastic view of the lake at every table, Hello Sailor is a great spot to enjoy the serene lake atmosphere.
Make sure to treat yourself with a mid-day meal or romantic sunset dinner while taking in breathtaking views from the shores of Lake Norman.
Plan a trip, rent a boat or paddleboard, and stroll along the waterfront parks when visiting the lakeside of Charlotte at VisitLakeNorman.org.
- by Erin Byers Murray