Soups are a wonderful judge of a cook. I love a restaurant that serves a homemade soup packed with flavor. Here are some of the best I’ve tried.
Clam Chowder from Fresh Chef in Mooresville. Creamy and clearly made with love. The best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten.
Lobster Bisque at Fourk in Hickory, NC
Broccoli Cheese Soup from Croissants Bakery in Myrtle Beach. Clearly homemade, creamy and cheesy.
Tomato Basil Soup from Fatz in Lincolnton, NC
Whiskey Chicken Gumbo at Citrus Diner in Denver, NC
Miso Soup at Shan Kishi in Miramar Beach, FL
Curry Kick Soup Noodles from Kung Foo Noodle in Huntersville
Chef-Foraged Cream of Mushroom Bisque with pine needle gremolata and a slice of truffled grilled cheese at Heirloom in Charlotte, NC
Hot and Sour Soup at Asian Garden in Cramerton, NC
Tom Kha Chicken Soup from Sushi O in Raleigh
French Onion Soup from WiseGuys in Hilton Head, SC
Pho from Pho NC in Cornelius, NC
Artichoke Soup from the McNinch House in Charlotte, NC
Not your girlfriend’s sandwich.
Chicken Salad Croissant from Croissant’s Bakery in Myrtle Beach
Club Sandwich and Pulled Pork Ban Mi from Hatch in Hickory
Club Sandwich at Village Tavern in Winston Salem
Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich at Crepe Cellar
The Cuban at Sports Page in Denver, NC
Chicken Salad Sandwich from Harvest Moon Grille in Lincolnton, NC
Basil Grilled Chicken Sandwich at The Crispy Crepe in Charlotte
Hot Fried Chicken at Root & Vine in Morganton, NC
Cuban Sandwich at Root and Vine in Morganton, NC
The Cuban at Old Florida Cafe in Micanopy, FL
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich from Moyers Lakeside Eatery in Mooresville, NC
Wagyu Meatloaf Sandwich from Barrel and Fork in Cornelius
Turkey and Ham Sub from Heavenly Hoagie in Mooresville, NC
Chicken Katsu Banh Mi from CO in Charlotte
The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop. Lots of stuff. I mean, a lot.
Myrtle Beach Skywheel. Tip: buy those tickets online.
Pirate’s Voyage. Here’s my review on Yelp. Dinner with a show!
Captain Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant. Here’s my review on Yelp. Sushi and Seafood with a view!
Croissants. Here’s my review on Yelp. Best food in Myrtle.
Hamburger Joe’s. See my review on Yelp!
Baron’s Steaks and Spirits. Here’s my review on Yelp.
Margaritaville. Here’s my review on Yelp. It’s not horrible, but once was enough.