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Charlotte/Dilworth

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A typical home in Dilworth

Dilworth [1] is a neighborhood and commercial district located in south-central Charlotte. Its exact borders are open to interpretation, but Dilworth is generally regarded as the area between South Blvd., Morehead St., Kenilworth Ave., and Sedgefield Park.

Visitors to Dilworth often comment on the traditional, residential feel of the neighborhood. As the city's earliest suburb, it was designed around wide avenues with a shady tree canopy. This provides some of the city's most pleasant (and expensive) residential streets, but don't be fooled: Dilworth also boasts some of the city's best evening-life options. A slew of restaurants along East Boulevard offer high-end cuisine in almost every category imaginable, making Dilworth a prime place to grab dinner before heading to the bars and clubs of nearby Uptown or South End.

Get in

Though the central part of the district is walkable (and within easy walking distance of South End), Dilworth as a whole is most easily traveled by car. It is a short taxi ride from Uptown, South End or Myers Park.

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) [2] operates bus routes 19 and 36 through Dilworth (routes 6 and 18 also serve the eastern edge of Dilworth). Another mass transit option is to take the LYNX [3] light rail service to the East/West Blvd station in South End and walk the short distance into the central part of Dilworth from there.

See

  • Latta Park [4] - Located a couple of blocks north of East Blvd, this historic park is well-positioned to serve the lunch crowd coming from South Blvd. restaurants. It includes a "sprayground" for children, making it a summertime favorite.

Do

  • Dilworth Billiards, 300 E Tremont Ave., +1 704-333-3021, [5].

Buy

Dilworth has some of Charlotte's best boutique shopping, especially along major streets such as East Boulevard. Most stores are in converted bungalows, though there are a few large shopping centers here and there. Dilworth is a perfect neighborhood for sunny-afternoon shopping.

  • Lotus, 1247 East Blvd., +1 704-332-2047, [6]. Clothing boutique.
  • Maddi's Gallery, 1530 East Blvd., +1 704-332-0007, [7]. M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Art gallery with crafts, jewelry and folk art.
  • Paper Skyscraper, 330 East Blvd., +1 704-333-7130, [8]. Cards, gifts, bath and body items, candles, stationery, books, and small home accessories.
  • The Bag Lady, 1710 Kenilworth Ave. Suite 200, "+1 704-338-9778. M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 1PM-5PM.

Eat

  • Berrybrook Farm, 1257 East Blvd., +1 704-334-6528, [9]. M-Th 9AM-7PM, F-Sa 9AM-6PM. A natural food store with a wide selection of items.
  • Brixx Pizza, 1801 Scott Ave., +1 704-376-1000.
  • Cantina 1511, 1511 East Blvd. +1 704-331-9222, [10]. Mexican food. $7-$15.
  • 300 East, 300 East Blvd., +1 704-332-6507, [11]. Lunch M-Sa 11AM-5PM, Dinner Su-Th 5-10PM, F-Sa 5-11PM. Brunch Su 10AM-3PM. $9-$17.
  • Catalunya Cafe, 1408 East Blvd., +1 704-335-3700, [12]. $6-$14.
  • Copper Modern Indian Cuisine, 311 East Blvd., +1 704-333-0063, [13].
  • Dolce, 1710 Kenilworth Ave., +1 704-332-7525, [14].
  • Frankie's Italian Grille, 800 E Morehead St., +1 704-358-8004. M-Th 11AM-3PM, 4PM-10PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa 4PM-11PM, Su 11:30AM-9PM. One of Charlotte's best-reputed Italian restaurants. Very good service, though the prices are a bit high. Located in the ritzy north-central part of Dilworth.
  • Jaimama, 1626 East Blvd., +1 704-358-9295.
  • Japanese Fusion, 1524 East Blvd., +1 704-333-8118.
  • Kabob Grill, 1235 East Blvd., +1 704-371-8984, [15].
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1412 East Blvd., +1 704-333-0505.
  • Patou French Bistro, 1315 East Blvd., +1 704-376-2233. Well-reputed as one of Charlotte's long-standing French restaurants.
  • Restaurant I, 1524 East Blvd., +1 704-333-8118, [16]. Tu-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10PM, Su 5:30PM-9PM. $15-$30.
  • Showmars, 1600 East Blvd., +1 704-375-3034, [17]. Cheap Greek fare at this local chain can be found all over the city. This location is convenient to shopping and entertainment. $5-$8.
  • Sole Spanish Grill, 1608 East Blvd., +1 704-343-9890, [18]. Lunch M-F 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner Su-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM. $12-$19.
  • Thai Taste, 324 East Blvd., +1 704-332-0001, [19]. Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner: M-Th 5PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9:30PM. $10-$17.
  • Vittorio's Italian Cuisine, 311 East Blvd., +1 704-344-8799.
  • Zen Asian Fusion, 1716 Kenilworth Ave., +1 704-358-9688, [20]. Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner: Su-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM. $11-$18.

Drink

  • Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave., +1 704-333-9463, [21].
  • City Tavern, 1514 East Blvd. +1 704-343-2489, [22].
  • Dilworth Coffee House, 1235 East Blvd Ste B, +1 704-358-8003, [23]. Charlotte's oldest independent coffeehouse, now with locations throughout the city and region. The original, founded in 1989, is located on East Blvd.
  • East Boulevard Bar and Grill, 1601 East Blvd., +1 704-332-2414.

Sleep

  • The Morehead Inn, 1122 E Morehead St., +1 704-376-3357, [24].

Contact

Cope

Worship

  • Ascension Lutheran Church, 1225 E Morehead St, +1 704-372-7317, [25]. In the picturesque Dilworth neighborhood, very close to the I-277 loop.
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1048 E Morehead St, +1 704 334-1973, [26]. In a large, Federal-style historic building in the Dilworth neighborhood.
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