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Revision as of 21:17, 14 March 2007
Dilworth 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.
Though the central part of the district is walkable, Dilworth as a whole is most easily traveled by car. It is a short taxi ride from Uptown, South End or Myers Park. It also receives bus service from routes 19 and 236 (routes 12 and 24 to South End also serve the edge of Dilworth).
- Independence Park  - The city's oldest public park, located in the Dilworth neighborhood. Though its edges have been eroded by development over the years, it is still sizeable and pleasant.
- Latta Park  - Located at the edge of Dilworth, 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.
- Dilworth Billiards, 300 E Tremont Ave., 704-333-3021.
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.
- Looby Loo, 228 East Blvd., 704-334-9087.
- Paper Skyscraper, 330 East Blvd., 704-333-7130.
- Lotus, 1247 East Blvd., 704-332-2047.
- Maddi's Gallery, 1530 East Blvd., 704-332-0007.
- Cantina 1511, 1511 East Blvd. 704-331-9222.
- Frankie's Italian Grill, 800 E Moorehead St., 704-358-8004.
- 300 East, 300 East Blvd., 704-332-6507.
- Jaimama, 1626 East Blvd., 704-358-9295.
- Mama Riccotta's, 601 S Kings Dr., 704-343-0148.
- Patou French Bistro, 1315 East Blvd., 704-376-2233.
- The Melting Pot, 901 S Kings Dr., 704-334-4400.
- Catalunya Cafe, 1408 East Blvd., 704-335-3700.
- Copper Modern Indian Cuisine, 311 East Blvd., 704-333-0063.
- Dolce, 1710 Kenilworth Ave., 704-332-7525.
- Japanese Fusion, 1524 East Blvd., 704-333-8118.
- Kabob Grill, 1235 East Blvd., 704-371-8984.
- Maharani Indian Cuisine, 601 S Kings Dr., 704-343-0148.
- Meskere, 601 S. Kings Dr., 704-335-1197.
- Outback Steakhouse, 1412 East Blvd., 704-333-0505.
- Restaurant I, 1524 East Blvd., 704-333-8118.
- Thai Taste, 324 East Blvd., 704-332-0001.
- Zen Asian Fusion, 1716 Kenilworth Ave., 704-358-9688.
- Berrybrook Farm, 1257 East Blvd., 704-334-6528.
- Brixx Pizza, 1801 Scott Ave., 704-376-1000.
- Sole Spanish Grill, 1608 East Blvd., 704-343-9890.
- Vittorio's Italian Cuisine, 311 East Blvd., 704-344-8799.
- Dilworth Coffee House, 1235 East Blvd Ste B, 704-358-8003.
- Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave., 704-333-9463.
- City Tavern, 1514 East Blvd. 704-343-2489.
- East Boulevard Bar and Grill, 1601 East Blvd., 704-332-2414.
- The Morehead Inn, 1122 E Morehead St., 704-376-3357.
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