Catherine Lane

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It seems like every day there is a new survey on the best place to find this or that.  The best place to find barbecue, the best beach, the best small town etc etc.  One website breaks it down for us with the must visit restaurants in both North Carolina and South Carolina. has scoured and I mean scoured the country for the must visit restaurant in each state.  They compiled their results based on multiple sites that specialize in rating and grading  places to eat.  They also sent out their own “foodies” to see if those sites were right.  Here is what they found out.

In the tar heel state, the experts agree that The Chicken Hut is the best must visit restaurant in North Carolina.  Shout out to Durham!!  What makes this place at 3019 Fayettville Street so special? Everything is good!  From the fried Chicken to the dumplings to the pork chops to the pigs feet.  Southern comfort food at its finest.

Let’s check in on South Carolina. According to 24/, The must visit restaurant there is Peninsula Grill in Charleston.  You apparently have got to try their 12 layer coconut cake. The she crab soup is reportedly out of this world and so are the pan seared scallops.  Yum!

To find out more about the must visit restaurants in every state, check out the list in wallstreet24/7 right here.

Here Are The 5 Best Steakhouses In North Carolina

I try and stick to chicken and fish most of the time.  Every now and then, I have got to have a steak.  Sadly, in the small town I live in there is not a steakhouse.  So I did a little digging and here are the 5 best steakhouses in North Carolina.

I was so relieved to find that many of the best steak houses in North Carolina are close.  Very close. Regardless of how you like them, nothing quite satisfies like a delicious piece of meat in the cut of your choice.  I am a ribeye girl but occasionally order the filet.  Chain steakhouses just don’t quite satisfy sometimes.  We do grill at home.  A little trip to the butcher department of your favorite grocery store, about an hour to sous vide then put that baby on the grill.

What if you don’t have the time to prepare your own steak and you just want to go into your favorite steakhouse?  Order what you like, add on a delicious side, and don’t forget a refreshing cocktail.  A nice night out sounds just about right. The “Best Things In North Carolina” website has done the research for us and found the five best steakhouses in North Carolina.

  • Sullivan's Steakhouse, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Best Things in North Carolina Says: “Savor the night at Sullivan’s” between the full food and drink menu that will leave you with a full stomach and satisfied experience. Celebrating an evening with your significant other, dining with a friend or attending a business dinner, Sullivan’s is great for any need. Eat to your heart’s content then smoke a cigar on the patio. It will likely be busy so make a reservation! I have been there.  Sullivan’s never disappoints.

  • Beef N' Bottle Steakhouse, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Here is what Best Things In North Carolina has to say; Beef N’ Bottle Steakhouse, located in Charlotte, is an award-winning location to have a steak. Famous for their steaks since 1958, Beef N’ Bottle has been voted by USA Today’s 10 Best as one of the 10 best locations in all of Charlotte for steaks. Snag a reservation and stop in to dig into a juicy steak that has pleased so many. It has been a long time since I have been there.  I am going back soon.

  • The Wood Shed, Stanley, North Carolina

    I just added this one in because I can tell you first hand this is a great place to get a steak.  Located in Gaston County it is local local local.  The steaks are amazing.  Try the shrimp cocktail and of course their signature tomato and onion sandwiches. Try the Woodshed in Stanley for a great experience.

  • Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse, Asheville, North Carolina

    I can’t wait to try it!  Here is what Best Things In North Carolina had to say: Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse of Asheville, North Carolina is home to a full salad bar, a full bar, walk-in wine cellar, and an all-you-can-eat menu. Just to give you a sample of your delectable options, on the weekends for lunch, choose between 14 grilled meat options: beef ribs, beef tenderloin, flank steak, pork lion, and more. For dinner, choose between 17 meat options: beef tenderloin, chicken wrapped in bacon, filet mignon, flank steak, garlic steak, ribeye and more. Come hungry because they keep the food coming!

  • The Capital Grille, Raleigh, North Carolina

    The Best Things In North Carolina had this to say about this steakhouse:Are you prepared to be “wined, dined and dazzled”? At the Capital Grille of Raleigh, come in for impeccable service and a menu to fulfil a variety of food or drink cravings you may have. Stopping in for lunch? The lunch menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Dining in for dinner? The dinner menu offers a variety of delicious appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, and menu items to share. The impressive wine menu gives you access to more than 350 wines.