June 26th, 2017

Lakefront Dining and Entertainment Around Charlotte

During the summer, Charlotte residents don’t need more convincing to spend time enjoying the beauty of the area’s lakes. However, these lakefront options to enjoy the water and grab a bite can inspire more water time.

Between Lake Wylie to the south and Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman just north of the city, the surrounding Charlotte area is filled with options for lakeside living and water front entertainment. Here is a list of some of the most popular waterfront restaurants around the Charlotte area.

The Blue Parrot Grill

169 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville NC

The Blue Parrot Grill in Mooresville serves up everything from fresh seafood to steaks at their lakeside patio dining venue. Their patio curtains provide guests with a water front atmosphere regardless of the weather outside. This restaurant’s dog-friendly patio and extensive cocktail menu is the perfect place for live summertime entertainment on the water.

North Harbor Club

100 N Harbor Pl, Davidson NC 28036

North of Charlotte in the quaint, lakeside town of Davidson, N.C. hosts North Harbor Club. With nine public boat slips, nautical décor and one of the most scenic spots on Lake Norman, this place is waterfront dining at its best! Bring your friends and family to enjoy the Sunday brunch or reserve a private room for whatever occasion. North Harbor Club offers dinner, lunch and brunch menus with gluten free options.

Port City Club

18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius NC 28031

Port City Club is a waterfront restaurant on the shore of Lake Norman with over 13,000 sq. ft. for guests to enjoy their menu and beautiful location. The covered deck is fully enclosed and heated for year round enjoyment, whether the sun is shining or snowflakes are falling. The outdoor seating at Port City Club is sure to impress lake locals as well as visitors.

River’s Edge

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214

The Whitewater Center has several options for food and beverage once inside. River’s Edge offers a wide selection of food, beer, and wine inside or on the patio overlooking the man-made whitewater river. From the lakeside patio you can also see concerts going on or just relax after a day of adventure (or while you wait on adventurers).

Riverview Raw Bar and Chill

10012 Moores Chapel Loop, Charlotte NC 28214

Riverview Raw Bar and Chill is a full service restaurant and bar on the banks of the Catawba River towards just south of the US National Whitewater Center and west of the airport. Check out their website for a complete calendar of their upcoming music, comedians and other entertainment.

T-Bones on the Lake

3990 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie SC 29710

As their website boasts, every day is a vacation at T-Bones on the Lake! This lakefront restaurant and bar has been around for almost 20 years in the Lake Wylie area. From burgers and wraps to chicken dishes and T-bone steaks, this place has something for everyone’s taste buds! Their patio on the water is the perfect place to enjoy your meal with friends and family.

The Pump House

575 Herrons Ferry Rd Rock Hill, SC 29730

Further down the Catawba River, over the South Carolina line, you’ll find The Pump House. Winner of the 2017 Diner’s choice Award by OpenTable, they make “some of the best Southern-inspired American cuisine available anywhere.” Experience views of the river from inside of the World War II-era pump house, which pumped millions of gallons of water for over 57 years.

Lake at Sunset - lower res