We hope you enjoy your stay at Carolina Hideaway®. It’s a special property on a special lake – we hope you enjoy it as much as our past guests.

While we’re sure you’ll enjoy dining freshly prepared meals from our gourmet kitchen (and possibly dining al fresco), we’ve prepared the list of local Lake Norman restaurants that we enjoy for those nights you want to step out.

The Landings (at Lake Norman Motel)

This is our favorite “dive” restaurant on the water. It’s basically sandwiches of all kinds, fajitas, and their famous “Oh My Cod” fish sandwich. You’ll get lots of local flavor here … including a Tiki Bar, Carolina Blonde Beer on Tap, great wings, $1.50 Coronas on Tuesdays, video games and kids meals in Frisbees for the kids, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.  Fine dining it is not. It is a lot of fun though. They also deliver pizza. It’s solid but one of the few places that we have found that delivers. (828-478-2817)

The Blue Parrot

Across the main channel … just north of the 150 bridge. Good food. Cold beer. Local flavor. Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. They also sell gas for boats.

Tony’s Pizza (no delivery)

Our favorite pizza in NC. It’s NY style pizza with a large pizza so big they need to fold over the edges to fit it in the box. They don’t deliver and it’s very “light” on ambiance but a great carry-out option to take back to the Hideaway. It’s great pizza !!  (704) 658-1926.

Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta (pizza and Italian food delivered)

Pizza, pasta, calzones, soup, salads, wings, subs, etc … all delivered to the Hideaway.   The restaurant itself is a little place in a strip mall …but it’s a nice little place … will definitely meet (or beat) your expectations for environment and food. (704-966-0403)

Midway Boathouse Grill

The perfect kayak trip …for breakfast on the water. Go south (right) from the house, under the 150 bridge, take a right and go toward the marina. A 10-minute kayak ride. A 5-minute boat ride. You’ll see biscuits and gravy, grits, eggs, etc, and fishermen in camo’s. You won’t see much fresh fruit. Best for breakfast. Also has a full bar now.

The Prickly Pear

A quaint interesting restaurant in Mooresville. Upscale casual Tex-Mex

The Sports Page

A sports bar/restaurant. The Sports Page, which is a good local chain on Rt 150 (next to Harris Teeters). The food is good … good place to watch sports.

Fusion Bowl

Chinese, Japanese, Thai Sushi Bar. Mooresville Town Center. 126 Mooresville Common Way.  704-664-5999  I have never been there but I hear it’s quite good.

Philly Pretzel Factory

If you love classic Philly pretzels, you’ll love these! It’s located on Rt 150 in Mooresville in the plaza with Best Buy (across Rt. 150 from Super Target).

Other Restaurants on the Water (use the GPS on your phone to navigate by boat)

North Harbor Café

A very nice upscale option for brunch, etc. It’s south and you’ll need to call for directions. It’s off of exit 30 on I77 in Davidson Landing if you drive.

A Unique Shopping/Eating/Ice Cream Destination

Birkdale is a trendy shopping/dining/living area in Huntersville. You’ll find stores like White House/Black Market, American Eagle and Cold Stone Creamery there. It’s off of exit 25 on I77. Go west on Sam Furr Road for ½ mile. www.birkdalevillage.net