Do you love chef-driven food or plates with exquisite presentation and are just as delicious?  We have a variety of restaurants in Lake Norman that will make you pull out your phone to snap a picture (or two) to share with all your friends.  We have also included some select dish suggestions from us and fellow foodie reviewers.

Port City Club

This waterfront restaurant makes for some amazing Instagram-able captures. Along with their made from scratch fine cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Port City Club. We recommend their crab cake appetizer, lobster and shrimp roll, or bowl full of PEI Mussels to taste along with a beautiful Lake Norman sunset view.  Please note due to staff shortages their new hours include: Mon-Thurs 4-10pm (closed for lunch), Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm. Call ahead for dine-in seating reservation only.


Sabi has Chinese, Japanese, and Thai options that are not only mouth-watering but also are presented with great aesthetic, making it easy to capture the perfect shot. 

Trip Advisor Review (314AprilN): Quality Cuisine and Clean Restaurant!  Sabi’s is the best quality Asian food in the area- bar none! If you want a clean Asian restaurant this is it! Our family always gets, sushi, Korean Ribs, Hibachi steak and Ramen Noodle soup. 




This very stylish hot-spot is very popular for not only their wonderful food and beautiful presentation but also their family values and unique experience. It is sure to be a great pick for your Instagram feed. 

Trip Advisor Review (metrochica): YUM! Definitely worth it. The menu is seasonal and diverse so excellent for adventurous foodies. I had the squid ink pasta, which was delicious. My husband enjoyed his tilefish and my mother-in-law enjoyed her pork chop. Portions weren't super humongous, so we had some room left over for dessert. That was a win because we shared an enormous slice of chocolate birthday cake. It was moist and the icing was just right not too sweet. It also came with delicious vanilla ice cream. 






Hello Sailor

Hello Sailor is another waterfront restaurant that is very stylish in their presentation along with the restaurant itself. They fittingly serve fish and fried options with a southern style that most say is unique to other places in the area. This restaurant is another perfect option for those looking for something special to capture a photo of. 

Trip Advisor Review (ChristinaW368): Inventive Fresh Menu. We had the hush puppies, pickles and watermelon for appetizers. All delicious! The crab Louie salad is wonderful! Everything very fresh! Service was excellent.




Brickhouse Tavern

This chic cotton mill styled sports bar and American eatery has the perfect style for fashionable captures for anybody.

Trip Advisor Review (Pioneer08625733924): Don't Miss Out-Fabulous Food. We were so pleased with this restaurant…James our waiter was fun and attentive…Our meals consisted of Wings and 2 Regular Pizzas and a Margarita Pizza plus Pork and Chicken Tacos… Also a Pasta Dinner with broccoli and spinach…Everything was absolutely delicious!!! We were not rushed and we ate outside on a beautiful evening!!!


Red Rocks Cafe

Red Rocks Cafe is a locally owned restaurant and in the heart of Birkdale Village with all the perfect food options for your Instagram account that will certainly have your followers jealous.

Trip Advisor Review (RickM8484): Fantastic!!! Wonderful service from the moment we walked through the door. Citrus Seabass and Almond Grouper were both phenomenal.


Red Rocks


The Harp and Crown

The Harp and Crown is an English-Irish pub style restaurant with options of brisket, bangers and mash, and pasta that are wonderful on the taste buds and on the eyes. They are wonderfully put together to make for some awesome Instagram pictures just to your liking.

Trip Advisor Review (Patrick O): Nice Irish Pub! We got the beer cheese pretzel, Fish and Chips, and Scottish Salmon. The portions are large and the food was great. The service was great as well. Quiet inside on a Tuesday as most people were sitting outside. Everything was great. We will be back and bring other couples or friends.



eeZ Fusion

eeZ Fusion is an Asian fusion restaurant with many unique sushi creations that is perfect for the sushi lovers and those that love beautiful food. Their food is sure to satisfy both and is a must try in the Huntersville area.

Google Review (MB): We ordered the Avocado and tuna tini appetizer and I swear this is food of the heavens!! We ordered the “Boss” roll and it was phenomenal as always! The sushi is always delicious and the dish presentation makes you feel like you are in an upscale sushi place. It’s a fun date place and the prices are fair! Oh we also ordered drinks “snake in the grass” is topnotch and pairs well with the sushi! This is our favorite sushi spot in the Birkdale area!






Flatiron Kitchen

Flatiron Kitchen is certainly a favorite for it's farm fresh and high quality food. The chef is able to create wonderful dishes for the taste buds and for your phone.  Please note to check their social channels for any operational hour updates as they are experiencing staffing issues and may limit seating. 

Trip Advisor Review (Pioneer08625733924): Great Chef-With A Beautiful Presentation. We had a DELICIOUS DINNER… we ate outside… beautiful evening…. we ate Beet and Arugula Salad and a Hamburger…Grilled Chicken, Scallops and Salmon… Absolutely A Delight!!! Would definitely go back many times!!!


If you have time to explore these hidden places, don't forget to tag us @VisitLakeNorman! And let us know if you come across any other unique discoveries.