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Good, Southern breakfast in Charlotte - help a DC hound

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I'm in Charlotte for the week staying at the Westin. I had a swell trip down from DC area, stopping for some good BBQ in Lexington. Now I'd like to escape the confines of the Westin, nice place though it is, for a good, Southern style breakfast. I'd planned to go over to The Coffee Cup on S Clarkson, but have read a few reviews that were far less than stellar; they were downright bad.

Please suggest any good places within easy driving (or walking distance) that serves good: biscuits, sausage, ham, gravy, scrapple, and whatever else is good Southern breakfast fare.

Much appreciated!

Cocinero Cubano

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  1. I'm sorry to say that I've got nothing for ya! Isn't that awful? The best I can come up with, during the week, is The Original Pancake House on South Blvd. There's acouple of diners in the Central Ave area but that's not an easy jaunt for you from the Westin. On the weekend, you have more options. Pike's Soda Shop on Camden, Mert's Heart & Soul, Hotel Charlotte to name a few. I never really realized how limited our breakfast choices are. So sorry!

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    1. re: lynnlato

      I've been to the Coffee Cup a few times but honestly just don't care for that kind of food. Too much Brooklyn left in this girl. But for someone looking for biscuits, sausage, ham, gravy, scrapple (I don't even know what this is), etc. I think you should give the CC a shot.

      1. re: southernitalian

        Hee, hee. Thanks. Maybe a nice slice of Junior's Cheesecake with a U-Bett's egg cream instead??

        Cocinero Cubano

    2. If you're still going to be here over the weekend, you can walk from the Westin, straight up College St to Mert's Heart N Soul (College and 6th, about). They have brunch on the weekends starting at 9 with lots of good southern food. During the week, close to Uptown...I just don't know...

      1. You could try John's Country Kitchen (1518 Central Ave) for an authentic Southern breakfast. It's probably less than 3 miles from the Westin.

        http://www.wsoctv.com/restaurants/617...

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        1. re: HungryGrayCat

          Or how about Tic Toc on Tryon btwn 8th and 9th. I love them so much for lunch that I forget they also serve breakfast. Not sure if it's the kind of Southern thing you're looking for but they're such nice people and they have great food!