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Looking for a nice dinner spot for a Saturday night - please no BBQ or chains....

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    1. re: gbandu


      It isn't a "nice dinner spot" but they serve up the best dipped chicken ever - Keaton's. That's where I'd go if I were in Statesville. But if you want "nice", head down the road and out of town.

      1. I agree with the others.... From my limited experience I don't know of a nice dinner spot in Statesville, though do recall having a very pleasant (though not terribly innovative) meal at a place called "The Library & Lounge" in Statesville a few years ago. Mooresville is just 25ish minutes down I-77 south and if you are coming from Winston Salem, I'd probably schedule your trip so you have options to dine there. Alternatively, you might go north on I-77 and tour/eat at the Shelton Vineyards if you are thinking of doing something special. Good luck, and if you find a nice spot, do let us know!

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        1. re: Tehama

          Huntersville- Moma Mia II (That's 2) Italian top shelve and very affordable.

        2. I haven't been, but tonight on "North Carolina Weekend" Bob Garner reviewed a place called Risto's in downtown Statesville that looked pretty good. Certainly would be worth a shot.

          1. I once had to go to Statesville for work every week for a two months. There wasn't much there. However, I repeatedly (basically every week) had good meals at Chopstix Thai restaurant. It was decent inside and the food was good.

            1. Had a super fun time at Risto's Place in downtown Statesville on Friday evening. We just did appetizers and drinks and then sandwiches for dinner (I wasn't hungry), but the entree menu looked well-balanced and tasty. The band that played was lively and there was a great crowd; I'd love to go back.

              There was a restaurant next door called the Black Angus that had a steady stream of well-dressed clientele going in (we were sitting outside on the sidewalk tables so I got to peer at all the downtown activity) and all those diners gave the Black Angus high marks so I'll put that on my list, too, the next time I stop-off I-40 and I-77 in Statesville (Iredell County).