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Where to get the best Shrimp and Grits in Charlotte

hazardnc May 24, 2012 07:56 AM

Lots of places in town make shrimp and grits, but where can you get the best?

  1. southernitalian May 24, 2012 11:44 AM

    It's been a few years, but I became a shrimp and grits devotee after trying it at Mimosa Grill. Now I make my own!

    1. carolinadawg May 24, 2012 12:11 PM

      Cajun Queen makes a very nice version.

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        mizzdee May 24, 2012 01:20 PM

        I like Dish' s version..

        1. littlegirltree May 30, 2012 08:28 PM

          I agree w/ MizzDee, Dish is pretty great. Also, Lulu's has shrimp & grits for brunch (their pimento cheese grits are yummy too!). Unfortunately, I can't recommend Boudreaux. I used to love this place but, last Sunday brunch, I had their shrimp & grits from Boudreaux last weekend for brunch and I was picking twigs of dried herbs out of my teeth. The veggies were raw and everything tasted like oregano. The beignets were still good, though.

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            billyjack Jun 2, 2012 11:26 PM

            I have a certain conflict against shrimp and grits in a restaurant, because it should be cheap and it should never have cheese in it. But that's the grinch in me.

            I don't think you could go wrong with any of those suggestions. But try Savannah Red. Yes, its in a hotel but its very good. And you can have Krispy Kreme bread pudding for dessert.

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            1. re: billyjack
              hazardnc Jun 4, 2012 12:52 PM

              gotta agree with you on the cheese thing...where did that come from? So far, I have had McCormick and Schmicks (meh) and Savor Cafe's version (pretty good). The grits have to be stone ground. the CO tried E2's version and found them to be pretty sad.

              Has anyone tried Mimosa's version?

              1. re: hazardnc
                Nocturnalbill Jun 4, 2012 02:35 PM

                There may be some at Rooster's at South Park, or the possibility of creating them.

                1. re: hazardnc
                  billyjack Jun 4, 2012 06:50 PM

                  Ooh I forgot about Savor. I had theirs a month or two ago and it was awesome. They had fresh NC white shrimp, and andouille. Very very good.

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