Local Dining With The Best

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MINT HILL, NC – In our “small” town, we have a wide selection of local dining options that are owned by wonderful local families. These restaurants, wine bars, and craft brew spots are terrific additions to our community. Supporting local town establishments is a great way to promote and show appreciation for everyone that is working hard to serve our community each day. Through the pandemic and each crisis that our country has been through over the past year and a half, these amazing owners have worked hard to stay open, keep jobs available, and have food on their menus. It has not been easy, but our support goes a long way with each visit.

Restaurant front for The Hill Bar and Grill
Photos from The Hill Bar and Grill

The Hill Bar & Grill owned and operated by Dave Andrews is a local spot for some great eats and cold drinks. The restaurant offers an amazing menu that has been created to have something for everyone. Through the pandemic, food industry shortages have affected their menu, but Dave diligently goes out shopping locally to make sure that The Hill has as many options as possible. They have also created a daily special focused on being an affordable meal that fills your tummy and puts a smile on your face. The special is posted on their Instagram account. Check it out at: https://www.instagram.com/thehillinminthill/. The Hill Bar and Grill proudly offers curbside service along with full capacity seating inside and an outdoor seating area. Stop by and visit Tuesday through Saturday for lunch or dinner or just a nice cold beverage.

Restaurant front for Pour 64
Restaurant front for Pour 64. Photos from Pour 64

Pour 64 is located near Town Hall and offers over 40 craft beers on tap. It is a great place to hang out and enjoy local craft beers. During COVID-related shutdowns, Pour 64 was affected more than other establishments. Since they don’t serve food, they were not able to open to full capacity until May of 2021. The restrictions have been hard but the owner, Sarah Brock, is dedicated to serving the local community. Sarah prides herself in creating a place “Where the community comes together.” Pour 64 is currently open at full capacity and welcomes everyone to come in and enjoy their craft beers from the tap. Sarah has also recently opened another outdoor seating area, giving patrons two patios to select from. To promote local craft beers and local foods, Pour 64 works together with food trucks to create evenings that include both. Along with in-house services, they also offer curbside service. Call into Pour 64 to have your growlers filled with your local favorites or order online for pickup. Visit https://pour64.com/ for more information on what’s on tap and for upcoming food truck events. You don’t want to miss out on those!

Inside of restaurant of Vintner’s Hill Wine Bar and Bistro
Photos from Vintner’s Hill Wine Bar and Bistro

Vintner’s Hill Wine Bar and Bistro is a wonderful spot for tasty eats with a wide variety of amazing wine and specialty drinks along with a selection of regional craft beers. They have been proudly serving the community as a local dining spot that is known for its great atmosphere and local flavor with food and drinks to match. During the pandemic, the restaurant was closed, but that didn’t stop owners Michelle and Howard Hitchcock from being the positive team that they are. The Hitchcocks used the time to “spruce up the place” and make sure their reopening would be as wonderful as it was the first time. This positivity radiates through not only the atmosphere they have created at the restaurant but through their employees. Currently, they are offering daily drink specials and have introduced Mint Hill’s best Sunday Brunch that you don’t want to miss out on. Why go Uptown when you can dine locally with the same flavor right here in town? Vintner’s Hill has an atmosphere that is relaxing and welcoming for all. Enjoy an afternoon or evening with them. Check their website out at https://www.vintnershill.com/.

Restaurant front for Big Guy's Pizza
Photos from Big Guy’s Pizza

Big Guy’s Pizza is home to the 28-inch pizza and has been proudly serving the community since 2005. They are one of the longest-standing establishments in the Mint Hill Festival Shopping Centers off of Mint Hill-Matthews Road. They are a locally owned and family-operated restaurant. The Mullers have experienced issues with maintaining their food supplies throughout the pandemic, but Janet Muller, the owner, does not let that stop her from still making everything from scratch. She hand makes everything from the sauce used in their signature dishes to their sausage. The food industry has been greatly affected by the pandemic. From shortened hours to fewer employees, restaurants count on locals to help keep them open. Big Guy’s Pizza is dedicated to serving the community and offers delivery and curbside service. Their menu has all the traditional favorites, but they have also added gluten-free and cauliflower crust pizzas. Unfortunately, no dine-in services are currently available, but that doesn’t stop the customers that are coming in from saying “We will be back” says Janet. Their full menu is available at  http://www.bigguyspizza.net/.

Restaurant front for Wayback Burgers
Photos from Wayback Burgers
Inside of restaurant of Wayback Burgers
Photos from Wayback Burgers

Wayback Burgers in Mint Hill is an amazing place to get a burger with the family or a friend. They offer a large menu of delicious burgers along with super sides and more. The owners Joel and Anna White are a wonderful team that has made sure that their establishment has stood strong through all the changes over the pandemic. From closures to limited capacities along with food shortages the White’s have made sure that their restaurant is able to serve their customers with the same great quality food and outstanding service. They pride themselves on creating a work atmosphere that is family-oriented and makes sure each employee knows they are a priority to their business. A featured Limited Time Offered – their Guac Burger and their paired tangerine shake – is one of Wayback Burger’s signature items to add to the local “must try” list.  It is always changing so, stay tuned to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WaybackBurgersMintHillNC for their latest offer. Mr. and Mrs. White wants to “thank the community for all their support and being a part of such a wonderful and supportive community has been amazing. We proudly sponsor Mint Hill and are a part of the Chamber. We offer job opportunities for the community that support a family and friendly environment.”

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Jessica Mentzer
Jessica Mentzer is a mother and freelance writer that loves to travel and write. Whenever she is not traveling with her family or writing she enjoys hiking, canoeing, swimming, and spending time with her two children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys watching her children grow and learn each day. Her passion for writing and her love for travel are two things that she loves to share with friends and family.