One of the questions we most often get from visitors (and residents) of Gaston County is some form of where to eat in Gaston County. From time to time, we even find ourselves Googling for a lunch or dinner option. To help alleviate the inevitable battle you’ll face with a friend, partner, or coworker this week (the classic “where do you want to go/ I don’t know”), we’ve put together a starter lists of places to go, by the meal. So whether you’re wanting to grab coffee on your way to the office, impress your client with a stellar lunch, or take your sweetheart on a date, we’ve got you covered.
Where to Eat in Gaston County
Catawba Coffee Company, 117 N Main St, Mount Holly
The space and the Mount Holly main street vibe make this a go-to spot for coffee. Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm M-Thurs, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday, closed Sunday. What to order: any latte variation. Customers RAVE.
Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar, 7 S Main Street, Belmont.
Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm M-F, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday. What to order: We can’t stress this enough – a muffin, any muffin (though our fave is the pumpkin when it’s in season). They get their baked goods from next door and you need to taste the goodness.
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Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, 36 N Main Street, Belmont.
photo via @cltglutenfree
Nellie’s is famous for the Jonas Brothers connection, but the food stands on its own merit. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 am Until, Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. What to Order: They have an entire menu for Gluten Free options, so this is a great spot to go if you have restrictions in your diet.
Estia’s Kouzina, 609 N Main Street, Belmont.
Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm M-T, 11:00 – 10:00 Fri/Sat, Sunday brunch 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. What to order: You can’t go wrong with the classic Gyro (served here with pork) which comes with Greek fries.
Tony’s Ice Cream, 604 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. What to order: Obviously, don’t miss the milkshake.
Cinnaholic, 915 S Point Rd Suite F, Belmont
Pictured: Classic Old Skool Roll with Strawberries
Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday – Thursday; open until 10:00 pm Friday/Saturday What to Order: Any vegan cinnamon roll combination you want (over 20 frosting flavors!). Don’t miss the cookie dough! AND, they serve Pure Intentions coffee.
Webb Custom Kitchen, 182 S South St, Gastonia.
Hours vary (lunch and dinner hours separate). See full list. What to order: Honestly, we’ve yet to hear about or taste something we didn’t love. Pictured above is shrimp & grits.
VIPizza, 202 Market St i, Cramerton.
They deliver, offer pizza and Italian classics. Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday: 11am – 9pm. What to order: We encourage you to make your way through the extensive menu, but start with a pizza.
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