Nana’s Soul Food Kitchen

Southern US in Charlotte

With tempting sides such as mac and cheese, lima beans or black-eyed peas to match its succulent fried chicken and juicy beef ribs, Nana’s offers treats to suit any appetite – veggie plates are a real bargain. Its bright cafeteria dining room is busiest during the weekday after-work rush, and Sunday lunchtimes once church is over.

The one drawback is that its quiet strip-mall location – just off Billy Graham Pkwy, not far from the airport – can be a little hard to find.