Some days, you just need a restaurant that will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Here are seven places in the Montford/Park Road/Madison Park area with lunch options for less than $10, tax included.
1605 E. Woodlawn Road
Try: The ShackBurger with lettuce, tomato and Shacksauce ($5.73).
Try: The Shack-Cago Dog with relish, onions, cucumbers, pickles, tomatoes, celery, salt and mustard ($4.64).
Try: A Featured Shake in Mocha Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Brownie or Marshmallow Chocolate Chip ($6.16).
4127 Park Road
Try: The Grilled Cheese, served with a side. Get the Baked Macaroni and Cheese to maximize the cheesiness of one meal. ($7.52).
Try: The Old Fashioned Hot Dog with a side. Try the Cole Slaw for a classic American meal. ($5.68).
Try: The French Toast. ($7.04).
1521 Montford Drive
Try: A Rotisserie Chicken Plate with dark meat served with cornbread and a side. I highly recommend the garlicky new potatoes. ($6.92).
Try: The tarragon walnut Chicken Salad Sandwich on a toasted bun with a side like the garlicky new potatoes. Seriously, they’re so good. ($8.93).
Try: The Vegetarian Combo; herb rice with black beans, onions, cheddar and Jaco sauce served with cornbread and a side such as the garlicky new potatoes (I want everyone in Charlotte to try the potatoes at least once) ($6.22).
4125 Park Road
Try: The Spicy Cashew Soba Noodles with rainbow carrots, edamame, celery, scallions, kale, broccoleaf and purple cabbage ($9.73).
Try: The Mendocino Market with roasted squash, red onion, parmesan, quinoa, lentil and millet blend, kale, broccoleaf and purple cabbage ($9.30).
Try: The Kebab Cobb with feta, red onion, spicy peppers, romaine and pita chips ($9.30).
540-C Brandywine Road
Try: The Roadhouse; a chuck and brisket burger with ketchup, mustard, pickles, American cheese, lettuce and tomato ($9.73).
Try: The Midwood Grilled Cheese with cheddar, gruyere, smoked onions and a creamy tomato spread ($8.28)
Try: The BBQ Pork Sandwich with hickory smoke chopped pork and Eastern NC vinegar sauce ($8.93).
4435 Park Road
Try: The Spring Mix Salad with mixed greens, feta cheese, dried cranberries, candied pecans, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette ($8.65).
Try: The BBQ Chicken & Jalapeño Bacon Flatbread with grilled chicken, sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeño bacon and fresh cilantro ($9.73).
Try: The Sweet N’ Bold Gold Chicken Flatbread with signature Sweet n’ Bold Gold sauce, cheese and all white meat chicken drizzled with ranch ($8.65).
4500 Park Road, Suite 100
Try: The Pollo a la Brasa; a quarter dark chicken marinated in a Peruvian spice mix with two sides ($9.69).
Try: The Arroz Chaufa; Peruvian Fried Rice with red peppers, green onions, red onion, eggs, soy sauce and ginger ($7.52).
Try: The Inca Wrap with jasmine rice, canary beans, salsa criolla and avocado ($8.12).
Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald Staff