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13 Delicious Restaurants in Mooresville and Nearby (Prepare for a Food Coma!)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on May 20, 2024.

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Our guide to restaurants in Mooresville has you covered from breakfast to dessert! 

Whether visiting Mooresville, North Carolina, or living in the Lake Norman area, you’ll want to do more than eat at home or in your room. That’s why it’s time to talk food in Mooresville, and we’ve created this NC Travel Guide to help you.

With a nice mix of places, we’re featuring the best places to eat in the Iredell County town, with one awesome restaurant near Mooresville NC.

Here’s how we’ve organized this guide:

  • Mooresville Restaurant Map Links
  • List of Mooresville NC Restaurants Featured in this Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • More Things to Do in Mooresville (NC Travel Guides)

If you’re a Mooresville local, a new resident, or a frequent visitor like us, we’ve covered you from breakfast to dinner with this NC food guide! 

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Map of Restaurants in Mooresville NC

Map of Restaurants in Mooresville NC

You can use the following maps to plan your Mooresville food adventures:

List of Mooresville NC Restaurants Featured in This Guide

  • Alino Pizzeria (Lunch)
  • Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman (Dinner)
  • Big Tiny’s BBQ (Dinner)
  • Dulcet and Delish Cafe (Lunch)
  • Ghostface Brewing (Lunch)
  • Heavenly Hoagie (Lunch)
  • Jeffery’s (Dinner)
  • Kindred (Bonus)
  • Patisserie Cafe (Breakfast)
  • Summit Coffee (Breakfast)
  • SunUp Cafe (Breakfast)
  • Table 31 (Dinner)
  • What-a-Burger #11 (Lunch)

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Breakfast Restaurants in Mooresville

Start your day right with these restaurants serving tasty breakfasts and one of our favorite coffee shops in NC!

Patisserie Cafe

Address: 627 N Main St, Mooresville, NC

Patisserie Mooresville

Patisserie Cafe is an excellent place to grab breakfast in Mooresville and where we start this guide. Starting in the home kitchen of Elsa and Manuel, Patisserie has become a food institution in downtown Mooresville.

The breakfast menu features a lovely selection of quiches, omelets, waffles, and more. Patisserie Cafe also offers tasty sandwiches and salads if you’re in town later in the day.

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Summit Coffee

Address: 107 E Moore Ave, Mooresville, NC

Summit Coffee Lake Norman 1

Summit Coffee has cafes across the Southeast, but it started in nearby Davidson and has a location in Mooresville.

Known for ethically sourced coffee, Summit provides “bring your own mug” discounts, composts, and waste and energy audits.

Beyond the environmental impacts Summit Coffee works to reduce, it’s just good coffee. Delicious, inventive lattes, beans to go, and some of the best pastries await here! 

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Sun Up Cafe

Address: 120 Langtree Village Dr, Suite 106-107, Mooresville, NC

Sun Up Cafe Where to eat in Mooresville NC

Sun Up Cafe in Langtree Village is another place that gets our vote for breakfast restaurants in Mooresville! Delicious omelets, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits make for an unbeatable start to your day of exploring.

Like Patisserie Cafe, we don’t want to sell this place short by only repping its breakfast. You can also grab a yummy sandwich or salad for lunch at Sun Up Cafe!

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Lunch in Mooresville

We’ve already introduced a couple of lunch spots in the “breakfast” section, but here are some more winning restaurants in Mooresville for the middle of your day!

Alino Pizzeria

Address: 500 S Main St #401, Mooresville, NC

Alinos Mooresville restaurants

Another top-rated local favorite is Alino Pizzeria, a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza joint that only uses the best Italian ingredients. The pizzas here are enormous and could fill you up alone.

Of course, you can order housemade cannolis if you save room for afterward!

Dulcet and Delish Cafe

Address: 133 N Main St, Mooresville, NC
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Formerly home to Tim’s Table, Dulcet and Delish Cafe is a must! This adorable shop is home to delicious sandwiches and soups, with excellent desserts awaiting to finish things off.

Enjoy all the above with a cool Charged Lemonade for caffeine or responsibly sip on a Spiked Drink!

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Ghostface Brewing

Pizzeria Address: 215 S Broad St. Mooresville, NC
Scratch Kitchen Address: 138 Village View Dr Unit 107 Mooresville, NC

Breweries in Mooresville Ghostface

It wouldn’t be an NC trip for us without a visit to a brewery! For this guide, Ghostface, the most popular brewery in Mooresville deserves a mention.

With two locations—one serving pizza (215 S Broad St. Mooresville, NC) and the other serving as their “Beer Lab” (225 S. Broad St, Mooresville, NC)—Ghostface Brewing has a rotating tap that suits all beer palates. 

There’s also Scratch Kitchen by Ghostface at Langtree, with a huge food menu that includes flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and much more!

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Heavenly Hoagie

Address: 516 River Hwy #4, Mooresville, NC

Heavenly Hoagie is a lifesaver, especially when driving on I-77 (Exit 36) or if you’re heading toward Lake Norman State Park from Mooresville. We’ve called upon them multiple times because you can’t beat their bread!

Grab your lunch to-go but you’ll need two hands to eat one Heavenly’s massive hoagies.

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What-a-Burger #11

Address: 210 S Main St, Mooresville, NC

restaurants in Mooresville What a Burger

We close out lunch with an iconic Mooresville restaurant. The historic What-a-Burger #11 is a local favorite, as are all the other locations in NC.

The circa 1950 fast-food chain is known for its delicious burgers, onion rings, and Witch Doctor drink—which features all the sodas on the line plus pickle juice!


As promised, we’ve got you covered from breakfast to dinner, and date night favorites are among the nicest restaurants in Mooresville!

Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman

Address: 1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC

Fresh seafood by the lake is a must when in Mooresville. Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman is one of the oldest restaurants in Mooresville and continues to be a family tradition for many.

You can’t go wrong with one of their combination seafood platters! 

Big Tiny’s BBQ

Address: 179 N Main St, Mooresville, NC

Big Tinys Mooresville NC

If you are looking for some delicious comfort food spots in Mooresville, then there are several incredible restaurants to try!

Big Tiny’s BBQ downtown serves up Texas-style barbecue with small-town love.

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Address: 117 Trade Ct, Mooresville, NC

Another great date night restaurant in Mooresville is Jeffery’s. Try some of their melt-in-your-mouth scallops and moist braised short ribs, which you will remember forever! 

We certainly do!

Table 31

Address: 103 Landings Dr, Mooresville, NC

Of all the nice restaurants in Mooresville, we couldn’t leave out Table 31 in Langtree. This place has casual American dishes with a cocktail list that is more than impressive!

Share a grilled artichoke and leave plenty of room for the main course.

Prime rib cooked to perfection and beautiful yellowfin tuna are a preview of the delicious entrees waiting for you. 

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Bonus Restaurant Near Mooresville

We know this restaurant in Mooresville’s surroundings is a few minutes away but you need to know about it.


Address: 131 N Main St, Davidson, NC

Kindred Lake Norman

If you are willing to explore 15 minutes south of Mooresville and stop by Davidson, you will be in for a treat at Kindred. Kindred is a chef-driven restaurant that uses seasonal ingredients to define the menu. 

The dynamic couple that owns Kindred also runs Hello, Sailor in Cornelius that is also a culinary delight. 

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Ready to Eat in Mooresville NC?

We love these restaurants and can’t wait to uncover more as we continue exploring the Iredell County town and its surroundings.

If you know the area, what are your picks for the best restaurants in Mooresville? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to investigate further!

Remember to share your Mooresville food adventures in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group.

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