The gist: It was like sharks circling the water for a few months in 2018 as Charlotte anxiously awaited the opening of the Crunkleton. For many of us, we had no idea why there was almost a frenzied excitement for a restaurant that had a $10 per year membership. When it finally opened at the end of 2018, the rest of us understood.
The food: The Crunkleton serves up Prohibition-era inspired cocktails and a menu that ranges from its Really Good Burger to an enormous 36-ounce dry-aged ribeye. Don’t forget a dessert before you leave. The campfire s’mores made with bourbon marshmallows, Snickerdoodle cookies, and chocolate ganache is the perfect way to end the experience.
The cost: Food ranges from $11 up to $140 for the ribeye. Cocktails are about $13 and specialty barrel-aged cocktails are $18. Beer and wine are $4-19 per glass.
How to order: The dining room is open for reservations only, which can be booked on Resy. Curbside pick up orders can be made via ChowNow.