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.

Shake Shack

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).

Charlotte Cafe

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).

The Roasting Company

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).

Midwood Smokehouse

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).

Duckworth’s Kitchen and Taphouse

4435 Park Road

Try: The Meatza Pizza with salami, sausage, Canadian bacon, pepperoni and crumbled bacon ($9.73).

Try: The Southwestern Veggie Burger with mixed vegetables, black beans, bell peppers and chipotle peppers ($9.73).

Try: The Spring Mix Salad with mixed greens, feta cheese, dried cranberries, candied pecans, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette ($8.65).

Viva Chicken

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).