Food and Fun in Shelby

Hello all!

We're happy to be able to recommend a few of our favorite local restaurants for you to check out while you're in town for Joss In June. Figuring that most of you will have smartphones or laptops, and knowing that you'll have free wireless at the Comfort Inn and LeGrand Center, we're basically just going to provide you with addresses, brief descriptions, and links to various sites/pages. There's a Google Maps widget in the sidebar here, so directions should be no problem.

Happy dining!

Restaurants At or Near the Cleveland Mall

The Comfort Inn is conveniently located at the Cleveland Mall, where there are several restaurants either on the grounds of the mall, in the mall itself, or right across the street.

Red Bridges Barbecue
2000 East Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Entree Prices: $4.00 - $11.00

Right across Hwy 74/East Dixon Blvd from the Comfort Inn side of the mall, Red Bridges Barbecue has been featured in Southern Living, Gourmet, and the Book of Barbecue among others. Bridges is one of the finest barbecue restaurants in North Carolina. Owned by the same family since it first opened in 1946, Bridges still does barbecue the old fashioned way: pit-cooked slow over hickory all night long every night of the year.

Ruby Tuesday
2003 East Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC 28152
Entree Prices: $10.00 - $25.00

2025 East Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28150
Entree Prices: $7.00 - $20.00

2005 East Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Entree Prices: $7.00 - $13.00

2001 East Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC 28152
Entree Prices: $1.00 - $8.00

Inside Cleveland Mall

Entree Prices: $5.00 - $10.00

Entree Prices: $5.00 - $9.00

Red Wok Express
A locally owned Chinese-American style restaurant, with daily buffets at the mall location.
Entree Prices: $6.00 - $12.00

Downtown Shelby

Shelby's historic downtown is a quick 10 minute drive from the Comfort Inn down Marion St/Hwy 74 Business, and boasts a host of great restaurants and shops, as well as the historic court square, and is a great place to relax, walk and enjoy some small-town charm. You'll find more things to do and places to eat than we're listing below, but these are some of our favorites.

Pleasant City Wood-Fired Grill
233 S. Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Entree Prices: $6.00 - $20.00

Downtown summer evenings in Shelby are lightly scented with the delicious aroma of burning hardwood as Pleasant City prepares gourmet pizzas cooked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Pleasant City offers a wide array of fare from  pizzas to pasta to salads to sandwiches, and all of it delicious. Pleasant City's full bar also boasts 15 rotating microbrews on tap, all in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Joe's Place
209 S Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Entree Prices: $7.00 - $20.00

Eat at Joe's! So say the old cartoon signs, and we couldn't agree more. Joe's Place provides American cuisine with a Thai twist. From club sandwiches to pad thai, chili cheese burgers to tofu salads, ribeyes to pho, Joe's place serves up an international menu with Southern grace.

Ni Fen Bistro
214-A S Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Entree Prices: $11.00 - $30.00

Four star dining in an intimate setting, Ni Fen's provides a gourmet experience, with an exquisite wine list that adds the perfect complement to every dish. Ni Fen is also catering the box lunches for Joss In June, so if you  like what you had for lunch, trust us when we say you'll love what Ni Fen does with dinner.

Newt's Modern Burger Joint
116 E. Warren St
Shelby, NC 28150
Entree Prices: $6.00 - 15.00

Gourmet burgers in a classic diner setting, or enjoy the evening on Newt's spacious sidewalk patio area. Hand-pressed beef burgers made to order, or try one of Newt's famous black bean-patty burgers for a change of pace.

Lily Bean Micro-Roasted Coffee
221 S Lafayette St, Suite 6
Shelby, NC 28150

After dinner, or while you're be-bopping around downtown Shelby, be sure and stop in at Lily Bean for some of the best coffee and scratch-made pastries in town. Lily Bean specializes in small-batch roasting, and takes exquisite care will all of the products they offer. Organic teas, fair-trade coffees, real syrups made with cane sugar, and deep couches that invite you to sit a spell make Lily Bean a perfect place for an afternoon chat or an after-dinner cup of coffee.