Unless burger from Landmark Diner

Local Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner

Landmark Diner has been a staple in my life since my childhood. Their website doesn’t have the exact year it opened, but the owners say they were the first to bring Greek style diner to Charlotte.

Landmark Diner is one of the few places that stay open late in the city. They open daily at 6 AM. During the week, the close at 1 AM. On Fridays, they’re open until 3 AM and on the weekends, they don’t close until 4 AM. Since it’s one of the only establishments open after the bars close, it’s usually packed late at night.

Back in 2010, Landmark Diner was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. You can get an idea of what its like along with Guy trying a signature dish here.

A couple weeks ago, Nikki & I met our dad after a late night at an event. We arrived after 11 on a Friday night and it was pretty full. After midnight, they had a bit of a rush and the place was packed. I think that’s pretty standard for them.

Guy Fieri is a fan of Landmark Diner Click To Tweet

Do you need options? Look no further. Landmark serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. The menu offers a wide variety from breakfast to burgers to seafood to Italian and Greek fare. Craving something sinfully sweet? As soon as you enter the restaurant, you’ll see a large display filled with all kinds of decadence.

We now know that they have options for patrons with dietary restrictions. After asking several questions, Nikki was able to find something she can have. Note: Landmark does cook in soy. They also don’t use separate fryers, so cross contamination can occur.

She ordered a burger sans bun, but still had a few toppings. Since she couldn’t have their fries, she opted for a salad with Ken’s Italian dressing.


Salad and dressing from Landmark Diner
Ken’s Italian dressing is free of gluten, dairy, and soy


Bunless burger with toppings from Landmark Diner
They mistakenly sent Nikki’s order with fries & onion rings


As you can see, they mistakenly sent out Nikki’s order with fries and onion rings. Caine & I ate the fries. She brought the onion rings to our mom (who later ate them on her own burger). The tomato went to our dad and I consumed the pickle.


Unless burger from Landmark Diner
This is what her platter looked like once all the items she couldn’t have were removed



If you’re curious to see what my dad and I had, I have photographic evidence for your viewing pleasure.

Since Nikki had to cut gluten, dairy, and soy from her diet, we haven’t been to any Italian restaurants. This is sad for me since Italian food is my favorite. I had recently talked about how I missed tortellini, ziti, and stuffed shells. As soon as we sat down, I remembered they had manicotti. I considered not ordering it because it was so late, but I can’t remember the last time I had manicotti. Since I had Nikki’s fries, I only ate a small amount of the manicotti and finished it for dinner the next day. I’m very glad that I decided to order it because it was so yummy.


Manicotti from Landmark Diner
Deliciousness in a bowl


Our dad had the Cheeseburger Deluxe. He really liked it.

Cheeseburger Deluxe from Landmark Diner
Sometimes, you just need an old fashioned cheeseburger

Though she to remove a lot from her order, Nikki really liked their food a lot. She’s always glad to add new restaurants to the mix, especially one we’ve eaten at since our childhood.

If you liked this post, you might also like some other local options: ShowmarsThe BridgeThe Trail HouseMoochies Tavern, and Sports Page.

As always, sharing is caring. Don’t forget to follow GFS on social media using the handy dandy buttons below. If you’d like to keep updated with new blogposts, join my mailing list. As a thank you for joining, you’ll receive a FREE Beginner’s Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Essentials Checklist.

Eat late in Charlotte at this Landmark Click To Tweet

47 thoughts on “Local Landmark: Landmark Diner is Charlotte’s Oldest Diner”

  1. Dietary restrictions are so common these days it’s nice to see there are restaurants out there to accommodate them. I am a vegetarian and can’t eat fried food for example.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.