Best Restaurants: Charlie Graingers – Wilmington, NC

Best Restaurants: Charlie Graingers Review – Wilmington, North Carolina, USA Charlie Graingers: Classic Americana, World Famous Hot Dogs: American musician Charlie Grainger opened the famous Peacock Alley drive-in in the 1940’s in Wilmington, NC, serving the Wilmington community for more than 40 years. In 2012, Owner Louis North purchased the site and opened their beautiful new operation. He was focused on maintaining that classic Americana charm that made the building so famous in the first place. You can feel the respect for history that the new ownership maintains. For instance, the logo still has a peacock “hidden” in plain sight, alluding to the origins of the franchise. Louis has been in the business for more than 40 years, bringing his ability to the Charlie Graingers franchise. He kept the famous hot dog tradition, but added his own flair to the menu. His expertise shows in the form of delectable brisket, barbecue, and chicken/turkey salad, and some of the most unforgettable pimento cheese you will ever have the pleasure to taste. Charlie Graingers Favorite Flavors: The barbecue is all made in-house, slow roasted for 14+ hours before being served slathered on thick sandwich buns. The world-famous hot dogs come fresh, never frozen from Kahn’s Premium Hot Dogs in Cincinnati, Ohio. Try them with Charlie Graingers homemade chili, mustard, slaw, and onions for the perfect southern combination of simple, mouth-watering flavors. We use the best, freshest ingredients available to bring out the best possible flavor in every bite. House-Made Pink Lemonade and Sweet Tea help to top off the solid menu, with these incredible Classic Americana elements you can barely imagine combining. Ranging from their amazing House-Made Pimento Cheese to Chipotle, Chili, Jamaican Relish, Slaw, Onions, Crunchy Fried Potato Stix, Sauerkraut, BBQ Baked Beans, or Chili Charlie’s Way, their ingredients are guaranteed to create a combination you won’t soon forget. People […]