From great shopping and dining to thrilling motorsports events, we’ve got it all. You can even learn about the deep-rooted history in our region through museums, landmarks, and self-guided tours. And when it’s time to cool your heels, consider unwinding at our tranquil retreats or wineries throughout the county.
In Cabarrus County you’ll find nearly 30 hotels and more than 2,700 rooms, including hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, RV parks, and rental homes. As one of the fastest-growing destinations, we feature accommodations at nearly every style and price point.
Visitors will have no problem finding places to eat in Cabarrus County. We have a diverse restaurant scene with more than 45 locally-owned and -operated spots to grab some grub in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant.
Cabarrus County has an unequaled concentration of motorsports attractions, making us a true destination for all race fans. Nicknamed Speed City USA, Concord is home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track and top NASCAR race shops including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing.
Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C., and are known as Where Racing Lives, as we are the birthplace of NASCAR and home to 90 percent of race team shops.
When in Cabarrus County, eat like the locals do! From best-kept secrets to happening hot spots, here’s a list of the restaurants you ought to make time for during your next visit to Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, and Mount Pleasant — straight from a local’s mouth.
This cozy café serves made-to-order southern breakfast, artisan sandwiches, homemade baked goods and locally roasted S&D Coffee. Grab a seat in the window and gaze out onto Union Street in historic Downtown Concord while you enjoy wholesome home cooking.
E Noodles Asian Bistro
Contemporary and casual, the menu at E Noodles is influenced by Asian flavors. Enjoy delicious classics like fried rice and pad Thai to steamy, traditional Vietnamese pho and fresh sushi creations paired with the perfect martini.
Stop by this neighborhood Italian restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine like Pappardelle Etuscana. For a more casual meal, head upstairs to the Pizza Loft for a hand-tossed slice.
Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
When they moved to town in 2012, Jim ’N Nick’s quickly won over the Cabarrus County community with their cheese biscuits, smoked-to-perfection plates and southern hospitality. This freezer-less barbecue joint topped the FOX News list of best barbecue chains in America (March 2014), made Southern Living’s Reader’s Pick list for best pork sandwich (June 2013), and was awarded Restaurant of the Year at the 2013 Golden Helmet Awards.
The Smoke Pit
Open since December 2014, their line consistently extends out the door as their customer base has exploded from 30 to 700 people per day — but it’s worth the wait. Sourced from the butcher shop next door, prime cuts are smoked and served with essential southern sides like deviled egg potato salad.
The Speedway Club
This restaurant at Charlotte Motor Speedway offers the ultimate fan and guest experience, as it overlooks The Greatest Place to See the Race. Dine as a guest or have lunch with your “Over the Wall” tour for a bird’s-eye view of the track.
Named for the number of chromosomes in the human body, this elegant restaurant is inspired by the neighboring North Carolina Research Campus. Quotes from famous luminaries adorn the dining room, which is warmed by the open kitchen where the culinary team creates healthful dishes made with local produce and fresh ingredients.
Friends Giovanni and Roberto bring you 20 years of experience, New York-style pizza, calzones, Stromboli, pastas, heroes and Gino’s Italian Ice.
Become part of the Great North Carolina BBQ debate! Owners Bob and Rob share a name and a love for true Eastern NC vinegar-based pork BBQ that has led the railroad-themed restaurant to success since 1998. Their must-try menu item? Fried corn on the cob.