I love this place!!! I lived in Charlotte from 1994-1997.My now husband and I use to eat there every week when we were @ UNC-Charlotte. Nice little out of the place hole in the wall if you will. soon as we'd walk in great music PUMPING anything from Bob Marley to the "Gap Band". I'm talking an entire CD not XM. Let's start with the awesome Sweet Tea served in a Ball jar.... makes you proud to be Southern Onto the the Gee Whiz Beer (used to be a $1) Coldest Bottled BEER EVER....PBR and Busch never tasted so good. BUMP the LIGHT BEER. The food where do I start. ??!?! Throw Down Nachos with "HOT" Chili ,beans,jalapenos,cheese,sour cream etc.,....AWESOME.. The vegetable soup is the best I have ever had, even the garden salad with Italian ROCKS.. Always a special of the day...not sure what it is now back then...Meatloaf...WONDERFUL, Chicken and Dumplings, Alfredo! Ahhhhh the SUPER Sized corn bread chunk! Tastey...Mac& Cheese something to write home about. And last but, not least the BURGERS....on an Onion Roll DIVINE....lettuce,mustard,cheese,tomato,chili,slaw....HAVE IT YOUR way!!! Lots of goodies for the non-meat eaters. Who could forget the WAIT staff? Very different looking bunch..in a GOOD way....no white shirt and khaki pants on this group. NEVER EVER had bad SERVICE...always GREAT never an empty glass. Restaurant itself has a great vibe and feel ..LOVED the Black and white pics of past and present wait staff. We used to go back to Charlotte once or twice a year but, unfortunately it is now less and less but, when we do we always make a stop @ our all time FAVORITE Restaurant...Lupie's!!!!
I have to totally disagree with the 1st review! My only complaint would be the long lines to get into the place! You want to make sure you call ahead and get your name on the List before going b/c the line can be over a 2 hour wait. Once you're in though you'll have a blast! They have a VIP area that is really nice with waitresses and then you're also not jammed up against everyone. And the Bull can get very crowded too. What it comes down to though is unless your in the VIP area you should always tip your bartender. That's even in LKN if you're not tipping most likely they won't be serving, then again that's most all bars. That's how they make their money though as a Server! So Tip them well people and you'll be served well! Anyhow the music is really good and the atmosphere is Great too! For the most part anything goes there! They'll play all types of music along with great dancing stuff! You'd think its a tourist trap being owned by Jr but its not! And if you go on a Tuesday or Thursday there's even a chance you may see him. Also they have very hot beer tub girls if you don't want to wait at the bars! It can get very crazy but then again isn't that why you went out! At least try it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed! Just remember to call ahead!
On Day Three of partying my tail off and the general overstimulation of a blogging conference, I was spent. I craved comfort food, soft seats, and though I didn’t realize it until I got there, I wanted a personal TV at my table. BlackFinn provided all of those things along with superb service and affordable menu items. For some reason I had envisioned BlackFinn as being lowbrow pub food served by greasy looking bar backs. Not so. The food was fresh and yummy, and was delivered by an adorable and sweet server who didn’t bat an eye at our "Team Obnoxious" antics. How good does Southern Nachos, which is pulled pork barbecue, queso and the rest of usual nacho topping suspects sound after days of little sleep, networking, and blog learning sound? Let me just tell you, it made my tummy and my taste buds happy. Other standouts included the Blackened Brie and the Mac and Cheese. If I had been more worried about consuming lighter fare at that moment, the Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Pecan Salad would have been a prime choice. But seriously, at place that boasts items like Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, it makes more sense to go for the tastes you really desire, lean back in your booth, stuff your face and watch some TV.