All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Park Road Soda Shoppe

Map4121 Park Rd.
  • Kids & Family


Remember the place your parents told you about, the place they would go when they were kids? They always made it seem like a fanciful tribute to bygone days. The burgers were real burgers. They hand-dipped the ice cream for milkshakes right in front of you. We found the place they were talking about. Park Road Soda Shoppe in Park Road Shopping Center has the “God is Great” children’s blessing posted beside the cash register and a bulletin board full of faded pictures of now-grown-up kids sipping from straws. This may be the place a whole new generation tells its children about 30 years from now.


Best Place to Feed the Kids a Burger

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
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