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

The Diamond

Map1901 Commonwealth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Food


Since The Diamond reopened in February, it’s welcomed a growing number of fans, had a cameo in Showtime’s Homeland (that kitschy wallpaper is immediately recognizable), and served up countless orders of fried pickles. With a huge menu that offers your standard diner fare plus specialties such as pig wings, beef tips, and lots of vegetarian options (the black bean veggie burger should not be missed), this place is a diamond in the rough.


Diner - 2012. Best Fried Pickles - 2014 and 2017

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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