5524 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Award: Best Old-School Barbecue Joint
Year Won: 2015
Pick: Editor's Pick
Some menu highlights: The sweet tea is “famous.” The banana puddin’ doesn’t come with a g on the end of it. And for the pie of the day, well, just ask your waitress. Bill Spoon’s—a place that opened in 1963 and remains in the same family, a place where the owners have said for years that they treat customers the way they’d want to be treated—may just be the most Southern place in Charlotte.