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We All Scream For Ice Cream! (and Fried Food)

What's better than ice cream, crispy fries, and a juicy burger, not much! Well, Mr. K's in South End Charlotte has everything you're craving for a great price!

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Mr. K's Soft Ice Cream and Drive In

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This small burger joint is located in the heart of South End. It's a tiny place, but you can't miss it! It's a family owned joint that has become a Charlotte original landmark! In 2010 Mr. K's was the recipient of the Settlers Award, which recognizes pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit in the city of Charlotte, and recognized them as an original CLT landmark!

Mr. K's History

Mr. K's Website

The restaurant first opened their doors on August 13, 1967 during an age of turbulence and activism. In 1955 Theodore Karres came to the US from Greece to start a better life for his family. Him and his wife Demetra started out in Chicago, but they soon realized Charlotte was where they wanted to call home in 1966! The restaurant was first called Zesto, just serving ice cream, but it soon added hot dogs to the menu, and that's when Mr. K's started. Today Mr. K's daughter and husband our running this historical business!

What's on the Menu?

Mr. K's has everything from a juicy hot dog with all the toppings, to huge ice cream sundaes to share! When my boyfriend and I stopped by, we just wanted some ice cream...and omg was it delicious! I had the chocolate and vanilla swirl, the most basic ice cream choice, but my favorite! The couple next to us was enjoying a sundae with three different flavors, and many different toppings! You can get milkshakes, dipped ice cream cones, and they have different flavors for your sundaes and milkshakes! When it comes to the food....a family beside of us was enjoying burgers with everything on them, homemade onion rings, and hot dogs! All of their food looked delicious, so my boyfriend and I will definitely be coming back to eat some of their famous food!

Food Blog This blog focuses on George Dizes who is the husband of Mr. K's daughter. Him and his wife now run the business and this blog focuses on the family, the history, and of course the food!


Craving ice cream, a burger, and fries?? Well come out to a Charlotte landmark in South End...Mr K's!#CLTClassic

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