Summerbird in Charlotte NC, one of our favorite local spots for crispy chicken, opened in the heart of South End last August.
At Summerbird, the spirit of summer is ingrained in everything they do, starting with warm hospitality and ending with an elevated fast casual dining experience that is reminiscent of Southern classics and modern favorites.
We had the opportunity to chat with the Summerbird team to get some more insight on their menu, and why they put so much emphasis on the joys of summer!
Summerbird is fairly new to the Charlotte area. What was the draw to South End?
The lively and vibrant energy in South End reflects the spirit of summer and the values we hold dear. We wanted our guests to feel that same energy when they walked through our doors. At Summerbird, we embrace the time where schedules are loose, outdoor play is celebrated, and the daily grind is lifted in favor of fun.
Tell us about Summerbird.
When you step into Summerbird, we aim to transport you away from the daily hustle and into an everyday escape. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where our guests can unwind and find inspiration in the subtle nods to summertime that spread throughout our restaurant. Among our favorite summertime details are the imaginative To Go shelves crafted from repurposed diving boards, the whimsical swings thoughtfully placed throughout the restaurant, and the “Please Dive In” wall adorned with blue and teal tiles by the drink station, reminiscent of classic pool designs. As you make your way through the order line, you’ll also encounter a charming tile hopscotch, adding a playful touch to your dining experience.
Do you offer a beer and wine menu? What other types of drinks should people know about?
Absolutely, we take great pride in our beverage selection! At Summerbird, we cherish the opportunity to collaborate with local breweries, ensuring that we provide you with exceptional beer, wine, and seltzer options that perfectly complement our crispy chicken and contemporary salads. Additionally, we offer a delightful selection of citrusades that are bound to evoke fond memories of summer with every sip. From our refreshing Lemonade and Limeade to the vibrant Orangeade and the sweet indulgence of Strawberry Lemonade, these refreshing options are sure to transport you to sun-soaked, summertime moments with every sip.
What specialty menu items do you offer that you wouldn’t see anywhere else? What sets Summerbird apart from other fried chicken chains?
At Summerbird Charlotte NC, we’ve gone the extra mile to redefine the fast-casual dining experience, giving it a touch of sophistication that sets us apart. Our menu strikes a perfect balance, catering to those seeking indulgence or a healthier option. While we’re renowned for our crispy chicken, we’ve equally poured our heart into crafting fantastic salads. Our salads boast unique flavor profiles, offering you the chance to mix up your dining experience every time you visit. Whether you’re in the mood for the classic Picnic salad, featuring crispy bacon and a delightful honey mustard dressing, or craving something more elevated like our Farmers Market salad with roasted butternut squash and orange blossom vinaigrette, we’ve got flavor profiles to match any vibe.
Do you have any delicious dessert items for those with a sweet tooth?
We have a great selection of house-made treats! Our assortment of cookies includes a rotating array of flavors, but rest assured, the classic chocolate chip is a staple we always have on hand. For our soft-serve ice cream, you have the choice of vanilla, chocolate, or a delightful swirl of both. If you’re feeling whimsical, we always recommend adding some rainbow sprinkles! And don’t miss out on our mouthwatering milkshakes, with options like Cookies & Cream, Cookie, Vanilla, and Chocolate. Among them, our standout favorite is the Cookie Milkshake, a delightful blend of vanilla custard and our house-made chocolate chip cookies, topped with whipped cream. If you need one word of advice from our guests, don’t skip on the shakes at Summerbird Charlotte NC!
Visit eatsummerbird.com to order online or check out the menu. Plus, be sure to stay up to date by following along on Instagram to be the first to know about any seasonal items this fall/winter!