Restaurant Scene: Saveeda’s American Bistro in Wesley Chapel, NC

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Last Friday night, my wife and I decided to go out to dinner around 5:30 PM and there was already a 35 minute wait at Waxhaw’s most popular casual restaurant, Maxwell’s.

Sorry, but we were “hangry“, and waiting for half an hour outside in 90 degrees of high humidity just wasn’t in the cards for us.

So, we decided to drive to Wesley Chapel to go to our other regular hangout, Hickory Tavern, but along the way a marquee caught my wife’s eye and she asked, “What’s Saveeda’s?”

I didn’t know, so naturally I had to find out!

Saveeda’s American Bistro in Wesley Chapel, NC is located in The Village Commons shopping center next to the building with the copper dome.  It’s in the shopping center where Harris Teeter is located.

When we walked inside, we thought we were a bit under dressed, especially me in flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt, but we were quickly assured this was a casual dining experience.

The food, though, was off the charts good.

We started with the Vermont Sharp Cheddar Warm Pimento Cheese Dip served with soft pita chips as our appetizer and it tasted like Charleston.

For the main course, we both considered the Grilled Chicken & Mushroom Pimento Mac & Cheese, but since we’d just eaten the dip, we decided we’ll try that out next time.

Instead, I ordered the 1 lb Braised Pork Ossobuco and she had the Marinated Grilled Chicken Caesar flatbread pizza, which can only be described as eating a Caesar salad on a thin, crispy crouton.

We didn’t save room for dessert — actually, we already had dessert plans at Waxhaw Creamery — but we decided next time we will go for the Mac & Cheese and save room for Deep Dish Key Lime Pie.

I can’t wait.

Check out the menu here.

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