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McNinch House Restaurant

Stroll through one of North Carolina’s most Historic Residences at the McNinch House Restaurant. Join US Ghost Adventures for a tour of haunted Charlotte.

McNinch House Restaurant

Charlotte, NC is a vibrant cultural hub with a history dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The Queen City is a popular destination for those looking to experience the warmth and richness of tradition that the South offers. 

What visitors might not be as familiar with, however, is the dark lore and haunted history hidden beneath Charlotte’s glamorous image, some of which you’ll find at the McNinch House Restaurant.

The McNinch House Restaurant isn’t just any old pub. It’s a spot to grab a bite and share a meal with some fellow ghost enthusiasts. Indeed, its dining hall is an entrance to some of the most chilling parts of Charlotte’s haunted past. 

Beautiful Victorian or Haunted Mansion?

Located in the center of one of Charlotte’s most historic neighborhoods, the McNinch House is a fine dining restaurant. 

Before it became famous for its spooky happenings, the Queen Anne-style structure was home to one of Charlotte’s most famous mayors and business people, Samuel McNinch. 

McNinch purchased the home in the early 20th century for his family and filled it with luxurious decor and one-of-a-kind artifacts from his travels. 

Then tragedy struck.

The sudden death of his daughter, Mattie, left McNinch devastated. He abandoned the home and all of its possessions, leaving them to gather dust for several decades.



Ghostly Diners at the McNinch House Restaurant

Eventually, an investor revived, renovated, and eventually reopened to the public as a fine-dining restaurant. However, the spirit of Mayor McNinch’s daughter is still reputed to roam its halls. Staff and customers alike have reported encounters with Mattie while trying to enjoy a multi-course meal. 

Inexplicable kitchen mishaps, missing pantry supplies, and reports of cold drafts are only some of the stories that give credence to the theory that Mattie McNinch refuses to leave her family’s property. The front sitting room, a favorite of Mattie’s, is particularly known for mysterious occurrences. 

Whether Mattie’s ghost joins your dinner party or not, an evening at the McNinch House is a culinary experience you won’t soon forget.  

Haunted Charlotte, NC 

If you’d like to experience more of the ghost lore surrounding the McNinch House and other sites, join US Ghost Adventures on a haunted tour of Charlotte. The McNinch House restaurant is just one in a selection of haunted spots that tell the tale of this historic city. 

About US Ghost Adventures

Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.

This video gives you a small taste of what you might experience on your ghost tour — subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more.

US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app.