Inspired by his years growing up around the Wilmington, NC area, and the years spent visiting Charleston, SC, when his dad, Bud, lived there, Jeff Lancaster had a definite vision in mind when he designed the architectural style and ambiance of Jeffrey’s Restaurant.
His business instincts also told him there was a niche for casual fine dining in the bustling Mooresville area — and besides amazing American cuisine, he knew exactly what would set Jeffrey’s Restaurant apart.
“Our service and staff are the heartbeat of Jeffrey’s,” he says. “No question!”
With so many people migrating to the Lake Norman area, Jeff knew he wanted to deliver the much sought-after quality experience of great food and great service. High ceilings and abundant light keep the mood bright and airy — you could definitely label it approachable southern charm!
“I want to feed people the way I like to be fed!” he adds. “The value of an exceptional meal is really embraced today. At Jeffrey’s you get your money’s worth — plus our impeccable service and attention to every detail.”
The popular Mooresville spot recently celebrated its 18th anniversary — having opened on Valentine’s Day of 2005 — and its success as a favorite gathering spot has gone beyond that initial inspiration and early expectations. The menu is timeless, not trendy, and there’s a tempting array of choices for every palate.
From shrimp and grits or fish and chips for seafood lovers, to the absolute finest filet, mouth-watering burgers, and a delicious blackened chicken pasta, the flavors and the presentation never disappoint — especially if you began your experience by sharing the house-made warm pimento cheese! The chef also selects weekly features for the menu, always keeping the choices fresh and interesting. While savoring a memorable lunch or dinner with family and friends, you can also toast the moment with a nice selection of beer, wine, and festive specialty cocktails.
During these beautiful summer weekends, bring a few friends to relax and enjoy live music on the covered patio! Be sure to follow their social media pages for artist updates. And now, you can happily choose Jeffrey’s for your family celebration, rehearsal dinner, or other special event, by renting Jeffrey’s upstairs space! There’s a banquet room that seats 60, and a comfortable mezzanine that seats 40 guests, and the entire space can be rented, or just one of the rooms if that suits your guest list. (Note: if your guest list includes guests with physical challenges, ask about renting one-half of the downstairs dining room, which is wheelchair-accessible.)
For private parties, Jeffrey’s can customize your menu with a plated meal (including three entrées you’ll select from the regular dinner menu), or a buffet combination that you’ll choose from the catering menu on their website.
Think of Jeffrey’s Restaurant as the best local destination to dine with family and friends, blending a mix of traditional southern cuisine and attentive service that will leave you already making reservations for next time! Jeffrey’s is conveniently located at 117 Trade Court in Mooresville, 704-799-1110. Feast your eyes on their menus at jeffreyslkn.com, and watch for specials and events, and follow them on Instagram — mouth-watering photos guaranteed! — @jeffreyslkn.