PHOTOS BY CARRIE ALLEN
Where Friends & Family Gather
Welcome to a true local favorite! You’ll say yes, of course, to their mouth-watering burgers, famous pizza, and irresistible desserts – but the deliciousness doesn’t stop there! Spend enough quality time at The Untouchables in Denver, NC, and you’ll also become a fan of their wings. Fun local trivia: They were the first restaurant to offer wings in the Lake Norman area, beginning in 1989.
After a few more visits, you won’t be able to resist the salad bar, stocked with house-made salads, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, and a variety of incredible dressings to top things off. Current owner, Scott Gilleland, began his career at The Untouchables as a bus boy in 1987 (four years after the restaurant opened in 1983), and by 1997, he had purchased a portion of the restaurant. Jump ahead to 2004, when he purchased the remaining portion, and has continued to maintain – and grow – the restaurant’s winning ways of delicious food and incredible customer service.
The Untouchables is a tried-and-true favorite of the Lake Norman community, and with good reason.
“Our food is prepared in-house, following our own recipes,” says Scott. “For example, our popular pizza crust (deep-dish or thin) is made right here with a bag of flour – and we make that amazing crust all day long! Our pizza sauce is mixed daily and starts off with crushed tomatoes and our own blend of spices. All the fresh vegetables are cut daily, and our cheese is also ground and blended every single day.”
It’s clear every meal you enjoy at The Untouchables is super fresh, from spaghetti sauce to hand-pattied burgers, and every tasty morsel in between. Choosing your number one favorite entree is beyond challenging, although Scott admits the Untouchables Request – a flavorful combination of Canadian bacon, beef, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and cheese – is his very favorite pizza. (The BBQ chicken pizza is a distinctly close second!)
Besides serving the best pizza in town – and everything else that fits the casual theme here — Scott and his staff are proud to support the community around them, a task he has been devoted to since the restaurant first opened.
“I’m very proud we are able to support our local schools and churches through donations, hosting spirit nights at the restaurant, and other local sponsorships,” says Scott. “We also offer discounts to EMS, police officers, and firefighters in the community, as a way of showing our appreciation.”
If you’re new to the Lake Norman area or haven’t had the good fortune to dine at The Untouchables yet, welcome to your new favorite place to meet friends and family for a special occasion, gather after a sporting event, or relax with wings and a cold beer after a long day at work. There’s no tastier cuisine, no finer customer service, and no better company, to add a little comfort to your daily routine.
The Untouchables is located at 6020 NC-16 S, in Denver, NC. Give them a call at 704-483-9737 and visit their website to check out the menu at untouchablespizza.com. Restaurant hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00am-9:00pm and Friday through Sunday 11:00am-9:30pm.