Each burger comes with a side, so splurge the extra 50 cents for the sweet potato fries, arguably the best I have had in Charlotte, and that is saying a lot since I have had a ton of sweet potato fries. They also have delicious fried pickles and a unique bacon coleslaw that I think best compliment the burgers. You will want to wash the burger down with one of their hand-spun milkshakes. I recommend the Cara Shake; a rich chocolate, peanut butter shake named after a beloved Cowfish customer who passed away. That was her favorite shake and I can see why!
If you want to play even more outside the box, try the Burgushi. Yes, burger plus sushi equals Burgushi. Sushi rolls with burger elements and hand-held burgers featuring sushi ingredients. It is The Cowfish’s own invention. The restaurant is a sushi bar and burger extravaganza all under one roof. For sanitary reasons, they have two separate kitchens. The owners are still humble about being the originators of the Burgushi. People did not think this weird combination would succeed, but nearly nine years later they are still going strong. Give the All-American Bacon Double Cheeseburgushi or the Southern Style Bar-B-Q-Shi a try!
This quirky place pulls off as a date-night space as well as somewhere the youngins will adore. Be sure to point out the real Longhorn Cowfish in the aquarium and show them the pages of Marcus Hall’s Cowfish children’s book in the hallway. There is nothing ordinary about this restaurant; everything about this place is a conversation starter, from the playful artwork to the talking bathroom. On a sunny Carolina day, you can sit out on the patio next to the beautiful fountain to eat the obscure cuisine. To rave even more, the service here is phenomenal and if you need help deciding which burger to choose for your personal palate, they will be sure to point you in the right direction.