Restaurants within the neighborhood of Oak Forest line the border along Milton Road, with a cluster of establishments around North Sharon Amity
Road. In general, dining options throughout east Charlotte reflect residential demographics with a strong emphasis on diverse cuisines at reasonable prices. The Parkway House Family Restaurant sits directly on East W. T. Harris Boulevard and serves up the area's most popular breakfast dishes. This casual diner's specialty remains their mouth-watering meatloaf. Regulars agree that every meal served here during breakfast, lunch and dinner exceeds expectations.
Teddy's Pizza can be found next door to Parkway. Teddy's has become a local gem. Patrons come back time and time again for the Cleveland Special, which includes two large pizzas with two toppings plus 20 wings for a very affordable price. Pick up and delivery services run slow, but the quality of the food more than makes up for it.
Floyd's Restaurant rests within the Hampton Hills Shopping Center at the corner of The Plaza and Milton Road, and features some of Charlotte's best soul food. Serving up quality beef tips, fried chicken, and the creamiest macaroni and cheese, Floyd's has been impressing diners since the 1980s. Floyd's sits in a converted McDonald's, and the atmosphere here is laid-back, friendly and unpretentious. Crowds gather on Sundays, so plan accordingly.
No bars or nightlife options sit within Oak Forest, but that doesn't stop locals from exploring other areas of east Charlotte for entertainment. AMF University Lanes has an alley located off of North Tryon Street. Many residents drive to nearby Plaza Midwood
for a visit to Petra's Piano Bar or Whiskey Warehouse. Clubs and music venues are scattered throughout the city, but uptown holds the largest concentration. The Double Door Inn hosts great bands year-round, and BAR Charlotte has become one of the city's most popular hot spots for dancing the night away.