How It All Started

Since our opening in 2003, Court Street Grille has become a dining staple in Lincolnton, NC.  Known for a variety of foods such as salads, pizzas, calazones, strombolis, burgers, wraps, subs, pasta, Court Street Grille has something for everyone.

Court Street Grille is owned by Osama and Carrie Yousef.  Osama came  to the US in 1989 to further his education.  During his time in college, he began working with his brother in a small restaurant to earn some extra money.  There’s a saying in the restaurant business that once it gets in your blood, it stays in your blood. After 30 years in the business, Osama is still in the kitchen.

Carrie also has a very active role within the restaurant. If you’ve tried any of their delicious desserts, they were probably prepared by Carrie herself. She gained a love and knowledge of baking from her mother and grandmother. She also handles all of the bookkeeping for Court Street Grille.

If Osama looks familiar, you may recognize him from one of his previous restaurants.  Most recently, he owned Osama’s Place in Spring Lake, NC.  When opening his newest venture, there was some discussion of keeping the name Osama’s Place, but ultimately decided to go with Court Street Grille.  However, many customers still lovingly refer to the restaurant as Osama’s Place.

Downtown Success

Court Street Grille has been welcomed with open arms in Lincolnton.  The business has been so successful, Osama recently had to expand the business into a neighboring building.  Loyal lunch crowds and numerous dinner regulars keep Court Street Grille busy churning out delicious specialties, such as it’s very popular calzones and strombolis.  Due in part to this continued success, Osama was awarded the 2005 Renaissance Award and the Lincoln County Small Business Person of the Year Award.

Osama has a simple philosphy for his success, offer high quality food, outstanding service, and a wonderful atmostphere.  So if you’re ever in Lincolnton, stop by Court Street Grille and try an Osama’s Wrap.  It’s very likely that Osama himself will stop by your table for a chat.