Dressler's Restaurant at Birkdale Village is where it all started for Rare Roots Hospitality Group. Chasing a lifelong dream, Kim and Jon Dressler opened the doors in September 2003, quickly building a following and forming lifelong friendships with guests. For the past 16 years, Dressler's has served as the Lake Norman area's destination for distinguished food and drink, welcoming service, and festive events.SCROLL
They often say, “Don’t quit your day job,” but Jon’s first (and last) day at the office had him gluing his fingers together.
Corporate life isn’t for everyone.
Jon knew he didn’t want to be behind a desk all day and that he wanted to run his own business, but wasn’t sure about much else…until he took a job here in Charlotte at an iconic steakhouse. That’s where we met, where we fell hard for the restaurant life, and where the dream of owning our place began to take form.
In 2003, that dream turned into Dressler’s at Birkdale Village. Our first two guests quickly became friends, and now they’re like family. And they’re not the only ones. Four restaurants later (including another Dressler’s location), we’ve been fortunate enough to build a huge extended family of loyal guests and team members. They help us live out our dreams every single day. It’s our joy to serve them.
We want Dressler’s to feel like a great meal at home, complete with the guy wandering around telling stories and cracking dad jokes to anyone who will listen (Jon). We also want it to feel like a special occasion, even if there isn’t one.
We hope you’ll join us for dinner at our house tonight.
Our focus on warm hospitality and distinctive dinner offerings serve to welcome you with open arms and full plates.