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Rocky River Grille

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5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027 (I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd)
+1 704-454-1725
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: We invite you to come on down for a great lunch or supper, a fantastic...
We invite you to come on down for a great lunch or supper, a fantastic bottle of wine or some Carolina beers and Moonshine. Our food is upscale Southern cuisine with Carolina twists and is local, fresh and organic to the extent possible. Experience our full service espresso bar or enjoy lunch outside on the patio. Meet your family, friends or business colleagues. At Rocky River Grille, we know your event is more than creating a meal, it's about creating memories. That's why we take great care to craft inspired seasonal menus, creating delicious memorable events every time. We work with you to meet your wishes & the needs of your guests. You will love what Rocky River Grille has to offer for your business event, family gathering, or any other special occasion. Our knowledgeable event staff will make every aspect of your occasion exceptional. We have 2 private dining rooms to host a variety of events such as lunch, dinner or just cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. You can also rent the entire restaurant for events such as wedding receptions and Christmas parties. Prices and availability vary and are available upon request.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
pretty good

Have gotten food to eat in our room at the Embassy a couple times now. Need honey mustard as an option for the kids chicken strips and the fries could be better. They are dark and wimpy, need to be light and crunchy

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
xena33
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Raleigh, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Have gotten food to eat in our room at the Embassy a couple times now. Need honey mustard as an option for the kids chicken strips and the fries could be better. They are dark and wimpy, need to be light and crunchy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent casual dinning with an uptick. This a hidden treasure in Concord. Because it is in the Embassy, it may not be top of mind for your dining choice. But, it should be. Great choice of lunch and dinner items with reasonable pricing and great casual ambiance. You have got to go!

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Almost don't want to post this because I want to be selfish and keep it to myself and the few people who know about it. We've came here for Charlotte Queens Feast first and since then been back many times. The menu changes and is small but the entrees are always great. The wines are reasonably prices.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Maybe it's because this restaurant is in the Embassy suites hotel that it is never busy, but it should be. We are not near the restaurant but we make it a point to go at least once a year. We've always been very happy w/ our food and service. There is a side entrance that is close to the restaurant... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was attending a meeting and we did not have time to eat in the restaurant so they accommodated us in our meeting room without a problem. The grilled shrimp wrap was delicious! Great customer service!

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Concord, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My 12 y/o daughter and I had dinner there on Friday, December 19th, before going to see The Nutcracker in Charlotte. My daughter felt like we were being very fancy! Our reservation was very early so we were the only ones there for some time. Service was a bit slow and I was worried we'd have to rush out but... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I took our kids and grandkids for their Turkey day buffet this year and there was something delicious for everyone. We enjoyed the seafood buffet, my son enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving fare, my daughter had the best Belgian waffle, and the grandkids (all under 5 so ate for free) enjoyed the fresh fruit and vegetables as well... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner from start to finish at Rocky River Grille. The hostess was friendly and helpful, our server Leslie was attentive and knowledgeable, and our food was perfect. We ordered the black eyed pea hummus and pimento cheese appetizer--a delicious combination of Southern favorites--which would have been plenty for even a table of four to share. We... More 

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London
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250 reviews 250 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I ate dinner one night at Rocky River Grille. The menu is short with some complicated dishes but all I wanted was steak and chips. My steak was excellent and, although not on the menu, I had French fries instead of the listed mashed potatoes. I asked for a side of garden salad — lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber — as the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The menu was very limited. The food arrived lukewarm. The food was very late in coming. Go elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
    (I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 704-454-1725

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We invite you to come on down for a great lunch or supper, a fantastic bottle of wine or some Carolina beers and Moonshine. Our food is upscale Southern cuisine with Carolina twists and is local, fresh and organic to the extent possible. Experience our full service espresso bar or enjoy lunch outside on the patio. Meet your family, friends or business colleagues. At Rocky River Grille, we know your event is more than creating a meal, it's about creating memories. That's why we take great care to craft inspired seasonal menus, creating delicious memorable events every time. We work with you to meet your wishes & the needs of your guests. You will love what Rocky River Grille has to offer for your business event, family gathering, or any other special occasion. Our knowledgeable event staff will make every aspect of your occasion exceptional. We have 2 private dining rooms to host a variety of events such as lunch, dinner or just cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. You can also rent the entire restaurant for events such as wedding receptions and Christmas parties. Prices and availability vary and are available upon request.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?