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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Accommodated us on a Sunday evening, food and server was great!

The actual restaurant seating area is closed on Sunday evening, but after asking, the manager quickly asked us if we would like to be seated in the area anyway, as we did not want the less quiet area around the bar, although there was seating there. He turned the lights on for us, and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
tshdr
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Was at the Embassy Suites Convention Center for a meeting 8/21-23. Lunch was 1 hour 15 minutes. This restaurant was unable to get food out before 1 hour 5 minutes after ordering! Most orders were done incorrectly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The actual restaurant seating area is closed on Sunday evening, but after asking, the manager quickly asked us if we would like to be seated in the area anyway, as we did not want the less quiet area around the bar, although there was seating there. He turned the lights on for us, and then introduced us to Juan M.... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant is in a hotel but is very good. We have been here many times and never disappointed. We do make reservations as it can get full.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food was very good but the service was very bad. I was the only table in the restaurant and server never came back to my table after I got my food.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place should really not be open because it is severely understaffed and the staff that is on hand are poorly trained.

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We visited this restaurant as we had a BOGO coupon. We seldom find a "keeper" when we use a coupon, but this was a very pleasant surprise. I had seafood and my wife had steak and we were both very happy with our choices. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was good, the service was great and the restaurant staff was excellent. The parmesan crusted salmon was tasty. We made our appointment through Open table and they were prepared for us. Table for 10 was already setup when we arrived.

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Rocky River Grille is featuring a new menu. I had the NY strip steak which was fantastic. The medium rare was actually medium rare. On the down side, I ordered a Baked Alaska which should have been called a Frozen Alaska. The meringue was frozen and tasteless.

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Restaurant is in the Embassy Suites. Just getting right in to a restaurant at 8pm on a Friday evening is unusual, but there were still many empty tables -- maybe because it is a hotel. Clean and pleasant atmosphere, but seems a bit of a mix of restaurant and "diner" (not sure I can put my finger on why, that's... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food was great and service was very attentive and friendly. A little pricey but overall a good experience and would definitely eat there again when staying at the Embassy Suites.

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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