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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
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
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, Roxy Service

I highly recommend this resturant, especially if you have a lot to talk about, casual attire and need a scrumptious meal. Although it was hump day, the two servers were friendly but overloaded trying to service 12 tables. We were seated immediately, yet it took 10 plus minutes to get beveragez and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Tasha M
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant , service is great, the menu could be improved. Atmosphere is wonderful there, and the staff is very friendly, the drinks from the bar are also great !

Helpful?
Thank Debra C
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Four of us had lunch at the lounge at Rocky River Grille today. After a long wait for our food, my order (roasted vegetable/polenta lasagne) arrive barely lukewarm. The waitress took it back to the kitchen, resulting in another long wait during which I ended up having to go search for our waitress to find out what was taking so... More 

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Thank JC_NC418
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this resturant, especially if you have a lot to talk about, casual attire and need a scrumptious meal. Although it was hump day, the two servers were friendly but overloaded trying to service 12 tables. We were seated immediately, yet it took 10 plus minutes to get beveragez and a serving of breads and the most delicious... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tasha M
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

They loved it !! They shared the Prime Rib and vegetables. They had wonderful service. I was not with them.

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Thank Michelle W
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

What a difference a welcome change in management (general manager, restaurant, chef, etc.) has brought. After a two-year hiatus after mediocre experiences, we decided to try the Thanksgiving Feast at Rocky River Grille once again since we heard about the change in management and menu. We were not disappointed. First of all, I was thrilled to see it AT LAST... More 

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Thank NCIndependent
Linville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Made use of a discount coupon and was pleased with the quality and enjoyed a very nice evening. Good choices offered, The salmon was very good and the rib eye steak was seasoned and cooked just right. Also the crab dip appetizer was more than ample and presented well

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Thank Ed W
charleston, sc
Level Contributor
65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a cocktail in the bar area. Nice space with lots of windows overlooking a pretty landscaped area and patio.

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Thank rsb80
Level Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We have been to the Rocky River Grill for a couple of dinners and a wedding. The food and service was delicious and trendy.

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Thank sillysull
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Thank cwaters
Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Thank tshdr

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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?