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Rocky River Grille

5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
+1 704-454-1725
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Ranked #41 of 228 restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd
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 (we offer free wifi service). 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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103 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Because of resturant week there were some items on the menu that were not on the main menu. YAY!! The food was delish. The service was excellent. Will definately go back again.

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this. People rarely go on-line and tell you when something is good, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience about Rocky River Grille. It makes me really happy to see it on trip advisor and share it with our staff ! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Skip this place for the Queen City Feast's restaurant week. For $30 you get a mediocre meal with inferior food. The chicken was boring and under seasoned and the strawberry lime tart was entirely too tart with an extremely hard crust. I've definitely experienced much better at other restaurants participating in the Queen City Feast.

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Rocky River Grille for restaurant week. I am sorry to hear you didnt care for the chicken or the tart. Normally the chicken entree is something we get alot of positive feedback on.I will talk to our Chef to make sure that something didnt get missed in the way we prepared it on the night... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was excited to try this place out because of it's uniqueness in an area (Concord Mills) that is inundated with chain restaurants. When we arrived there I was really impressed with the beautiful décor. We sat by the huge windows in very comfortable seats. It was a Sunday and they only had a bar menu to offer. The server... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Kirky, It was upsetting to find out through trip advisor that you were unhappy with your experience here in our restaurant. We pride ourselves on our service and food quality. Had we been aware that you were not happy during your meal I can assure you myself or one of my managers could have corrected the issues you experienced at... More

Harrisburg, NC
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had been to this restaurant before on holidays and for lunch with family and solo, so after using the spa's services, I decided to have lunch (July 2, 2014) before heading to my next meeting. The hostess seated me at the first table. A few other tables were still occupied and being served. She gave me a menu and... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

I read your comments on Trip Advisor and was suprised to hear about your experience. You are a regular guest here, we know you and enjoy serving you. I was in the hotel on the day you dined with us, and remember you eating with us after your spa appointment. A dining room manager was at the hostess stand and... More

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located inside the Embassy Suites you'll find a little restaurant called the Rocky River Grille. The service was excellent it was fast and friendly. The food was great; offer a good selection of food, and specials that change daily. I ordered fried green tomatoes which were very delicious and on point. I also go a steak cooked prefect and with... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Tina, Thanks so much for your kind comments. It made me feel proud of the staff to read ! They work so hard and I think these positive coments go along way in motivating us all to keep working to be better everyday. More

Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Ordered the salmon and rate it a 10 - service was excellent . Low noise level allowing for normal conversation.

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James S, General Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I read some of your responses and am impressed with your reviews not only of my restaurant but of some others as well. Your feedback is much appreciated and I will share it with our Chef and our service staff. We loved serving you and all the folks from the Mustang Club. WHAT... More

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Looks certain are deceptive here. Menu looks awesome as did the decor. Food and service were less than favorable. Won't be back

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Went for special dinner, there was one other person in the restaurant. The hostess has to bus tables as well as hostess. we asked for a booth and we're told to wait. As we waited, they seated 3 other parties. The manager was rude and the staff clueless. The manager has a severe customer service problem. We took our business... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went here for a date night and something different. The menu was limited and pricey for what they offered. I'm not sure if the waitress was trying to make small talk or what. But she seemed incredulous that my husband doesn't like cheese. I asked if I could have a house salad instead of the side that came w/the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My work partner and I needed a private dining room/banquet room to have a business mtg presentation and dinner for 10 people and due to unfortunate circumstances we were scrambling to find a place the day of our mtg. I called James and spoke w/him and they were already overbooked w/other parties. He said let me check on some things... More

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