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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    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
Birthday dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Charmain D
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Anderson, South Carolina
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18 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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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 26 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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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Raleigh, NC
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Rocky River Grille

Address: 5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
Phone Number: +1 704-454-1725
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?