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“Nice staff. Food not so good!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Rock Falls

Red Rock Falls
664 Route 173, Slippery Rock, PA
724-406-0806
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice staff. Food not so good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Traveling in area and found this spot on trip advisor. Staff was super friendly and very professional. We had the shrimp lobster crabmeat pasta special. Not very tasty. I'm pretty sure the lobster wasn't really lobster and the crab cake in the center of the pasta was not eye appealing nor good tasting. The crab cake looked and tasted pre-prepared. The building and dining room are darling but sad to say we wouldn't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“New menu is really good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The new menu has improved the quality of food . Service was always great but now so is the food. Only negative is they are often out of menu items. Specials I can understand but it shouldn't happen on menu item.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paducah, Kentucky
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Maybe for others...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The experience here was not so great.

My husband and I waited for quite some time at the door to be seated although the place was not busy. So we eventually grabbed menus and picked a table ourselves. It still took several minutes for someone working there to come out from wherever they were hiding.

The selections on the menu were impressive, but the food was a letdown.

The "Crab cake" is hardly made from crab, and was not an actual by definition crab cake either. The meat was pressed into a ball with no other ingredients that could even remotely qualify it as a crab cake. Just a ball of partially seasoned fish seton a plate....this is NOT a crab cake.

The Fried Shrimp...are the same kind that you can go the the grocery store and buy from the freezer section. So, save your money on that too.

For the price, this place was a complete disappointment.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Western Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Red Rock Falls Shines!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have had the opportunity to eat at Red Rock Falls over twenty times since they were purchased a few years ago by a few talented restaurant entrepreneurs from the Pittsburgh area. I believe they were originally called Wolf Creek Café. While they have always had good food, I am delighted to see that they are finally getting the recognition they deserve – although a reservation is now recommended on most nights (I suppose this is a good problem to have).

Aside from the old-world country ambiance (their restaurant location has a storied history as an old schoolhouse and is quite charming), the food is consistently very good. While not a complaint, they have been running with their current menu for quite a while now – but from what I understand, they are planning on introducing a refreshed menu soon – so I’m definitely looking forward to that. That being said, I’d probably describe their cooking style as slightly upscale comfort food—from their spot on steak preparation to their tasty pastas. Other than a few unique specials here and there, I wouldn’t necessarily describe their general culinary approach as being overly ambitious or adventurous – although you can always count on fresh ingredients and reliable preparation. Their service philosophy (and staff) is excellent and they will always go out of their way to make sure you’re happy.

Red Rock’s biggest local competitor is the North Country Brew Pub, which has the advantage of having a beer and wine license. You can still BYOB to Red Rock which is nice – and will ultimately save you money in the long run (although some people still feel uncomfortable bringing in their own alcohol). While getting a license can be expensive and political, I do think Red Rock would benefit greatly from serving beer and wine – and I hope they continue to pursue this avenue.

Sure North Country Brew Pub has beer – but the food is hit or miss (unfortunately, more times miss), the ambiance is loud and crazy (the place is a magnet for students and local types), and you’ll often wait for an hour or more to get a table (which is ridiculous). If you’re looking for an upscale casual dining experience in a relaxing and picturesque environment and have no problem stowing in a bottle of wine or two (and you remember to make a reservation), then I can think of no better place than Red Rock Falls.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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“Great Food and Great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This resturant is a great addition to Slippery Rock. The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. We went for my nieces birthday and they were very accomadating. We all would highly recomend it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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