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Rocky River Grille

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5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027-3401 (I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd)
+1 704-454-1725
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

great hotel, and most of the time this restaurant is very good. I would only go four stars because sometimes the service is a little slow. setting is very nice, and the food is usually very good. I have eaten in this reataurant many times. nice to have this good of a restaurant within the hotel.

Thank kwh0520
Waynesboro, VA, United States
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The restaurant is located in the Embassy Suites. The staff and servers were terrific. The food was very good and prepared perfectly.

Thank James B
Cornelius NC
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469 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had been shopping in the area and since we had been here once before, decided to give it another try. In's in the Embassy Suites Concord Conference Center near Concord Mills and the Speedway. It get through it, you have to traverse the atrium and go down a long rather dark hallway to the restaurant. Restaurant itself is rather... More 

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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I went here after work with my company. We had over fourty people and were put in a room that was a bit tight. The food was pretty good and had a good selection, but the room we were put in was under furnished and left something to be desired.

Thank Ryan S
New Bern, North Carolina
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The food is really good - if you ever get it. We were staying at the Embassy Suites Concord, so we decided to grab a quick bite downstairs at the Rocky River Grille. Hands down the worst service I have ever had! So it took the waitress forever to come to our table - we waited about 25 minutes for... More 

Thank CBarr617
Concord, North Carolina
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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Regular dining is OK. They need some remedial training for their waitstaff. The food is good, however. Their only time to shine is Mother's Day and Easter - when they have some awesome buffets you need reservations for. Otherwise, you're better off going down the road to a real restaurant.

Thank SPTravlr
Atlanta, Georgia
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216 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Very nice restaurant considering it is a hotel restaurant. Varied menu options and reasonable pricing. The chicken and corn soup was delicious, as was the bread selections.

Thank Nancy R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Been there twice to meet for lunch. Menu is varied and prices are a bit high for the amount of food served. The first time I went it was good. The second time, NOT. I guess it depends on the day of the week, staffing and if there is a convention on premise. My lunch mate had a meeting to... More 

Thank vbaker5
Columbus, Ohio
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133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Restaurant in hotel and do not need reservations. good menu and fair pricing. The filet was very very good. Staff friendly and courteous.

Thank ben d
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We decided to enjoy the Olympics on tv with our friends while enjoying dinner. What a great plan! Service was great and food was terrific! Waitress suggested stuffed jalapeños. We were apprehensive.. I believe the menu called them sweet tea smoked chicken stuffed jalapeños with a peach bbq glaze wrapped in bacon. Seemed like a very weird combo to us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027-3401
    (I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 704-454-1725
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?