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Rocky River Grille

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5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027-3401
+1 704-454-1725
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027-3401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I ate here not for dinner but for lunch one day during our hotel stay and had a good experience. The two waitresses who were serving the entire area (!) worked very hard and did a great job managing a full front...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed March 18, 2018

The Grill isn't open on Sundays, but the bar honored our coupon so steaks at the grill. Very good NY strip and filet. Cooked just right with mashed potatoes. Server was checking on us often. Easy to get to off I-85 at Concord Mills Exit.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We had dinner at the Rocky River Grille while staying at the Embassy Suites in Concord, NC. The restaurant is off the hotel lobby and is nice and quiet. We both ordered the petit filet dinner. The steak was cooked to perfection. The whole meal...More

Thank Heatherru
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We have eaten dinner here before and a return trip was warented. This time I had the NY Strip and it was very good. Cooked just right and the mashed potatoes added to the meal. Usually on Friday and Saturday evenings they have Prime Rib,...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed February 7, 2018

A business colleague and I meet at this restaurant over lunch a couple of times each month, and we truly enjoy dining there. The lunch menu is varied with salads, sandwiches, soups, and heartier fare, and the service is always top-notch. The restaurant isn't too...More

Thank Louis59
Reviewed January 20, 2018

I had dinner here for one night during my recent stay at the Embassy Suites, where this restaurant is located. The food is quite tasty, there's a fairly good selection, and prices are a bit high but not unreasonable for the quantity and quality of...More

Thank LGILMAN479
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We hadn't been here in several years but wanted to try again. While looking at the menu, our server mentioned "Prime Rib". That was what we were looking for. We chose our sides and after a short wait, the meal was on the table. Our...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

I was at an event at the hotel and wanted to avoid sandwiches and chips. I went here and ordered the salmon (sandwich) without the bread and bacon. I ordered the asparagus with it. The fish came with sauce squirted on top which I had...More

Thank Geekontherun
Reviewed November 24, 2017

We've been coming to the Thanksgiving Feasts for the last few years now and every since they changed management and chefs a couple of years ago, it just keeps getting better. This year, the staff outdid themselves. It was held in the grand ballroom of...More

Thank NCIndependent
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I had the opportunity to have a business dinner Tuesday evening at the Rocky River Grille. This is a great location for a business meeting, Plenty of room separating the tables, low noise level, great service and the steaks were excellent. What impressed me more...More

Thank gradyspal
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January 28, 2017|
Response from LKNCHOWHOUND | Reviewed this property |
At various times they do. Generally on the dinner menu.
Barbara G
August 9, 2016|
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Response from JanieNC | Reviewed this property |
They are, and I substituted without problem. Some menu items state what sides come with the meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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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