Rhett's Restaurant

Rhett's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rhettsinc.com/
  • Phone: 9106953663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We offer a limited courtyard menu and happy hour drink specials from 2:30 to 4:30 daily. Regular lunch and dinner menu, dinner "Just a Taste" small plate menu.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Rhett Morris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Courtyard music on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broad and Bennett
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Downtown area, parking is on street.
A word from Rhett's Restaurant
Rhett's Restaurant, Catering, and Personal Chef - Specializing in Southern Gourmet Cuisine. We offer an indoor bar area, dining room and outside courtyard. Please specify where you would like to sit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Rhett's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)scenic view (5)good for groups (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Rhett's : A Local Gem
    sandhillsgirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Rhett always delivers excellent food with fresh ingredients. He delights in using North Carolina products and every dish is special. We've experienced courtyard dining with live music as well as inside dining. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Meal in the Courtyard
    BourbonLegend
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We dined here on a Thursday evening. Not much of a crowd, but there were a few other diners eating outside which made for a nice atmosphere. The service was friendly, and though it was a bit slow, that wasn't a problem for us. The guitarist set up in the courtyard was a great a touch, without him it may have been a bit too quiet. Overall a good experience for relaxed summer dining. The blue cheese sweet potato fries were amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never got in to eat
    hyey
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    went for our reservation but were told since we booked on open table we had to sit outside. It was in the high 80's and we didn't wish to sweat while dining. We went somewhere else. While the food looked ok, this was the worst case of customer service we ever experienced at a non-chain restaurant. The host (who looked 15) couldn't have cared whether we ate there or not,and seemed happy that we cancelled.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Love the food usually but this time the dessert was not good. The restaurant was not full like it used to be...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Wearthepeace
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This place was great. I made an online reservation and told them I was vegan and they had a dish ready for me. Everyone was very nice and friendly. Everyone loved their food. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale and diverse menu
    goodeats
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Lots of variety with dishes from all over the world. Portion size is small more like an appetizer. Wines are pricey...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Collard Spring Rolls
    Mully
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We really enjoyed the Collard Spring rolls , great flavor and just enough hot to bring out the flavor of the greens. Only negative was it was the wrap was thin and seemed just a little greasy. Regardless we would order them again!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Rhetts!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Loved the whole experience at Rhetts. Food was delicious, service was great. A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great outdoors eating.
    Tamy13VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    the food is wonderful. If you like healthy food they have healthy food. Dog and kid friendly. Great outdoor setting. Great vibe.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    Mike
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food and service was fair. The lobster bisque had no taste. The waitress was rather sour (maybe she was just having an off night).
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Rhett's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Beautiful evening for outdoors
    LadyDee
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We enjoyed a very good dinner here last Friday night. It was a perfect night for outdoor dining and we were seated right next to the fountain. Only problem was the live music, which was great, but interfered with our catch-up conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad
    Tess
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We are locals, brought friends from out of town, first visit to Rhett's - not so good, in fact, disappointing. Had hoped Rhett's restaurant would provide the same high quality as his catering in the past. An extremely nice first night server who did a great job. The outside location was perfect, more bar than dinner music but provided by a very good band. Our entrees were average at best, no inspiration with presentation, cold coffee served with mediocre desserts. Great location, great server, food not so great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Guests impressed
    PinesDiner
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Out of towners enjoyed dinner at Rhett's. The salmon was rated excellent along with the beef tenderloin. Warm corn muffins were a treat. Add more veggies to the side dishes, they need to be enjoyed more! Rhett stopped and asked how the meal was and demonstrated his interest in the diners enjoyment. He answered questions freely and took his time with the group.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • That was really good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My wife and I had a great meal, and a great time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food is consistent and
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    the food is consistent and very good. several items were a bit a salty this time though...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though we had an Open
    JoanMVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Even though we had an Open Table reservation, there were only 2 of us but we were seated at a round table for six....it felt a bit odd. The Quinoa Pie was excellent but the Chicken &' avocado sandwich was bland.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh and local prepared perfectly
    NicoleC
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Rhett's uses fresh, local ingredients and prepares them to perfection. Dishes here are flavorful yet healthy. The menu offers gluten-free selections and is well rounded providing something for everyone. Services is friendly and the outdoor area in warm weather is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and atmosphere
    yenewsome
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had an amazing meal, as did my husband. Rhett chatted with us and made the evening even more special. This was an outstanding pick for my husband's birthday celebration. Would and hope to go back next time we are in Pinehurst.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food meets Top Chef
    Malternatives
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Rhett's menu has some traditional southern dishes like shrimp & grits but also take some innovative turns with comfort food. Appetizers like collard green eggrolls and lamb riblets with pesto sauce are not just fun food concepts but also delicious. Entrees change over time so the menu is never static. Trout, pumpkin ravioli and bison were all on the menu when we visited last. We ordered the latter two and they were both outstanding. Service was fantastic each time we have visited & I am really glad Rhett's changed locations a few years ago ... This venue is much more inviting and cozy. We feel like Rhett's is not just good but continues to get better every time we are there. That's a real rarity in restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and Delicous Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My husband and I have lived in the area for almost 3 years and have eaten our way through just about every restaurant in Moore County since we arrived. Rhett's came highly recommended by locals and we can see why - tucked into a darling little spot downtown, the location was lovely, the food was delicious and the service was fabulous. We did comment that a bit of mood music would have been nice, as it did minorly detract from the meal to able to distinctly hear the conversations at 3 neighboring tables but the menu and wine selection were well worth the snippets of overheard chatting. Overall a fabulous dining experience that we would recommend to friends in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome tasting menu
    spices6
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Rhett always has innovative items on the menu using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. One of my favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for an evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went to Rhetts with two other couples. We had a spacious round table and was allowed to sit and talk for an exrta hour . Noone bothered us and the overall experience was pleasant. I booked the restaurant for my lunch group. They are very accomodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall
    BistroVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The service was great. I had the lobster bisque which was wonderful and some shrimp and grits. I love it. I also had a Julep something which was Jack Daniels with Ginger and Basil. Perfect for a hot summer day. And last not but least I had the Tigger Juice, carrotts, ginger and lemon. yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - love to sit outside
    April
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Great food - love to sit outside and in Friendly staff and always accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Re-discovery!
    Sandy
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Though Rhett's has been in Southern Pines for a long time, with it's new location - and ever-changing menu - it's a real gem! Always good food and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of pace in Southern Pines
    KayS
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    We visit Southern Pines occasionally and wanted some place for lunch that was relaxing and enjoyable. This was very good. If we lived in the area would like to try outside in nice weather.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Food
    pinehurstgolfer
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I am from Pennsylvania and golf at Pinehurst every year. I found Rhett's online four years ago and have gone there ever since. I enjoy Southern food and Rhett's does a great job in presenting classic Southern food with a modern flair. One of my fellow golfers is a "meat and potatoes" guy and he does not like Rhett's at all, so I guess it isn't for everyone. The wine list is notable for its incredibly reasonable prices for very drinkable wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, but we were seated by
    duck
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Nice, but we were seated by the door where customers came/went and the main entrance for all servers and waitresses to access the outside seating. Shrimp and grits were tasty, but hard. Small portions.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    SIXT8
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We really enjoy going to Rhett's! We've been there several times for lunch and the staff is always very friendly, helpful and competent. The food is fresh, interesting and tasty. This is a place that is worth going out of your way for... it's about 25 miles away from home for us. Overall a very pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a beautiful day so
    eatout
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    It was a beautiful day so outside dining was perfect. Food was excellent and presentation same! Will definitely go back sharing the experience with more friends. Host and staff very friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fresh food and ambiance
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The food was terrific and the outdoor setting with a 3 piece jazz band reminicent of New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Poor Service
    jeartma
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We arrived at our appropriate time with reservation in hand. At the hostess desk we were told we had to sit outside - even after the rain storm just ended. We asked for a table inside and were refused and told they had no other accomodations. We should have been informed before arriving, that the only seating available was outside at a high-top table. Terrible customer service. We left at went to another restaurant in town and had an excellent meal.
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  • Great serviced , good fresh
    yearn2piddle
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Great serviced , good fresh good. Our special occasion place.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd date
    dave
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Ambiance friendly and open. Servers not overbearing, just right. We were not rushed. I have paid a lot more...for a lot less. Prices were in range with food. Decent proportions served in a reasonable time frame. Patio dining was charming. Look forward to a return. My first visit here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern with a twist
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Not a large menu, but something for everyone; local and fresh. Great crabcakes and great trout! When grilled chicken was mistakenly left off one of our salads, they added it at no charge. Reasonably priced wine. Oh! Marinated fresh green beans were delicious. Very interesting and different sides to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy as usual
    loriintheboondocks
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Rhett's has become a favorite spot for our Girls Night Out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greeters were rude. Told I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Greeters were rude. Told I would have to eat in the Bar because I didn't have reservations. I actually did have reservation and arrived on time.. Odd enough the dining area was completely empty at the time and never exceeded capacity while we were there. The Wait staff was better but not outstanding. The food is very good. Unusual and limited selection, but good. However it is a little pricey for the amount received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Fabulous Birthday
    heckek
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    So thrilled to spend my birthday dinner at Rhett's... our Special occasion place for dinner. Thanks to Vince for the lovely birthday "Group sing-a-long". We enjoyed hearing Vince play awesome music as we dined. Thanks to Rhett's for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a good price
    goodeats
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    This was our first visit to Rhett's but it will not be our last. The food was very good, nice wine list, and service excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the menu is a bit
    OhioVisitor
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Although the menu is a bit limited, there is enough variety to choose a full 4 course dinner or a lighter meal. Our food was excellent and I would especially recommend the lobster bisque and the crab salad which were both exceptional. We will definitely return to this restaurant when we are in the area. We probably would not have found this spot, if it weren't for Open Table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.