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Haymaker

4.2
4.2
1424 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte, Haymaker Restaurant, from Chef William Dissen, brings locally inspired and seasonal food to the Queen City. Our kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the piedmont area and Appalachia, and explores our foodways, both historic and present across our region. Our classic American lounge serves local brews, fine wines, and handmade cocktails. Dine & drink in our bar & lounge, main dining room, mezzanine, or sidewalk patio all overlooking beautiful Romare Bearden Park in the heart of Charlotte.

Please note that Haymaker is a two-story restaurant with stairs. Please contact the restaurant if you require first floor dining.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    William Dissen

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Parking details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,424 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Grace our waitress was excellent, the best part of the restaurant. Food was poor, salad had no flavor, ratatouille had only onions and peppers, the other vegetables missing, the French fries were limp and warm at the most, my chicken had very little flavor and very small. After talking with Grace, the manager came over and apologized. We are visiting Charlotte and found them online and went there because they advertise farm fresh. Far from being fresh.
  2. HO

    HeatherO

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was beyond terrible. We waited 30 minutes to order and another 40 minutes for our food to arrive. Our food arrived cold and not good at all. It had obviously been sitting for quite an extended period of time before it got to us. We were excited to try Haymaker, and now sadly we won’t be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Delicious meal and wonderful cocktails. Our waitress only checked on us once besides getting our order and bringing the check. Our drinks sat on the bar for 15 minutes before a different waitress brought our drinks, thankfully. It would’ve been a 5 star experience had our waitress been better.
  4. CM

    ConnorM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were fantastic! Will absolutely go back again next visit in Charlotte.
  5. PC

    PhillipC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    One plate arrived cold. Plates for service had large chips in them. Drinks were very well balanced and were delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I expected it to be somewhat busy, but luckily it wasn’t. I started off with the amazing beignet’s that don’t disappoint if you enjoy them as much as I do. I’m also a fan of the atmosphere and I think the food could have been better than what I had been served we could not wait to enjoy our shrimp and grits and honestly they were delicious but they were just very runny and watered down like so. I’m not really sure why but it seems it was the same mistake we all had to have made in our life when cooking the dish was still a hit but I wanted my grits more consistent with the taste of it being thick and not so much as runny.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We were not impressed with the food. The ambiance is very nice.
  8. SB

    ScottB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    7pm reservation and they had run out of wine glasses. After waiting at least 20 minutes we opted to drink out of rocks glasses. Table next to us was drinking their bottle out of brandy snifters. Seriously? Food was good and server was nice but not the experience we expected.
  9. CA

    CARLAL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I picked Haymaker after doing a random Google search for brunch places in Uptown Charlotte. The reservation process was simple and was honestly surprised that we could get seated within 30 minutes of looking for a place. We could have actually been seated sooner, but still had to account for travel time. The entire experience was great and I will definitely return, hopefully for dinner.
  10. JE

    JulieE

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food delicious, every entrée was different and unique. Obvious the ingredients are well sourced and excellent kitchen.
  11. MD

    MandyD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn’t sure what to expect, but Haymaker had been listed in Charlotte Axios’ one of the best restaurants. And it was fantastic! I can’t wait to go back. Everything was great and I’m getting picky in my dotage! But seriously, I’ll be making reservations again soon.
  12. NW

    NatalieW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steak and eggs were decent. The French toast was nice
  13. RB

    RyanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch was delicious, service close to perfect. I was there at same time a lot of pre-game football fans were, so it was very loud until that crowd thinned. Sans footballers it would be a great ambiance I think. Best french toast and best home fried potatoes I’ve ever had. I will definitely return
  14. MA

    MaryAnnH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Reserved a pre-game table for Sunday brunch. Were seating right on time and the service and food were both great. The noise level is extremely high so conversation was non existent. Otherwise, all around great brunch.
  15. JR

    JaiRenee

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks to making a reservation online we were seated quickly. The service was excellent, very attentive. Did not have to ask for refills, offered more cream when she noticed the level was low. Another server offered us water just because he was standing nearby and noticed we were a little low. Answered questions we had about the menu. Our was food was good, priced appropriately. Would have liked more vegetarian options but they were able to adopt a meal to suit the vegetarian in our party.
  16. d

    deirdred

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible
  17. FR

    FRANKH

    Warwickshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was attentive and engaging, even adopting the UK sense of humour. Despite the menu being reduced due to deliveries of potatoes and shrimp not being made, the food was excellent and this was one of the best meals during our holiday in the US. Sadly the draft beer was not available due to equipment failure. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the smoked bacon bourbon old fashioned cocktail.
  18. WG

    WineGirl

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Had a 12:15 reservation, but had to wait 30 minutes to get sat because they didn't have available tables when we arrived. After waiting 30 minutes to get sat, we then order the beignets to start which never arrived. We also ordered the $10 mimosas which were served with flat uncarbonated prosecco. The food came out and it was fine but not worth the price point. It seems like this place cares more about the ambience and spending money on the dishes you are eating out of than actually making sure they have quality staff & service. This is the second time I have eaten here, and both times we were let down. Charlotte has a lot of great restaurants and I would not count this among them.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Service was very slow. Took 3 plus hours
  21. A

    Amanda

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace was amazing. She was attentive and personable. Best server I’ve had in a long time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Haymaker did not disappoint! I took my wife for her birthday. A few hiccups such as forgetting to give us complete sets of silverware and forgetting our request for seltzer water, though the biggest err: Our server delivered the incorrect Specialty cocktail to my wife. BUT, without being told of the error, a staff member recognized that there was an issue and offered to provide a totally new cocktail - gratis- which was delicious (and was the correct beverage). I ordered the pork for dinner which was outstanding, my wife ordered the market fish which was a full fried flounder and it was completely delightful.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and the food was tremendous. If you like pork, get the pork shank it was falling off the bone phenomenal
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I ordered spring grits. There were 3 shrimp WITH tails on and heavy buttered gravy. Not good at all.
  25. p

    patricias

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere! Everyone was super nice and food was great
  26. I

    Iceman

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The gnocchi was just ok and there weren't very many. The chicken was tasty and the meal was a decent size. The pork shank was the most filling and most interesting item we had and was also tasty. My wife ordered the snapper crudo but it was 6 very thinly sliced pieces of snapper and nothing to write home about. There is definitely better (and more) food to be had elsewhere.
  27. DR

    DRao

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent with fresh seasonal ingredients. We ordered the handmade gnocchi, pork shanks, and roasted chicken. The food was all delicious. The gnocchi served with freshmade creamy tomato sauce including a hint of spiciness from the dried chili flakes - which is very enjoyable!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good but a little over priced for the quality. Food came out quick/normal but the bar was very backed up.
  29. RM

    RenaM

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner-the atmosphere was great and our service with Grace was incredible!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good! But the service was lacking (I know everyone is short staffed these days). Regardless, our waitress was polite and I’m sure she was trying her best. We were seated upstairs and the temperature was way too warm. We asked to turn on the AC, but they said they couldn’t do anything. I think if the temperature wasn’t so hot, it would have been a much more enjoyable experience.
  31. PG

    PeruvianGirl

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The restaurant was beautiful, the food was delicious, but the server struggled beyond belief to remember our orders, forgot them altogether once so had to come back to get our entire table’s order again and forgot 3 separate items (sugar, never brought plates for the shareable appetizer, and forgot to bring one coffee order). It really hampered the experience to continuously have to have to wave her down to remind her of everything at least twice and still have some things never brought. She was very sweet and perhaps she was newer but she was wholly unprepared and it had a tangible impact on our experience.
  32. LB

    LBMac

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe and delicious locally sourced farm to table dishes. Brunch was great!
  33. J

    James

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I dont do reviews much .. and rarely complain. After hearing great things we went . Waitress was excellent. We sat at 815 pm and they were out of many things on the menu. One burger ordered would not have past an inspection for being cooked. It seemed like it was very rushed. If this is 1 of the “ top 30 “ In Charlotte we have problems . Will not return. They did take a few things off the bill, but my goal is not to get free food when out. Quality dining experience is my goal and this certainly did not meet that standard.
  34. H

    Hide

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food. Awful service.
  35. M

    Mike

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Outstanding cuisine. Best pork shank ever! Bread pudding dessert is the bomb. Chair was like sitting on a milk crate! Will definitely be back.
  36. S

    Shirley

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was very loud in the restaurant, which is fine. We just had to talk loudly. When we ordered our drinks, they took an usual amount of time to arrive. When we ordered our appetizers, they really didn’t arrive for a really long time, at least 30 minutes. The main course arrived at an appropriate time. I then ordered a second drink, and it literally didn’t arrive until after we received our check and paid. The server was nice and very apologetics. There were other tables around where we were seated had been seated after us and were done before us. The food was good, except the portion the gnocchi was very small.
  37. BS

    BeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome place to brunch if you’re visiting the Charlotte area! From the atmosphere to the food, it was immaculate!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu wasn’t up to date. They no longer had the salad I wanted and the burger was different than on the menu. We split the burger and fries and they were good. The service was quick.
  39. EK

    EveryKnee

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Good food for the price. Loved the shrimp n grits! Greeter was not personable, but oh well. Switched reservation (date, type of seating). Arrived, and seating was not switched. Was placed next to a table with a stroller, and asked to relocate. Was re-seated at the other side of the same table! Food? Really good. Service? Not so much.
  40. S

    Superdisappointed

    Portland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Had come once before & it was great. This time we sat upstairs & the server was nice however paid us little attention & repeatedly got our orders wrong. I ordered the Benton-food was over salted, soggy, and for the bacon they threw on a literal clump under the eggs. Burger was gritty, & the drink, Wake-Up call, which last time was layered, full of coffee & so tasty was just cloyingly sweet oat milk with nutmeg on top this time. DO NOT recommend this place, not consistent at all.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Haymaker offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 626-6116.

Haymaker is rated 4.2 stars by 1424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Haymaker

225 S Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Dissen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

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