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Haymaker, Charlotte, NC
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Haymaker

4.2
4.2
1478 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

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,478 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

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  1. RZ

    RichZed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    While the food itself was acceptable (though some weird choices being made in setting the menu), everything else about our dining experience was disappointing. Despite the fact that other tables were available and we made a reservation that specifically noted it was a special occasion, the table that was “reserved” for us was literally pushed up against the water station so we constantly had waitstaff approaching our table in order to get water pitchers. In addition, the ambience was very strange - the music was very loud and the lighting was very bright. It was almost like they were going for a “hip art gallery” type vibe but it just came off weird. The food itself was prepared well so kudos to the cooks, but the menu was strange. For example, I ordered a $52 ribeye which was absolutely smothered in capers and frankly seemed like the kind of cut I could buy at a grocery store (i.e., choice and not prime). Perhaps that’s why it was covered by the strong flavor of capers instead of letting the ribeye stand on its own. My wife ordered the fish, which was served bone-in and fully intact despite the fact that the waitress specifically said that the head would be removed. This wasn’t an issue for my wife but the fact that the waitstaff doesn’t actually know how their entrees (of which there are only 6-7) are served is not a good sign. While the food itself tasted fine, our final bill was $175 (including tip) for two drinks, about 12 pickled vegetable slices, two entrees, and one dessert. No one should pay $175 for “fine,” especially when nothing else about the restaurant was exceptional or even good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved brunch at haymaker.
  3. ES

    EdSed

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food and great place to go before a Panthers game. Service was slow but was on a busy Sunday.
  4. BT

    BonnieT

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh flounder, a real treat. Haymaker bourbon was excellent. Freshness of local foods a real plus.
  5. ND

    NikkiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience we had !! The food was beautifully prepared and presented and tasted AMAZING. We felt welcomed the minute we walked in . The staff and service was top notch !! We will be back !!! Thank You Haymaker !!!
  6. JP

    JodyP

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The place is gorgeous inside. The drinks and service were excellent! The food was mediocre. The steaks were served in a cast iron dish but it was almost impossible to cut it in this type of dish as the sides of the dish are raised. The steak, at $52 a pop, was flavorless. Two people in our party ordered the steak. The 1/4 chicken was dry and had no flavor at all. The sauce it was served on also had zero flavor and did not complement the dish. The shrimp in curry sauce… First off the curry sauce itself was excellent. The shrimp were very large and served with the heads on…I am completely comfortable eating my shrimp this way, having lived in New Orleans for many years, but it makes NO sense to serve the shrimp totally immersed in a steaming hot curry sauce. Basically I had to fish them out and peel them while burning my fingers to get the heads and shells off only to then dip them back in the sauce. When shrimp are that large you cannot overcook them, they get very mealy. They were mealy. The gnocchi were not good. They were very mushy and cold. There were only about 6 on the dish. We did enjoy the pickles and pickled vegetables and the meat & cheese board. The fries were ok. The Mac n cheese was ok.
  7. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Haymaker. This is a solid place, and our go-to spot when we have guests in town. Prawns, salad, pork roll ups, were all great. One star deduction for my gnocchi: it was the only vegetarian entree option (yet not vegan), and quite small for an expensive main dish. Just 5 or 6 gnocchi and maybe a half of a hen-of-the-woods. (Also the gnocchi were large dumplings not delicate Italian pastas). But good service, good espresso, great desserts…. Overall a nice meal. Thank you Haymaker for impressing our guests!
  8. TD

    TomD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Menu was slim pickings. Service was slow even though there were many, many open tables.
  9. EH

    EHofS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While visiting Charlotte, we had a PHENOMENAL Sunday brunch! The food is excellent and the service was fantastic. I definitely recommend.
  10. KR

    KaraR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and highly recommend their brunch!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal, service and atmosphere!!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance and decor. Good cocktails and excellent service. Only thing that brought down our overall experience was that out of 9 people in our party, only the ones who ordered the hamburgers were satisfied with the food. Everyone else found their choices to be bland or less than expected for the price point of this restaurant.
  13. AR

    AnneR

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very cool restaurant. Great location. Decor is lovely. Service was awesome!
  14. MB

    MarisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time guest. Had a brunch reservation on Saturday. It was such a great experience!! Our server was incredible. The 90s R&B music was sooo good, the food was delicious and the cocktails were fantastic. Can’t wait to come back.
  15. SG

    SilasG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. We ordered several small plates plus the pork shank and ribeye. Drinks were really good. Service was outstanding. Grace was so attentive, nice and helpful.
  16. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Our server was excellent and super accommodating. The food and drinks were delicious too!
  17. AS

    AmberS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere! We had the most amazing server named Grace, she made the night a blast! Would highly recommend to anyone! The food was fresh, well-prepared and the drinks tasted great!
  18. JN

    JasonN

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Drinks were watered down. Service was really slow and took forever to get our food. However the food was good once it arrived.
  19. BJ

    BenJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The ambiance and staff were friendly but the gnocchi was horrible. The menu was also small and disappointing.
  20. s

    spar10g8r

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, went to late brunch on Saturday. Good variety of entrees.
  21. SS

    ShannonS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We went for the special event Louisiana chefs collaboration. We arrived early for our reservation but were not seated until 15 minutes or more after the reserved time, and after that were not greeted and brought our beverages for 15 more minutes. We then were told they just ran out of 2 dishes on the special menu (out of only 5 choices). The cocktails were tasty when they arrived we placed our full order. The appetizer was delivered with no plates and no one ever came by to request any so we had to pass the full plate of lettuce wraps around the table to eat from. Our entrees arrived timely and were tasty, though a bit undersatisfying as they had no sides, and none were listed on the special menu. All in All it was not a terrible experience, just not the "special event" we signed up for.
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haymaker never fails to impress! The food is always incredible with wonderful service and ambiance. Highly recommend!
  23. JM

    JeffM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on the Louisiana night - the two specials and the alligator appetizer were all fantastic. Grace, our server, was both knowledgeable and attentive.
  24. MK

    MKRCharlotte

    Charlotte

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pork belly wraps were delicious! Entre portion was HUGE for the pork shank. Nice atmosphere and energy.
  25. m

    mamakat

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service, good recommendations, good drinks…..what else could you want? Enjoyed by all!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place
  27. SM

    StevenM

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was average. Jalapeño biscuit was far too heavy, literally, like a hockey puck. Beginet were not sweet. Our waitress took ten minutes to take the order of four guys at the next table because they were flirting back and forth. We were waiting for our check during this time.
  28. A

    Alexa

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Would not recommend the mac and cheese. For $10, I was expecting a really good one, but it was soupy and look like Kraft mac and cheese. Did not taste as good as description on the menu. I also saw that other people didn’t finish their mac and cheese either. Drinks were okay. Nothing special.
  29. d

    deborahp

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the Chefs counter and Chef Owen was amazing! The service was excellent and we like it so much we are going back tonight.
  30. l

    lovedit

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food! Great atmosphere too.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Panthers game
  32. PR

    PatrickR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The food and service were good. We ordered a bottle of wine and they wouldn’t sell it to me because it was their last bottle, we ordered another bottle and they said the same thing. I didn’t understand why they could tell me that I couldn’t have the bottle of wine but they couldn’t tell someone else they couldn’t have a glass. I will not be rushing back there.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were TOP NOTCH and the service was excellent!!
  34. CB

    ChelsiB

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere. Great bar service & drinks. Waitress very knowledgeable & friendly. Delicious all around!
  35. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch! Jalapeño biscuit and gravy was the best!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was kind and welcoming and the food was impeccable!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hay market
  38. H

    Holly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overall the food was pretty good, but there wasn’t many vegetarian options. We ordered 2 small plates and an entree, but the food was a little cold when they brought it out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience!
  40. MS

    MarilynS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening on Tuesday at Haymaker. The bartender was expert and had some great suggestions for our group. She was a great mixologist and super attentive and quick. The appetizer selection was excellent. All of us enjoyed our meals: giant burger, 1/4 smoked chicken and especially the pork chop all were delicious. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Charlotte.

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 1478 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 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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