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Haymaker, Charlotte, NC

Haymaker

4.2
4.2
1763 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte, Haymaker Restaurant, from Chef Chris Coleman, 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

Experiences

  • Lunch At Haymaker

    Multiple dates available
    Swing by Haymaker in Uptown Charlotte for a delicious twist on Southern classics. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty sandwich, a delicious salad or a soul-warming bowl of comfort, we've got you covered.
    Lunch At Haymaker Photo
  • Southern Star Bourbon Dinner

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 2, 2024 only
    Join us for a special night with a 5-meal course dinner & southern star bourbon cocktail pairings!
    Southern Star Bourbon Dinner Photo
  • Charlotte FC Southern Star Event

    Apr 21, 2024 only
    Join us for a fun night of celebration for Charlotte FC season with a southern star twist! We'll be showcasing some fantastic offerings, including a shooter feature with Southern Star Double Shot bourbon cream, and an espresso martini featuring SS Standard Bourbon and the Double Shot. In addition to the libations, Southern Star will be adding to the excitement by raffling off some branded FC scarves and Charlotte FC tickets. All costs will be owed in-house & not through your reservation.

What 1,763 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Innovative

  • Charlotte

    Innovative

1,763 Reviews
  1. CarrieD

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated at 6:30 p.m. and didn't get our entrees until 8:30 p.m. We were told there was an issue with the order not getting put in or something like that. Not only was the wait super long, but they acted like we didn't notice. On a busy night, I would have been okay with a longer wait, but it wasn't busy at all. We chose this place due to farm-to-table, and the food was pretty good, but service, wait, etc., was so bad. Not sure I would go back. They did reduce our bill, but they are still not ok with how it was all handled.

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  2. StevenC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch after church. Everything was great overall. Regrettably, your jalapeño sausage gravy and biscuits are no longer available. . It’s the reason we have come the past 5 or 6 times. And you no longer offer it. :( those of us who ordered your currently available sausage gravy and biscuits agreed it was disappointing. You had the very best sausage gravy in CLT, and now it’s “mid” as the kids said :) Still, thank you for a lovely experience otherwise.

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    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my brunch! Food was tasty and service was great!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food really had no taste and it like many others in Charlotte was overpriced

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Barrick and the staff took great care of us everyone at the table thought it was one of the best plates they’ve ever had. Dessert was amazing you got to try the banana pudding super delicious will go here again on my next trip to charlotte

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  6. RichardC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attended an Easter Buffet where the food had been siting out for hours. Lettuce was wilted, food was dried out and and the casseroles stiff and unappetizing. Grossly overpriced for this diner quality food.

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  7. KenG

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Just ate at your restaurant for Brunch. Probably one of the most expensive experiences for the value received I have ever encountered. Essentially scrambled eggs, bacon and sliders for $60 per person. Food was very average with little selection. Dessert menu was substandard. Then they charged a 'large party' gratuity for 4 people?? Bad experience.

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  8. Christine

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst Easter brunch experience of my life basically spent $60 per person for bacon and eggs. Haymaker should be ashamed for charging that much for the spread they served. Sad. Won’t be back- wish i could get a refund!!

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  9. MaryS

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but not as many options as I had hoped for an Easter Sunday Brunch and for the price.

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  10. CarolynJ

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meals!! Can’t wait to come back! Our server was great and helpful. How awesome to make basic entrees so unique!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just average for the cost.Service was very good, drinks were made well.

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  12. natalies

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately service and food were underwhelming.

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  13. ELLE

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 10 mins despite having a reservation for brunch at 12pm. The hostess finally asked if we were okay with sitting upstairs. We were lead upstairs to the very back in a dark, isolated corner. Waiter, Jacob, stopped by 15 mins after being seated. He brought 3 glasses of water for our party of 4. He said he’d bring the other one. He came back without water for the 4th patron, and 2 of us ordered cocktails. About 15 mins later, he brings the cocktails. Still no water for the 4th person. We then asked for it, again. Someone else orders a cocktail, that took a good 20 mins to arrive. We order our brunch. He comes back to tell us they are out of beignets. He then comes back to tell us they are out of biscuits (???!!!). IT WAS SUNDAY BRUNCH at about 1pm at this point?!? Not to mention, the menu was super small and limited as it was. Biscuits were included in a majority of the entrees and apps on the limited menu. Eventually we get our food. There were miraculously biscuits🤷‍♀️. However, my entree came out on an appetizer sized plate😅. We asked for a regular sized plate. After our meal, Jacob was MIA. We eventually flagged him down to ask for our checks, as we were OVER this experience, or lack there of.

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  14. JamesW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best farm to table restaurant in Charlotte. The mussels were to die for!

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  15. Livy

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience!! the cocktails were the best part, but the mountain trout was delicious as well.

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  16. KathrynO

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great - I had chicken and dumplings - it was not your usual - the dumplings were more like hush puppies than pasta like but it was very tasty - my companion had the trout and had rave reviews. My only complaint was the noise level - lots of the after work crowd - not much you can do about that. Service was quick and attentive.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful brunch! Impeccable service! Outstanding food! Great cocktails! Beautifully provisioned menu that features local seasonal food. You guys nailed it! Can’t wait to visit again! Thank you!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are huge fans of Goodyear House so we wanted to try another of Chris Coleman’s restaurants. It did not disappoint!! Food, service and ambiance were all amazing!! Can’t wait to get back again!

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  19. wkrueg

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were outstanding, but by far the highlight of the night was the service. Erik was a gem behind the bar. Sarah showed great attention as our server and was very personable. Lastly Robert was also very kind and I can tell he fosters a great work environment.

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  20. AshleyB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Get the fried green tomato BLT if it’s on the menu!

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  21. WaltW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were top notch, as was the service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice aesthetic. Bartender and server were great. Menu wasn’t what I saw online so had to settle for a burger. Not what I wanted for a dining experience but luckily it was well made. Will likely return once menu is back to normal.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server did not initially notify us that the most popular dish on the menu was not available, after finally taking our order food took so long (it’s just brunch) and obviously came out cold, and dry. Server didn’t seem to want to be there.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Long long wait for table, and pretty expensive. Corn bread was ok but pretty weird, and the chicken with dumplings sucked. Those we’re not dumplings, just balls I struggled to get down, plus found some cartilage in my chicken. Unpleasant surprise!! Flavor was good tho, and the desert was fantastic.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a reservation and showed up. We were told to wait at the bar until our table opened up. Quite simply the front end staff forgot we were there until we went to find out when our table would open up. Then that took a few minutes. So we were there for over 1 hour before we were seated at a table. The food and waiter were great. The cocktails were great as well and original recipes.

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  26. River

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall service and food was 3 Stars A few things to note: 1. Seating was 20 minutes post Reservation Time. 2. Cocktails were good. 3. Bar staff was good. 4. Wait staff at table was okay. Table check-ins were about 15 mins apart. Water was consistently empty and had to be requested to be filled. Busboy/busgirl was nonexistent. Empty cocktail glass and plates stood on table for more than 20 mins. even after wait staff checked-in. 5. Trout was good. Rice wasn't seasoned and mushy - not edible. 6. Bolognese sauce was too sweet. 7. Appetizers were delicious. Mussels were amazing as well as the Cornbread. 8. Cabbage was okay. 9. Brussel sprouts were good.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Haymaker did not disappoint! Service was great and food came out quickly and was cooked to perfection-best brunch in Charlotte!

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  28. AlanG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Food was very good. We had the toast and mussels to start, then shared the rabbit pasta dish. All were good! Service was excellent as well. Sara (our server) was very good. She gave us her thoughts on what was good and was very attentive

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall poor quality food and severely overpriced. Will not go back.

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  30. ChristopherM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Would recommend the prime rib and the mac and cheese

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  31. Shann

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had requested a table for 4 and assumed it would be downstairs. Instead was seated upstairs in a space that was uninviting. Friend ordered steak and eggs and the steak was cold when served. Service was very slow and food was just ok.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu on OpenTable was not the menu at restaurant. The cornbread was delicious, other food choices were good to okay. Overall would have put picked a different restaurant given guests with me.

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  33. DeannaS

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu! I could choose everything to eat. We ordered cocktails that were awesome, amazing starters (cornbread, shrimp, and oysters!). All of our mains were delicious, just a little salty for our preference, but not too bad to finish the dish! Would love to go back!

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  34. PhillyByChoice

    Philadelphia

    138 reviews

    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was terrific - from the seasonal salad with fried okra to the pork tenderloin and rigatoni with walnut pesto. The chef was very responsive to a couple of our special requests and helped with wine pairings.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to bring client business associates and best friends. The only disappointment was not having more belly-room to sample other dishes on the menu.

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  36. Vboston3

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Haymaker several times and have never been disappointed. Service and brunch selection is superb!

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  37. KimberlyR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We throughly enjoyed our meal, servers attentiveness, and would visit again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being an Ascent resident I had the most amazing time! Will be a regular for sure!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was great. Cocktails were great. Perfect night out.

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  40. KerryB

    Jackson Hole

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend didn’t care for the shrimp “sauce” on the catfish special. She said it did not add anything and was a detraction. I wish there were more vegetables and less carb options. These are nits; overall a wonderful meal with fantastic service.

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FAQs

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

Haymaker is rated 4.2 stars by 1763 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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