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Haymaker

4.5
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714 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 714 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SherylC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made reservations at this specific restaurant so that we could be seated at the chefs table. They informed me that the table wasnt available when I arrived. I made the reservations weeks ahead of time to insure the table was available. I even tried to call several times to insure the request was seen. No answer either time I called. It was a special occasion and would have been nice to know that it wasnt possible to be seated there. I would have chosen a different place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our waiter barely paid attention to us at all, and the steak was inedible it was so tough...but they were gracious and took it off our bill. So other than that everything was great and we loved the ambience.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Underwhelming . Food was ok not great. For the price point their are to many good restaurants in CLT to be ok. The service needs improvement.

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mattc
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and drinks were amazing! Great place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It would be really helpful if the staff was well versed for gluten free options for celiac customer’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food

Kitchen is slow

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Europeanfoodie
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here during COVID so the place was rather half full than filled to its normal capacity. That made noise levels perfection, I can shine it being a bit too loud to my taste when the restaurant is completely full.
Food was delicious, ambiance great and all the covid measures taken made it a very lovely dining experience on date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

What is the point of making a reservation at a certain time if I have to wait an an additional 15 minutes to be seated. The food and atmosphere was nice as always, however, I did not understand the purpose of the extended wait, even though I reserved for 4 people days before.

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PaulE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Had brunch. Definitely will go back. The BLT and jalapeño bread were amazing

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JDK1
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was absolutely lovely. Due to current occupancy restrictions, the noise level was very low. The food was great.

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KatherineT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dana was incredible! She went above and beyond and made our dining experience exquisite. The food was amazing!! I highly recommend this spot. Will be returning!

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vipJOEM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was terrific under challenging Covid conditions. Made us feel safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went here for brunch with some friends who were visiting out of town. The food and drinks here are very good, I was a little disappointed with the lack of “egg”
Options for a brunch. I really wanted some sort of eggs Benedict. Aside from that everyone was happy with their meals and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Beignets had absolutely no taste, barley any powdered sugar. Got chicken sandwich and the chicken was so thin, I was pretty much eating just bread. Bloody Mary was good and coffee

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JusG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding first time experience.

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

We are so glad to hear you had a great first experience and we can't wait to have you back again! Thank you for the 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We can't wait to impress you again on your next visit.

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vipEiesha
Charlotte
96 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in great location. Food was good. Service outstanding.

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Eiesha, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and hospitality. See you again soon! ~Haymaker

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend brunch at the Haymaker

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed brunch! See you next time!

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vipFoodLover11
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Loved almost all the food. Their chicken wings are disappointing, but loved our flatbread and pork belly share plates! Highlighly recommend them both. Had the Day Tripper drink and it was ok. Beautiful restaurant and they did a great job with their Covid safety measures.

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Hey FoodLover11, We are glad to hear you enjoyed our flatbread and pork belly (YUM!), but sorry our wings disappointed. We hope you give us another chance to WOW you next time. Thanks for the four stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was delayed for quite a while. When received, the steak was cold and eggs overcooked from sitting. Bacon was also cold and tastes like jerky. Not our typical experience at Haymaker.

Haymaker
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are disappointed to hear you had a negative experience with our Brunch menu. Hot food should always be served hot. This is most certainly a mistake on our part and we would love to make it up to you the next time you come in. Please reach out to us via email contact@haymakerclt. c o m

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DavidP
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, glad we checked this place out.

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you! We're glad to here you enjoyed dining with us!

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Mikala
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haymaker has a wonderful menu and wonderful atmosphere! It felt very classy but had plenty of less expensive (but just as delicious) alternatives, which was perfect for our group. We dined here August 15 and had our temperatures checked at the door. I would definitely come here often if I lived in the area!

Haymaker
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you soon whenever you're in the area again!

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OTEater2217
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place that hits the sweet spot between upscale and casual. The service was extremely good, both attentive while being unobtrusive. The food is great too. We had the crispy pork and smoked wings apps, both of which were delicious and exactly as described in the menu. For entrees we had the burger and the chicken sandwich, both of which were great. The fries were perfectly cooked too and well seasoned. Just a can't miss place in my opinion.

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vipHannaF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken sandwich is a must! The coating is crunchy but the chicken remains tender. The Alabama white bbq slaw gives a really great tang to compliment the flavor of the chicken. The bun is soft but holds up perfectly to all that lies within it.

Haymaker
Responded on August 13, 2020

Wow! What a compliment! We love our Billy D's fried chicken sandwich and we're glad you do too! Our buns are even made in house by our kitchen!

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vipdariusmaximus
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very hot evening, so we made a wonderful meal from just salads and small plates.

Haymaker
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope you enjoyed your night out with us! See you again soon ~

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SusanneE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go Go Go!!!!! I had the Haymaker salad, pickled vegetables (sweet, sour, and reminded me of Brighton Beach, NY russian restaurants), and the DUCK!!!! Oh and don't forget the thyme drink and punch ( i prefer the thyme ), they are generous with the alcohol....

OMG the duck was amazing !!! Crispy, delicious sweet glaze and a great slaw to just the right amount of acidity to counter the duck!!!

I'm from NY and have been to many fabulous restaurants... but I can't remember a duck this good anywhere else.

Haymaker
Responded on August 13, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed our duck and cocktails. We hope to see you again for dinner or brunch!

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zkimrey
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. We will be back. Get the duck!! Our server was just as good as the food.

Haymaker
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind review, we pride ourselves on the hospitality our staff gives and the amazing food we serve. Come visit us again soon!

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vipAlanB
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience... have enjoyed the food and service since the opening, and it just keeps getting better...

Haymaker
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thank you so much Alan! We love serving great food to our community and helping others celebrate special occasions. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I had made reservations online for brunch outside early. We arrived early to make sure we got a table outside. We only sit outside and are taking special caution because of COVID. We were greeted with signing a form and taking our temperature! Perfect, got a table right away. Our waitress wore gloves and mask the whole time! We felt safe and very much liked the extra caution! We started with the jalapeño biscuits and gravy. Very tasty we enjoy a good kick. I had the chicken sandwich added fried egg and bacon and my fiancé had the French toast. Definitely recommend! Very enjoyable brunch! We will definitely be back for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hHaymaker did a fantastic job of social distancing and cleaning in between seatings.
Food was great as usual!!!

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RyanS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, I highly recommended

Haymaker
Responded on July 21, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you Ryan!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The waiter confirmed vegan options as referenced. Food was hot, full of flavor and the drinks were awesome!

Celebrate my sis 35th Birthday and they accommodated to every request including a quick photoshoot.

Mask and temperature check was required to enter the Resturant. I loved that because they are truly looking to keep staff and guest safe!

I’ve already shared the experience with some of my friends.

Thank you Haymaker!

Tori 🧡

Haymaker
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you so much Tori for your kind review! We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your dinner with us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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John
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haymaker has a great ambiance and the food was delicious. I had the duck which was delicious, well prepared and exactly as the menu/waiter described. My wife requested a vegan dish, which did not exist on the menu, but the chef was happy to accommodate. Good service, good food, and would highly recommend.

Haymaker
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you for the kind review John. We are always happy to accommodate dietary preferences for our guests. We hope to see you again soon for dinner or brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Uncomfortably hot upstairs

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TomR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was a great waitress. There food was outstanding, tasty, yummy. The location and ambiance were excellent. We sat outside, enjoyed the house music, and thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday brunch!

Haymaker
Responded on July 21, 2020

We think Anna is great too! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you for brunch again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Haymaker is consistently one of the best spots in all of uptown Charlotte. The service, the food, the drinks, everything is outstanding.

Haymaker
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! We do our best to excel in the kitchen and provide top notch hospitality to all our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely Sunday brunch!

Haymaker
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon~

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FAQs

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

Haymaker is rated 4.5 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.