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Kounter, Rock Hill, SC

Kounter

4.8
4.8
926 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A new restaurant by Rock Hill native Chef Rob Masone!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 328-7333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rob Masone

  • Catering

    Chef Rob Masone is well-known for his unique catering style! Let our team work with you to build your perfect event! All menus are built specific for each client in order to accommodate all their event needs!

  • Private party facilities

    We have over 5,000 square feet of event space, The Gathering Space, available just down the hallway from our dining room! We build each client's proposal according to their requests for layout, food + beverage packages, custom design + decor, etc! Please reach out to us via email for additional information!

  • Neighborhood

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Parking details

    Parking available on Main Street, as well as the White Street Parking Lot.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Sunday Supper Club - the Christmas Edition!

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 11, 2022 only
    Please join us for our newest dining experience - Sunday Supper Club with Chef Rob! We are so thrilled to launch this monthly Sunday evening dining series - a chance for you to engage with Chef Rob directly and experience a range of his new recipes, old classics, and everything in between! December's event will be a special Christmas edition! Your dining experience will include service from our wonderful staff, four courses, a specialty cocktail, and select wine options* (one bottle per couple). Additional beverage options will also be available during your visit. Cancellation fees may apply. Call with questions! If you're dining in a smaller group, we may seat you with some new neighbors - please come prepared to enjoy our community!

Popular dishes

What 926 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Best Service

  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

    Innovative

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlotte

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner!! ♥️
  2. AB

    AngieB

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is well prepared and nicely presented. The chef blends very unique combinations of ingredients to make salads and sandwiches. Not sure what you order will look like but it is always a pleasant surprise from the fish and tots (which are the size of a baked potato) to the rosemary fries, the cubano sandwich and awesome brussel sprouts. This is our go place for a lunch treat!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new holiday drink is delicious!
  4. ME

    MikeE

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered two appetizers a salad and desert and it was plenty for the two of us. Outstanding food and great service from Andrew. He made some recommendations that made the meal for us like lamb on the beet salad.
  5. JB

    JB29715

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal and experience at Kounter. Can’t wait to go back!
  6. AJ

    AndyJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great and interesting flavors--try the totchos with candied jalepenos!
  7. R

    Rach

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very unique flavors. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced.
  8. K

    K9efb

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was excellent. Will definitely come back. Loved it!
  9. TH

    TraceyH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, recommend adding a side to most entrees. Drinks and service just as good as the food.
  10. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Kounter. The food was delicious; I mean really excellent, a cut above the ordinary. The historic location served to remind us of the courageous actions of the students from Friendship College who called their community and our country to a higher and better standard of relationships among us. Wonderful food and inspiration. We're glad we went. We're telling others to go.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    The fried ribs were amazing so I was excited for the rest of the meal. The hanger steak had no seasoning and was tough but everything under it was delicious. I also had the banana foster boa… the banana was there but it tasted more like banana mash than banana foster. The service was great. The place was cute. I might come again to try something else but the menu items I was most excited to try were disappointing minus the ribs, they were superb.
  12. KE

    KimE

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food. The shrimp and grits is my all time favorite! It bursts with all the right flavors.
  13. S

    Snickerdoogle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A little disappointed in our crab dip appetizer (I seriously wondered if it was canned tuna, not what I expected for the price) and in our dessert (bananas foster), but our entrees and drinks were outstanding
  14. P

    Paula

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at Kounter was exceptional. I have no earthly idea how the chef managed to crisp the bacon wrapping perfectly without overcooking the grilled(?) slice of meatloaf, but the meal was superb… and this is NOT your mother’s meatloaf! The mashed potatoes were smooth, and the roasted Brussels sprouts – although just on the cusp of being overdone but not quite – were tasty. The wine selection is adequate and I appreciated the free taste of an alternative when my preferred choice was unavailable. Our server, Jaimie, was a delight – competent, friendly, and efficient. I liked the wall decor, with the names of the Friendship Nine carved into the wood panels. And of course, preservation of the famous sit-in counter is a plus. Kounter offers great food, excellent service, and a bit of Rock Hill history as well. Highly recommended! Regarding Open Table, however – Just FYI - I registered our “special occasion” on the Open Table reservation site when prompted, but this information did not appear to have been conveyed to the restaurant. Best to mention in person.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new added items on the menu. This place is one of my favorites.
  16. J

    John

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great server. Food was very good. Noise level was good. We celebrated birthday.
  17. SS

    SandraS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The food was spectacular. We can't wait to go back and try some other dishes.
  18. TB

    TomB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good. The wine and beer offerings could be expanded. The noise level was really high.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service matched the food which was amazing!!
  20. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal and outstanding service last night at Kounter. Our waiter gave us great advice when making our selections and we each devoured our meals! Thank you. Kudos to the chef for his Great blending of flavors. We also appreciated the historical display in the hallway outside the restaurant. My guest was from out of town and really enjoyed seeing this important exhibit. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  21. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first experience at Kounter was outstanding. The service was friendly and efficient (Jessica gave us great service and food recommendations). The food was not only delicious (10/10) but was also unique and presented beautifully. Don’t leave without dessert. They are small but loaded with flavor and creativity. We just happened to be traveling through Rock Hill and stopped for the night. I guarantee we will be back! Well done, Kounter!
  22. TC

    ToniaC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious! Will be back soon!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our experience
  24. F

    Foodie528

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried multiple dishes and drinks all of which were fantastic. 10/10! Highly recommend!
  25. HN

    HansN

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is awesome. And that is the most important in a restaurant. We love that a restaurant with a chef with innovative dishes is available in our area. Easily the best food in Rock Hill. Only remark we have that when 80% or more of the tables/seats are filled, it is extremely noisy. To the level that just sitting across from each other, it’s difficult to understand each other. I think something should be fixable with some acoustics adjustments
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Kounter! They have unique dishes that are amazing in taste and flavor. The service is great as well. Staff are friendly and give excellent service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Kounter! It’s our go to in Rock Hill. It was my husband’s birthday so I knew he would love another reason to enjoy Kounter. We got our favorite appetizer, Chile Garlic Shrimp with focaccia bread. Yum! My husband got the crabcakes and I have always wanted to try the SpaghettiOs and meatballs and I finally did. We both loved our meal. My favorite wine on the menu is the Albariño and it was good as always. My husband got his complementary chocolate pie as dessert since it was his birthday. The service was wonderful and we always love the atmosphere.
  28. H

    Hoosier

    Orlando

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at Kounter! This was our second visit to this restaurant and enjoyed our meal tremendously! The fried ribs and parmesan-rosemary dusted fries were delicious! We enjoyed a local hard cider and beer both on draft. Be sure to save room for mom’s chocolate pie which is amazingly tasty! When traveling through Rock Hill, SC, we will definitely eat at Kounter!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a good time, our server Rachel was so kind.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The only negative is the acoustics.
  31. BJ

    BradJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food awesome service wonderful atmosphere
  32. MG

    MelvinG

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kounter is one of my annual restaurant destinations because of its delicious menu items. The historical significance of the restaurant and its tribute to the Friendship Nine is worth the visit alone. The former McCrory's dining counter is clean and updated with seating that pays tribute to the brave gentlemen, and there are placards of recognition throughout the restaurant. With that said, its the food that keeps you coming back. The shrimp + grits was delicious. I have a thing about leaving the tails on the shrimp, and I would prefer that they were removed, but they were still very good. The drunken sausage was decadent. My wife had a couple of side orders that were pleasingly filling...crispy asian brussels and the parmesan-rosemary dusted fries. Delicious. I had the parmesan creamed corn. It was amazing! The server was very attentive and did a fine job. My compliments to the chef, and I trust that you will have a great experience as my wife and I did this time around.
  33. FM

    FrankieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kounter never fails to please...both with service and palate!
  34. MM

    MerleM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for the "history" and was pleasantly surprised at the menu choices. The restaurant was immaculate, our server was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.
  35. TP

    TinaP

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food; loved the craft cocktails as well!
  36. WB

    WardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had a nice dinner. Sat at a high top table. Good, attentive service.
  37. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and it won’t be our last. This place has great service, great history and awesome food and service. Blake attended to our every need and was very informative about the history of the Kounter and had great knowledge of the menu. Do not hesitate to have dinner here.
  38. RC

    RC74

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service. We have been multiple times and it never disappoints.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great and the smoked salmon avocado toast for brunch was the bomb. Bloody Marys are reasonably priced and delicious. Only comment I’d make is the chicken on the chicken and waffles was underseasoned. Can’t wait to go back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food & Great Drink!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kounter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 328-7333.

Kounter is rated 4.8 stars by 926 OpenTable diners.

Kounter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kounter

135 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC 29730-5193

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available on Main Street, as well as the White Street Parking Lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rob Masone

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 328-7333

  • Catering

    Chef Rob Masone is well-known for his unique catering style! Let our team work with you to build your perfect event! All menus are built specific for each client in order to accommodate all their event needs!

  • Private party facilities

    We have over 5,000 square feet of event space, The Gathering Space, available just down the hallway from our dining room! We build each client's proposal according to their requests for layout, food + beverage packages, custom design + decor, etc! Please reach out to us via email for additional information!

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