About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Southpark Mall)

Bringing the freshest seafood to Charlotte, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in Carolinas premier shopping destination -- SouthPark Mall, on 4335 Barclay Downs Drive, off Fairview Road. It is conveniently located near Harris Pavilion & Symphony Park.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood from both U.S. and international waters. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palette.

Visit our lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled and tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.

4335 Barclay Downs Drive
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Mon- Sat: 11:30am - 10pm
Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 442-5522

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Charlotte

Catering:
A variety of menu options for your catered event. Contact us today for more information. Email: Banquets78@msmg.com

Parking Details:
Self parking

Public Transit:
Off the main road and beneath the mall

Executive Chef:
Dahmon Wood

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

The Dogwood Room is a private dining room located in McCormick & Schmick's at Southpark. Seating up to 60 guests, and accommodating up to 75 in a cocktail setting, the room features a traditional wood décor with emerald colored accents. The hand-crafted Tiffany chandelier provides soft lighting

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Southpark Mall) Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were both good but what annoyed me was the PA system that only played a kind of rock garbage that kept thumping annoyingly. I asked that they change it but I was told they couldn't. If that happens again, I may not return there.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, drinks & attentive service. We had special happy hour drinks & appetizers. Yea Justin! For dinner the fish tacos were particularly tasty. Wish they were not out of fresh salmon for the holiday weekend. However our other two fresh fish entrees were excellent. We had their creme brulee with fresh berries on top. It was outstanding as usual! The manager Melissa and our server Michael were very helpful. They made our anniversary dinner extra special. This restaurant seems to have turned the corner in a very positive way since being acquired! We will be back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this restaurant for the delicious food. I had the parmesan crusted flounder. It was wonderful and I highly recommend it. Everyone was very happy with their meals. Our waitress was excellent. If you want privacy for quiet conversation, request a "snug". These are wonderful booths with very high backs, as well as draperies that can be pulled for added quietness and privacy for those more intimate or romantic dinners. It's just one of our favorite spots for a romantic night out or to meet with friends and actually hear the conversation without a struggle. Add to that the fabulous menu and service...A+++

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service ! Wonderful, fresh seafood every time. Great ambience for a birthday or special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been here many times, and food and service is always very good, and even when busy space at the table is comfortable. If their bar operated better for this trip they would have earned a higher rating. Ordered for me and my Manhattan loving friend a marker’s mark Manhattan Straight up. First glass was 1/4” of MM in a glass- a warm glass at that.
I explained to the server with a laugh it was incorrect., and she was Lovely about it.
So returned with what I suppose was a double MM. We were both irritated at missing out on a cold winter night— but Ridiculous someone didn’t look it up when the ‘cocktail’ was sent back....otherwise great evening. But order wine- it’s easier for them to get right (one hopes)

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall our experience was poor.
Our jumbo shrimp cocktail contained just large
Shrimp so our waiter told us that he would give
Us 6 shrimps-one extra
Mussels were good
Our son’s NY Strip with Fries was loaded with salt.
Steak was placed on top of fries which made them
Soggy-got replacement fried but too heavily salted.
Don’t know what was in the scallops with lobster
Mashed potatoes but my wife and I were sick
Until the next morning . Service was not attentive
For New Years and not one HNY unless we said first.
Do not recommend.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first visit to any McCormick & Schmick's and we decided to go for our New Year's Eve date night. Even on short notice, good reservation times were available. The location was in a shopping mall which made parking free & easy. The interior of the restaurant was very nice with a classic feel but no seating areas for a romantic date night but still a great place for a date. The food was very good. Pretty much on pare for a higher end chain. What stood out the most to us was the level of service. From the time we walked in the door for our reservation until we left, the wait staff front-end management was personable and very attentive. I know we'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was disappointed by the limited wines by the glass and small dinner portions, but the food was good and the service was top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a great choice for a New Years Eve dinner. The food was wonderful and the service excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When a manager tries to convince a customer that raw lobster tails are supposed to "look that way because they are cold water," there is a huge problem. The rudeness of shoving the menu in my mother's face not once, but twice to suggest that she order something else was shocking. My lobster was cooked just fine. Food temperature is a huge problem as well- our potatoes were so cold that they were inedible. However, it seemed to be normal as no one asked why they were barely touched. Service by the manager and our server lacked attention to detail. Overpriced food with lack of attention to detail means never returning.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our experience was good & bad . We had a nice quieter table . Our waiter was good. But we were very disappointed in our meal . We split appetizer , main course & dessert . ( we often split meals)

First our drinks were good ( Kentucky smash & margarita) but the margarita was in a very small glass loaded with ice disappointing for the price . The Kentucky smash was good but also loaded with ice & small glass .

Our appetizer was good , shrimp kisses , 14.00 but just 3 shrimp .

Our main meal was the biggest disappointment . We ordered the swordfish , ( it tasted really good what little taste we had ) we were shocked when it came. We each had about 2-3 small bite size on our plates . I have never seen such a small serving , if we hadn’t split it would have still been a very small serving for $38.00. Just unbelievable . Dessert was good. We did not say anything then, this was a date night & did not want to cause a problem.
All in all a very disappointing experience . We haven’t been to McCormick & Schmicks in a long time .
Not sure we will go back any time soon.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy McCormick’s for special occasions and know that we always find great food and attentive service.
Manager Melissa is on her game!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Small group, one person vegan. This restaurant finds a way to deal with that and make everyone happy.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We visited Christmas evening. I understand the staff had been overwhelmed with over three times their regular volume but nevertheless our server (Michael) couldn't have been more pleasant and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed spliting the lobster Cobb salad and the filet and lobster tail entree. Perfect for the two of us. Will definitely return on our next visit to Charlotte.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was delicious.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made reservations for Christmas Night to celebrate with family. The menu is very versatile and provides variety for various palates. Some party members had a beer before the meal and we requested a bottle of wine with the meal, our server announces to us to remind her as she will probably forget to bring it. Several of us considered this to be somewhat unprofessional. Then as we were placing our meals the waitress explained what would accompany each dish, dishes that were served to us were not as described when we ordered for several meals. For example when ordering the steak dinner she said that asparagus would accompany the meal however there was no asparagus, but a different mixed vegetable.
When our meals arrived we were a little disappointed that all of our meals were cold when they arrived at to the table. It was our first experience at this restaurant and we had a little higher expectations for such an upscale and price restaurant. I'm sad that the experience could not have been more memorable for the special occasion that we chose to attend.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Normally we don’t have problems there but my 1st 8 oz Filet was cold. The 2nd One was not 8oz and not cooked, did not get a 3rd one was there too long. For all the time we were there all they did was just not charge me for food I did not eat. They should have compensated the whole meal and given me a gift card for the amount of the meal for my wasted time and bad experience. Not sure what happened. The server was very nice. The problem was in the kitchen. Also my sons burger was hard as a rock. They replaced it.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This has always been our go to for Christmas dinner and it continues to be. Great food, drinks, and people.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

No wonder this place was open Christmas - overpriced, below average food - I would only go for happy hour. Service was good but don’t expect any quality food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came for Christmas dinner. The food was good, the steaks were prepared to order and wonderful, as was the lobster bisque.

I think the wait staff was overwhelmed and some menu items were out of stock (butter for bread).

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice meal; great service.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was great and he food was ok too however the portions were small and definitely not worth the price. We never finished our food so quickly before so that was a negative. But overall it was a good first experience. Desert was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with the family so it was a lively night. Service was very good despite the busy crowd. Nice wine selection. Salads very generous. Steaks was well prepared, flavorful. Stuffed shrimp was also good. Parmesan crusted flounder as well. Only complaint was salmon dish, very small portion put on plate and I had to request for a larger one, but manager took care of it right away. Overall, a nice night enjoyed by all, and a staff that was very attentive to the larger party.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve Diner with Family

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was a bit disappointed for Christmas Eve. Sea scallops were overlooked and veggies went beyond al dented to raw.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was not impressed. Food was not great and not worth the $

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Steak was over cooked. Delivery of food was slow. Everything else was great.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a great time! We went for a girl's holiday get together. The food was awesome, our server was great...such a terrific sense of humor and she made great recommendations. The restaurant is beautiful, great ambiance. If I had one complaint it would be that the music was just a touch too loud...however that won't stop me from coming back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Had a very nice dinner with great service! Will go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I went for my birthday. The service was so bad. Specifically we had to ask for bread 3 times from 2 different waiters before we got it. Then our drinks set empty for about 20 minutes while we searched for the waitress. This happened on 2 different occasions. When we said something the waitress blamed it on the hostess for seating too many people in her section. I don't mind spending over $300 for 5 people but I would really appreciate service that was somewhat attentive.
As far as the food, I got the twin lobster tails and they were at most 5 oz. Not what I expected. Then for being there for a birthday I am surprised that nothing is offered like a free desert. Most places do. But that was the least important of the issues

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed our dining experience. We did have to send back an over cooked steak. The replacement steak was very tasty although it took more than what I would consider a normal amount of time. The service was not bad, but not up to par for a fine dining establishment. It seemed forever for our server to check back with us for possible drink needs. When she did finally return, we had used up our time we allotted for dinner.
With that being said, we would certainly return in the future. We did not have a bad dining experience, but it did not quite meet our expectations. We give you two thumbs up.
One more note. The parking was chaotic. With the holiday madness, it might be a plus to employ a valet parking service during this time.
Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great dining experience. Our waiter, Michael, was wonderful. Great personality and was able to answer questions and make recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We brought my father and girlfriend (both from out of town). They were both very impressed and admired (as we did!) the absolutely great service at M&S. Our server (Chad) was top of the line, very professional and caring to provide an outstanding service. The manager always makes us feel welcome and seeing her greeting every single table is a pleasure because it shows how much she cares and how she supports her staff as well. Well done M&S Charlotte!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We both enjoyed everything that we had. We started with Shrimp Kisses which were divine, then had a cup of clam chowder which was simply excellent and then I had the Hawaiian Bigeye Ahi Tuna and the wife had Herb Broth Sea Bass. I had started out the night intending on getting a steak (filet or porterhouse or something) but was very glad that the waitperson suggested the tuna. Simply fabulous. Our server was Kristen and she was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I would be remiss if I did not highly recommend McCormick & Schmick's for dinner. We have been to the establishment in South Park several times and once again dinned with them this Thanksgiving. Once again the traditional Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding and the service exceeded our expectations. Unlike last year the establishment was very busy, which was good to see, however we were a little concerned that the quality and quantity of the food and the service may suffer, but it was not the case.
We thanks the staff and ownership of McCormick & Schmick's for providing such a great restaurant and for being open during a holiday for us dinners who need a great place to go.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I had an excellent Thanksgiving meal. We have eaten at your chain many times, but not in Charlotte. We will add it to our list of moderately priced, but excellent, restaurants for future dining.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving Dinner here and were very satisfied. The service and atmosphere were impeccable. Members in my family had enjoyed the special turkey dinner with fixings that hit all the right spots. I had the seafood trio which was good, but the shrimp seemed over cooked/chewy. The chocolate bag dessert was definitely the hit of the meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day at McCormick & Schmick's was awesome. I would rate them five stars in every category except one and that is food where I'll give them four stars. The food was good, very good, but not fantastic enough to give five stars. Otherwise I could not have imagined a better Thanksgiving out

I was accompanied by my father and my wife. We all had the Thanksgiving special. Our server Amy, was one of the best servers I have ever had. The manager, in the dining room touching tables, added the wow factor. Portions were great and the atmosphere was even greater.

I would highly recommend McCormick & Schmick's for Thanksgiving Day or any day.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was great. We were very appreciative of their willingness to split an entree for my friend and me. The waitress was very enthusiastic, pleasant, and very helpful. However, the meal was only so so. The turkey was very dry, dressing was mushy, and sides were just okay. I will say the squash bisque was very good! I understand this restaurant's forte is NOT turkey, but if it is going to offer it for Thanksgiving, I do think they should have it meet their traditional high standards.

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