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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

4.5
1279 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Red Rocks Café is a locally owned and operated, unique American Restaurant. We have operated in the greater Charlotte, NC area since 1992. We currently operate two units. The Original Red Rocks is in the Foxcroft area of Charlotte at the Strawberry Hill Shopping Center, and the newer unit, opened in 2003 is at Birkdale Village in Huntersville, NC. We offer a very diverse menu of appetizers, salads, pasta, steaks, seafood, chicken, and sandwiches. Our wine and dessert offerings are world class. We are unique in that we have something for everyone. No one is excluded due to price or category of food. At Red Rocks you can choose to “eat” or “dine.” Our mission is to professionally and efficiently operate a clean, upscale, restaurant that consistently offers great food and beverage at a reasonable cost. We invite you to visit Red Rocks Café for a great experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 364-0402
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jamie Weatherly
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Private party facilities
Large Private Dining Room for up to 100 people. We accommodate large parties without much fuss; at a better value than most people in our markets. We offer several “private dining” rooms (areas) and menus to accommodate a diverse range of groups with a broad mix of dining options.
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Private party contact
John Love: (704) 364-0402
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Catering
Customized to any occasion
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairview Road
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Parking details
When entering Strawberry Hills, be sure to take the first right into the market. Drive around the market continuing to veer toward your left until you come upon Red Rocks Cafe. Excellent parking in our lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1279 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

Great place to hang out outside Charlotte

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I was a little upset that the kitchen runner brought the cesear salad & she-crab soup to wrong table then walked up to the waitress to confirm delivery. The waitress informed runner that it was wrong table the runner picked up the food and brought it to our table for US to eat. NOT Happy they did not even offer to replace the food!!! Then entrees tasted like frozen peas & carrots with overcooked filet. Very disappointed.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went to Red Rocks, one of our favorite places, to celebrate Mother’s Day a week late, because RR had a very pricey fixed price menu on Mother’s Day.
First, we (party of 6) we’re stuck in a back room along with a VERY large party (15 or 16 people) as the only other table. Excuse me for making a reservation.
Then, two of our orders were wrong—a pasta dish that was supposed to have shrimp had chicken instead, and something ordered as a sandwich arrived as a salad. Also, I had the blackened chicken croissant sandwich, and the bottom half of the croissant was completely soggy.
The service was very slow, and we waited and waited for drink refills, for which we had to flag down our waitress. Then we waited and waited for our check, which, when it arrived, still had the seafood pasta dish on it, though our friend had agreed to settle for the less expensive chicken version. Got the corrected bill fairly quickly, then waited and waited again to pay it. One of us finally got up and went to find someone to take our payment.
Too bad, because we have loved this place in the past.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Came for bookclub and had a great dinner and discussion

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Red Rocks. It’s probably our favorite restaurant in town. The service is always great and Sunday night was no exception. Jenny was attentive but not overbearing. Great dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Reuben and Chicken saltimboca were very good, but my wife's chicken tenders/fingers were pretty awful because they were so heavily breaded. I took a good-sized bite and got only fried bread, no chicken. Tell RR to lighten up on the breading. Otherwise the service was great and RR lives up to its reputation as a good neighborhood venue for our family special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mothers Day Dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This has become my favorite place to eat in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food wass great and service is always excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was very good. The restaurant was very busy and the staff handled it well. The food on the pre fixed menu was excellent. Only disappointment was that at 12:30 pm they were out of cheese cake. That said I highly recommend Red Rocks

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We made a reservation for Mother's Day after checking their website only to get there and find out it was affixed menu for $35-$40-per head. NO mention of a fixed menu on their website. Total Bait and switch and very pricey and limited for lunch with our kids! If they were going to have a fixed menu , we should have known. Very disappointed. I won't be recommending this place to anyone. Sad too because their regular menu looked great.
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Rick Booth
704 258 6993

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day weekend

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food options, dress was relatively casual (many in shorts and polos) despite the prices being a little higher.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great dinner with family! Food was great ,service was excellent- Red Rocks is a favorite and this visit did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food. Quiet room.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A wonderful special and terrific service. Waiter was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He had tried most of the meals and was helpful in describing them.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food as usual was great. However our server Was MIA most of the evening. Other servers were kind to refill drinks. She showed up in the end and we asked for boxes. She walked away and we called her back to ask for desert menu. We’ve had better.
Disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Consistent quality and value.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My husband and I were dying to try this location but alas was disappointed .We were very hungry and had ordered Papa Love's Spinach & Walnut Ravioli and my husband had opted for Saturday Special Filet Mignon & Trio Coconut Shrimp with mashed potatoes and Asparagus as the side. We found the quality of food ok and restaurant very pricey . I had found a hair on my plate as soon the waitress was handing me over , they apologized for it and brought me another but I was so grossed out , lost my appetite and did not enjoy the dish .Everything was simply ok just enjoyed the mashed potatoes . Ambience was good , had the service and food been great. Desserts looked great before but not after having the dinner , so we just left without trying anything more.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I had read the reviews about this place and decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The food and service was the best. I can’t wait to go back and try the other items in the menu because I believe the food won’t disappoint. It seems like this is one of those hidden gems and I’m excited about going many more times.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Disappointing Anniversary Dinner... Jenny and Allison took good care of us. The food was less than spectacular. For the prices and the reviews of friends I expected so much more. The tuna appetizer was good and the vanilla bean and chocolate dessert was great. The main courses lacked the flavor, creativity, and quality you would expect. I had the crab cakes and subbed the rice for potatoes. The crab cakes were displayed on the potatoes. If they were seared on both sides it would have been ok. But you had cake on the potatoes and they stuck and broke apart due to the moisture. The crab cakes lacked flavor. They were better when I asked for lemon for them. The veggies were simple and good, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and squash. My wife had the special surf and turf. The apricot sauce was horrible and all over the plate. It was for the coconut shrimp, but was plated under everything. It overwhelmed the dish and underwhelmed us. The asparagus was fine, the fillet was ok. The coconut shrimp was overcooked and seemed as if it came out of a box in the freezer. We were told how great this place was and we could not in good conscious refer it to a friend.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

we were there to celebrate my daughters graduation from Queens University on Saturday. The food was delicious as always, and the service. My daughter has special diet needs and the server was great about helping her get the information she needed to order something she could have. She thoroughly enjoyed her steak.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Decided to eat here after making a day trip to Charlotte. It did not disappoint. The food, service, and ambience (played all types of music) was perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always good, I almost always get whatever is the chef's special.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We been here a few times, I think the wait staff is
friendly but a alittle standoffish. I’ve had much more friendlier service at restaurants that cost 1/2 as much as Red Rocks. You would think it would be the opposite. I agree with other reviews, it’s too dark inside, we had a hard time reading the menus.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

After seeing decent reviews, we decided to give Red Rocks a try. We should've turned around when we saw a bunch of prom couples there...extremely disappointed with the quality of food and the ambiance leaves something to be desired. So many better options in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Predictably delicious, fresh and satisfying. Love being able to reserve on Open Table. Red Rocks is a family favorite and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Red Rocks has stood the test of time. We've been going there for 25 years, but had never tried their brunch until Sunday. I had made a reservation for indoor seating for 5, but our group changed to 6 and we decided to sit outside instead. The staff seamlessly adjusted. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food, as always, was reliable. The only recommendation I would have is to use ground sausage instead of sliced links for the sausage gravy. This is, after all, the South. Other than that, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The special Halibut dish was outstanding and I'm so glad they brought back the Oreo cheesecake. Yum yum. Jennie, our waitress was top notch by the way.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Staff is great and food is always fresh and very filling. Presentation of drinks and food is terrific. Fun place to meet friends or date night!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Very nice waitress. Great place for a good dinner

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Very good food and outstanding service

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Yummy food that never disappoints. Have eaten many dishes from the menu and all met and exceeded expectations. Love the two different sizes of wine on the menu! On this occasion, the service was stellar. She provided suggestions and met all our needs in a professional timely manner! Has become a go-to place for my husband and I.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A party of four of us went to Red Rocks Cafe before a show at Ovens Auditorium. The food was wonderful, the service was superb and we had a good evening enjoying the excellent food and good company!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The server was fabulous. She was the best waitress I have had in a NC restaurant. The salads were incredibly fresh and the dressings were in house made. We were very pleased

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I find that the food and service are always dependable at Red Rocks.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

One of my favorite places to dine in Charlotte and Huntersville!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food is consistently good. We have always gotten great service. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a casual night out.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was good as usual. However, when one of us ordered a “Sweet Rob Roy”, it must have been unfamiliar. It was ordered “up”, but came in a small whiskey type glass instead of a martini glass. We commented on it, but were told that it was “up” and “very chilled”. It looked like a watered down cocktail left out over night. Very unappealing.

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