Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

4.6
2072 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2072 people are saying
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vipLollipop
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best she crab soup around! We sat on the patio on a lovely day. Food was great as was our waiter. Always a treat when we eat at Red Rocks after church!

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Sandyw
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is my third time there in as many months. I keep hoping it will get better. The staff is great but the food is just not up to their former standards. The skirt steak and the ribeye were tasteless. $150 for flavorless food is not okay.

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Romi
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was decent, but we weren’t in a hurry, and we expect that these days. Great dinner nonetheless.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eats. We enjoyed eating outside. The service was excellent.

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VannS
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On January 15, 1998, I hosted my son and daughter-in-law’s rehearsal dinner. This weekend my husband and I took a short overnight trip to Charlotte. My husband was searching for a good restaurant for us to try and ran across Red Rocks. Having never been there, he did not know my history. We are so glad we decided on Red Rocks! Our server did an excellent job of providing us with friendly and professional service. Our selections for dinner were fabulous! We shared the blue cheese salad and the she crab soup. Both we delicious and good sized portions. The soup was some of the best we have had in a very long time. I chose the shrimp and scallops pasta with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. Absolutely wonderful. My husband ordered the filet medallions that were with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Neither of us were disappointed. I hope we will be able to return to Charlotte again sooner rather than later and we will definitely return to Red Rocks!

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AniaV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood salad. We will be back.

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vipYumyum
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant! Consistently good service and food, and lots of appealing options on the menu. We’ve been coming here for years, and expect many more!

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vipMitchellS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a LOVELY dinner at Red Rocks. Service was attentive, the waiter was very kind and welcoming and the food was fast. Our first course was out to the table within 5-7 minutes of ordering and we were well on our way to a delicious dinner. We even ordered carrot cake to top off the meal. My food - off the evening specials- Filet Medallions - was superb. My friend had the pasta and was quite pleased. This is a lovely place for a fun meal - easy parking, great location and great facility!

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Theatergoer
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside which we preferred.
Our waiter was attentive and the good delicious as always.

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SulyC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Red rocks Cafe. On the 7th of Oct. at lunch, my guests and I enjoyed it even more because we had a terrific server! Thank you

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TheOriginalJLo
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding services, excellent food, server recommended several choices. A personal greeting from the Manager mad our Anniversary luncheon a special day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always a wonderful experience and my family’s go-to restaurant for all our celebrations!

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TonyG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When arriving and leaving hostess could be more welcome. When leaving I said thank you and no one said a word and didn’t make eye contact either. But everything else was fabulous. We will come again.

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jack
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat, food was great and the service was fast.

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ScottJ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant was very nicely appointed. Our first server was horrible. It took forever to get our initial drinks that must has sat at the bar for more than 15 minutes as the martini was no longer cold. Then she didn’t return to take our orders for 15 more minutes. Meanwhile people that had been seated nearby after us already had their meals before we even placed our orders.

The food was mediocre at best. I ordered the ribeye steak and what they brought me was more like a chuck steak. The she crab soup was way too salty. The second server that helped bring the food out and seemed to have taken over our table was marginally better, but couldn’t tell us what after dinner drinks they had. She had to go to the bar several times to find out. When we would order something that she told us about, she came back 5 minutes later to tell us they didn’t have that. This is right after she went to the bar to find out what they have.

Never going back there again!

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vipAubreyL
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always well trained staff , wearing masks. Food is consistent. Good management. Coconut shrimp!!!

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RobF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Charlotte. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is great, and the staff is delightful. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !

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Bruce
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent establishment . Resolved an error with our order quickly - excellent server and server in training.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!! and ambience. We sat outside on the patio for Sunday brunch and it was so nice. Service was excellent. Thank you!!

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RockGlamQueen
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and finding my dress for my upcoming wedding. The staff was great and very accommodating. Made a reservation for 5 but ended up needing a table for 8. Restaurant was able to accommodate us with no issues. Food was great and I’ll definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was quite bland and the server got multiple parts of the order wrong

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KellieD
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed our meal and the service staff are wonderfully attentive and nice.

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MondayNightDiners
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. I had lobster ravioli. The sauce was yummy without being heavy. Husband had coconut shrimp appetizer with sides of green beans and mashed potatoes. He ate it all, which he seldom does. Devine coconut cake for dessert! Red Rocks never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food

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DianneW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. Very much appreciated the outdoor seating.

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KandiceD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

filet tenderloin sandwich was very good but needed some horse raddish to make is stand out.

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vipTCHUTCHI1
Charlotte
68 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren at the bar was awesome. She was kind and very attentive. She kept the bar clean which is highly desirable during COVID-19. Definitely recommend and if so sit at the bar with Lauren.

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Rosie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a three-course dinner, including a delectable dessert, Red Rocks Cafe is the place for you. This meal including a glass of wine and coffee for each of us was under $100. We've had to pay almost $200 for essentially the same high-quality. meal. Our server was perfect in every way. We plan to eat at Red Rocks every three weeks or so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red rocks never disappoints.

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vipDennis
Charlotte
156 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rocks never disappoints especially when the weather is good and there is available patio seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Highly recommend the Jambalaya and the Buffalo shrimp. Waiter/bartender made a mean old fashioned too.

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vipGreta
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was sooo good, I had a shrimp appetizer and lobster ravioli entree. The service was great as well. Ambiance would have been better if we hadn’t been seated in odd area with no view, but oh well the food made up for it!

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ConnieW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is great for brunch! It was busy so highly recommend reservations. Staff was doing their best trying to serve everyone. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything at Red Rocks was fantastic.

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Wendy
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, Red Rocks at South Park has the best She Crab Soup in Charlotte.

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Karolyn7
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s 50th birthday, what a perfect quiet night! Beautiful weather, great ambiance! Excellent wait staff & a wonderful night!
Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Red rock café was very relaxing. The hosting hostesses were very warm. My meal selections were requested timely and received timely. What an outside view and how peaceful. The meal was delicious try the Parmesan salmon. I definitely will be coming back with my children. This was an amazing experience!

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patr
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specialty salads, had the Oriental Chicken salad and my friend had the Seafood Salad, both were excellent.

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MattVicki
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met quickly and with a smile when we walked in and seated quickly to our reserved table for 4. Wait staff prompt and knowledgeable about "specials" and other questions. Very friendly and great service throughout the evening (Rene?) Our Coconut Salmon, Cajun Salmonx2 and Tuna + salads were perfection. Quiet evening as most patrons were eating on the patio. We also chose a Monday night so we could enjoy a "quieter" evening with friends. Very happy with our experience and the prices were what we expected for 'fine dining" , so no surprises there. Red Rocks did
everything perfect. Thank you, we will be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte using the Order Online button. Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 364-0402.

Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte is rated 4.6 stars by 2072 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.