Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

4.7
2048 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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jamesc
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our group of four dined inside at a booth which was quite roomy. The service was excellent. My blackened Ahi tuna was overcooked, but other meals seemed to be enjoyed. O

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AliceB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Staff is courteous and always attentive. We never have any complaints!

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vipLaughlins
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Rocks! ALWAYS great quality and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was great and I will return.

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SSGG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent food and service. My go-to place. Thank you, John Love!

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UniversalEntity
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shrimp was perfectly cooked
The filets were melt in my mouth.
I ordered a non typical drink. Not only did you have campari, it was served perfectly with orange juice without ice as requested. Even extremely good restaurants mess that up frequently!
AWESOME

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Kim51
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was very good. Only one dinner was an issue, the Marsala sauce was not the usual one or the wrong sauce was used. Everything else was fresh and delicious.

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SamuelV
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I ordered a Rib Eye which is my go to for any restaurant that offers steaks. I ordered it medium rare which should be seared on both sides and have a mostly red warm center but the steak was disappointingly thin when delivered and medium on the verge of being medium well. We did however have the Buffalo Calamari which had more calamari than breading which was surprisingly good.

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Bird
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was well presented. The meals all around were excellent.

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SarahG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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EricaN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great and waitress was very attentive, food lacked seasoning and tasted basic but plate presentation was nice, would not recommend sitting outside because you will fight flies the ENTIRE time, menu was a little on the pricey side for a meal you could make at home that would taste better :/

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Cltdym
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for queen's feast restaurant week. Had the BBQ salmon. Thought it works be more of a glaze but it was a thick layer of BBQ sauce on salmon that could've used a little more seasoning. Won't go there again for queen's feast

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Searcher
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Restaurant Week. The food was excellent. The service was great and the price was within what was advertised.
We were very happy with our experience at Red Rocks Cafe.
We recommend this restaurant.

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GeorgE
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good quality, well prepared and hot... served hot and didn't seem to have been standing under a heat lamp. Kudos to the chef and the wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was outstanding.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The bartender was awesome. Very helpful in selecting the dinner meal.

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TimothyB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Queen Fest week. Although, the restaurant was crowded, we had a great meal and great service. Lori was our server and she did a fantastic job. Very friendly.

I've been in Charlotte 40 years now. Never had a bad meal at Red Rocks Strawberry Hill.

5 Stars!!

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EliseB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Do not think the salmon needed so much bbq sauce; it was a bit overpowering, but the rest of the meal was fabulous!

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BrandonM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and feel of the restaurant was great overall. I would eat here again.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service during restaurant week. Great outdoor seating on warm evening

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mamapow
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THe food was delicious, and our service was great. My only realcomplaint was for the price, the salad was extremely small and the Queen's feast options did not give a good representation of the regular menu. My husband ordered off the regular menu and his past was outstanding and a great value.

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Whynot
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would definitely go again!

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CarylS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked perfectly, the drinks made just right and the service-superb.

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Rachel
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We went for the queens feast and we’re not disappointed.

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vipDebiRockHillSC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & attentive service.

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LoveSteak
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great, however the server was a bit harried … he seemed to have too many tables to keep up with … perhaps they are short staffed

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JennieW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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MeredithM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on Open Table when looking for a spot to grab dinner. Got to sit outside and even in this summer heat, it was late enough in the day and they had nice fans blowing to keep us cool. We both ordered from the special restaurant week menu and got different things so we could try each other's, which included an appetizer/salad, entree and desert. All of our food came out in a timely manner and was delicious with great presentation. Our waitress was having a rough night, but was still on top of things and we enjoyed her. I also love that the manager made his rounds to make sure everything was good and in order. Will definitely go back!

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vipFungirl
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are there for Charlotte restaurant week. The food is so good. The salmon was Excellent. The steak was good. Yes, try spinach sundries dip was good for Appetizer. The only complaint will be the shrimp cocktail three shrimps, not another cocktail sauce. Desserts are wonderful. The service was excellent. I don’t know where the waitress name was but she was really good. I recommend going to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor patio was fantastic, nice and shady and cool. Service was excellent and jambalaya was tasty.

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FridayNightDiners
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as usual. Our party enjoyed the crab cake appetizers. Entrees included steak with shrimp and lobster ravioli. We had coconut cake for dessert. All were wonderful! Service was slow, but the waiter had a significant number of tables and it was the first night of restaurant week. We ate on the patio as inside was noisy due to the large number of people. Red Rocks is one of our favorites! We will be back.

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DawnK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Courtney was an attentive and very pleasant server, the food was delicious, served beautifully and timely (impressive since everyone seems short staffed right now and it was the 1st night of Restaurant Week!) Tried some new dishes and old favorites, all perfect!

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Charles
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noah did a great job as our server.
My wife loved her salmon dish.
I was pleased with my filet.
We will return soon.

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CatS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So surprised and disappointed at our visit last night. I honestly cannot say one thing we had from cocktails, app, to entree were even average tasting. We paid the nearly $200 tab but definitely won’t come back. The worst- We ordered 3 steaks, medium rare. All 3 came out not even close to that! They were almost grey looking. And one order was completely wrong with the sides. They took them back and the manager came over. We told him hey no problem, we get things happen, if he has a new cook we can actually order something different than steak. But he said, defensively, the cook has been there 12 years and never had a steak sent back. Brought out the steaks again and one was fine. One was Med rare but absolutely no sear on the outside. It was the oddest thing to see- it looked so gross. Also zero seasoning- no salt/pepper. Third one had a sear but was just really inedible- no seasoning and just tasted bad. We didn’t complain again as we understand the industry is struggling with labor issues and honestly we just didn’t want to have another conversation with the manager about it as he was rather adamant the first round nothing like that has ever happened there before- just not a good, two way convo.

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DonB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is great.

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AndyC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific! Every…single…time.

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shellbam
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. A little pricey….

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DeborahH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Red Rocks many times over the years, never a bad meal. Wonderful variety of menu options, always prepared the same way, with attention to detail. Helpful wait staff. A little loud, but it was a Saturday night. One of our favorite restaurants for as long as it has been open.

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PaigeT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rocks is always a good choice for our family and friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Especially the potato cake. Will be back!

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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 4.7 stars by 2048 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.