Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

4.5
1366 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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 1366 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit in two weeks. I am impressed with the service and quality of the food.

I ordered the entree Greek salad and it was delicious. The salad had generous amount of feta and very

tasty olives. On my return visit, I ordered the salad again and added a cup of the chicken florentine soup

which was also very good. My favorite thing about this restaurant is the quiet ambiance. I have stopped

eating in loud establishments where it is so noisy that I can't carry on a conversation with my table mates.

I highly recommend Red Rocks and will be returning often for quality food, excellent service, and quiet.

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DD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was good but our table was near the door and we kept getting a very cold breeze from the door opening and closing.

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JS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quattro Formagio pasta was great. Also, the spinach cheese dip was phenomenal. Loved it. Great prices for all the food you get.

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Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect birthday dinner with my parents! Very accommodating for my mom who uses a power chair. A surprise and special touch was the personalized menu for my dad—he loved that! Everyone enjoyed their filet medallions which were delicious and perfectly cooked. My new favorite is the coconut salmon. It is a recent addition to the menu. The coconut dusting is very fine and not overwhelming. The citrus sauce is perfect with it and the wild rice. And of course the desserts were over the top. Our server was also top notch. You just can’t beat Red Rocks for a special occasion. Or even a casual lunch!

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c
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Red Rocks for our holiday dinner. The service was great and we will be back!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choices and service. Love the new ambiance.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Recently dined at Providence location. It was Thanksgiving evening. I brought my elderly [94] visually impaired aunt... she lived nearby for years before moving to Senior living. She always loved it. We were disappointed when we both had a little shell in the she crab soup but really bummed when the prime rib was so tough. Yes someone came by to ask if all was well, but the evening didn't call for it. I expected more!!! Two dinners, a wine, a beer and tip... not worth $108...

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The Thanksgiving menu wasn’t good! Food tasted like it had been microwaved multiple time! Green bean casserole tasted stale! We felt like we took $70 & threw it out the window!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

This reservation was booked over a month in advance to take my mother to dinner on thanksgiving night ; we were seated on the back of a tented porch in a dark spot, with one other table of three, absolutely no ambiance. I requested to be seated inside but was told we would have to wait longer.

The wait staff was very attentive and helpful, the only bright spot in the experience.

The meal was price fixed; which was not expected (how could that be communicated)after already having a thanksgiving meal for lunch! It would have been nice to have known this in advance as we would have tried to find something else.

I do enjoy having lunch at red rocks when I am in town, but this experience was not a good one.

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FI
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu and it was excellent. Food very tasty, large servings, all of the staff were so upbeat and pleasant, especially considering they were working on Thanksgiving. They’ve recently renovated inside and it has a more contemporary sleek atmosphere. Would definitely recommend Red Rocks for holiday meals.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR SERVER MADE THE THANKSGIVING MEAL MOST MEMORABLE - SHE WAS
THOUGHTFUL, ON TOP OF OUR NEEDS AND MORE THAN PLEASANT. SHE MADE THE EVENING FUN AND ENTERTAINING.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Red Rocks. No prep, no cooking, no dishes - GREAT!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The Thanksgiving menu was a bad experience. The food was substandard for the price. We spent over $100.00 dollars for two and came out feeling that we had really been taken. My husband and I both ordered the prime rib dinner. The garlic smashed potatoes were a hard dry lump with no taste of garlic. The green bean casserole was just green beans with canned mushroom soup dumped over them. The green beans were hard.

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J
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was very disappointed in food & seating. They tried to put us out on the patio which was very cold, we asked to be moved inside the restaurant and they put us in a booth next to the door going out into the patio which was open and closed which sent cold breezes all during our meal.
Instead of having a slice of turkey , I had chunks of turkey which were dry but not as dry as the stuffing even with extra gravy and the ham had casing around it which you had to cut away with some sort of red sauce covering the ham slices and the mashed garlic potatoes were salty. The soup and dessert were the best part of the meal.
Last year was great that is why we came back this year, sorry to say we will not be coming next year.

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M
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. The Jamie Neely Medallions were perfect.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trey was a great server - very attentive. Great salad with salmon as always.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

When we first got there, we had a reservation but had to wait 20 mins at the bar until our reservation was ready and the bar person never asked if we needed a drink. It was noisy in the restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. The server had very bad breath and though had recommendations, they were busy so the service wasn’t great. The quality of food and the service has drastically changed here over the years.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

My guest food was not hot. Food was sent back and asked that the steak to be cooked medium. Twice the steak came back well done. Noise level was too loud for that room.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Rocks is a gem! The food is always tasty, the service top-notch, and the ambiance cool.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food came out my wife had a filet (mid-well) it was mid-rare and the broccoli/cauliflower were barely steamed,her potatoes were great ! So that s all she ate while they took back the filet to bring the temp up mid-well . My Ny Strip I ordered medium it came out mid -rare I didn’t say anything maybe I should have. My brother had the lobster ravioli and it’s would have been wonderful if someone in that kitchen didn’t have heavy hand with the salt. And I love salt. So the wife’s filet is back and she ate a couple more bites around it, and then there it was just red as can be. Been going there since it opened, gone threw the menu changes over the years. 2 stars that night

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BS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints where a regular spot for my wife & I for years now

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RW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, attentive staff, good menu selections, and generous portions of finely prepared dishes. Desserts are excellent as well.

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JR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Red Rocks Cafe a few times and have always had a great time and the food has always been excellent.

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TC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service from Liz!

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food & service!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Just okay. The restaurant was nice but the food was bland. Under seasoned and lacked flavor. The drinks weren’t good either.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I often have lunch with friends in the South Park area. Red Rocks has always been one our favorite. This was the first time I had been since the update and I really liked it! I thought it helped with the noise level. As always, the food was very good and very good presentation...

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SB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husband's birthday, food is good and reasonably priced. One of our favorite places!

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was excellent and the food delicious. The coconut cake was scrumptious. We always have an enjoyable dining experience at Red Rocks Cafe.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. You couldn't ask for better service. The best part of the night is the coffee and the desserts (especially the coconut cake)!

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M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were on our way to the Symphony Pops and were very happy with our meal. It was timely and delicious. My only complaint was that the food could have been a little warmer. Our waitress was outstanding.

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NS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The peppered tuna appetizer is the best. The medallions were not the best cut of steak this time but normally they are my choice. Look forward to the next time whenever we are in the area.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hannah was a terrific waitress! She always had a smile and made our birthday evening special!!

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CH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We visited for my wife's birthday. It was the first time in since the renovation. Good food as always. Great desserts. Liked the new design. It made it quieter than it was before.

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LL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and folks!
Really enjoyed the new decor and renovations.
Staff is terrific!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The naming of the specials was a nice touch; caught me off guard, but impressed my friends.

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MM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceeds expectations. Neighborhood hang out feel, very comfortable and stylish. Great choice, never go wrong choosing Red Rocks

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MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, local touch, background music is so much more in tune with the vibe and clientele as compared to the previous pop music. Thanks for listening to our previous feedback, there is nothing worse than trying to relax after work with pop music of today in the background! Cheers!

Service was attentive and we loved the tuna avocado.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jen was a very attentive server. We had our young children with us and wanted to enjoy a nice meal. The food was great for the adults and the kids. Jen made successful and appropriate suggestions to make the most of our time there. We will be going back.

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MS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food & service!

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