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Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

4.5
1202 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 1202 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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janek (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Red Rocks never disappoints. Great food and service and the best she crab soup in town!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent and the service was phenomenal! Will be going back!

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vipeattolive (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love the pineapple martini! Best kale salad! Amazing meatloaf!!

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DateNiteDining (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We've visited Red Rocks for special occasions for the past several years and usually have great experiences. However, this time we were very disappointed. The food tasted very much like something you would get from a cafeteria. It certainly wasn't the quality we expected or experienced in the past. It was also extremely salty. I got the Storm Trooper from the bar and was very disappointed: the black sugar ran down the glass and stained my hands. Again, like the food, the taste and quality were really lacking from the bar too. We were seated right by the kitchen which really killed the atmosphere due to the view and loud kitchen noise. We definitely won't be returning anytime soon and were so disappointed to report our experience to friends and family who usually dine there with us.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Another excellent meal. Attentive service. Had the shrimp cocktail and crab cakes.

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vipPamelaPierce (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was amazing! Everything we had was delicious and decadent! Our server Audrey was the best! Such a great attitude and sunny personality! This was our first visit. WE CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!!

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vipsheryllh (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Anniversary. Nicely done.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Ashley was an absolutely fantastic server, she was attentive and was exceptional at her recommendation for my husband, on his order. The food, as usual, was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Steak was undercooked. Amount of food was underwhelming. But great service and correction was mad. Also steak was low quality

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent & service was great even though they were packed!

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FANTASTIC (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and service were very good. The restaurant was on time with my reservation and seated us upon arrival. The overall dining experience was above par.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Red Rocks is the best in Charlotte for any occasion dining!

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imthatguy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I'm trying to decide what was better, the homemade potato chips, the coconut cake or the service. Oh wait a minute, I don't have to decide, I got them all.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day was special. Thank you for accommodating our gluten free needs. You’re a good man John Love and you run a great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and food. We ate on the patio which was very casual and more laid back than inside which was extremely busy.

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Ribs (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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SCsirash (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We used to live near Red Rock, but has been several years since we have dined. The interior visually looks cramped, but we had no issue with noise. The food was good, but a little over priced vs. eating at a place like Sullivan's or other upper end steak house. Service was outstanding and the management staff was very engaged with the customers. Good place for a date night, but you will spend $60-80 for drinks and an entrée.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Valentine's Day dinner was delicious and our waitress was very friendly. Nice atmosphere. I think every employee we passed by coming in and leaving wished us a Happy Valentine's Day. That was nice.

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vipMeg22079 (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Not happy, paid $8 for kids buttered noodles, like are you kidding me? They used so much butter to, the noodles were swimming. The serve brunch on Sunday but the kids have no choice. One of my kids wanted french toast and the only option was an adult portion. I asked if they would be able to do a half portion and they just flat out said no. I will not be returning and don't recommend this place. The food is grossly overpriced, especially the kids meals. Completely unsatisfied and very disappointed. :-(

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PHall (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My overall experience with Rocs were good. The bathroom being out of order was a problem. Also the paper towels in bathroom wasn't good. The performance was ok. I went a few weeks ago and the young lady who performed was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Cannot day enough good things about Red Rocks. Everything about the experience was superb.

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vipTravelDoc (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

You can usually count on Red Rocks for lovely specials, good food, and great service, but occasionally they disappoint. This was one of those occasions when our waitress just couldn't seem to get things right. The manager attempted, but then one filet mignon came out undercooked and the other overcooked. What do you do?! We were also disappointed to find that the kitchen is "too busy" to split orders, and we had to be our own chefs and servers at the table on account of it. I had expected better of a first class restaurant.

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SueC (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

RedRocks is our go-to place for date night, it's dependably good. We almost always get the chef's special, whatever that is. This week the risotto side dish was ok but not great, but everything else was just what you'd want - salmon done perfectly, lovely presentation, great wait staff, good house wines, all within a pleasant ambiance. Making reservations ahead added to the easy-peasy stress-free experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is always fresh and delicious. Specials are just that unique and great! Had filet, pimento cheese bacon potatoes au gratin with fried green beans.

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Roznjerry (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We go to Red Rocks often and the food is always great. They have a nice variety and wonderful desserts. I would highly recommend for casual dining or for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wait staff excellent - attentive without being overbearing. Great food selection, everybody thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Would definitely go back.

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Luzc (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

WOW- really disappointed in all aspects of this meal. Bruschetta bread so dense felt I was cracking a tooth (we’ve had bruschetta before), mussels okay but not the flavorful broth expected, dressing for spinach salad coagulated and too thick, boiled egg had a gray ring from not being properly chilled. Crab cakes were good- redeeming element of meal. Vegetables underwhelming. Too many good places in Charlotte to eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is always good and great service. Location is convenient to me.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This was a get-together for 3 friends. The location was central to our residences. I hadn't been there in a while. The hostess was very helpful with getting my disabled friend to the table, as she had forgotten to have her walker. We had to sit at a table as close as possible to the door. This left us in the bar area which was a little too noisy. our server was very attentive and efficient. My order of the filet mignon sandwich was nothing to rave about. The meat was not very tender and was sliced too thick; which made handling the sandwich messy. The side was just ok. We also ordered dessert ( my slice of chocolate cake was good and huge BUT so was the price !!) I would probably order another entrée if I were to go again. I also think that the dessert prices be printed on the menu rather than just blindly ordering from a dessert tray.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a good experience.

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