Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Short Pump

4.3
120 reviews
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For almost twenty five years, we have been pioneering the craft beer revolution! Our brewers have been awarded over two hundred national awards for their unique brewing styles. Our menus have received numerous accolades. The tradition continues today at each Rock Bottom with local brewers and local chefs coming together to create bold local flavors both in our beers we brew and the food we serve.
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AT
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonable prices for the food quantity served, unique beer offerings, friendly staff.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place for multiple families to get together! Kid friendly! Good menu and drink list! Friendly server with quick service too!

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BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy hitting Rock Bottom. This was my birthday dinner, and our server did a great job with the details. Food and beer were excellent as always.

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HP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my family’s first time here and we enjoyed our food, waiter and the Ambience of the restaurant. The prices were good also. We were celebrating my dads bday.

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AT
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service, friendly staff, good portion size for the price of the meal. Great beer selection.

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TB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was really good. Food was tasty and price wasn’t bad for the portion provided. I will eat here again.

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JK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food. Good beer. Nice atmosphere. Kind of quiet for a Friday night. Would go back again.

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N
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The was the worst meal I have had in awhile. My sister ordered chicken tenders with fries. I ordered the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and upgraded a side to the mac and cheese. The chicken-- both dishes-- was rubbery and flavorless. To the point we did not even remotely finish our meal. The macaroni and cheese was SO BLAND. The shaved parmesan cheese on top was the best part of that dish. The mashed potatoes were actually pretty good. Overall, this was a horribly disappointing meal.

Surprisingly the waitress never asked how we liked our meal. She simply asked if we were ready for the check.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!

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SV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a family member's birthday here and we all enjoyed ourselves! The food was great and the prices were even better. Our waitress was totally awesome! We all definitely will come back!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. It was my first time there and I was completely satisfied! We had reservations and we walked in and they took us right to our table. The waiter was fantastic. His name was Matt. The food was fantastic! We will definitely be visiting again soon!

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VN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food and beverage was fine waiter seemed to be confused. I had out of town quest and was looking forward to a great time. This did not happen. Prior to my visit your establishment came highly recommend.

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EL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We really like Rock Bottom and decided to go there for an early group dinner on New Year's Eve. This visit was not pleasant. The server, although polite, was inattentive at best. It was obvious that he did not want to be there. We waited for quite some time to place our drink order and when the other couples showed up, I had to remind the waiter to take their drink orders. In addition, they were out of an appetizer that we ordered but we didn't find out until after the other appetizers were delivered when we asked our waiter about the missing food. His reply was "didn't he tell you?" I am not sure who the "he" was he was referring to as we only had the one waiter. Anyway, I will go back as in general, it's a good spot. We simply had a waiter that really needs to find a new career.

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DJ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server, who I will not name, was obviously not thrilled to be working at 6pm on New Year Ever, but front end Manager, PHIL, ROCKSTAR PHIL, more than made up for the lack of smiles, service or interest in our time at Rock Bottom....He saved the night!! Food was excellent!

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LS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food & service!

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met some friends here on a Saturday night. Great food, and good variety. We are all three eating healthy, and we had no problem finding a good selection. Beers are great! It’s a bit noisy, but not as bad as you would expect given that it is a brew pub.

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FS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The place overall was great. There was a little confusion as to where to go once you’re inside. People seemed to walk in and find their table, then had to be redirected back to the front. The food was good, took our waiter a little time to come back to the table with our drinks after we ordered, but he was very apologetic. It was really busy and crowded, lots of children as well. Overall good food, good drinks, live sports !

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and food never disappoints

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was o.k. Nothing great. Service was o.k. too - not extraordinary, but not poor either. Probably will not return.

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P
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time our waiter was fabulous. If you like spicy do t miss the jambalaya best I’ve ever had.

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AT
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, beer, and service

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PS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was great and very apologetic. The kitchen needs A LOT of help. They messed our order up three times. After we asked for it to be corrected the first time, all they did was scrap items off and send it back.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was cold. Tacos were sitting under the warmer too long. Took too long to get food

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining experience. Perfect setting to unwind after a long week. Great beer choices and the food was delicious.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great Prices and friendly staff.

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GO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, good experience, but high noise level. Music way too loud!

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AT
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service, unique beer selection.

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DM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a good experience at the Short Pump, VA location. A wide array of entree selections and specials... and of course, great beer! Nice Father's Day special coupon to email subscribers.

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JV
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great Fried Pickles are great

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Terrible service and cold food, very disappointed.

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m
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Foods really good I can’t wait to go back and try other things. Nachos looked really good. Burgers delicious ( fireman’s burger and 2am)

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud or conversation

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W
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here 4 times, drive 2 hours one way because the service, food, and drink are always superb

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was so loud at 5 pm we couldn’t hear the conversation amongst each other. We asked to be moved to another table away from the bar and were denied our request. Dinner was delivered right after appetizers and we had no room for all of the food. Waitress was overloaded and did not know the menu. Drinks were not refilled. The sweet tea was terrible. Too loud and not great for kids

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TE
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been here many times. Beer is good and great selection. Food is very tasty. Staff has always been super friendly. There was a little mix up with our order, first time this has ever happened to us. The waiter came out and apologized and told us what he did wrong. I really appreciated him doing that, people are human and make mistakes. Other than that he was always checking in on us, asking if we needed anything and keeping our drinks filled. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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CO
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My daughter and I did not enjoy our meals tonight. The cod fish (fish and chips) was tasteless. My daughter's burger was just ordinary.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only the 2nd time I have ever come. I am not a drinker and don't care for bar scene, but very much enjoyed sitting outside with my friends. The weather was gorgeous. Food was excellent! Service very good as well. Definitely recommend to others.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer selection, good food, and excellent service. And glad we reserved a table because we were seated right away, even on a busy Friday night.

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f
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was wonderful!
Great experience!

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MJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a 5:45 reservation and received our food at 7:10. And then not everyone got theirs. The last person got their order at 7:25. We constantly has to ask for drink refills and condiments and a salad, and quacamole. These were ordered with our meals. We were celebrating 3 birthdays and not one mention of this. One person ordered the lobster enchiladas and the waiter said they were terrible. I appreciate his honesty but why would something terrible be on the menu. We were never offered dessert and it was obvious that another group wanted our table as we were eating so we felt rushed.
Our first trip was not so great.

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