RockSalt-Charlotte

4.5
1006 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
ROCKSALT Charlotte brings you a sustainable seafood experience in an intimate, rustic setting. Our oyster bar is front and center to showcase impeccable Rappahannock River Oysters and clams. The wood-fired grill brings savory depth to land and sea-based proteins. Our wine and beer selections are carefully curated and our cocktail list evolves continually.

During 50% COVID restricted dining we respectfully request you limit your dining experience to 2 hours so everyone can enjoy a visit to Rocksalt.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1006 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
VD
ValerieD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

Oyster happy hour until 6 everyday
What a deal!’
Will be back soon.

MP
MarieP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely marvelous time at this restaurant. The baked fish was great and the service awesome.

SH
vipShellyH
Louisville
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was as good as the oysters? Great service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was by far one of my favorites, a pescatarians dream! My husband and I shared trout dip & stared with a chargrilled Caesar salad, both which were divine! I ate around the caviar, but my husband had not problems devouring what was placed on top of the trout dip.

For our main courses, I selected the scallops with sautéed vegetables- YES PLEASE!! And my husband ordered the Whole Fish, catch of the day.

Not only was the quality of the food amazing, the presentation and plating did not disappoint!!! The catch of the day and my scallops were beautifully presented!

C
Charlottereviewer
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to RockSalt before but it’s been a while as we do not live close. Met friends there for dinner. Still had very good food and service! We look forward to going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was absolutely great! He gave us all options and made sure we have everything and checked on us periodically. He was absolute a pleasure and we will come back.

SF
vipSouthendFoodies
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat $1.00 Oysters!

JB
vipJudeB
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, will definitely return

JE
vipJulieE
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience overall, starting off with the Chesapeake platter and followed by a range of entrees! Service was great, nice to be back.

EN
EarlN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We don’t eat oysters which are their specialty. The cocktails were very good.

MH
MaxH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The swordfish, chicken and bread individually were excellent. The smoked trout dip, burger and all the entrée sides were just okay. All 6 in our party were disappointed with the food. However the service was very good and attentive and its a nice place to visit once.

RockSalt-Charlotte
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thanks for coming in to see us! We appreciate your input and will continue to improve in this challenging environment. Hope to see you soon!

Report
CG
vipCarolinaGirl
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ceviche was really good. My husband loved the oysters. Surprisingly the horse radish was not a strong and nose tingling as I expected. We got crawfish cakes and whole black bass for entrees. Did not disappoint. Our server Nick was super nice and very knowledgeable. My husband ordered an Old Fashioned and I got an Amaretto Sour. He said his drink was one of the best he's ever had. My drink was also made to perfection. My only gripe was the chocolate cake for dessert. A tad on the dry side. Overall, it was a great dining experience. Will definitely return.

r
richardandconnie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The oysters were awesome and we had a whole red snapper grilled over an open fire to perfection. The manager was incredibly knowledgeable about wines and recommended a wonderful sparkling rose to pair with our meal. Everyone was incredibly attentive to our every need. We have never had a bad meal at Rock Salt but this one was particularly enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try it out since we’ve found it, and it definitely met our expectations! The food was outstanding as expected and all of the employees were extremely kind and friendly during our entire visit. We plan to bring some other family members with us next time to try it out for themselves, as well.

JP
JamesP
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best oysters and the whole cooked fish is great.
Loud table of 8 young women next to us was the only distraction.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service and food was great. The server and manager were so pleasant.

j
jklmj
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy a beautiful spring night. The servers were very attentive to us, including wine service. We ate the fish special (Amberjack), the scallops and the seafood based Park Road Boil. All were very good. Enjoy!!

VG
VideshaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Waitress was horrible!!! I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, with a few interesting preparations. Attention-to-detail in platings / presentations. Service was perfect.

CS
vipColeSlaw
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Maitre D’ was great with wine suggestions and more

Always an excellent time at Rocksalt

M
Meek
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Even though they were understaffed, they still did a good job with our orders and they provided timely service.

j
vipjen59
Charlotte
111 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our 3rd visit since covid, does not disappoint, great menu, drinks-local beers and CIDER-yay!! friendly service and great atmosphere. food may be a bit oversalted at times, but delicious, hard to decide what to get-that is a good problem

T
Tenrten
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, presentation was beautiful and service was exceptional!

M
Melkm
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour experience! Beer, wine, oysters - all fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good oysters, great service & trendy atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

MB
MarkB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The staff and the food were exceptional.

C
vipCynthia
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding celebration

G
vipGatorhon
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy Rock Salt for their oysters and it's walkable to for us. The outside area is nice too.

LI
LongIslandfoodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great! Limited selections but what they offer is fresh and delicious!!!

JP
JocelynP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best Oysters in Charlotte. Limited menu...interesting desserts

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here tonight. Treated my in laws as well as our 9 month old to a wonderful dinner. Service was amazing and overall a great experience. My wife and I came here in 2018 but because of dietary restrictions (wife became vegetarian in 2019) we have not been back. Hopefully this will convince her to at the very least remain a pescatarian!

k
vipkaraluke
Charlotte
55 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! I'm not into fried seafood, so this is my kind of place... fresh seasonal selections that are well executed, interesting cocktail & wine options, attentive staff... What more can you ask for?

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu is very limited.

DL
DamasoL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to enjoy good fish and seafood especially if seated outdoors

r
refinedsmarts
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a grand time at the bar. The bartender make some neat cocktails that weren’t even on the menu. I also had the mezcal oyster shooter & tried a variety of a la crate oysters. The ceviche wasn’t traditional ceviche. It was more like shrimp cocktail with an assortment of fish and shellfish but I really enjoyed it. I will definitely visit again.

N
vipNeusewoods
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New restaurant manager, Todd, is awesome.

K
vipKiheiboi
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out... friendly staff and Great Osyeters
Tuesday night for half priced wine. Bottles

AS
ASMINTL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was our first time, but loved it and will be back. While seafood is the highlight, the burger was fantastic!

OJ
vipOJazz
Charlotte
69 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday celebration with neighbors (2 couples) we were happily socially distanced and seated outside. W didn't need heaters, but they offered! The only downside was that a few of our favorites were not on the menu: cornbread, collard greens and porgies... But we enjoys teh oysters, burgers , ceviche, and scallops with two bottles of wine that we brought. The server was even astute enough to provide separate glasses for each wine, both red but facilitated comparison!

PS
vipPamelaS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter amd manager and fabulous food.

FAQs

RockSalt-Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 1006 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.

Tweets by RockSalt-Charlotte