RockSalt-Charlotte

4.4
1064 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
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was pleasant, the food presentation was very nice, taste of all food was flavorful. Price to portion slightly off, but overall I woule recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Shockingly bad. We went for brunch and were served burnt toast and eggs that were obviously cooked on a filthy grill - the whites were a bizarre bluish gray. I can’t believe they’d send something out that looked like that. One of our party ordered a Coke but was told the restaurant was out of Coke. Another asked for lettuce and tomato on their burger and was told there was none available. The oyster chowder was salty to the point on inedibility. To top it off, our server was inattentive and had to be waved down to take our drink order 10+ min after we were seated. We will never come back here again.

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JoyceR
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We know in this day of COVID & restaurants being short staffed, we try.to be patient. There is patient & then beyond. Our food was very slow to come & when it got there just not very good. We ordered PEI mussels - 2 orders & waited forever for those to come. When they did, they were full of grit & inedible. We left them on our plates & our waitress never asked what was wrong. Rather than her telling the manager there was a problem, she asked if we would tell him the order was slow & it was not good. Obviously, we left the restaurant, after paying the full bill & will never go back.

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JamaalG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wife and I saw this restaurant online and wanted to try it out. Our experience felt pretty average which kinda stinks because we both had high hopes. No one did anything "wrong", it's just nothing at all sparked the idea that we should return. As we left, someone dressed differently than everyone else working (I assume a manager of sorts) thanked us for coming. My wife noted he checked in with other tables, but didn't do so with us. Likely won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

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BarbaraW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The $1 oysters on Tuesdays - Fridays from 4pm - 6pm are a great treat for oyster lovers. I loved the seafood both times I've been there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Cool atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. Wish the entree portions were a bit bigger.

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vipMichael
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service slow. Main meal came before oyster appetizer. Scallops for $32 were four tiny scallops on a bed of wilted spinach. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Reservations were for 7:30. The service seemed a little slow but not terrible. Was a bit disappointed when several things on the menu were no longer available. There seemed to be some kind of dispute that I’m nit sure if the manager was the one taking to the table near us but it was pretty uncomfortable. There were threats made like if you talk to our staff like that again I’ll make sure other restaurants know about it. Seemed like whomever went over there to make a point made their point but then wouldn’t let it go and it got weird. Not sure if the food I had was so good that I’d go back but the patio was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food!

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RonaldS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

They seem to have new wait staff. I’m sure it will be fine when they are staffed up again

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gingerH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service outstanding! We sat on the covered patio and was worried about being “forgotten” since we were the only ones who chose to sit outside but we couldn’t have asked for better service! Oysters were amazing!

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vipNatalieB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and friendly staff. Fantastic craft cocktails. Incredible happy hour deal on oysters - $1 each! Fresh seafood with delicious seasonal flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must! My 2nd time going and I enjoyed it even more than the 1st time. The atmosphere is great, food and drinks delicious! Staff was very attentive and pleasant. I will keep coming and bring new friends 😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family favorite on the patio. Love the $1 oyster happy hour. Kids fish meal is excellent and service is always top notch.

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BandanaP
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but the food was great. Our waiter and manager/owner was really nice and attentive. Wish we could've gotten the char-grilled oysters for happy hour.

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Diner28203
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time eating here. The oysters (fresh and baked) were delicious although smaller than expected. The oyster soup was good but the best part of the meal for me was the creole collards greens (2 thumbs up). This was an unexpected item on the menu and was truly a delight.
Overall the experience was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First return visit since pandemic. Great food and service as always. Just always a special experience. Ate on the patio. You can request on open table I have such confidence in the seafood quality here. They source oysters from their family farm and other seafood from the best sources they can find.

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a total all around great experience! Server superior, food delicious and bartender very attentive. This may be one of my new fave "go-tos"!

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vipMarlee104
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This restaurant could be fantastic. It’s like they’re phoning it in though. Atmosphere could be a lot better. Music doesn’t match atmosphere. Interior designer needed greatly for refresh. Bar is laughable both in size and stock. The strawberry salad and the grilled romaine are exceptional but quality control is lacking because it was larger and less salty on my previous visit here. Main courses were okay nothing to note. Older gentleman waiter was great last time but the young woman who served us this past Saturday was spotty at best. Needs better management.

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MaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five sat on the patio on a very hot evening when there were few other patrons at the restaurant, so noise was not an issue. Our server was outstanding, the oysters were delicious and the martinis cold.

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vipGood
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great and Todd was very helpful with wine selections!

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BarbaraW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding - server made us feel comfortable, was very knowledgable, and always attentive but never overbearing. Food was very tasty. We were not rushed at all.

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Kattttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new fave restaurant in Charlotte! Kat was a knowledgeable, fun and efficient server. She definitely made the experience a home run. The food was excellent and the drinks were too. Highly recommend.

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vipJordan
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant acknowledged staffing concerns which is an ongoing issue right now. There was a significant wait for service and to receive our food but they did make effort to acknowledge and apologized. Our waitress was also the bartender and was very gracious. Food was on course for the value and expected quality and taste. The biggest issue was the manger who noticeably several times was rubbing his noise and coughing while taking orders and delivering ready entrees to guest. With COVID being an ongoing concern more safety and hygiene consideration was needed.

JD
vipJimD
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fine service , friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster happy hour in Charlotte!

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vipRandyC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Thank you Todd and Katherine....Cheers!

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BradD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Shrimp and Grits were great and the Crawfish Cakes were excellent. Very much enjoyed starting out with the fresh oysters.

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NinaR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest seafood, great ambiance and outstanding service!

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KatieH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

So disappointed - this used to be a favorite spot of ours, but not anymore. Oysters weren't shelled well. Food was oversalted. Sauces were watery. Burger was soggy. Boo.

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GlenM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and staff. Good central location for friends in the area.

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PoetArchitect
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was looking for a new place to get Gluten Free Dining. This is it. The corn potato hash is fabulous and the grilled fish has a wonderful smoky flavor. Even just a few oysters are presented with class and all the accoutrements. Give it a try.

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Dana
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh oysters , very well prepared & seasoned fish on the wood grill. Food was wonderful, fish oriented & fresh. Ambiance was good. Drink menu had the standards + well made cocktails. Server was great, restaurant manager Todd was exceptional-made our evening by being attentive, sharing his passion for food & the restaurant.

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steven
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation for the patio and when we arrived we were told all patio seating was reserved. They did work us in to the least favorable table on the patio. We ask about other open tables as we were the only ones on the patio. Again, all spoken for. When we finish are meal and left we were still the only people on the patio.

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JohnnyH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Service is great, oysters and oyster stew are great! You also must try their cocktails!

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SahaadW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty and fresh. Overall I would return for the fresh catch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took my wife to Rocksalt for a date night. We both love seafood and Charlotte has just a few restaurants I would consider to be high quality seafood - this is one of them. The location and ambiance are great - the staff was fast and attentive. They have an awesome selection of oysters, and the local catch was Cobia, which I have never had this far from the coast.

Everything came out on time and was delicious. Slightly overpriced for what you get out of the entire experience, but you get what you pay for. Great portions and taste was on point. Will definitely be going back for more oysters!!!

Side note: I had to go back to get the receipt to expense the dinner, and the manager Todd was extremely accommodating and helpful. Says a lot of the way they run things. 4.5/5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usual the food amazing!

RockSalt-Charlotte
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thanks so much for your kind words and repeat patronage!

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RockSalt-Charlotte is rated 4.4 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

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