RockSalt-Charlotte

4.3
1119 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 the freshest oysters around, grown by our owner. 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. And we have incredible non-seafood options as well, such as our Chef's Cut - a rotating choice of steaks cooked on our open fire! We have two patios - one that is covered and affords great views of the surrounding area, another that is uncovered and a great place for walk-ins to wait for their table while grabbing a drink. Reservations recommended but we try to accommodate as many walk-ins as we can. We have QR codes but also full menus that are laminated and wiped down between guests. We do ask that, following state guidelines, that you wear your mask to and from your table. Thank you!

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 1119 people are saying
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vipLynnH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful a bit expensive but to do once in awhile worth it. Service great.

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vipFriendofToscana
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best oysters in Charlotte! The mussels in white wine were also excellent.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My suggestion is to go early, call to make certain they have not run out of everything and they have sufficient staff for your dining experience. Sadly disappointing for the price.

AM
vipAnthonyM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New years day evening meal

KD
vipKarinD
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cat was a terrific server!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quite a special place to dine

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their feast of seven fishes special. Unbelievably awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in the amount of broken shells in our 4 dozen oysters. Quite a change from the past

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I enjoyed our food and time there. We are definitely coming back when it gets warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar and very pleased with everything! The fresh challah and mussels are epic. Also extremely impressed with staff handling (and removing) rowdy customers. Everyone there is a class act and I’m looking forward to returning.

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KatCharlotte
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love oysters on the half shell, then this is your place to go. Great deals during happy hour.

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DaphneyP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was amazing! The bar drinks were among the best we've ever had in Charlotte. The food was okay; not great but definitely not bad. Our party of 4 agreed that we would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Octopus was under cooked

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vipAlyssaD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend the mussels with curry! nice spot for a date night.

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Preservationist
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and the kitchen was able to accommodate a diner with lots of food sensitivities (me!). The service was excellent: knowledgeable, responsive, not intrusive but attentive. We sat in the extended outdoor space (with plastic walls). It was a bit cold at the "walls" but had attractive, effective heaters. We could have a conversation, although there was a fairly loud party next to us. Overall, a very nice experience.

JZ
JonathanZ
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Has the mussels and crab cakes. Both were excellent. Baked oysters app was very flavorful as well. Got all three varieties and enjoyed all, but the bbq were the best. Mussels had marinara sauce that was great for dipping .

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ElliottJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the Pitt v. Wake game. Foot was outstanding and service was excellent. From the Shooters to the Shrimp and grits, everything was great.

AJ
AJPS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Oysters were fresh and delicious, and half price for happy hour. However, the octopus appetizer was entirely unchewable.

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Kaleb
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Oyster Happy Hour and cocktails. Perfectly cosy porch with propane heaters.

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Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great Sat outside by the fire

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was fantastic, but service was very slow. Waters were empty for long periods without refill. They dropped the check off and I had the card out almost immediately. It took over 20 min to them to cycle back (which they didn’t) and we sat there with no food and empty drinks so I went to the bar to pay instead. Great food, poor service

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Charlottereviewer
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We haven’t been in about 6 months but always enjoyed Rocksalt. We had friends in town so who like oysters so we ended up there. It was busy but our server was great and very attentive. The food however was disappointing. It was just off the mark overall. Oysters were good. The octopus was overcooked and extremely chewy. We also had mussels in a curry broth, sounded better than it was, I’ll stick to white wine sauce. Friends dishes were just ok as well. Every place has off nights so we’ll go back again, hopefully next time it will be better.

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shopinator
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Rhonda was a great server and the Corvina was spectacular. Ribeye was very good also. One of our favorite meals in Charlotte. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had been looking forward to their very fresh otsters

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MEHeiny
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and the service was great! Oysters and octopus starters were great. Crab cakes and swordfish special were really really good! Drinks and desert were also on point. Very happy with everything and will definitely be going back!!

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NicholeJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were great, the heated outdoor patio was nice and our sever Kat was simply amazing. I could not have asked for a better experience. This will be my new place.

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vipRosswins
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place to enjoy some delicious food! Oysters were tasty and the blackened mahi was outstanding!

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Simpldelish
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My portion of scallops dinner was on 1/4th of the plate. It was delicious, but wish there was more of the veggie.

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NawalW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Over priced. Food was ok, had to pay for bread ?? Were in comparable places its offered complimentary. Overall it was okay, the atmosphere in the inside dining room was dead and empty as everyone was Dinning outside. We sat outside for few minutes then I asked to be seated inside due to cold. Noone offered to turn the outdoor heaters on...I didn't see them to ask for then to be turned on...anyways. Our waitress was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and our server was great!

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LisaC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oysters were great. Cioppino was delicious but not traditional and a little pricey. Overall a very good meal and I'd go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Rock Salt often so the service is always wonderful, as well as the oysters!

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Miller
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was average. Our service person was great and personable. Made the night.

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BartR
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Sadly, first time giving a bad review to RockSalt. Food has changed, Old Fashion was horrible, might be a while until we head back. Sad, one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and fresh food.

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vipDick
Charlotte
181 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

What we ordered was good. End of week some items not available and some items served inconsistent with menu description. Ie potatoes with burger what not as described nor did server advise. Still was very good.

Shrimp cocktail ordered but not shown perfectly cooked and great sauce

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The menu looks better than it tastes. The chowder was runny, the oyster Rockefeller was gross! The server was not into her job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It took forever to be waited on. We had to remind our waitress to check on our food.

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RockSalt-Charlotte is rated 4.3 stars by 1119 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.

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