RockSalt-Charlotte

4.6
953 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 953 people are saying
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vipPrincipessa
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for happy hour oysters got some of each all taste pretty similar lacked flavors
The ceviche was made with a tomato broth, not a fan it overpowered all the other flavors
Drinks were great atmosphere is good sat outside staff was friendly
Maybe will give it another chance and have an entree

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was terrible. I would not eat here again- it felt like it was old and unattended. Kitchen staff weren’t wearing masks and were tasting food. Everyone was very kind but we won’t be back.

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vipKiheiboi
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to eat... We love raw Oysters and they specialize in seafood...
Joleen is an excellent Chef and Todd is a Great GM
The service is excellent and the ambience is good including outdoor dining ...
It’s a weekly favorite..
Tuesday is half price wine night and $1.00 oysters ...
Love it ...

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vipKendriaS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here. Outdoor porch is a great size and heated right now. Oysters are amazing. Weekend brunch has so many wonderful options!

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MadisonY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing staff with the best food!

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vipCoreyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, amazing service. We both got burgers, which you would not necessarily associate with somewhere known for high end seafood, and they were terrific. We go there quite a bit for the seafood (and very interested/well-chosen wine list!), and know that it’s top notch, but the burgers were a very pleasant surprise. Would recommend for sure.

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tanyad
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great..Great..service was very good...ambiance was great as well..Would definitely return soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went there for Valentines Day and it was amazing! Service, food, atmosphere, everything was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried rock salt for the first on Saturday night and we had a WONDERFUL experience! The food was outstanding and we had great service. The enclosed patio was a little cold but the red wine warmed us right up 😂 will definitively come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We will definitely return on our next visit to Charlotte.

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vipKathleenP
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very noisy; server was not knowledgeable about wines. Spaetzel item on menu was very misleading. Did not contain any spaetzel!!
Before the pandemic i went frequently - once a month, approx. or more.
Not sure I’ll go back anytime soon.

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vipMaryandRonWaxhaw
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose Rock Salt for my birthday dinner with my husband and a son who flew in from Colorado for a visit. The oysters were lovely, sand the other food items (chowder, burger, salad - we like to order several things and share) were great.
The bartender was a little too chatty but the drinks were good.
Our only disappointment was the cheesecake. We should’ve asked to see it before we ordered it. After asking repeatedly if it was a “dense, New York style cheesecake“ and being told that it was “very rich and dense” it was disappointingly fluffy/creamy.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience as usual! Cannot wait until next time!

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JamesP
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, smoked trout and hamburger. Great friendly staff. Easy to get a reservation.

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MatthewR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joleen Park is the best chef in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This is not my opinion. It is an absolute fact.
We had a phenomenal meal!
We went here for my birthday and they did everything to make it a night to remember!
Do yourself a favor and get the smoked trout dip. It is truly incredible!
The oysters Rockefeller are the best I've ever had and that's saying something because it's one of my favorite items on any menu. The cured tuna appetizer is one of the best things I've eaten in Charlotte, period.
The trout entrée was fresh and pan-seared. Light, but crispy and set over a Swiss chard and lentil salad. It was perfection on a plate!
Everyone regalled at their entree choices. Even my brother who is a particularly picky eater, had the crab cakes and told me no less than three times while we were at the table that they were the best he had ever had.
We finished with the Beet Panna Cotta. I will say, I was very skeptical because I am not a fan of beets whatsoever. However, not only will I make an exception for this one dish, but I will be back to Rock Salt purely for this dessert.
Kat was our server and she was incredible! Fantastic personality, great sense of humor! I truly can't say enough good things about her :-)

However, I must reiterate my opening statement. In a city known for its plethora of culinary artists, Chef Joleen Park stands alone as queen of the mountain. Her incredible palette and attention to detail, along with her flavor combinations and limitless creativity set her above the rest.
Joleen Park is the best chef in Charlotte, NC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters and ceviche were excellent!!! My dining partners really enjoyed the crab cakes!

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vipjen59
Charlotte
107 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had such a great meal new yrs eve, came back and did not disappoint! nick was terrific, the manager checked in with us and was interested in our feedback . love that there are local ciders on the menu. ate on the enclosed porch, another wonderful meal and experience, we were also glad to see they were busy, looking forward to coming back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful oysters. Can’t wait to return

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JamesP
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters, great trout and service. Will definitely go back!

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jimc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Told my wife, may be the best overall meal I've eaten in Charlotte. Crag cakes, tile fish, trout spread, roasted potatoes, sweet potato latkes... Thanks Todd GM and Nick server.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour oysters can’t be beat!

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JadaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and Manager are awesome. Quick easy and professional service with consistent quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were amazing and so was the dessert!

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MissiK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casey was great! We sat down at 5:55pm and happy hour ended at 6pm & he was able to get us $1 oysters before happy hour was over. We had ourselves 5 course meal and the food was amazing.

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MelissaK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love Rock Salt. It's a great Covid Friendly place to enjoy a drink or a meal. Great service. Patio is enclosed in plastic with heat lamps and there is an outdoor patio with just heat lamps. You can dine inside as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be back!

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vipjen59
Charlotte
108 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been a couple of times before with friends and had great experiences, came last minute with hubby to celebrate the end of 2020 , and had such a great time -except the hostesses mask was a bit creepy- everyone else was so pleasant and upbeat, enjoyed our fun cocktails and had great service-Casey was our server- helpful with questions and suggestions. Hubby loved his rainbowtrout and veggies, I had the park road boil, both dishes were so flavorful and not the usual. Luckily had room to share dessert-the beet panna cotta was so good, thanks for the recommendation Casey. We felt very comfortable with their handling Covid restrictions, and didn't realize the patio was enclosed, so plenty of seating options. Look forward to coming back soon!!

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JadaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were delicious and the fixings really provided a great addition to the high quality options of 3 VA varieties. Great solo or date spot to enjoy the covered patio with the heat lamps.

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vipMBL0915
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe with covid measures in place.

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vipTimB
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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GeorgiaO
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd, the manager is very friendly. Nick, our waiter was terrific and very attentive.

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SusanneG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday. We came for the oyster Happy Hour and stayed for dinner. The oysters were perfect, the scallops for dinner absolutely delicious. Service was great, very friendly and attentive without becoming overbearing . We’ll be back.

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KeoK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great customer service from all around, and great atmosphere.

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vipChip
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$1.00 per oyster?!?! And oyster stew is over the top

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BrendaB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!!

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TimW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. A bit on the pricey side, but great place to go occasionally.

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Smrslt
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped in for Sat brunch. Oysters, shrimp and grits, Benedict all delicious.Outdoor dining next to the Greenway with a French bakery across the parking lot. We will definitely return when we are in Charlotte!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was my second time here. The first time I dined here, I was amazed at the experience. Everything from the hostess to the food was beyond great. I gave a very detailed Yelp review. This time was a complete disappointment. Almost $400 for a less than mediocre overall experience. Our waiter was dry and didn’t seem to knowledgeable of the menu. The manager failed to so much as say hello to our party even though his catering to the table closest to us was causing him several trips past our table. The food was not of the same quality as it was before. The steamed oysters were over cooked. No one acknowledged his birthday; even though it was indicated in the reservation and I also told the waiter. The broiled oysters were good, but I’m not sure we will be back. It’s sad because I told our guests how good everything was the first time and they were disappointed.

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RockSalt-Charlotte is rated 4.6 stars by 953 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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