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The Pump House, Rock Hill, SC

The Pump House

4.6
4.6
5159 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern

The Pump House is a multi-level, riverfront restaurant featuring two bars, including a rooftop bar, all with sweeping views of the beautiful Catawba river. Situated in the new Riverwalk development, the Pump House is an upscale, gourmet restaurant with a casual but elegant atmosphere. It was at one time an actual pump house which was used by an acetate plant. We have repurposed the building to create a one-of-a-kind restaurant featuring gourmet, southern-inspired cuisine, a hand-picked wine list, and craft cocktails. We hope to serve you soon!

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Booked 74 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 329-8888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rogger Torres

  • Catering

    Please contact our Private Events Coordinator for off-site catering solutions via our website!

  • Private party facilities

    Come experience some of the best Southern-Inspired American cuisine available amidst our amazingly beautiful setting on the Catawba River.

  • Private party contact

    Robbie Baldwin: (888) 613-9497

  • Neighborhood

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Cross street

    Dunkins Ferry

  • Parking details

    Self parking on site.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on The Rooftop Bar every Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,159 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Scenic View

  • Charlotte

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  1. JV

    JennyVT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A delightful experience! Dining on the upper deck was lovely. The food was excellent. Nice selection.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    George was a great server. Views were wonderful and food was excellent.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Restaurant was very loud for such a small, intimate space with one party behind us literally at shouting volume. Also, for the price, I feel like a dress code of some kind would have been appropriate. Not talking black tie, but somewhere between that and swimming pool attire would have been nice. We ordered the calamari, which was very good. When opening our bottle of wine, the waitress was clearly struggling and made a bit of a mess, spraying bits of wax seal and dribbling a fair amount of wine all over the table when she popped the cork and poured the wine, which was a shame because it was a reasonably expensive bottle. The waitress serving us neglected to bring us our cornbread until right before the mains arrived (not a big deal, though bread plates would have been appreciated as they had been taken after our appetizer and weren’t replaced). I had the lamb shank, which was very tasty if a bit dry, my partner’s filet was undercooked (edible, just rare instead of the medium she ordered) and looked like the dish had been pretty roughly handled, as there was stuff smeared all over the plate (table next to us also had the filet for plating comparison. Again, not a huge deal, but for a $45 steak…). We also ordered the truffle fries, which were good (if a bit soft, personal preference). In general got the sense that the food sat or a bit before being brought out. Odd thing was that we were still in the middle of eating our fries when the waitress came over and boxed them up without asking if we were finished. Given that we were still about an hour from closing time with no one waiting for seat and hadn’t made an issue of any of the misfires that night, struck us as a bit rude. We ended with the espresso martini and Black Forest old fashioned, both of which were good. It wasn’t a bad meal, but, given what we ordered, an almost $300 bill (including tip) requires a certain quality level for the food, service, and atmosphere that just wasn’t there.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat in the roof top bar. View is lovely. There was live music which was not over powering or distracting. Staff is very friendly and food is always good. The pomme frites were HUGE and delicious.

  5. k

    kathyh

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great Views!

  6. S

    Susan

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Curtis was fantastic. Could not have had better service. He made our visit so enjoyable. Food was good but I will order something different next time. Salmon was not cooked well. Did not like the Strawberry sauce. Was surprised to see the tails on the shrimp and grits. Have never had that before.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious and view was breathtaking!! We went at lunch and it was perfect! It was our 20th anniversary and everything was great!!

  8. b

    bryan

    Charlotte

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great place. Excellent service and a stunning view of the river.

  9. CR

    CRepsert

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Always a great experience at The Pump House

  10. b

    beyonce

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent experience at the pump house. Our server Parker was one of the best servers I’ve ever had.

  12. LS

    LaneS

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. The crab cake stuffed trout was delicious! Our server, Parker was great. We sat in the roof and watched the fish and turtles swimming in the river. It was a great evening.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Well organized and courteous staff. Food was above average but not necessarily matching the higher price level. Great ambiance and views of the river. Would be nice if windows were cleaned on outside.

  14. MF

    MarieF

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorites places!

  15. SL

    SchrelleL

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Server was not very friendly...not attentative....advertisement needs to clearly state Sunday Brunch which means brunch on Sat or Sun...the view is unmatched but munch food was marginal

  16. CJ

    CindyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience at the Pump House was great!We were seated on the 5th floor by the window looking over the Catawba River. We enjoyed watching the kayakers, paddle boarders and people floating down the river. Our server Travis he was excellent. Very attentive. The food was great!! Such a great place to eat such an enjoyable experience. Can't wait to go back

  17. b

    bronco74

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great seating and view of people drifting down the Catawba River. Service was excellent as was the food. It was a beautiful, relaxed and fun time with family. This is the # 1 restaurant on our list!

  18. JO

    JohnO

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great service. Food good but blackened shrimp not really blackened and smoked salmon salad had guacamole but not listed on menu. Atmosphere is nice except we could here them pounding chicken for an hour.

  19. C

    Cafelady

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    I love going to the Pump House for lunch. We always enjoy sitting outside so we can watch the kayakers and tubers going down the river. The food is excellent. My only complaint is the server did not give me a paper check, he just told me the amount and stood there until I gave him the cash. I like to see an itemization, not just a verbal. It seemed like we were being charged more than it should have been. This is the first time we were not given a check.

  20. HB

    HollyBrown

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a new waiter and he had problems but it's ok. We've been there before and we'll be back. We've learned not to order desserts from this restaurant. Selections are limited and just ok.

  21. K

    Kathy

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service! I would highly recommend The Pump House!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The hostess was extremely nice and professional. We came for a 1:30 reservation and the restaurant was not very busy. Our waitress was not very attentive at all. One of our meals had a hair in it that looked like a dog hair. The hostess happened to be walking by and I showed her. She was very apologetic and handled it very well. The waitress came over very defensive and said “I heard something’s wrong??” In a rude tone. The manger was very nice and took the meal off of the bill. Hair gets in food, that understandable. The waitress was clearly not trained to handle it well at all. In addition to the hair, we had to order basically our fourth choice meal because the fryer wasn’t working and they were out of a couple of dishes. We won’t be back. It’s pretty to look over the river, but maybe just order dessert?

  23. JM

    JeanM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Pump House always delivers. All aspects of the business are delightful.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here great location service food overall experience.

  25. DA

    DiningAdventurer

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always a great meal when we dine here. This time service was a bit slow, especially since the place was not at capacity but this did not detract from our overall experience. All dishes ordered were delicious and the wine recommendation was well received. Only real negative was that fans on outside deck were not strong enough to cool off very much but The Pump House cannot be held accountable for extreme temperatures.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening

  27. W

    Winendine8

    Charlotte

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Curtis was our server and he was absolutely amazing and nice! He let us take our time and enjoy ourselves. And he put up with our IN LAWS, lol! Everyone there is nice and willing to do whatever you need. Kitchen is great, the food was OUTSTANDING! Thank y’all!

  28. SP

    SandyP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We ate out on the patio. The fans above the first table we were seated at were not working and it was pretty uncomfortable. But our server, Curtis (who was amazing, by the way!), moved us to a table under a working fan and it made the world of difference. The food was awesome as always and Curtis was a delight!

  29. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate on the rooftop for our anniversary and the experience was phenomenal. Service, food, and atmosphere was all excellent. Will be coming back

  30. WM

    WalterM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Parker, our server was great, the steaks were were perfect.

  31. HM

    HarrisM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good choice for a nice, chef created lunch or dinner. We sat on the rooftop for lunch. No complaints, everything was great.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charles our waiter was excellent! He made the birthday lunch a very special one with his attentiveness.

  33. JL

    JuliaL

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was spot on highly recommended

  34. DS

    DaisyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to the Pump House and the experience was great. Our waiter was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. I think it was Kyjeshane or very close to that. I will be back because the atmosphere was great, but the customer service was even better.

  35. PN

    PareshN

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Location and venue are fantastic! Food is very good but not excellent given the prices. Service could be improved. I’d still go back just for the views.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Everything was great, except that the food was a little bit cold when it got to our table.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Best views with very tasty food!!

  38. JH

    JenniferH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    The staff was very friendly but the food was just alright. What I would expect from Chili's but at Uptown prices. The view is a good one but the proximity to a busy road made traffic noise the dominant aural ambiance from the porch. Stylish interior. Would not go again except for perhaps happy hour.

  39. AB

    AnnB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have eaten brunch and lunch there many times. I thought the prices at night were very high. The food was very good - but not worth the difference in price from the lunch menu. The service was excellent, as always. I would recommend The Pump House but recommend to a friend to eat either brunch or lunch, not dinner.

  40. EN

    EmilyN

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful celebration lunch for my daughters graduation! Everything was perfect! Food and service were top notch!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Pump House does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates.

The Pump House is rated 4.6 stars by 5159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 74 times today

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Delivery

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Google Map for The Pump House

575 Herrons Ferry Rd Rock Hill, SC 29730

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dunkins Ferry

  • Neighborhood

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking on site.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rogger Torres

  • Entertainment

    Live music on The Rooftop Bar every Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 329-8888

  • Catering

    Please contact our Private Events Coordinator for off-site catering solutions via our website!

  • Private party facilities

    Come experience some of the best Southern-Inspired American cuisine available amidst our amazingly beautiful setting on the Catawba River.

  • Private party contact

    Robbie Baldwin: (888) 613-9497

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