The Pump House

4.7
4162 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
What 4162 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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adriennes
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This was our 4th or 5th visit to the Pump House in 2 years . While the service is pleasant it’s consistently slow and the food has some great moments but is inconsistent at best .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Father’s Day brunch!

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the highlight of a weekend road trip. Everything was great from atmosphere to service and food. Although 4 hours from home I will go back!

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BillO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the roof top deck. Great views of the river. Food, cocktails & service were all excellent. Great place for a date or meeting with friends for dinner.

JW
JohnW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and excellent service.

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JenM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from dining floor 3 was amazing! Madison, our server was exceptional. The food was delicious. This was our first visit to The Pump House. I highly recommend this outstanding restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this place the view is beautiful, the food is delicious and has excellent service.

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TamikaH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service3ambience4

This was our first visit it was nice. We really didn't know what to choose as far as food. We picked fried okra (on a scale of 1 to 5. 5 being the best. We score it as a 2) Meatloaf (score it a 1) and I had BBQ (score it a 4). The onions and potatoes were the best off of the meatloaf. Waitress was nice. Locations and seating was perfect!!! I definitely enjoyed the atmosphere and will be back to try another dish!!!

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at The Pump House.
The service was great and our food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guests from Minnesota, celebrating a special occasion and wanted to take them to the Pump House. The service was outstanding, food was amazing (as usual), ambiance wonderful. Our guests want to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th bday celebration

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lawdawg261
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks as usual. Great place to dine.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers , entrees& desserts. We had the Elk and tuna. Froed okra was the best we had ever had. Service was top notch!

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Lexi
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and we got our food and drinks in a timely manner all night! We had a great view and it was the best way to celebrate my mother’s birthday! We will definitely be back!

MD
MikeD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view of the river. Food was generally excellent - colorful, well-balanced, interesting flavors (fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits). One of mains was slightly disappointing (ahi tuna and risotto), little colorless and risotto was a little overcooked. Our server (Briana) was friendly and accommodating. Good value. Popular and a little noisy Wednesday lunchtime. First time there and definitely go back, as desserts sounded good but we didn't have space !

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KatrinaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food & view from the rooftop. Our server Nicole was great & the live music was fun.

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MarcB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small bday event. Our server Ross was very attentive and an absolute pleasure to have as a waitron. Food and drinks as usual were top notch.

MM
MichaelM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Food was average. Table across from us was an obnoxious, intoxicated party of four. Cursing for most of their conversation throughout what was supposed to be a relaxing date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When here for a nice birthday dinner with my wife. This place exceeded all expectations. Food was fabulous and the service was beyond compare. Would go here again for a nice romantic dinner or to impress out of town guests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Our server George went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. My steak was ordered well done but came medium well. The staff made sure to correct the issue right away. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last day on vacation, and we have arrived back in town and needed something to put an exclamation point on a wonderful vacation. First time here, we had heard from other friends how great it was, but had never been in the neighborhood. Made the reservations on Roundtable, and walked into the table was ready. Sean was our waiter, and knew the menu like the back of his hand. Food was fresh and hot, with a curve ball for innovation. We did the calamari for an appetizer. My wife had a chicken pasta with pickled onions and shaved parmesan, I had the braised pork cheek with blue ground grits, and roasted tomatoes. We shared the exotica bomb. The view was remarkable. We came out on cloud 9, can’t wait for our return.

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JaneP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Service is always great and food was delicious

BN
vipBuckeyeNutsBell
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our 35th wedding Anniversary dinner was memorable: great table overlooking the river, outstanding service, and excellent food. They really made us feel special!

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KelseyO
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & staff was wonderful. Will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful evening at the Pump House to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We were greeted by the hostess with “Happy anniversary” and also by our server. We were impressed by the staff’s attention to detail and effort to make a special occasion even more special. We were also given complimentary champagne for the special occasion. The food and service were great and it was nice sitting outside watching the river flow by. This was our first visit and won’t be our last!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends Birthday! It was a super fun night! Great service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful time today at the Pump House. The waitress and waiter were absolutely fantastic! We will come back real soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews