The Pump House

4.7
4499 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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food well executed. Service was spot on.

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CloverBell
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Salmon was perfect. A great lunch for me and my granddaughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pump House has amazing food and drinks! The ambiance was perfect and the value was outstanding. Great job to Caroline on her excellent service.

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JoeT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress for the evening was Lauren and she was outstanding and so attentive. She started our dinner with a champagne toast to celebrate our Anniversary dinner. The shrimp cocktail was the perfect appetizer for the evening and the wedge salad and beet salad were delicious…especially the dressing on the beet salad. The salmon and scallops were cooked to perfection and Lauren ended our dinner with a fabulous chocolate lava cake. As always, a wonderful dining experience!

Also, we truly appreciated the fact that all of the staff wore masks and did an amazing job of cleaning and sterilizing!!!

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ChristiP
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience! Loved the waiter and the food!

MC
MickieC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for us. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in, no surprise for us because we have been before! The fall cocktails were amazing. TJ is fabulous and took great care of us. You should be so proud of how hard he works to make your guests happy. Can’t wait to come back and dine with him again

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SheliaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wanted to host a small, safe dinner for my husband’s 50th birthday. It was easy to make a reservation for 8, and later adjust it to 10. The Pump House was perfect. Drinks were delicious, the appetizers were a hit, and every dinner entree was superb. Our server was SO accommodating. No request was left unmet, and a lovely time was had by all. We even got seated on the patio where there was a lovely fall breeze coming off of the river. Thank you for helping to host a lovely 50th Birthday Celebration!

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LindaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the escort to the elevators and the recognition of a special occasion for us. The patio seating preference was known vs. having to remind. The menu, food presentation and quality was outstanding. One of the best meals we had in a restaurant. We got the featured special of blackened mahi mahi. The service we received was unparalleled for courtesy and professionalism. Our server was very attentive to our needs, knowledgeable answering our questions - he was a very important element to a most enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely be back and will definitely recommend to others. Thank you Pump House staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service (TJ). As first timers, we were pleasantly surprised. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time was great. Enjoyed the food and the view. Our server, Nadia, was a delight!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great!
They had a beautiful river view and the food was awesome!
I definitely want to visit again!

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nadia was wonderful! Answering all of our questions. Very patient with our twin boys- who are autistic. Special occasion after their Miracle Park baseball game. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , food and drinks!

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vipAshleyT
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our service was mediocre. To start the server spilled an entire drink. 4 out of 7 people ordered cocktails but had empty glasses for half of the evening. The server didn’t check back much at all. Once the food came we had to ask him to clear out all of the empty plates (and wine glasses that weren’t being used) to make space for the food we ordered.
I have been a few times with friends, but this was my first time talking family. It was my moms birthday and she was visiting from out of town. She had mentioned pump house several times before and we finally decided to go for the special occasion. We were all a let down. The food was also average - not much flavor in quite a few of the dishes.

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TomR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quiet dining room with beautiful view of river. Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. My husband asked for his steak medium rare and it came out medium. Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves

JA
JAMESD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrating two birthdays. They gave two free desserts. Had drinks,apps and entree. The food was very good. Took a little to get drinks but the rest of the service was really on point. Awesome view looking over the River Portions were good and priced accordingly. Steaks in the 40’s a la carte. Nice evening. Would go back for sure

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Melanie
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love The Pump House!! The food and service are always outstanding!!

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Shawn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nadia provided excellent services! The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I had hair in my food. We ordered bottomless mimosas and we received 2 refills and then the waitress literally ignored us the rest of the time we sat there with empty glasses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We will probably only come back for brunch, if we are able to sit outside overlooking the river--that's a really nice experience we really enjoy, and the brunch menu is great and reasonable. Dinner--feels overpriced for what it is, and our waiter was really salesy/pushy which doesn't make for a good experience like you're being cared for. The 5th floor outside seating is loud--you hear the freeway, it's a bit drafty with no heat lamps.

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ZChef84
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Go for lunch and only lunch, dinner is over priced and slow service. Wait staff didn't engage and seemed forgetful.

MK
vipMKB2
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently excellent on all levels, freshness and quality of food, attentiveness of staff and overall ambiance

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Anon
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, not great. But the atmosphere makes up for it.

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MelvinG
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time that I travel to Rock Hill, I visit The Pump House. This time around, I visited to have lunch because my wife is gluten free and wanted the burger that is not offered during their dinner service. It worked out wonderfully as I had the Shrimp and Grits offering. Both meals were delicious, and we were on the patio (third floor) enjoying the river view in perfect 75 degree conditions. It appears that a number of parties are using The Pump House for birthday and anniversary celebrations (with good reason), but it is also a great place to come to enjoy food and good times without need for a reason. My wife and I will be back next time around. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable experience!

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my boyfriend come here all the time for special occasions and not once have we had a bad experience. There’s always something new on the menu to try. We love to sit outside overlooking the beautiful river. It’s just a really special place for us

KB
KimB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and views of the river. Food is good, but pricey for what you get.

EM
EdenMax
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gorgeous setting, fantastic food, amazing service.

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MaryP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday here for the second year in a row. The Pump House never fails to be an incredible experience. Our server was fantastic, we had the most beautiful views/ambience, and delicious food & drinks. Will continue coming here for just about every celebratory occasion!

HJ
vipHarrietJ
Charlotte
13 reviews