The Pump House

4.7
3924 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vljc
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful. The food was delicious and Ryan was an exceptional server. The floor manager was very friendly and accommodating when we wanted to go to the rooftop bar. Our unlimited mimosas were carried over to the bar which was very nice and a section of bar was set up for us. The bartender was extremely friendly and welcoming.

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TroyB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in all aspects. Staff members were superior, food was fabulous, excellent proportions, reasonable prices! Love love love! Cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ross is the best bartender ever! I have been to lots of other places and never had a better martini ! Food is also amazing :)

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Natasha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food presentation was very nice but taste was just okay.

Not a great experience for my family. One side dish was forgotten and by the time they fixed it, it was in a to-go box. Of course we received a couple of apologies but it was still on my bill which I thought was not fair.

Nice experience but can't say I'd go back.

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vipScottB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined for our twins birthday. The attention and service were excellent as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Casual dinner with my wife, there was a mahi mahi special, it was excellent. We love coming here for any occasion.

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vipbwimmer
Charlotte
125 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful crab cakes sandwiches with great service overlooking the water!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the rooftop patio and it was wonderful!

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SueB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service and food was good.

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MeganK
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The view is lovely for those requesting outside seating. Our waitress was great. And, we sat on the 5th floor's small outside seating, so it was delightfully quiet. We were very glad to be seated here because the live music, a solo artist, was too loud for the small amount of square footage available. We had a dividing glass wall, so the music was not intrusive for us. Trying to fit entertainment into a tight area is difficult. Sound issues are not uncommon, but it is worth mentioning.

However, this is the second time I have eaten at the Pump House and regretfully felt the same the second time as I did after my first visit. Our entree, the night's special, was very bland and portions were too dry. Despite the lure of a lobster cake, grits, and scallops, the entire meal was mediocre due to the seasoning, or should I say, lack there of. Yes, the food was seasoned, but nothing impressive, nothing special. Their chef needs to enhance the seasoning of their entrees, esp. when it comes to seafood.

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PJB3
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside, nice and warm with heaters. Table was by the door so didn't like the location with all the servers in and out. Food was tasty, nice combination of flavors but a bit pricey for what is served.

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vipwhitneycaie
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was wonderful, but it took quite a while for us to get our food after ordering.

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GLB001
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Stopped in for lunch. Food was good; however, service was slow and not as attentive as before.

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vipJohnO
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - very unique - southern food. Enjoyed it thoroughly...

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DawnR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time here and it was AWESOME. Food and service fantastic.

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BrettG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with bottomless mimosas and service were excellent!

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SharonF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would definitely go again, enjoyed the environment and food was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for a good date night. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely be back for another date night!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time eating there. It was really nice. Food was excellent. Service was also great.
Can’t wait to come back when it isn’t raining to see the views of the river.

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vipSteve
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was my wife and I first experience at The Pump House. We met friends there and enjoyed our meal and the river view.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

They may have had an off night. Our ticket got lost so we waited and hour and a half for our food. When the food came my scallops were overcooked and gritty. The dish was supposed to have cauliflower puree and Brussels sprouts. Instead they brought roasted to the point of burnt whole cauliflower and Brussels sprouts that were hardly there. The manager comped our entire dinner and gave us a $50 gift certificate. That was a very nice compensation. My previous experience there was good. I hope that their quality returns to its usual high standard.

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PineappleGoddess
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my second time here and I will def be coming back when I am in the area. Can't go wrong with the shrimp and grits. Also the french toast is AMAZING!!! Great service as well.

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vipCharlotteLady
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was greeted warmly when I arrived. Seated promptly and a great view of the river. Food was great, served reasonably quick. Unlimited mimosas for $13 - we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Under a heater on covered patio that was BLASTING heat. Finally had the water turn it off

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free champagne for our anniversary. Super attentive staff. Gourmet food and nice presentation. The restored pump house offers a unique setting and view over the river. We will be back!

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop bar has great ambience and service. The food was high quality, as were the drinks. Experienced and professional staff made us feel welcomed.

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Pump House to celebrate a birthday. When I made the reservation, I made mention that we were celebrating a birthday. Arrived at the restaurant at our reservation time, our table was ready, when our waiter came over, he said good evening and welcome, who’s celebrating their birthday? For me, it’s the small things the reservation was made almost 1 month prior and they remembered. The food and view was amazing. We will frequent this restaurant for sure 😁

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KevinT
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is probably our fifth or sixth time here. We love it usually. But the covered patio was extremely loud with one table dominating the entire space.

Otherwise the service was fantastic. It was the first time taking our kids to a “fancy” restaurant. It was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We absolutely love the pump house and go their routinely either as a date night, or as a special occasion with our kids. my single complaint is that the fourth floor dining area simply is not as enjoyable as the rest of the restaurant. I should have brought this up when we were seated there because I know better, but it really is just not as enjoyable. I suggest anyone eating at the pump house go for the third floor main dining, the rooftop area, or seating that overlooks the river

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vipKipper
Charlotte
85 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pump House is not only the jewel of Rock Hill, but also of the Charlotte region. The food is excellent, the wine list impressive, and the mise en scene delightful. While it is more expensive than most restaurants in RH, it is better than all of them. Do not miss this dining experience!

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant not only for its excellent food, but for the history that is embedded in its walls and accoutrements. There's a lovely river view and very good art on display. It was a special treat to take my son there for his birthday and I hope he selects the Pump House next year.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Sheila, Thank you for celebrating your son's birthday with us and for the great five-star review! We certainly hope to see you all again soon!

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JuJu
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had lunch at 2pm on Wed Feb 17th to celebrate our girlfriend's Birthday. Her 1st time visiting, Unfortunately, there was another larger group near us celebrating a B'day as well, so our server was quite busy. But the food was delicious as usual. Just wish we could have dined on the rooftop, the view is so much better there.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

JuJu, Thank you for celebrating with us and for the great five-star review! We hope to see you both again soon!

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

Love the Pump House! Special occasion and they brought us two glasses of champagne on the house! Great views of the river, service was excellent, wine selection is really great and the food was excellent!! Will def be back!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us and for the great five-star review! We look forward to the next visit!

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great food. Good selection of draft beers and wine.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review, Alan! We hope to see you again soon!

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

Perfect for a low key date night, with beautiful ambiance and overview of the river. The food is excellent.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review! We look forward to the next date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tonight we ate here, for Valentines Day. The service was good, along with the food. Over all nothing really negative to say. Definitely will be back.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and we look forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was excellent except the dessert. We had the cheesecake and red velvet cake. They were the specials from the day before. Unfortunately, it was very obvious that they were made the day before. Very dry. But we loved everything else!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time taking my 15 year old daughter out for a fine dining experience, and it was amazing I really appreciate the pumphouse and the service they offered.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review! We hope to see you both again soon!