The Pump House

4.7
3904 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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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
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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HenryA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall GREAT service and good food. Did the outdoor dining which was nice but my only suggestion would be to have some sort of lighting overlooking the water. Went specifically for what I thought would be a beautiful view turned out to be pitch black.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Henry, Thank you for joining us and for providing your feedback. We hope to see you all again soon!

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TonyEvelynP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, nice environment.
We had a great time!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review, Tony & Evelyn!

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NancyO
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch was amazing! The crab eggs Benedict served over fried green tomatoes was thoughtful and unique but still classic. My husbands sweet tea chicken and egg biscuit was a large portion and also unique and delicious, both recommended by our server Andrew. He didn’t miss a beat either and the service topped off a great experience. Next time I will not hesitate to sit outside even on a cold rainy day...we didn’t, but stepped outside to check it out and the heaters made it warm enough. We will definitely be back.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Nancy, Thank you for celebrating with us and for the great five-star review! We will certainly share your feedback with Andrew as well as the rest of our service and culinary teams! We hope to see you all again soon!

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tonyb
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed in the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NY strip was great!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review!

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KristyleD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience and great food! A true gem!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience! Definitely will go back.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter Chase was exceptional! It was a little dark on the terrace where we were eating dinner but over all it was a great first time and I would recommend the a pump house to anyone. Thanks!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review! We will certainly share your feedback with Chase as well as the rest of our service and culinary teams. We look forward to your next visit!

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BigEl
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and food was good. However, it took a little time to get the food and it could have been a little warmer.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for providing your feedback, El. I hope that we will get a chance to deliver a five-star experience to you as I am certain that we will.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my boyfriend and another couple for my birthday/valentines and we all had a great time! The food was delicious, service was great, and overall just a great experience. I highly recommend starting with the black & blue beef, it tasted incredible! Will definitely be coming back to the pump house in the future

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

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

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melissah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. First time visiting. Would highly recommend.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

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

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MaeN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the warm reception to the wonderful food and service - this restaurant was excellent in every area. We had a very good lunch/dinner on a busy Saturday but our server, Nicole, was very attentive and helpful. Thank you! We'll be back!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

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

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MichelleB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made a reservation at the beginning of the week for lunch. Evidently my table for 4 was given away in error. After a wait. I was given a rooftop table on the 5th floor that I did not care for. I did not want a bar feel lunch. We were given a free appetizer, but it did not help. Disappointed in the seating however, the food was great.

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viprowan
Charlotte
91 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to come for a meal on the river.

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great view!!

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review!

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vipLovetoeat
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

So disappointed!! I have eaten at the Pump House once before and it was wonderful! Went with friends and we had a great time. I decided to take my husband for brunch on Saturday of Valentines Day weekend. Clicked on brunch reservations for the Pump House and booked a table for Saturday at 11. Arrived and had to wait for door to be unlocked (they open at 11). Given menu's only to find they only have brunch on Sundays. Our waiter told us if we really had our heart set on brunch to go to their sister facility .. sort of an odd statement to make as we were sitting there! I ordered decaf coffee, had to wait to have it brewed: it took almost 30 minutes to get a cup. Was told I would not be charged for it but was. My husband ordered a burger without some of the toppings and when the food came (again, after a very long wait) the toppings were on it). Had to have it redone. The manager came over and apologized and did take care of his burger but I have to be honest: I was so disappointed! I wanted to have a great experience and instead, just left feeling sorry we had made that choice. Won't be back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

The Pump House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for the great five-star review!

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Chip
1 review