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Permanently Closed - Rhett's Restaurant

232 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Rhett's Restaurant, Catering, and Personal Chef - Specializing in Southern Gourmet Cuisine. We offer an indoor bar area, dining room and outside courtyard. Please specify where you would like to sit.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday/Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(910) 695-3663
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rhett Morris
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Cross street
Between Broad and Bennett
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Parking details
Downtown area, parking is on street.
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Courtyard music on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

Lunch after golf

Bobcat (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We had to move from our first seated table because the table wobbled. The waitress got my husband's order wrong. He ordered a bowl of soup and got a cup. The waitress also undercharged us, but overcharged the couple we were with.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Stopped in as it was available for lunch on OpenTable. What a great find! Service was great and the southern food was fabulous. Will be going back to enjoy the "feel of home!"

Ulalenska (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed Rhett's and the friendly waiter who recommended specialty options. I tried the divine Red Pepper soup and the full size summer salad topped with a Vidalia Onion dressing that included greens and veggies from local gardeners. I appreciate that the vinaigrette came on the side so I could add as little or as much as I wanted. I could've done without the tortilla crisp that was served on the side of the soup as well as the salad. There's a lovely Broad Street Bakery & Cafe nearby that has freshly baked breads that would've complemented the dishes better. My partner who eats organic foods remarked about the noise level from some children at another table, but I never noticed them. He opted to eat an ample burger with fries and a side salad that looked as fresh as it tasted. Will definitely go back to Rhett's in the future.

OpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Terrific location for a special occasion or just a great meal. The food selections are good and lots of local sourcing. Great service.

Malena (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Food and ambiance was incredible and the chef came around each table several times. It was just perfect!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Everyone at the table had a great meal. The food was delicious and it was a nice quiet evening.

OpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

My aunt, uncle, and cousin were in Cary for a graduation. They drove down, and my parents drove up from Columbia for lunch. Rhett graciously met us at the door and handed us off to Sofia who took good care of us. Everyone was incredibly patient with the walker, cane, celiacs, vegetarians, hearing loss, and dementia our party brought to the table, and the food was superb. We had a room to ourselves which helped those with hearing issues. Just a great place with excellent people. Thank you all!

vipAmber (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

Really surprising gem tucked off Pennsylvania !!! Food was delish and oh so southern. Staff was friendly and helpful!

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Locally sourced great food. Fantastic service and original creations in a quaint courtyard setting. Even got to meet Rhett!

OpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Had high hopes for this restaurant. The restaurant seating was outside and the day couldn't have been more perfect. That said, the restaurant wasn't that busy as it was a holiday and everything was by reservation only. The service was extremely slow. Extended periods between courses. The whole experience took 2 hours for a set menu. We also brought our son to brunch and he's not quite 3. It was hard for us to sit there that long let alone expect a toddler to. Food was mediocre. Overall poor experience. The best part about the meal (except for finally getting the check) was the acoustic guitar player. He was great!

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

They were out of a lot on the menu and we got there pretty early for dinner. Food was good but not amazing. Would have tried dessert but they were out of what both of us wanted. Prices are extremely reasonable and portion size was fair.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Absolutely superb in every respect. Rhett is a fantastic host, and a fantastic chef. Servers were attentive; food was fresh, creative, and well prepared.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Great Southern charm. We dined outdoors on a beautiful evening. Chicken & waffles were good, pork sandwich was perhaps a little too smoky but good, loved the mac & cheese (who doesn't?). Great meal in a fun atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

I went to Rhett's on a Friday night with a couple of friends. The ambiance was very nice. We ate outdoors and enjoyed the sunset and quaint surroundings. The menu was varied with interesting offerings. And you could order 1/2 portions at reduced rates which I really appreciated. The food was thoughtfully prepared and presented, however, it was a bit bland for my taste. I got the shrimp & grits. My friends got the fish and felt the same about their meals. I wish I'd brought some seasoning with me. But I'll definitely go back to try some other options before bailing on this place because it's a charming environment in an ideal location. And the people were very nice.