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The Salted Melon Market & Eatery, Charlotte, NC

The Salted Melon Market & Eatery

4.3
4.3
30 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sit down and stay a while. This evening you are taking a break, enjoying the vibrant ambiance, chef curated entrees and shareables, hand-crafted cocktails, and great service! Our seated dinner offering is available Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-10pm. In addition to our elevated full-service dinner offering, we offer full service brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. So, come on in, and enjoy everything Salted Melon has to offer!

Don't forget about our all-day counter service menu and market! Salted Melon offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, bakery, grab and go prepared foods, wine, beer, and many more delicious treats in the market!


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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 7:00 am–8:00 pm Tue–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 817-9557
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Dilworth
  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of West Worthington Ave and Hawkins St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Child-Friendly

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Child-Friendly

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

30 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    2 of the 3 meals were sent back. They were removed from the bill but no follow up from anyone asking “‘what happened or what was wrong “ . Noise level was loud. Server was pleasant and seemed to want to do the right thing but was ill trained. We are frequent guests of the Coker’s and their establishments, including Reid’s and Lebowski’s. While this location is wonderful they seem not to have trained staff or know how to control experience’s that might deviate off the norm. We will return to give it another shoot. Hopefully our experience will be better.
    The Salted Melon Market & EateryResponded 1 day ago
    Hello, Thank you for your feedback and I apologies for the food quality and service you experienced. We try to hold ourselves to the highest standard in both of those areas and it seems we did not meet our goals. We are working hard to train the staff and get the operations in-line with our other locations. I hope you will give Salted Melon another try soon. Thank you for your support in Reid's, Lebowski's, and Salted Melon. Thanks, Thomas

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  2. Paul

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    As we walked in, the host was very rude as she appeared to be helping another guest, yet still didn’t acknowledge my presence as she was typing on the reservations screen. I had addressed her that I had a reservation and was returned with an INTENSE glare and she said “give me a minute. I’ll be with you.” Then she helped someone else that had been waiting in the lounge area. So that’s on me for not realizing she was helping someone else. Then I waiting for a few moments longer until she came back. I was seated and waited for my other guest to arrive. Before she did the server (who I’m pretty sure hates her job) came and asked if I wanted a drink. I confirmed that margaritas were half priced this day and she said yes. So I ordered a margarita. It took forever to make it back to the table but it was very yummy! If you don’t like your margaritas sweet then don’t order it! But thankfully I have a sweet tooth so it was right up my alley. When my guest arrived we ordered the truffle fries and burrata to start. Both tasty but underwhelming. Truffle fries were Parmesan fries with truffle aioli (original.. I know..). And the burrata was a very tough slice of sourdough bread with cheese and micro cilantro plopped on top. As someone who doesn’t like cilantro on top- please list this on the menu. We both enjoyed our entrees! The sausage rigatoni dish was delicious! Except for the micro cilantro on top.. my guest had a steak bowl and she loved it! During our dining process we were checked on once the entrees go there which is alright because the food was great! After dinner we were offered another cocktail and we said yes. However the drinks again took FOREVER to arrive at the table. Before the drinks got to the table our waitress asked if we wanted to look at the dessert menu and we said yes. She gave the dessert menu then walked away and got our drinks and then before we could order walked away. Next thing we knew our drinks were empty and our checks on the table.

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  3. HeatherL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely loud. Couldn't hear anything. Food was good. The noise was just crazy
    The Salted Melon Market & EateryResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Heather, Thanks for your feedback on your experience dining at Salted Melon. We recognize that the restaurant can become loud at some points during service and are working on ways to help muffle the noise. I hope you will come back and try us again soon! Thanks, Thomas

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  4. Morgan

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, speedy service, awesome drinks, not too loud, everything was incredible. We can’t wait to go back next week!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time going here for brunch. The food is great, but the hosts are not as much. Had issues with them both times. The first time we went someone said it was me and they say them but then made us wait while we saw them seat two other couples after the fact they were aware of the situation. This time around we were 9 min late to the reservation, keep in mind though there is a 15 min grace period. When I checked in at the hosts stand one of the hosts with a lighter color Afro started bad mouthing us right in front of me to the other hosts saying we were 20 min late. I corrected her and showed her on my phone that we were 9 min late that the reservation was for 1130 not 1115, that we were well in the time frame of the reservation. Her response back was “we will work with you”. If you’re going to bad mouth your guests to other coworkers at least don’t do as if the guest is not standing right in front of you. She was also very well aware that I could hear her bad mouthing us over a technical issue that wasn’t no one’s fault. Their tablet said 1115 but it showed on my end 1130. We might be back, but it won’t be anytime soon due to the rude hosts.
    The Salted Melon Market & EateryResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for the service you received from the host last weekend. The service you received is completely unacceptable and I can assure you it will not happen again. At Salted Melon, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. And in this instance, we clearly dropped the ball. Because of that, we want to make things right! I'd like to send you a gift card as a token of our sincerest apologies. Please provide the best email to send that gift card to. If there is any way we can further assist you, please let me know. I hope you will visit us again soon! Thanks, Thomas

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Hostess single handedly ruined our meal. She accommodated a walk in 12 top prior to seating us (with just four ppl with a reservation!!!). Zero organization and zero awareness. When we were finally seated everything was extremely backed up and attention to our table was non existent.Pity since the food is great
    The Salted Melon Market & EateryResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for the service you received from the host last weekend. The service you received is completely unacceptable and I can assure you it will not happen again. At Salted Melon, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. And in this instance, we clearly dropped the ball. Because of that, we want to make things right! I'd like to send you a gift card as a token of our sincerest apologies. Please provide the best email to send that gift card to. If there is any way we can further assist you, please let me know. I hope you will visit us again soon!

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  7. TonyB

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The Salted Melon takes the “salted” part of its name much too seriously. We both had the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and truffle pomme fritte. The steak was cooked to perfection, but was VERY salty. The truffle fries were SO SALTY that the truffle flavor was close to obliterated. We also ordered the Market Chop salad which was excellent. Because it was our wedding anniversary, and because there are so many recently new restaurants in South End, we thought that this sounded a little different and wanted to give it a try. Our anniversary wasn’t even acknowledged. Except for the salad, it was a very disappointing experience. So, off to try another new restaurant because we won’t be returning here.

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  8. kitkat

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for a table so that we could sit down and order directly from the menu. When we arrived the hostess told us that it would be an hour + wait for our 1pm reservation because the tables were not turning over as expected. I took my friends that were visiting from out of town to salted melon, because it is such a cool space and conveniently located. But I will not make that mistake a second time…

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great spot. Our first time here and we will definitely be back! Everyone was so friendly and the food was great.

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  10. NigelC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great experience! It was amplified by the service (specifically the host). She was engaging and a hard worker. In the hourish we were there she checked in on us, cleaning tables, etc… I’m guessing she was a front end manager? Food was terrific. Smash burger was great!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Salted Melon! Great service, great food, great atmosphere!🤍🌸

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and we had to wait about 5 minutes past our reso time to sit. The decoration is very cute and everything is all on theme. Our server was very attentive and helpful, can’t remember his name but he had long hair and a headband. The food came very quickly and was very good, the drinks were also delicious.

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  13. kat1

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time eating here. It was super cute and relaxed inside. I ordered the special and my eggs were overdone - they redid my dish immediately and took it off the bill - and it was so so delicious! They were super busy and I felt they recovered remarkably and gave great customer service! My husband got the chicken and waffles which he orders for brunch everywhere, and it was the best he has ever had! My SIL enjoyed her breakfast burrito and my teen enjoyed his chocolate chip pancakes. The only thing that stinks is that they do not validate parking, so plan to pay $10 to park. We will definitely go again!

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  14. OtherKen

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places to go. We love the cocktails, boneless wings, burgers and salads.

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  15. AlimcP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While we enjoyed our meal there were 2 issues I hope that they will address: 1. No ice in my drink. Not sure why they would omit ice in a soda but that was an unfortunate detail 2. My rigatoni did not have 2 ingredients that were listed in the restrict was disappointing. I ordered it specifically for those flavors so I thought the flavor was overly pork-y and not enough other flavors to balance that out. Brussel sprouts, truffle fries and the Salmon/Farro was delicious! I would try again and order other things.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They were unable to seat us despite having a reservation so we left. Not going back

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  17. JenniferS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, great food, fantastic atmosphere

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meals and drinks; the service was excellent as well.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! Loved the food and the make your own margs/espresso martinis!

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  20. RachelL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation for a large party to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived, not only was our table not ready, but when they did seat us, they attempted to separate us into two tables. After much waiting, we were finally all sat together. It took about 10 minutes after that for a server to even come greet us. And another 30 for any drinks to even arrive at the table. After a full 45 minutes, not everyone had received their drinks and we hadn't even ordered food. We ended up leaving and heading to a restaurant across the street which accommodated us and gave us great service. I have eaten brunch at the Salted Melon before and their food is quite good. But the service was some of the worst I have received in Charlotte.

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  21. Luke

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Our favorite restaurant in Southend Charlotte.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was at a good price point, and restaurant was quaint.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lacking quality customer service. Hostess and serving staff not attentive.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal, staff was great, server made excellent drink recommendations and was very knowledgeable on all the dishes. Very cool spot, and will absolutely be back.

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  25. Olivia

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salted Melon is one of my favorite spots to frequent in Charlotte! The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable, and their flavorful dinner menu has something for everyone!

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  26. Erica

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. This is one of our favorites in Charlotte and we always make sure to stop by when we are in town

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the Salted Melon. What a great experience! The vibe is comfortable and low key but modern and stylish. Kiki and Theo our servers were knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The menu was full of great salad and sandwich options but our party settled on the Where To Eat Charlotte salmon bowl, the Poke Me tuna bowl and the Street Car, a southwestern inspired bowl that comes with skirt steak though my friend subbed chicken. Everything was fantastic. I rarely say this about restaurant meal. In fact I rarely write reviews but this was exceptional. Thanks Salted Melon we will be back soon!

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  28. MeganK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places to visit. The food is great, the atmosphere is awesome, they have interesting health foods I have never seen before and it is family friendly!

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  29. Luke

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Theo was the best! The food was unreal and the live music made for a great ambiance!

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  30. Luke

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service!! The Steak Frits and Melon Margarita were phenomenal, 10/10!

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FAQs

The Salted Melon Market & Eatery is rated 4.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Salted Melon Market & Eatery

100 W Worthington Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of West Worthington Ave and Hawkins St
  • Neighbourhood
    Dilworth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 7:00 am–8:00 pm Tue–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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