Rippington's (home page here) has been Waxhaw's main draw for dining the past 9 years. They have seen other restaurants come and go as they march on. What is their secret?Jimmy Rogers, an accomplished restaurateur once told me the secret to any successful restaurant is simple...........it's on the plate. So there you have it, the simple key to success is you have to serve good food that people enjoy. That is Rippington's key to longevity in a business not known for it. They serve good food, they serve large portions and they serve it for a fair price.
Rippington's is owned by Martin Sexton who has been in the restaurant business his entire life. Martin previously owned the popular New Market Grill at the Arboretum.The chef is Michael Tschirhart (my brother) so I am a little biased but trust me you will love this place.
Rippington's has wine and beer and is studying adding a full service bar in the near future.
The dining room is bright and airy. They also serve a Sunday brunch that is quite popular.