Rippington’s Restaurant was established in June of 2001. Located in quaint and friendly downtown Waxhaw, the historic building in which the restaurant resides still features the original hardwood floors that date back to 1902 and 20’ high ceilings.

Owner, Martin Sexton originally relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina as a partner and manager of the Newmarket Grille located in the Arboretum. After eight years he decided that it was time to branch out on his own and find the space that would soon become Rippington’s Restaurant. Bringing many of his favorite dishes with him, it soon became a family affair. In the restaurants infancy, you could find his wife Heather Sexton greeting customers at the door, daughter Jordan Sexton waiting tables before going on to attend the University of Michigan on a full gymnastics scholarship, and son Kieran Sexton washing dishes before going on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Hence, the Michigan/Navy memorabilia you might also recognize lining the walls of the restaurant.

With their passionate waiting and cooking staff, Rippington’s Restaurant takes great pride in using the finest ingredients, choice cuts of meat, and farm fresh produce to provide an outstanding eclectic dining experience for it’s customers. The menu also features an array of micro brews from North Carolina and Michigan (of course!) and also offers an extensive and affordable wine list.


Rippington's Restaurant


  • Brunch

    Best Brunch in Waxhaw!

    Whether you're in the mood for a special breakfast or lunch ( or a little of both) with family or friends, Rippingtons will fill the bill. Join us for our famous Southern French toast (stuffed with cream cheese and brown sugar), chicken crepes, or shrimp and grits. This has truly become a popular Sunday tradition. Be sure to make reservations on Holidays!

    Brunch Menu
  • Lunch

    Best Lunch in Waxhaw!

    Choose from our wide selection of sandwiches or salads including our crab cake sandwich or pecan encrusted chicken salad. If you prefer something heartier, we offer an assortment of entrees including BBQ baby back ribs or grilled salmon with black bean salsa. We have been told many times that we have the best fries around!

    Lunch Menu
  • Dinner

    Best Dinner in Waxhaw!

    As the day winds down, make it an occasion with dinner at Rippingtons. There is a selection to match everyone's taste. Choose from different steaks, fresh seafood or our famous Cajun pasta, on the spicy side with shrimp, andouille sausage and chicken. Accompany dinner with a local craft beer or a great bottle of wine. Top it all off with one of our many yummy desserts. It will be a night to remember at Rippington's.

    Dinner Menu