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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
941-729-0616
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a...
A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great riverfront location at the end of a pier... Golf cart shuttle from street.

The best restaurant in Palmetto. Food is consistently good. Salads fresh, attentive service. Decor/ambience and view! Full bar. Outside dining available.Try the lobster pot pie.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best restaurant in Palmetto. Food is consistently good. Salads fresh, attentive service. Decor/ambience and view! Full bar. Outside dining available.Try the lobster pot pie.

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Thank CricketFlorida
Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For appetizers we had calamari and shrimp. Both were overpriced. Plates were overcrowded with undercooked veggies along with instant mashed potatoes and swordfish that was more liked poached than grilled. The cooking oil was over used causing the shrimp to cook to a dark brown color. Will not be back!

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Thank Andy K
Hollister, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right on the intracoastal waterway in Palmetto - outside seating on a pretty Florida afternoon. Decent fresh seafood, good service!

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Thank 3MD_4MA
Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoy our families ladies reunion at this location because it is convenient. Also the food is a good value. The view of the river is wonderful especially if you can sit outside!

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Thank laherr49
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends and I were looking for a restaurant to meet for lunch that was in a convenient location for all of us. I did some looking on-line and found Riverhouse Reef & Grill - it was a wonderful choice. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, good service and great location on the water.

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Thank Kitty52Michigan
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is a gourmet burger fan and said his burger here was the best ever...perfectly cooked, large with very fresh ingredients. I was equally happy worth my Ahi tuna sliders. Service was stellar and the ambiance and view spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank IreneKL
Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable lunch on a Sunday at this restaurant. The view is spectacular and we dined on a Sunday. They have buffet brunch on Sundays, but you can also dine off the regular lunch menu. The service was great and the food and prices very good.

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Thank mifan011
Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there today for lunch. Super cold and windy for us FL people. They gave us a table(inside) with a beautiful view of the water and boats. Felt like I was outside without the cold and wind! The food was good and our waitress was superb-met our every need. Highly suggest going here.

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Thank mdelliveniri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for ambiance and food. Superb appetizers and great view of the harbor area. This would be a wonderful place for a date.

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Thank Joan G
Hebron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere. The food, service, and everything was excellent. We met relatives there for early dinner. Very scenic venue with both inside and outside seating. I had blackened redfin which was very good. My mother had the Hawaiian chicken which she said was the best chicken dish she had anywhere. Highly recommend for a sunset dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-729-0616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?