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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
941-729-0616
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Ranked #1 of 54 restaurants in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Ocala, FL
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had lunch on a Friday afternoon (around 1:15 pm). There was no wait to be seated, our server was pleasant and efficient. The Hawaiian Chicken was moist & grilled perfectly and the roasted pineapple salsa was delicious. This dish comes with one side and I opted for the cheesy mashed potatoes - creamy & tasty. Another had the Cajun... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have been here many times. We live close by so it is convenient and very reasonable. The food is great and the service is fine. Eating on the patio over the water is great. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback and visiting us at Riverhouse. Glad to hear you visit us often. Hope to see you again soon! More

Hernando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent fresh caught seafood. Great salad and steak. Service could not be better. Margaritas were the best.

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Great review and thanks for visiting Riverhouse Reef & Grill! Glad that all was great and you liked the margaritas! Hope to see you again soon! More

Centerville, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We were a party of 6 & all had something different to eat. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the lobster pot pie & it was excellent. The atmosphere is great & the staff was very friendly. We plan to go back there the next time we are in the area.

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Riverhouse Reef and Grill this month. We really appreciate your review and your business. Glad you like the Lobster Pot Pit - definitely one of our most popular dishes! Hope to see you again soon! More

Ackley, Iowa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After seeing the Riverhouse Reef & Grill at #1 on TripAdvisor we decided to go check it out and I am so happy that we did. This establishment is definitely worth the stop for dinner. The food: We ordered the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer, then our dinners were the melt in your mouth butterfish with riverhouse rice... More

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting Riverhouse Reef & Grill this month! We appreciate your business and your review! We have now changed both our rice (no longer has mushrooms) AND our spinach artichoke dip. We have been hearing similar comments as your review and were working on both menu items. As of last week, both are changed. Thanks again and... More

Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I picked this place for its location and I certainly wasn't disappointed! They are right on the water and have a large outside wrap around area. Nice selection of salads, burgers and entrees. The other bonus is that they are at the end of pier so you get to view all the sailboats and motor boats that are docked there.

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us at Riverhouse Reef & Grill. Glad that all was excellent. We appreciate you and your review! See you again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Recommended to try this restaurant and wasn't disappointed. We went twice for lunch, sat on the terrace overlooking the bay, wonderful. Excellent service and great food. Try their fish tacos. We will definately be going there again.

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for much for coming to Riverhouse Reef & Grill. Glad we were recommended and that all was excellent! Our fish tacos are always a favorite! More

Minnesota
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Excellent service, fabulous seafood, great scenery, loved the ambience of being at a yacht club, we give it our highest recommendation!

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Glad you "discovered us" at Riverhouse Reef & Grill! We are off the beaten path but always worth the trip! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

tx
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We loved our first visit so much, we've taken guests back twice more. Wonderful food, great servers, boat- and wildlife-watching, delicious drinks. Sit outside if possible, it's shady and breezy and a lot of fun. The lobster cakes are "ono".

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at Riverhouse Reef & Grill - and for coming back along with friends. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon! More

Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've now been there twice with an older friend, taking advantage of the shuttle from the parking lot to the restaurant at the end of the pier. The view is the best reason to go there and a lot of the outside seating is under the upper deck, so shaded and blessed with breezes from the river. We saw a... More

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RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit and great review of Riverhouse Reef & Grill! We appreciate you and hope too see you again soon! Glad to hear you had a great view, good service, and good food! More

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