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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Vegetarian
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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location and atmosphere. Good food.

Sat outside overlooking water and marina. Very nice place, good service and food. No complaints from any of the 9 in our party.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I met friends here for dinner. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside. We had a wonderful view. The ladies had appetizers for dinner; Kickin' Chicken and ribs. Both were delicious. My husband had the blackened salmon and our friend had the Lobster Pot Pie. They both enjoyed their meals. Happy hour prices are great. We... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went here with a lady friend for an afternoon lunch. She lives close by and I was visiting from Reno. The view and atmosphere were great. Initial service was just a little bit slow, but then I saw we were there at a shift change. After this, everything else was great. She order a shrimp meal that I didn't... More 

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

Thanks for much for visiting us at Riverhouse Reef & Grill. Glad you stopped in while you were in town! Look forward to having you back next time you're in town. More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great view excellent food Have visited this restaurant many times. Across the bay is Pier 22.Great view, great food Have visited this restaurant many times

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

Thanks so much for coming back in to Riverhouse Reef & Grill. Glad to hear that all was great! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The views are beautiful and the food was outstanding! I had the Mediterranean chicken, and the flavors were to die for! My friend always wants to go here for the "butterfish," and she says it's amazing. Our server, Mark, was so nice and went out of his way to accommodate my extreme food allergies. I definitely will be back; during... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us at The Riverhouse. Glad you enjoyed our service, view, and seafood! More 

Ellenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sorry but I keep going back hoping it has gotten better and each time I'm disappointed again. Th only thing going for it is the view. Went Last month with friend from NYC in the afternoon for the view & a drink outside - could have been better .

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

Thanks for coming in to the Riverhouse - and I really apologize that we're not up to your standards. An additional info or input you could give us would be great. Let us know - food, service, etc - how we can improve. You can email any particulars at reviews@RiverhouseReef.com. Thanks again! More 

New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sat outside overlooking water and marina. Very nice place, good service and food. No complaints from any of the 9 in our party.

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Avon, Ohio
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52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Probably the best shrimp tacos I have ever had! They were awesome! Yes, the setting is pretty. Yes, the restaurant is nice. Yes, the service was great. But the shrimp tacos were the best! Actually, everyone was happy with their food. There is a kids menu, but our kids ordered a rack of ribs and split the dinner. It ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Casual dining at its finest. Amazing moonrise over the water makes this idyllic setting a winner. I had the Challis Shrimp pasta, my husband the chicken parmigiano and my dad the butterfiSh. Everything was prepared perfectly. A do-not-miss location!

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Well worth the hour wait for a table, outside bar for cocktails before dinner was relaxing and wonderful. The menu was spectacular with a wide variety. Kickin shrimp app is highly recommended if you like spicy. Lobster tails for dinner were delicious. There was an amazing sunset during dinner. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks so much for visiting us at Riverhouse Reef & Grill. Great review too! Glad that you enjoyed the sunset, lobster, and everything else! See you soon. More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Love the restaurant setting and décor. Food is well priced and happy hour is a bargain. Love the lobster pot pie - was a little disappointed with the appetizer special - asparagus with prosciutto topped with 'crab'.... I think they may use some of this same 'crab' in the lobster pot pie, but at least there, it's hidden....

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Thanks so much for your review and the visit. Glad all was great! Just for your own info, the crab on this weekend's special is a different product than in the lobster pot pie and other dishes. The lobster pot pie has 2 different lobster meats in it, along with other fresh seafood such as mahi mahi and crab. Thanks... More 

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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, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Vegetarian

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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