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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips
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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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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 8
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place to Dine and Fantastic Location

I would definitely recommend this place to grab a great meal, with a great atmosphere. The staff was friendly, and we scored a great table on the outside deck overlooking the river and a view of the yacht club. Witnessed a gorgeous sunset while enjoying good food and drinks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
BLike2Travel
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend this place to grab a great meal, with a great atmosphere. The staff was friendly, and we scored a great table on the outside deck overlooking the river and a view of the yacht club. Witnessed a gorgeous sunset while enjoying good food and drinks.

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Kansas City Missouri
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Food was great. Customized a sushimi dinner for us not on the menu. Lobster gumbo was a fav. View is nice overlooking the yacht/sailboat wharf. Would have good sunset view earlier. Outdoor dining is available for warm days. Service was very good and friendly. Fun atmosphere. Only open until 900 during the week so get out early if you are... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us at Riverhouse Reef & Grill and for the great review! So glad you liked it! More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently had an early dinner at the Riverhouse. We coose it because they serve steak as well as seafood. The restaurant is at the end of a pier with an excellent view of the river. Outdoor seating is available but weather forced us in where we still had a great view through the windows. The waitress... More 

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

Great review and thanks for visiting me. Glad you liked the sirloin and the Lobster Pot Pie! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent overall tasting meal after a long, long wait. My thin steak was rare instead of medium rare with too much gristle for my taste and because of the rareness and interconnected gristle and fat the steak itself was a poor quality porterhouse cut but I ate it not wanting to send it back and wait for... More 

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

Great review with lots of details! I really appreciate it. You're right about the wait - in season we are completely slammed and very very busy! We just finished our outside bar "Snook Deck" to help ease the congestion at the inside bar, but when the weather is cold....then people don't like that! I'll review your comments with my staff... More 

Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Service was pleasant and attentive not only at the deck bar but also in the dining room. My wife, 2 kids, & I met with our friends for sunset cocktails and dinner on a Friday evening. When we were given the beeper we were told it may be about 45 minutes before a table became available, but it was only... More 

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

Great review - glad that you were able to get in and have a great experience! I really appreciate it the review More 

Sun City Center, Florida
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our group of 4 went to the Riverhouse for lunch. You can sit inside or out, and if you are inside there are panaramic windows so you have a good view of the water. We sat outside and the heaters made it very comfortable. Lunches are very reasonable considering the quality of the food and the view of the water.... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here with another couple and had to eat inside due to the weather. Inside seating still provided an enjoyable view of the Marina and river. The service was attentive and friendly. Basically each of us had soup/salad combos or sandwiches which were acceptable but nothing special. Because the setting is so enjoyable will likely return perhaps for a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They put on a great show upstairs and as always, excellent food. For $100 per couple, you couldn't go wrong: 4 courses, a bottle of wine, chocolates, and a rose.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Careful they do not open the doors before 11:30 even if 15 people are standing outside....but the service was very good, the food even better and the view of the river is probably the best in the area.

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This restaurant offers specials above the really good menu. The view takes in the setting sun over the Manatee River, and is always restful and beautiful. The Marina is attached, so you can even have free boat parking while you dine. The butterfish is excellent, and every one seems to like the lobster pot pie. I had the black and... 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, Seafood, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips

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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