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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
941-729-0616
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Ranked #1 of 56 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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Apollo Beach, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy the atmosphere, sunsets, and food at this local waterfront restaurant. Recommend reservations Friday and Saturday nights, but usually you can get a table pretty quickly. Try the ambrosia side dish too.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love seafood but plenty to choose from for those who don't Food was very good .So nice to sit outside on the water and watch the world go by. Good service and reasonably priced.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We'd been hearing what a great place this is for awhile now so thought stopping for a drink & some appetizers might be fun. TRUE! Sat outside to enjoy the great, wide, waterfront views of the Manatee River. Drinks & food were reasonably priced & as advertised. Can hardly wait to return.

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

Wow - great review. Glad you liked the fish taco selections and mentioned the shuttle that takes you down the dock. Thanks again for coming in! More

Longboat Key, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hard to find both quality food and a waterfront view but it's alive and well at this casual and comfortable eating establishment. Fish tacos with five different choices of fillings, a way good poor boy sandwich and, definitely, order the house made potato chips. Service attentive. Don't be worried about the walk on the dock to the place... they have... More

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

Great review and thanks for coming in! Glad all was great and hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great Florida Flavor. Amazing value! Wonderful signature drink! And amazing waterfront location. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable of menu. We enjoy coming for dinner or Sunday brunch.

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

Great review and thanks for coming in last week. Glad all was great. We're continually working to improve the Sunday Brunch and make it even better - thanks for highlighting it in your review though! Thanks! More

Sarasota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The patio is the place to be at this riverside restaurant. The large fans make outdoor dining comfortable even on the hottest days. The grilled redfish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Topped with the tropical salsa, it was a reasonably low calorie alternative to the many fried entrees. Not as low-cal but certainly delicious we're the cheesy mashed potatoes. The... More

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

Thanks for coming in this month. I really appreciate your review. Glad all was great. Our signature drinks are always great. Thanks again! More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went for a late lunch after the Marauders baseball with my wife and mother and our experience was very nice. The green goddess shrimp app was very good. My wife's fish tacos were great and she really liked the house made chips. I had the Ahi tuna club and it was really good. Mom got fish and chips and liked... More

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had dinner last night. We did sit outside, it was warm but fans were on and there was a slight breeze. We requested our favorite server Murphy and our request was granted. We had ribs for an appetizer , they were very good, cooked perfectly. I had the shrimp Chablis which was delicious and my favorite. My boyfriend had... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

we were forced to detour thru palmetto and decided to eat here. we sat outside on the deck overlooking the manatee river and there was a nice breeze along with fans. the waiter was attentive and all the food and drinks arrived right on time. it was friday night and the place was not crowded although the inside bar was... More

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Our first night in Bradenton we stumbled across this gem of a restaurant. Casual, with outside seating, we watched the sun setting from comfortable chairs on the deck while enjoying fresh fish and salads. A small bar inside was fairly busy on a weeknight, but the views of the Manatee River are what make this special. Our fish tacos and... More

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