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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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
Beautiful view and atmosphere, good food

Been here a dozen times, no reason not to keep coming back. Great view and vibe, good food, varied service but never terrible. Love walking down the dock past all the yachts in the harbor. Makes me happy to live here. Nothing bad to say, will keep coming back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Michelle K
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Palmetto, Florida
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Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were a group and 11 and the waitress (Lauren) knew her gratuity was guaranteed. She was not friendly and deliberately insulting and indifferent to my concerns, even after I mentioned the to her. I have been many times and I have relatives that celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary here. I will not go back any time soon, that is... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Been here a dozen times, no reason not to keep coming back. Great view and vibe, good food, varied service but never terrible. Love walking down the dock past all the yachts in the harbor. Makes me happy to live here. Nothing bad to say, will keep coming back.

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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have good food but very limited healthy choices on the menu. I usually ask for special preparations to maintain a low calorie and low sodium diet. Happy hour gives good drink specials and lower cost appetizers.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great view and good service but the food was mediocre. The Mahi Mahi fish tacos were disappointing and the portobello mushroom sandwich was weak. Why settle for mediocre with so many great restaurants in the area?

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Pleasanton, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A late Sunday afternoon lunch with friends. The proximity to water lent a cooling breeze, so we were able to sit out on the deck and dine alfresco. Stephanie our waitress was attentive, humorous, and took great care of us. My grouper (black, cooked "bronze") was cooked perfectly and highlighted my visit to Florida.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Broad selection of seafood entrees and appetizers. Great view of the yachts and sailboats heading out or returning to port. Not the least expensive restaurant in town but good value for the money. The $5 Happy Hour sampler is the best deal in the house. And I could make a meal of the Cabo Fish appetizer. If it's... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Riverhouse Reef & Grill is incredible. The Servers are all outstanding. We had my sons Rehearsal dinner there with a small party of 40 guests in October. It was such a pleasant experience and a very important evening to me as I was the Mother of the Groom. Exceptionally pleased with all that transpired.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful time. Staff was great, food was good and the view excellent. looking forward to our next visit!

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Saucier, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited River house Reef and Grill last week and were extremely satisfied. The service was excellent and the food was awesome. My wife had the ribeye that was huge and cooked to perfection , along with the steamed veggies .I had the ribs and grilled chicken combo , the ribs fell off the bone and the chicken was tender... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were so happy to find this place! The food was great (awesome happy hour too!), the waterfront view was magnificent. Our big chocolate lab was welcomed there and served a fresh bowl of water. If you are a dog owner (of a well behaved dog) you know how difficult it is to find a really nice restaurant that is... More 

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Additional Information about Riverhouse Reef & Grill

Address: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
Phone Number: 941-729-0616
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Vegetarian

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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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