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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, Late Night, 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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  • 34
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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
Lovely location, big portions

Beautiful location with a choice of indoor or outside seating, with some of the outdoor seating under cover. Service was fine and quick for a Friday evening, in fact the restaurant was surprisingly quite empty although we ate late at about 9.30 pm. All our meals were fine but not quite the special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Andy E
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FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a great experience! Wonderful location right on the water, nice open layout and ambience, greeters & wait staff superb, food terrific! And the prices were very comparable to other seafood restaurants. The redfish dinner was the best I've ever eaten, their mahi good, grouper sandwich delicious, and we all enjoyed the Cabo Fish Bites for an appetizer. Only negative... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent, fish was fresh, staff was accommodating and the view was awesome! I would totally recommend this restaurant. Wish we could go back but we live in Oregon!

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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful location with a choice of indoor or outside seating, with some of the outdoor seating under cover. Service was fine and quick for a Friday evening, in fact the restaurant was surprisingly quite empty although we ate late at about 9.30 pm. All our meals were fine but not quite the special we were expecting from reading other reviews.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Eight friends enjoyed great meal. The view was breath taking. The service was first class. The food was tasty and well cooked. Our server could not have done more, he was efficient and quick and the restaurant was full. This is a must visit but you must go late afternoon to get the setting sun just right. A request for... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped for Dinner prior to taking a boat tour of the Manatee river. The food and service were excellent couple with a great view of the river from the outside deck! The'Melt in your mouth Butterfish was exactly that. An enjoyable evening.

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Palmetto, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is really good and has a wonderful view , positioned on the Manatee River. Love sitting outside at the umbrella tables. Only bad thing is it is very popular and usually have to wait. There is a golf cart to take you down the long pier to the restaurant if you so choose.

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Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this is one of our favorite places with great seafood and a view. the shrimp and butterfish were cooked and grilled to order. the service was great with tony refilling our drinks without being asked.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the best deal in the area. Great location, great staff, reasonably priced drinks, and very good bar food (5 dollars a pop and worth every penny). Happy hour is 7 days a week till 6PM during season and 7PM off season. The new outside bar is a nice touch. If you like spicy food try the kicken chicken.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Sunsets are beautiful, friendly staff and good food. Offers outside dining with a bar. Great sunsets. Shuttle service from parking lot down the dock to the Restrauant.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stopped by for weekday lunch. Of the three lunches ordered, two were quite mediocre. Service left a lot to be desired. One lunch was not as ordered. Drink glasses stayed empty for most of the meal. Iced tea looked like water. For lunches in the $20 price range, it was disappointing. We would not likely return. The restaurant does have... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?