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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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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 8
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  • 13
    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
Lovely waterfront dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
AnneJersey515
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Brick, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brick, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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

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 

Troy, New York
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

What a lovely restaurant. Parking can be a bit of a problem. They don't take reservations, so we went early. We sat right out on the water, with a gorgeous view. Our waitress, Schuyler, was so attentive and efficient! The food was excellent, as was the wine.And it was quiet, so we could all talk and hear each other. Would... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us and for the review! Glad all was great. Spring break weeks are the absolute busiest for us! But so glad that everything was excellent! Just FYI, in the off-season, we do take reservations. However, in season we limit that to large parties of 8 or more. Our new outside bar usually is a great... More 

Connecticut
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Whenever in the Bradenton area (generally Anna Maria Island) we make an effort to get to the Riverhouse Reef and Grill. Did a lunch and a dinner this year and both were of the same high quality we have come to enjoy. The restaurant is clearly a favorite in the area as it is always busy. I tried to make... More 

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

Great review and glad you are a regular Riverhouse customer! We're glad to have you! This is a busy time of year, but glad that your wait was short. Our new outside "Snook Deck" bar has really helped with the wait for those who just want a drink and appetizer. We continue to grow, add more seating, and improve our... More 

Mahomet, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Four of us went for happy hour and dinner. We sat on the outside deck for happy hour and shared lobster-stuffed mushroom caps and lobster fritters with remoulade sauce, both of which were delicious and a good deal for the price. The mushroom caps were on the small side, but enough for 4 of us to share; they might want... More 

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

Great input and I really appreciate the review. Good advice on the music - actually we are supposed to turn off the house music when we have live music, but we obviously missed that! I'll review that with our team. So glad that everything was great. We will review the rest of your comments as well. Thanks again and see... More 

Parrish, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We hadn't been to Riverside for a couple years and decided to try it again for happy hour with friends. Other than an issue with the tram drivers to take people out to the restaurant, everything was great. Good apps, drinks at reasonable prices, and decent service. Fantastic weather, and great to sit outside. If you go and don't want... More 

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Wildwood
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We dined hear after hearing great things about this locations happy hour. All was true. First let me say that we ate outside on the dock and this was Awesome! Our server was good no real problems. We hit the happy hour and we all loved it. We were able to get a taste of everything on the HH menu... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a great dinner with matching sunset. Seafood was excellent as was the server. Makes for a very relaxing meal with good friends. Does get much better than that

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Windsor, Ontario
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We take visitors to the Riverhouse R&G regularly. Location is delightful. Food is good and plentiful. Prices are reasonable. Atmosphere and staff are very pleasant. Yesterday we took relatives there and they had a small dog with them. We were on the outside deck, temperature was low 80s and it was an absolute lovely day with several boats on the... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with excellent water views on the Manatee River. The cuisine is middle of the road pricewise and the ambiance is good. We have always experienced friendly service and the order and the food provision was handled promptly. The parking can be a problem during the beginning of the year, but they do have a golf... 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?