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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
941-729-0616
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips
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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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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This place has so many great options and features about it it's crazy. First off the atmosphere and setting is tops being right on the manatee river. You can choose inside or outside seating and not go wrong. Menu wise I would rate the pricing as mid level with a great selection. All the food is amazing we have not... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Happy hour 4-6. $ 5 appetizers and $ 5 drinks. Had a margarita. Very good. Wonderful water views - outdoor deck - which is a great spot to watch the sunset. Their Sunday brunch has been recommended to me but I have never gone.

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Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So, I got off work and I wanted to down a cocktail or two with a light dinner. I decided to visit here, which I had once before 18 years ago. Of course, it's been totally remodeled and updated even though it's still under the same ownership. The bar where I sat was modern and comfortable. The dining area looked... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us at The Riverhouse. We appreciate your review and for stopping in. 18 years later - that's pretty cool. Hopefully your next visit is much sooner than that! Thanks again and see you soon. More 

Crete, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I traveled about 30 miles (from Treasure Island) to check out this restaurant and it was worth it!! Great location - right on the water - but not touristy. Wonderful atmosphere and, most important, the food was great! (I had the ribs for dinner, lobster roll for an appetizer and the house cabernet). This is a great restaurant and I... More 

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

Thanks for making the trip from Treasure Island to check us out at The Riverhouse - we appreciate it! I'm glad we didn't disappoint. Hope to see you again soon next time you're in the area. More 

Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We dined here on Christmas Eve with our dear friend. The restaurant is on the Manatee River and has many amenities. We parked in the lot and was met at the edge of the pier by a shuttle to drive us over to the restaurant. This was a welcomed surprise since the weather was quite chilly and there was a... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us at The Riverhouse a few weeks ago - so glad to hear about your experience. We appreciate the great review! Hope to see you again SOON! More 

Longboat Key, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The short walk to the restaurant only reminds me that Palmetto has a very special place for great food, outside dining on the river, prompt and courteous service and reasonable prices. My wife and I come here for "date lunch" Wednesday because we agree it has the best of all worlds. Today our server, Marissa, wasn't too busy to give... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food here was amazing. We had the butterfish. It was very tasty. Our waitress was in training. She did an awesome job. Next time we visit Palmetto we will come back to this restaurant. The average price was about $20. Delicious!!

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Nyesville, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Kind of tricky since there is a Riverview Cafe nearby and it was closed on Monday so we almost left. The Riverview Reef is located ON the river so a nice little walk across a great boardwalk is required. There is a cart that will take you to and back but we enjoyed the walk and seeing the beautiful boats... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of two really good restaurants on the Manatee River. This one has a really good Island Time salad. Add to that for the non calorie conscious the ambrosa. Top it off with really good happy hour and spectacular view.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary here but we neglected to call for a reservation. We should have looked outside on this cool evening to find more tables available further out on their deck from the ones we saw right near the hostess stand, therefore we waited inside for 30+ minutes to be seated across from a noisy... 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, Seafood, Vegetarian, Fish & Chips

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