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Rice Paddy

732 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-2021
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Ranked #13 of 61 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Broad St.
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89 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Greenville, SC
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our family has been to the Rice Paddy many times over the years, but this year will be our last. Six of us had dinner on a Tuesday night and they were unable to serve us in a professional, timely manner. Our server left for 15-20 minutes and never checked on us. One of the salads was brought out 10... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Still good but maybe not as good as when the girls owned it. Crab cakes are good and fresh fish is always good.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A more formal atmosphere, but I still felt comfortable in my shorts and husband had a nice collared shirt on although most others had come from church or were dressed a bit better. Service was prompt as I would have expected and food took a little longer than I expected with arriving just before noon with only 3 tables being... More

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Hamburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Never, till now, had we returned 2 nights in a row to the same restaurant while traveling! Rice Paddy had a wonderful selection on their menu. The service was outstanding. Our server had been there 18 years (she didn't look old enough!), and now her son is working there. She was very attentive, without hovering. The fish (grouper) was amazing,... More

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Wrightsville Beach, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Check my earlier review of The Rice Paddy, one of the best lunch destinations, not only in the area, but even including Charleston, an all-time favorite for dining. I'll echo some of the latest comments. The Rice Paddy is in a perfect location. It's an excellent space with great floors, windows, high ceilings, good lighting, and filtered sunlight. And the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Disappointed that the Rice Paddy is no longer open for lunch. Now opens at 5pm. Service good but something missing from the dining experience. Food ok, not great as it had been in the past. Bar still a lively option.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Rice Paddy, aptly named for the vicinity to historic plantations, is nicely appointed and a regional restaurant, not a chain. The service was good, and the meal tasty. Make sure you let them know if you want your fish other than fried. Wide wine list, with a bar, and no TVs. Relaxing atmosphere.

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Winder, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great soup of the day and a salad. Wonderful service and a beautiful dinning room. The greeting was warn and welcoming. I would go back any time I am in Georgetown.

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Ottawa, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We ate at this restaurant twice during our visit to Georgetown. The first time with friends, the second time on Valentines Day. We had excellent service both times and we enjoyed the ambiance, the food and the decor. Both times we tried to order the pecan pie for dessert and both times they had run out. This was disappointing, but... More

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Georgetown, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Reservations made, the host had no personality,dinner for two, The service was great, I was told one of the owners was sitting at the bar dinning and the other was outside smoking , appetizer to share was delicious, dinner not so much, fish overcooked, steak undercooked,didn't care for dessert, it was a very quiet evening, so we strolled down to... More

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