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Rice Paddy

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732 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440 (Broad St.)
(843) 546-2021
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brand New Chef March 15

Ate on reccomend from a friend. Was concerned about poor reviews and small crowd. Give it a chance - the new chef hired is coming out with a new menu and service was very good. The crab cakes were divine and the lobster macaroni and cheese excellent. The chef will prepare any dish as you like it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
tigersrule
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Easley, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greeneville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A friend and I stopped in historic Georgetown for a bite to eat while traveling between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. There were several restaurants along the waterfront, but we chose the Rice Paddy, having not check TripAdvisor beforehand. I wish we had. Even though it was nearing 2PM, we should have realized that an empty restaurant was not a good... More 

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Wilmington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went here based on a recommendation of a local as the best fine dining in Georgetown. I should have read the reviews here instead. The waitperson was very nice and not at all knowledgeable. There are no signature cocktails, so I reverted to a scotch which was a skimpy pour. I had the beet salad expecting fresh roasted beets... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been eating at the Rice Paddy for twenty years. Once the new owners took over they increased the prices and decreased the quality. I had never had anything from there that wasn't delicious until recently. I've eaten there 5 times in the last 3 years and each time it was sub par. It's sad to see my favorite restaurant... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Terrible service waited 1.5 hrs for a soda. Food was awful and cold. My wife had to ask what it was when the server brought her meal. Waitstaff was not trained and not knowledgeable about menu or how to take an order

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We arrived on a Sat. at 7:30 to an empty restaurant, that should have been our 1st clue to turn around and leave..In the 1st 15 minutes we were served our water and cocktails then after that kinda left alone..we were told there was a big party in the back dining room so??? When our waitress/hostess came back to finally... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Ate on reccomend from a friend. Was concerned about poor reviews and small crowd. Give it a chance - the new chef hired is coming out with a new menu and service was very good. The crab cakes were divine and the lobster macaroni and cheese excellent. The chef will prepare any dish as you like it just ask.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was one of three tables in the dining room the server was very slow and was having difficulty keeping up with the tables. I was charged 3 separate time on my credit card. The bartender didn't know how to correct the mistakes and told me I would have to wait for the following business day to know what was... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We unfortunately also had dinner at the Rice Patty in Georgetown SC, Valentine's Day 2015. First, when we ordered drinks our waitress asked us if we knew if the bartender would know how to make them. My husband and I ordered one of their speciality drinks which we had to return. We were informed that that drink is often returned!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had reservations last night (Valentine's Day). Reservations for 7PM, got there at 6:10 to have drinks at the bar. Gave our name and sat and waited at bar. Pleasant dialogue with owner as it was starting out slow. By 6:45 business started to pickup. Folks at bar that came in waited as long as 20 minutes to even put a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This review should be rated about 3.68 but not 4, so I had to go with 3. Slow night, 2 other parties. Beautiful space in an old bank. SUMMARY: rock star shrimp and grits. Failures were (1) Salad was attractive but not cut into bite-sized pieces (2) Cafeteria quality salt and pepper complete with obligatory clogging (3) Rolls served after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 732 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
    (Broad St.)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: (843) 546-2021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?