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Rice Paddy

732 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-2021
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Ranked #9 of 60 restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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80% Recommend
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English first
Hamburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This once was a very good restaurant that is now attracting only those who might remember what it once was. We were shocked by some of what we were served; wilted lettuce, brown avocado, sandwiches on supermarket rolls were offered up at high prices for lunch. A local shopkeeper told us that the place changed hands and does not recommend... More

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Dined here on New Year's Eve. The menu was limited, but the food was delicious. We had the bisque, grouper and lobster Rockefeller; great sauces and presentation, also had the peppermint parfait. The service was very good; we were not rushed; had a nice leisurely dinner.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I used to live in the area and every year around the Holidays when I return I always go back for a Holiday lunch with the family. I enjoyed my tacos but something seemed a little off. Not quite what I was used to. That said still four stars so I would not stay away.

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