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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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Ranked #7 of 62 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.
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Darlington, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Took friends to Georgetown for their 1st visit. Would not be complete without a visit to the River Room Restaurant. Located right off the riverwalk with a beautiful view of the Sampit River and marina. The shrimp and grits came with a homemade biscuit and it was de-li-cious!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Wide variety of seafood on the menu with Calabash style being the most prominent. Shrimp dishes are excellent . Great views of the water and marina

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visited with a group. Food was pleasing. Service was ok. I am lactose intolerant and a southern girl. I ordered shrimp and grits and it was good, halfway through I noticed how creamy the grits were and ask the waitress if it had ant dairy and she responded yes, heavy cream and milk. I then suggested that they include a... More

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Georgetown, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food, eating at restaurant for over twenty years. I worked there while I was in High School, no longer a young buck becoming an old man and still enjoy the atmosphere and food today. I usually order the blackened tuna always a favorite. Chef Joe has been affiliated with River Room for over twenty years and some of the... More

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Georgetown, South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a very upstanding restaurant. Love this place. I have had birthdays, anniversary suppers & just a night out. I have never had bad experience here.

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Avon, CT
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Big portions of competently prepared seafood and protein dishes. Located on historic Front Street in Georgetown, SC. If you don't have a reservation, typically no problem. Have eaten there at least a half dozen times and never had anything less than a good meal, and sometimes better than that. Reliable.

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had dinner at the River Room during a recent Georgetown visit. The restaurant reminded me of a seafood house from 25 years ago--a bit of an update of the facilities are in order! They do not take reservations, but this was not a problem on a week night at this time of year. As someone else has commented on... More

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had lunch in this location and really expected great seafood. My husband's shrimp and grits was good, but my fried shrimp on a roll was just not that great. The shrimp were soggy, not crispy at all. The fries and onion rings were barely warm. I would return but would only order the shrimp and grits. Just a so,... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had my best meal here. The food was really well prepared and the wait staff was terrific. I got a chance to meet the owner and his wife and I understood immediately why this place was special. Quaint town, lovely people and really good food. There was a very large event bringing thousands of people to town this particular... More

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Cobb Island, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went down to Georgetown to visit my Uncle and cousins, My Uncle suggested we go to one of his favorite restaurants, The River Room, I had never been to Georgetown, actually never even herd of it. My Uncle was telling me the history of Georgetown as we walked down thru the historical town with its hundred plus year old... More

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Additional Information about River Room

Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
Phone Number: 843 527 4110
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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