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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to take a date

The food and atmosphere are great but the prices a bit steep. Good shrimp and grits tho this dish is served at nearly every restaurant in town. Nice venue right on the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Salem, VA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Salem, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The food and atmosphere are great but the prices a bit steep. Good shrimp and grits tho this dish is served at nearly every restaurant in town. Nice venue right on the river.

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first time here and it was a very enjoyable experience. We had the chargrilled Carolina Grouper with tomato-basil-lime butter, sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes, and most of all warm bread, which I haven’t had in a while, even in Europe (where we were 3 weeks ago). Adrain, our waitress, was such a sweetheart and very attentive. The... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a week night and it was very crowded, but wait was only about 15 minutes. I had grilled salmon with grits and mixed veggies and it was all wonderful. Others in my party had shrimp, chicken tenders and shrimp and grits (yum!!). It was all so good and the service was great. The restaurant sits by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Found the River Room for a nice lunch. Great service. Server was knowledgable regarding specials and desserts. Great atmosphere watching the boats pass while waiting in home made Peanut butter pie!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

At here on a Monday night. It was very crowded, always a good sign. Staff were efficient, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Most impressed on that score. We ordered a plate of calamari, followed by a shared plate of local fried shrimp. four bread rolls were complimentary as were two extra sources. Tasty, well presented and we really... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The brochure for this restaurant states that it is 'Where the Locals Go Serious Seafood'. We can affirm the serious seafood claim. We had an early afternoon lunch at a table with a harbor view. I had the shrimp creole on white rice. It was well displayed and equally tasteful. It also came with an appealing biscuit. My wife had... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We popped in here for lunch. What a treat! The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. I had the smoked turkey and mozzarella cheese sandwich - delicious! My husband had shrimp & grits. He declared it to be awesome. Service was excellent (the restaurant was packed) and the view of the river was excellent. Highly recommend the River... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stumbled upon the coastal town of Georgetown 45 min north of Charleston and asked a local shop the best place for lunch without hesitation she said the river room. It didn't disappoint we had clam chowder, shrimp & grits & the peel m eat shrimp. The service, food & view of the river were great!

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Was there the Wednesday before the holiday weekend. The menu is typical. The prices I felt were a little over priced for the area. I had the chowder which was very good. Nice size of serving. I supplemented that with an order of the seared tuna. This was also good. Have had better and bigger serving elsewhere. The service was... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by one of Georgetown's local businessman. He said it was one of their best in town and he was right! When we arrived, there was a line for lunch and the place was packed. We had a 30-minute wait, but the time went by quickly. We had drinks in the bar as we waited to be... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 843 527 4110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine

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.
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

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