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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
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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
Vacation Dinner

This place has great views and great food! I loved my dish and my boys enjoyed the server's humor. The crème brûlée is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Tabatha M
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to some great shrimp & grits, but these definitely missed the mark. There were very few shrimp...mostly pork garnished with shrimp. Hubby & I were having a nice quiet dinner until they sat a large group of male golfers right in the center of the restaurant. No more quiet after that. Crab balls were good. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place has great views and great food! I loved my dish and my boys enjoyed the server's humor. The crème brûlée is amazing!

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Austin, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Charming restaurant on the river. Waitress was very personable and gave us great ideas for food and things to see while visiting. Their grits, without a doubt, were the best we had while in the south! Very flavorful! Oysters were also great as well. Fun and relaxing!

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Florence
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489 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for our first dinner during our vacation in Georgetown. Service was amazing and food delicious. Location is great, right on Georgetown Harbor Walk. The building is gorgeous both inside and outside. I was with my boyfriend and we shared crab balls as appetizer then he had Carolina grouper served with mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies and I... More 

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Kingston, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I had just arrived in town and wanted to get some good seafood and we can say that this was an excellent choice. We were pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant and the service was great. Conveniently located on the waterfront and the city of Georgetown has plenty of free parking available with walking distance several... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here after our trolley tour for a quick lunch and the hostess were very nice and attentive. We request a seat on thcover porch with an eye view of the marina and were put in a perfect spot. The atmosphere was rustic and you could feel the history surrounding you. I ordered the Big Fish sandwich and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Took 20 mins for our order to be taken - waitress had a large party and doted on them but completly ignored our little party of two. That being said , food was good and beer was cold. Great location and nice building.

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were in Georgetown for the day and found the River Room. We weren't that hungry but need to find a nice place to eat. This was certainly a very nice place to eat. The atmosphere was great, the view was very nice and the food was excellent. We ate mostly appetizers but along with a couple of glasses of... More 

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Wedgefield, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A group of friends and I stopped in here on a Saturday and they were very busy, hustling and bustling everywhere. We had 6 adults and 1 young child in our party and asked for a table near the water. We were told one would be open soon so we waited not too long until a table was available. While... More 

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Danville,Virginia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Clean restaurant, Excellent service & food. Crab meatballs were mouth watering. Great location. Prices are very reasonable.

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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: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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