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River Room

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Not inspired food but clean and good service

We opted for this restaurant, off the harborwalk, for the seafood on its menu. The service was excellent even though it was a busy luncheon time. Attention was paid to refill of drinks. Comfortable tables and chairs, not cramped in , view of the river. We ordered shrimp, a clam sandwich, and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
UpstateNewYorkJoey
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Upstate New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Upstate New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We opted for this restaurant, off the harborwalk, for the seafood on its menu. The service was excellent even though it was a busy luncheon time. Attention was paid to refill of drinks. Comfortable tables and chairs, not cramped in , view of the river. We ordered shrimp, a clam sandwich, and a flounder sandwich. All were served hot and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The River Room is right next to the pier on the river, it's quite popular based on how full it was for lunch on a week day. The food was fine, nothing to get real excited about, but for lunch with friends it was a very pleasant place to be. The view is nice, the service was good and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Dinner was good. I had the tuna which was a little over cooked for me. I prefer tuna extremely rare. The grits and vegetables were great.

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Clayton, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Sat by the window overlooking the water. Food and service were both great. Shrimp creole was spicy like you would expect. Perfect.

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Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everyone enjoyed their meal, but the two who ordered Shrimp Creole were especially pleased. So much there I got to bring some home for lunch today. Delicious! I'm told the Gumbo was great, and even the Corned Beef and Cabbage (it was St Patrick Day) was good. Lovely town, with some lovely old homes. Well worth a visit and a... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

While this was not a super extensive menu, there were many delicious choices. Located on the River Walk in Georgetown, seafood is one of the best options. The wait staff is very attentive, although the greeters were unable to answer menu questions and referred us to the wait staff. Great place for lunch and dinner. And then work off the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I ate here a few days ago.We had 5 in our party.The server was awesome and the food was great.I'm a local so I will definitely be returning.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I like the River Room. Been there several times and the food is consistently good and I love to view of the river. The only bad time to go is just before sunset when the sun comes straight in the windows.

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Johnsonville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have been customers of the River Room for years. Our experiences have always been positive. If they are very busy,we may occassionally have to wait more than the usual on service; however, the view is a nice serene one which encourages couples or small groups of friends to simply sit back, relax, and enjoy each other's company. From the... More 

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Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went there for lunch. Waited 15 minutes for service. We Ordered soup and the Asian Salmon special. Waited 15minutes for the soup. Waited an hour for our Salmon which didn't come. Watched other couples come and go in the meantime. We finally got up to leave. We were told that everyone was ordering salmon today so the kitchen was backed... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?