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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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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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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    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
Nice Lunch Setting on the Water

We had a very good lunch at the River Room. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff and our server were very attentive. Our lunches were very good and we would most certainly return, probably for a dinner. Vegetarian menu items were available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Bruce Jeffrey K
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a very good lunch at the River Room. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff and our server were very attentive. Our lunches were very good and we would most certainly return, probably for a dinner. Vegetarian menu items were available.

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately they do not take any reservations. We wanted to see a school mate with his wife whom we had not seen for 40 years. Therefore we came early to make sure to get a nice table. The receptionist made it not easy for us, as she did not want to seat us 15 minutes prior to arrival of our... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the River Room for 25 years.It's an old standby -- good food, good service, nice view, nice selection of entrees and the food is always tasty. A great place for local seafood.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here before & find the food very good for all tastes. The view is pretty--right on the river. Prices are reasonable & the staff very friendly! Would definitely go again.

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Gainesville, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stopped in for a late afternoon snack. I loved the clam chowder and it was reasonably priced. The servers were very friendly and professional. It is right in the center of the downtown historic district and has great harbor views.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We Love Georgetown and have been going to the river room since the 1980s..a great location, view and personality. This visit is one of the last few that was not good. Service was very good however all our seafood was overcooked and rubbery and or dry. I ordered Mahi and got tuna which was again cooked way too much. It... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

The rain stopped and my husband and I decided to go ashore for lunch. Thank fully we arrived well before the 2:30 seating deadline. We were promptly seated near the aquarium. The restaurant has a very pleasing marine decor. The service was efficient but not overbearing. The food was tasty and well presented. The chicken pecan salad was refreshing and... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

More fried seafood and bar food. Nice ambiance and service. Order a name brand wine. Convenient for touring Georgetown.

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Charlotte, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Have never been disappointed in the River Room. Quality is always the same, service great. Love that salad is included with the entrée. I always get the Grouper with fries and steamed vegetables.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have only had lunch here but it was worth the trip from Surfside Beach. The flounder sandwich was my husband's favorite. My daughter and I got the pecan chicken salad and yum! The portions are nice and everything is tasty and either warm or cold as it should be. The service is great but we were there during the... 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: Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?