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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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Ranked #7 of 61 restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: 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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Tampa, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We just had lunch there today. Pretty views of the river from most tables. Open & friendly atmosphere. We both ordered salads - husband Cesar was good & perfectly dressed; me shrimp veg salad was full of vegs as represented and the herb dressing was flavorful AND they removed the shrimp tails, thank you. Our water & tea glasses were... More

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South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a geat view from this restaurant! I never knew that Georgetown could have so many great restaurants and shops! The River Room is situated on the river... Fabulous sunset views! The seafood is fresh and the atmosphere is quiet. We enjoyed walking along the waterfront as we waited for our table. Kudos!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After a busy day on Bull Island, we drove up to Georgetown, one of our favorite places to visit on the SC coast. Found the River Room, and this was our 1st visit. It was Friday night and the entire area was jumping with people of all sorts. Lucky we were a bit ahead of the dinner crowd, got seated... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good service, Good food. Everything is so fresh. Generous portions. Try the Shrimp and scallop casserole

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Burlington, NC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Experience here. The snapper special was great with a creamy sauce and wonderful stone ground grits. Portions were large and prices reasonable. The salad and house made blue cheese dressing were perfect. My wife had the grouper and it was fresh and well prepared. Our server was named Ruth and her service was spot on. She made excellent suggestions... More

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southport, nc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went for lunch, no bartender but the wait staff brought me a bloody mary...all I can say is it was funky. I had sante fe chicken salad, NG. Husband had a burger, said it was fair, not finishable. Friends had shrimp and grits....didn't eat much. All I can say was something was off. Pretty location, staff was cordial, but... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited the cute little town on a complete whim just wanting to get out of our hometown for a day. We only had apps and one or two drinks at the few places we popped in, but the River House piqued our interests enough to schedule a future return visit with an overnight stay. The menu looked upscale seafood... More

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had the best restaurant experience I've had in a long time at the River Room. We had wandered down Front Street looking for anything really and found this place. We arrived (party of 6) right as they opened so there was no wait. We had just gotten to town from a very long drive and it was our first... More

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was down in Georgetown for the first time recently on business. Saw this place on another social media site and decided to take a look. Had the crab cakes and shrimp\tasso\grits, both were very good. Was not too crowded when I was in, very fast service. The hostesses, college age girls, could have been a little more engaged, but I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I have dined here several times during family visits in Georgetown. The Low Country specialties are very good. At our most recent visit, my husband had Creole Gumbo, which he said was delicious, and I had shrimp and grits with Adouille sausage, which was also excellent, with very fresh shrimp. We should have saved room for the... More

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