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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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Ranked #6 of 57 restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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83% Recommend
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myrtle beach,sc
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great food and service. Grouper here is actually grouper and not a knock-off.Soups and salads are yummy.Some of the best food in Georgetown county!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The River Room at Georgetown is a wonderful restaurant. The selection of beer and wine is very fine. There is a great selection of fresh seafood. Generous portions! Wonderful service. We had not really made any dinner plans so this turned out to be a great surprise. There is also a selection of very tempting desserts. The shrimp and scallops... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here tonight. The shrimp and grits were OK, but the shrimp and scallops were poor. We were looking forward to good shrimp and these were small and not fresh. They had to have been precooked. Nice atmosphere, good service, but disappointed in the shrimp.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our family are here tonight while visiting Georgetown. The special was a snapper with Cajun crawfish hollandaise sauce. It was excellent. My daughter had crab cakes. Overall, it was a nice seafood meal with a nice ambiance.

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Ottawa, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped into the River Room in Georgetown, SC one rainy afternoon for a quick bite and dessert. What a great choice. Even though it was raining, the view was beautiful and the service was friendly and appropriate. We had a delicious sandwich then concentrated on Coffee and Dessert. We chose the bread pudding with bourbon drizzle and home made... More

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Richmond, KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My new landlords invited my new neighbors and me so I could get a feel of the area. They could not have chosen a lovelier place! I arrived a few minutes late, but was directed to my party like I was some VIP--with smiles as lovely as the waterfront view. All five of us enjoyed the ambiance, the menu selections,... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wide variety menu. Ambiance is excellent. Nice water view. Service OK, but server at beginning not too friendly, but warmed up later

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Georgetown, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So - so dinner. Very good service. I ordered shrimp/scallops and was disappointed. Wife had fried shrimp which she enjoyed

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

On Saturday evening took the Family 15 miles from Pawleys Island to River Room in Georgetown. Had not dined there for several years. Collectively we agreed that it was an enjoyable experience. We requested and was seated at a table overlooking the dockside walkway. Before we were seated we enjoyed a short 10 minute wait in the quaint bar where... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We drove from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown to eat lunch at the River Room. Based on reviews we hoped for a great lunch...not so much. We arrived at 11:45AM on President's Day. We were seated by a window which overlooked the water. It was a very nice setting. Our waitress took about 10 minutes to come take our drink order... More

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