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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Cooks at River Room in lovely Georgetown, SC

We had been to this restaurant years ago & got their bread pudding dessert. It was so good we decided we wanted to go back someday. In February, while at Myrtle Beach, SC - hoping to get warmer - we drove to Georgetown (over an hour drive) to eat at River Room. Service was excellent, we got a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Ann B
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had been to this restaurant years ago & got their bread pudding dessert. It was so good we decided we wanted to go back someday. In February, while at Myrtle Beach, SC - hoping to get warmer - we drove to Georgetown (over an hour drive) to eat at River Room. Service was excellent, we got a window view... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Today we had lunch in the River Room. It was a pleasant experience. The tables on all three levels offered a view of the water. The menu was varied and the prices were very reasonable. I very much enjoyed the Creole Gumbo. My wife enjoyed the Shepherd’s Pie. The server was courteous and attentive. While we did not eat a... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went and had lunch great value. The oyster sandwich was excellent and the view is Great. You are right on the water and can sit and relax while watching the boats.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The view of the harbor was very relaxing, The wait staff was very attentive. The stuffed chicken was mosit and favorful as weel as the blacken grouper. A good stop

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wonderful location at the Harborwalk. For lunch, my wife had Shrimp and Grits and I had the Gumbo. They were both very good. We shared Bread Pudding for dessert and it was worth the hour and a half drive we made to eat here! The food is not only excellent but very reasonably priced.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I enjoyed something unique that I have not seen before, a soft-shell crab hoagie. My mother-in-law was delighted with her healthy and fresh fruit and chicken salad. Our service was good and we enjoyed the view.

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Bristol, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The volunteer at the Mariner's Museum recommended the River Room as the best place for lunch in Georgetown, and he was right. Four of us had lunch: gumbo, shrimp and grits, and a big ol' hamburger and fries. My gumbo was spicy and just the right amount for lunch. No okra, but still tasty. Two of us had shrimp and... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Service was great. A little bit of a wait on the food but was worth it. Have a daughter with a soy allergy and they went out of their way to tailor a dish. Rolls and drinks were great. Fun atmosphere. Glad the other place was full.

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Seneca
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I asked a local where we should have a seafood lunch and she told us about this place. After a short wait we had a window table overlooking the water. It's really only a so-so view. The fried oyster sandwich and fried fish sandwich were good but the sesame seed hoagie rolls seemed liked they were from the local supermarket.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The name says it all! A great place to eat along the river with a beautiful view of the quaint Georgetown waterfront. This restaurant was recommended by one of the local people that we had talked to while walking about the town (Georgetown is well worth a stop if you are passing through on US 17 between Charleston and Myrtle... 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?