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Larkin's On The River

318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
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Ranked #20 of 754 restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad & Main
Description: Larkin’s on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair. Larkin’s on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin’s on the River offers.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Orlando, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our dinner at Larkin's On the River was wonderful. The food and cocktails were perfectly prepared and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us advice and made us feel special. It's a great experience to have a top class mean in a comfortable atmosphere. Special, but not stuffy.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went on a night with a concert at the Peace amphitheater next door. We had to eat inside, as the outdoor tables were already reserved. Our poor waitress had to deal with our order as well as a completely PACKED bar, due to so many people from the concert coming in for drinks. Fortunately, we were not in a... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A colleague and I stopped by for lunch on a nice day. Sitting outside was fantastic! Great view, great food at a great price!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fabulous patio dining option, unfortunately it was too "humid" for our likings so we ate inside which was nice as well. We had 8pm reservations and arrived early and were accommodated at a high top table by the door in order to get in faster. Our appetizer was Bacon wrapped scallops. Scallops cooked to perfection, I prefer no bacon but... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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370 reviews 370 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Haven't eaten in the restaurant as such, but a catered breakfast upstairs left a lot to be desired. Old pastries. No tea. Had to look for the lone server. Based on this experience we skipped it for dinner time.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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168 reviews 168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were at Larkin's with a large group in their upstairs section which is great for a large, private function. The restaurant downstairs is very nice with views of the river section. Excellent service for our breakfast buffet.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After really liking Larkin's for dinner we tried a Sunday brunch - that turned out to be a mistake. The shredded corn beef hash tasted like vinegar and was served cold. Larkin's country fried potatoes are a soggy mistake, covered in a sloppy tomato something sauce. Wife's eggs were also served cold. Tried the cinnamon bun, but it seemed to... More

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here on a Wednesday and enjoyed the free concert at the Peace Center. The weather was perfect, the food was phenomenal and the service excellent. Eat outside when the weather cooperates. They have a great wine list with a lot of variety both in variety and prices. The food is pricey but wonderfully prepared and... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our diner ....two of us had the Salmon, one of us the Tuna...was done nicely. The waitstaff was efficient and handled my dietary restrictions well. I really liked the decor and location!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Larkins a good number of times but will not return. The quality of the food relative to its price clearly misses the mark. The service is very poor which surprises me given the number of great restaurants in Greenville. I spoke to the GM and now understand why the staff'a performance is sub-par. He was rude,... More

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