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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
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW 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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The Branch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Bacon wrapped chicken---excellent. Potatoes au gratin----excellent. Sauteed spinach----excellent. The creme brulee for dessert was the best my wife and I have ever eaten. Excellent upscale restaurant. Nice touch on the free glasses of champagne for our anniversary.

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Forest City, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Before a Peace Center performance we had a delicious meal. The she crab soup was terrific. The filet mignon was so tender you could almost cut it with a fork. The veal special was superb. A great place for a group or a romantic meal.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After a perfect meal at Rick Erwin's, this one fell short. Waiter was extremely slow, shrimp and grits were good but not outstanding, and so the value just wasn't there. The outdoor seating was very nice as was the entertainment on the nearby outdoor stage, so the evening wasn't a bust.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The building is beautiful and the location is perfect. Perhaps that is why they feel they can charge so much! The food was average and so was the service. Went in for an early dinner so the restaurant was not very crowded. Service took very long. The table side Caesar salad was so salty we barely ate any of it.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We sat outside because this restaurant has a really nice terrace next to a fountain. They have an extensive wine list and hit all price points. The service was excellent. We had the crab & shrimp dip which was excellent along with sea bass and brussel sprouts. When we told them why we were in town (30th anniversary), they treated... More

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Longview, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Eight of us dined at Larkins prior to attending a play next door. Tremendous wait staff and atmosphere. Pricey, but worth every bit. If you like Caesar salad I would highly recommend the Caesar prepared at the table. 90th percentile of all Caesars. Steaks cooked perfectly as requested.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There may be "flashier" places in Greenville but my vote for best all-around experience is at Larkin's. The food is fantastic - their salmon makes me "ummm" out loud. Sitting outside is a hoot for people-watching and the inside is all dark and full of character, very romantic. If something's not right, they'll fix it but all in all, this... More

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