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Larkin's On The River

318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
8644679777
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Ranked #18 of 766 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our "go to" special occasion restaurant in Greenville. Great steaks and service. Little hard to find if you are not familiar with the area but worth the effort. Good menu without all the weird new trendy stuff. When I want a great steak this is the place.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you're going to a show at/near the Peace Center, and you want a fine dining experience, Larkins offers a wonderful option. Wonderful food and service.

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Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is such a great place to have a special dinner or excellent lunch in downtown Greenville. The steaks are always prepared perfectly and are so tender. The potatoes gratin, wild mushrooms, and creamed spinach are my favorite. Their wine list is a beautiful thing. However, my favorite part of the entire Larkin's experience is the tableside Caesar salad. It's... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being season ticket holders for the Peace Center we attend several shows. And we take advatange of the valet parking that Larkins offer. Not only do we get a great meal and we don't have to walk. Plus, a lot of times we don't even have to wait for our car as the guys know when the show is out... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Larkin's is a gem in downtown Greenville, a city with a multitude of good restaurants. Their appetizers and entrees are delicious. Try the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer as they are one of my favorite starters anywhere. The steaks and the fish are both prepared perfectly. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. Larkin's is right next... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thank you for reaffirming that Larkin's on the River is the perfect place to dine before a Peace Center show (or any other time)! More 

Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed at the Pettigru B&B and walked to Larkin's. We made a reservation before seeing a show at the theater next door. Brilliant service with great notice given to the pace of our evening. There was great explanation of the menu and specials. Good recommendations. Worth every penny!

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thanks for allowing us to share in the celebration of your 10 year anniversary and for your wonderful comments regarding your experience at Larkin's on the River. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here for the first time and had a wonderful dinner. The only drawback was finding parking. The food was great and the service was superb.

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

We are so glad that you loved the food and the service! We do have complementary valet service available for our dinner guests and there are detailed directions available on our website. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Arrived for a business lunch with an important client of ours. While food was OK the service was rather bad and slow. Our male waiter did not really pay attention and may be it was his last day at Larkin's. He gave us the check right after lunch without asking if we like desert or coffee. After we ordered 4... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not receive the high level of service to which we hold ourselves. There is no excuse for slow service or a failure to offer you dessert or coffee. Your review will be shared with our staff and we will work with the server in question to make sure that this does not occur again. Thank... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went there recently for dinner with a friend. Most all fine dining restaurants in town were booked as it was the weekend before Christmas. This restaurant had a high score on tripadvisor so I went with it, as they said they would be able to seat us on the patio "overlooking the river". First of all, you are "overlooking"... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy the view from our patio of the Reedy River, the Peace Center Amphitheater and the historic Wyche Pavilion. While a very small portion of the patio has an incline (to deal with rain run off) the majority of the patio in level. Thank you for your comments. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Larkin's went out of their way to help create a perfect surprise. Our filets were cooked perfectly, the creamy balsamic dressing on the house salad was interestingly refreshing and so unique, yet addicting (for something different, next time we want to try the prepared-in-front-of-your-table Caesar salad), cocktails and Birthday dessert were fantastic. Service and management was friendly, knowledgable and appreciated.... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed a special night with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! More 

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Additional Information about Larkin's On The River

Address: 318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: 8644679777
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Grill

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