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Larkin's On The River

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Wine Bar, American, Steakhouse, Grill
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318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601 (Broad & Main)
+1 864-467-9777
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Larkin's on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut...
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. Serving Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing View - Amazing Food

On a gorgeous South Carolina day four of us got together for a wonderful lunch here. We were all first timers and walked away as converts to the Larkin chefs. I had their She Crab Soup and 1/2 Sandwich of the Day which was an Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Marina. I am a great lover... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
James M
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Hartsville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On a gorgeous South Carolina day four of us got together for a wonderful lunch here. We were all first timers and walked away as converts to the Larkin chefs. I had their She Crab Soup and 1/2 Sandwich of the Day which was an Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Marina. I am a great lover of soup and... More 

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Walking in as first time diners and walking out as Larkin's on the River converts. That is what we all work for. Welcome to the family! More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was our last night in town and we wanted a special place. The table on the patio was perfect and the Caesar salad made at the table was excellent, however way to much for my wife and I ( it was only available for two). The steaks were done perfectly but not very tender or tasty, we have had... More 

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

Thank you for choosing us for your special dinner! We love playing a part in our guests special evenings. More 

Atlanta, GA
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for an after dinner drink, so cannot comment on the food (which from what I saw and heard from others is excellent). But based on this, we plan to dine here next time we are in Greenville! The bar staff were great.

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We are so glad that you got to meet our wonderful bar staff and sample their libations. We look forward to having you back as a diner! More 

Mauldin, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If pecan rolls the size of your head, bellinis, and a bloody mary bar are your idea of a good time, this is the place for you. Brunch is incredibly affordable and delicious!

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We believe a great brunch can propel you into an amazing week! Thanks for supporting our efforts! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ate here again for lunch and still think the food is not very good. Had the lobster bisque that had way too much salt. Also had the Goat Cheese and Arugula salad that was an utter mess - had been dressed in the kitchen, pressed into a bowl and them plated in a mound of soggy arugula, under ripe tomatoes... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant. The management does read our reviews and when guests suggest areas of improvement, we take that to heart and implement changes. More 

Quincy, Illinois
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped here for early diner after local recommended it. Nice location downtown. Excellent service & food. Known for steaks. Try the house special She crab soup

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Glad you found us from one of our local fans! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are many great restaurants in Greenville, and I think that this is the best. The restaurant is well located, close to the river that flows through Greenville and sitting at an outside table on a warm summer evening is a great option. They serve great steaks. It is good, but can be a bit pricey.

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We are glad that we are your favorite! Thanks for the love! More 

Greer, South Carolina
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have enjoyed our repasts at this restaurant. Since we like to eat before going to the Peace Center next door, it's convenient and enjoyable to eat a leisurely brunch or dinner at Larkin's before the production starts.

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Larkin's is the spot for a pre-show meal and don't forge that you can use our dinner time complimentary valet service and then pick your car up after the show. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I visited Larkin's for our anniversary and couldn't have been more pleased. We started with the bacon wrapped scallions. They were larger than we typically like scallions to be, however they were cooked perfectly! I had the DeBragga dry aged ribeye, and it was delicious. It's was a bit on the expensive side, but I had to... More 

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

We are thrilled that you loved all of the dinner selections. We do serve very large Bacon wrapped Sea Scallops! Glad you liked them. More 

Greenville
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was here for a business dinner and this was my first time at this well known restaurant. I had wanted to go here but never really wanted to spend the money for it without guilt. There were 5 of us and the bill was over 600 with tip. We did have a house bottle of wine and 4 drinks... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. While we are a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion, we are very popular with a large group of regulars. We look forward to having you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
    (Broad & Main)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-467-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, American, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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. Serving Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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