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River City Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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208 73rd Ave. North, 404 21st Ave North & 9550 Shore Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-449-8877
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't be afraid of the looks

Hidden gem. This place had great food, local flavor, and out waitress was fantastic. Attentive staff, good portions and ample parking. Free peanuts that you toss in the floor. Great for,kids, but very small.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Frank R
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Penn Yan, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Penn Yan, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hidden gem. This place had great food, local flavor, and out waitress was fantastic. Attentive staff, good portions and ample parking. Free peanuts that you toss in the floor. Great for,kids, but very small.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

August 16th had dinner at river city it was soon good juicy burgers hot fries and ice cold beers wish we had one here at home,.thanks again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

RC is one of our favorite places at the beach...several locations up and down the grand strand...good burgers and other sandwiches..fresh cut french fries...cold drinks. Very fare prices..casual..peanuts galore ...sit inside or out...part if the best restaurant group on the beach..try it tonight..

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Kenneth. We appreciate loyal guests and are pleased to know you enjoy our restaurant. Please come back soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This river city cafe is walking distance from many of the surrounding hotels and we walked there for lunch from the grand shores. I didn't notice much parking around, but I also wasn't looking for it. The restaurant is really casual and has outdoor seating if you prefer. Our server, Smoke, was great- really funny and helpful. They serve beer... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad to know you enjoyed your visit and we'll make sure Smoke hears your comments! More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Food wasn't that good this time. Our server was Kevin and he acted drunk....... or very high. The service was SLOW. We never got peanuts. My husband got cheese on his sandwich on his sandwich, but it came with no cheese..... Kevins says somehow it got on their and laughed lol not funny... He spilled my cole slaw on me... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for your treatment in our restaurant. We don't tolerate service like you received and the issue with your server will most certainly be addressed. I'm confident your next visit will be more representative of the food and service for which we are known. More 

Danville, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Okay, there is nothing fancy about this place. It has picnic tables and the walls and bar are covered with license plates. The staff is friendly and the burgers are good. If you want a change from the usual beach fare then give River City Cafe a try. The burgers are a little pricey, but you get what you pay... More 

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and look forward to a repeat visit. More 

Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place not fancy or even clean with peanut shells all over the floor and everything is served on paper with plastic utensils but if you don't care about that come for the good burgers (Beef, Turkey or Chicken). you won't be disappointed.

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Julie, we're glad to know you enjoyed your meal. Please come back soon! More 

Concord, North Carolina
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had a blooming onion, cheese fries and burgers. Food was good. Waiter, Smoke, was great - highly recommend asking for him. Some of the other staff seemed lackluster. Within walking distance of our hotel so definitely will go back.

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your visit, we'll be sure to give "Smoke" a high five! Come on back soon! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed the service and the food. We sat outside and people watched and drank a fun drink. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Sounds like you know how to enjoy an afternoon! We love hearing from happy guests, please hurry back! More 

Walterboro, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Hamburgers rock! Showed up late on a Friday evening, small wait but has a large group. Staff friendly, cost reasonable.

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DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We'll look for the Jones clan again next year! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 73rd Ave. North, 404 21st Ave North & 9550 Shore Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: 843-449-8877

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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