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River City Cafe

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11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
843-232-9797
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers!

This place has tons of burger varieties (The Palmetto burger is my favorite). The burgers are massive, but the French Fry portions are small. Decent amount of food for the money. Excellent Sweet Tea! We come to MB 5-6 weeks a year, and always make a trip per week to River City.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Tripping1989
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is famous for the burgers. They have really good food and the service was awesome! Great place for the family, kids loved that you could eat peanuts and throw the shells in the floor. The guy that waited on us even bagged our youngest son some peanuts to take with him.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beach bumming at Surfside Beach SC, River City Cafe has the best burgers and fries i have had anywhere. Next door to Surfside Resort Hotel, i just had to walk a few steps to enjoy casual dining with a view of the ocean. My bacon ranch cheeseburger was the best. Highly reccommended

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Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I and my family absolutely love this place. If you're looking for a great burger and. great experience give River City Cafe a try. Located right next to the pier with a great view. We had a group of 24 and were treated fantastic! So many burger choices, but I also recommend the Mahi Mahi sandwich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place has tons of burger varieties (The Palmetto burger is my favorite). The burgers are massive, but the French Fry portions are small. Decent amount of food for the money. Excellent Sweet Tea! We come to MB 5-6 weeks a year, and always make a trip per week to River City.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to take the family while we are down. Good food, great staff, great price. GREAT LOCATION, OVERLOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL ATLANTIC OCEAN!. Try the fried zucchini for an appetizer, it is awesome.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Restaurant was within walking distance to where we were staying. They offer a variety of different burgers. What we had was very good. We were also able to eat outside overlooking the ocean.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place can't be beat for value. The price is right and food is delicious. Really good juicy burgers and great chicken sandwiches. It has a funky vibe inside with peanut shells on the floor and writings all over the chairs and walls from guests. They also have a bar area although I did not try any alcoholic drinks while... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were very excited to eat here until we walked in. Everything was filthy, we had to walk out we felt so uncomfortable. Decks were black with filth and tables hadn't been touched since last customers. We would have happily eaten here if it had been clean.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I ate lunch at the River City Cafe last Tuesday when we were in Myrtle Beach and it was awesome! There are drawings everywhere even in the bathrooms bad on the walls! Really cool to draw on walls and not get into trouble. Food was great! I had the mac and cheese burger and it was so... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

In the mood for a burger we to give river city a try. There was about a 30 min wait. We were seated on patio which was nice as it was late in the day and not too hot. Their speciality seems to be burgers so I thought we had made a good choice. When order arrived we were disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: 843-232-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?