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“Wonderful service and great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The River Room

The River Room
1 River Road, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
570 424 4000
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A tribute to the calm and mighty Delaware River, the River Room focuses on fusing Shawnee’s natural surroundings with the flavors and traditions of our region. Offering cuisine that is unique to the area and delighting guests with a one of a kind dining experience, the River Room brings the outdoors in with entrees that include featured fish of the day taken from sustainable sources, pork spare ribs, and grilled free-range chicken.
Cambridge, Ontario
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful service and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Driving home from NYC, we stopped at the inn for a few days and were very pleasantly surprised by the River Room. We ate outside on the veranda the first night and in the restaurant on the second. Both nights the food was amazing and the service was great! I found the portions too big to finish, but they were so delicious! The vegetables are grown in their own garden and the meat is hormone free! The servers are so friendly and willing to accommodate guests. The breakfast buffet is substantial, but typically American (think sausage, biscuits and gravy), but there is a large fruit selection (maybe not really ripe, but at least it is offered!). I found the menu very reasonably priced. Thank you Catherine and Owen for the great time!

Visited July 2013
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Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Terrible trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had such a miserable time in our unit at the ridge top. Went to the Shawnee inn to the river room and was very impressed with the hotel. The bar and restaurant were exceptional. Wish I would have stayed there.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Old World Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The River Room was unassuming, but did deliver big time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had dinner at a late hour. The food, though a small menu, was soooooo good. The view was spectacular of the grounds and you didn't feel rushed through dinner. Tried the Boston creme dessert which was very good and creative at the same time. We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Good food, poor execution”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate there for valentines day. I wanted an upscale dinner. Although the food was good I the ambiance was poor.

The lights were bright. I asked if the could be dimmed but they couldn't.
The waiter [Scott] was young and for desert seemed to push us out the door. We weren't offered coffee or something warm after our meal.
There was a nice waitress but she was wearing ski pants as her black pants. As she walked it sounded like we were at a ski resort where you hear that sound.

The food was priced higher than the ambiance allows. The next night we went to the Frogtown inn for a much better experience.

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Monroeville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We loved everything about The River Room. The staff was friendly. "Real" linens on the table. A perfect view from any table. Delicious fresh food, and the live music and the man who plays "the stick" was wonderful. He will come to your table and ask if you have a special song that he can play for you. Really friendly but not obnoxious. When your food comes he knows to leave you alone. Atmosphere makes you feel really special.

Visited September 2012
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