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“Would try another restaurant next time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of River Room

River Room
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
843 527 4110
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Ranked #8 of 60 restaurants in Georgetown
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.
Hummelstown
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29 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Would try another restaurant next time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Everything seemed like this would be a great restaurant for lunch, but it just wasn't right. The waitress was rude and fairly condescending when you asked questions about the menu. My silverware was dirty and that seemed to annoy her as well.
The food was fine and the prices were as well, but I would try a different restaurant next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Greeneville, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My family and I ate lunch here after a boat tour. It was very relaxing, cool on a hot mid-July day, and the food was delicious. My kids usually don't eat half of what they order, but all of us finished our meals and were more than happy with it. I had the fried chicken salad, one daughter had a sirloin, the other had grilled chicken breast. Everything was perfect and delish!

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful place for lunch in Georgetown SC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Great service. Great view of the river and on the Harbor Walk. You enter from the side of the building. Great salads and seafood. Good place for kids.

Visited July 2013
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Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I love the family atmospher and the friendiness of the staff. I expecially love the Head Chef Joe. He is one if not my favorite chef in the whole east coast and The River is lucky to have him.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sullivan, Illinois
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“The whole family liked the seafood - a first for us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Service was top notch and that means something when you have have teenagers and adolescents in tow. I had the Tuna Steak and I thought I was in Texas Heaven. I mean wow. The waterfront area is really cool and I wished we could visit here more often.

Visited June 2013
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