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“Best burgers ever!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River City Cafe

River City Cafe
11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
843-232-9797
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best burgers ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This place came highly recommended by a friend's friend. When we walked in we were a little sceptical, because the staircase to go up to the restaurant was a little grungy looking--graffiti on the walls, old stairs, a bit dirty. The restaurant entrance also had a really odd smell--my friend described it as "livestock." I don't know what it was, but it almost made us walk out. We went ahead and took a look inside, and the place was bustling, so we figured it must be pretty good. We good seated outside, which was actually nice because we were far from the strange smell. Service was friendly and prompt. A friend ordered the OMG Burger (which was something like a double grilled-cheese sandwich with two burger patties, onion rings, bacon, and eggs), and when it arrived we all said "oh my gosh." So the name it quite appropriate. I had the Nacho Crunch Burger (with guacamole, jalapenos, cheese, and doritos)--it was the best burger I've had in recent memory. Everyone at the table loved the food! It it weren't for the grungy/smelly entrance (which I guess to some people may add to the "ambience"), I would have given it 5 stars for amazing food.

Visited September 2012
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Every time we go to surfside beach we always go to River City Cafe for great burgers and this weekends trip did not dissapoint.

Visited October 2012
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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“Great Burgers as always!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Its a custom for us to eat at River City Cafe once while we are in the Myrtle Beach area. We usually go to Murrells Inlet, but this time we went to the oceanfront location in surfside. Same great burgers and fabulous onions rings. Seems much smaller than Murrells and not the same ambiance, but we did have a view of the water from our table and there are a few tables outside if you prefer. Burgers are their thing, and its perfect for kids.

  • Visited September 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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“Possibly the Best Burger Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Simple, great burgers in a great burger joint. No pretense, nothing but food excellence. Oh, and Desiree, our waiter, was fabulous. Ask for her, she's lovely and kind and remarkably efficient.

Visited October 2012
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Neat place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Not a very big place, kinda crowded in fact but neat none the less. Food and service both good. Would definitely be back.

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