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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! You can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the river! The menu offers a wide variety and there is something for everyone! The service is top notch with friendly and attentive servers. We will definitely return!!!

Thank Malabowabo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, atmosphere, and view! Eating here will not leave you disappointed. My daughter accidentally left her very special clip on earrings on the table inside an empty crayon wrapper. The busser of course cleared it and in the trash they went. I came back 20 min later with a 6 year old on the verge of tears...after not finding... More 

Thank Craig B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been here a couple of times. Sitting on the outside deck watching the water and life on it was a great place to eat crab cakes and just relax. Server was attentive and atmosphere was great. A bit pricy for the food but makes up in sunsets. Will return when we have visitors in town.

Thank Anna A
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty pricy. But the food was amazing, and so was the view! Waitress was good, very attentive for our group of 8! However, there was a man who was supposed to give you a ride across the dock, and instead of offering to us (we had an infant and it was POURING rain) he stopped at 4 young girls and... More 

Thank Dillon H
Bradenton, Florida
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very good. We were a party of 6 and our waitress was attentive. Food was good and plentiful but I don't believe I would be in a rush to return. Still searching for FRESH seafood, which, believe it or not, is difficult to locate near my home in Florida.

Thank alwazegr8
Ocala, FL
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant was clean...at the end of Dock...Cart will take you there is you don't like to walk. The Food is Excellent and the View is Awesome. They have a good selection of Craft Beer. I had the Lobster Pot Pie...Brother had Mahi Tacos. The food came out fast and the server...Anthony...was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank dayvcrocket
Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here for dinner in the past and decided to try lunch. Had a hard time finding something on the menu that wasn't fried. Went with the shrimp tacos which came with fried shrimp, but the server assured me I could get the shrimp grilled. The order consisted of 2 small soft taco shells filled with shredded lettuce and... More 

Thank Nina H
Danbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband wanted Alaskan King Crab Legs and this was the best place in the area to get them. The setting was beautiful, right on the river. Everything is a la carte, so it can get expensive. Service was good,and the Key Lime Pie was excellent.

Thank Lindy16115
Reading, Michigan
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here twice in a month, once approaching by water and once by land. If you have a boat, it is very easy access. By land, you walk down the long pier (which I have no objection to!), or you can take a shuttle golf cart. The food is great. The food itself doesn't lend itself to rise above... More 

Thank belletristic
Lutz, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting - out on the water - just past all the docked boats. You can eat indoors or outside. A nice breeze from the water keeps you cool as you enjoy a terrific meal. Fresh seafood is always hard to find - but the reef and grill is one of my favorite places for the best of both worlds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-729-0616
A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.

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