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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Valrico, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although the food is OK and waitress service very good, do not trust the establishment to honor any coupon. My experience last night was ridiculous. After ordering the Fish Bites appetizer and mentioning the Free Appetizer coupon, the MANAGER refused to honor it because it was for a free LARGER order than the happy hour SMALLER order that we received.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Bradenton..locals 1..restaurant uses a milk carton full of bloody mary mix..cannot order speciality drink..mgr."our season starts in January..wr are cutting back" too hot to drink 2..we ordered our favorite redfish..triangle smelly frozen fish came out.." we are cutting back" said the manager 3..buffet..talipa and chicken..same cheese on top and same oil and same tomato.." it is not... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfront location, with great food and service. Our server Anthony was friendly, knowledgeable and took care of us nicely. All of our fish dishes were done correctly. Tomato soup that is a standard on the menu was awesome.

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Thank AnitaS484
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are very happy you had a good experience. It's getting cooler out, so it's a great time of year to enjoy the warm Tomato Soup and look out on the river. Good choice!! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Eagle's Nest on the third floor for a wedding. Everything was perfect-- the view, the staff, and the venue. We had brunch the next morning on the first floor. Very good food at a very good price.

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Thank hungeryhobo
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! The Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings is actually it's own separate business, although we do work very closely together. Chris and Cindi are the Banquets & Weddings event managers and they do a fabulous job in making every event truly special. Thank you for joining us for at the Reef & Grill for Sunday Brunch! More 

Largo, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night at the anchorage near Riverhouse Reef. It was a little pricey, so we looked for something else within walking distance and didn't see too much on our GPS. It was pretty late and completely dark, so we decided to stay and eat. All the seafood we had was fabulous! Some of our favorites: lobster risotto, crab... More 

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OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the lobster which was below average, I ordered the swordfish medium rare and it came very over cooked and actually tasteless. Daughter had the grouper and it was very poor. We made a major mistake and went on a busy Saturday night with a wedding going on. This might be a good place on a quiet night.... More 

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Thank Rockydogz1
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Please be aware that you can always send back any food that is improperly prepared. We hope that any customer who has a bad experience will ask to speak with a manager so we can do anything in our power to turn your experience a positive one before you... More 

Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is on the water, the window view is amazing. They accommodated our very large group which included a large celebration. We had appetizers and entrees, the service was impeccable. The food was excellent, no complaints from anyone in the group. Would love to comeback again.

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Thank Wendy N
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile & while my friend was here from out of town, it's her requirement to eat @ waterfront eateries if possible. Our table was almost at the water's edge & the seagulls were down below on the docks by the hundreds(quite an amazing scene actually right out of Hitchcock's"The Birds") w/out... More 

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Thank jennifer f
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing. If you'd ever like to skip the walk, you can take our courtesy shuttle cart down the pier. Just let our hostess know, and the shuttle will come down the pier to pick you up and drive you back. More 

Vermont
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my husband and daughter to celebrate our new jobs! The food was exquisite, the ambience beautiful with an amazing sunset, and the service exceptional. I would highly recommend this restauant to anyone.

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Thank carmelie
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Congratulations on your new jobs!!! We are honored that you chose to celebrate at Riverhouse Reef & Grill! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here if you must have a view, we been here 4 times in the last 2 years because of some friends If you are lucky you might get warm food and so so service The service people hang out at the bar and forget you are there maybe that's why you get cold food? No the food is from... More 

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2 Thank John S
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review. We're sorry to hear that you don't enjoy our food. We will look into your comments about the staff. Drink orders go in and are fulfilled at the end of the inside bar, which can sometimes lead to staff standing there. There's no excuse for cold food. If you ever experience this, please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
Description
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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