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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a delightful afternoon dining here. We had great service from Jason. We ate out on the patio and enjoyed the view of the river and boats. They have fans moving the air under the patio canopy so it was very comfortable on this...More

Thank Takeustothesunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food pretty good. A little over priced- paying for view. Good happy hour specials though . Indoor and outside seating.

Thank KittyKellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for lunch during a rainy day, the food and service were wonderful. my only suggestion is to ask about market price prior to ordering. i could've had lobster for the price i paid for a small filet of grouper.

Thank BakerCL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had searched around for a nice place on the water...with a view...THIS IS THE BOMB!! Not only is the view great...the Happy Hour runs 3-7 through the week...and the food is EXCELLENT! You MUST try the Coconut Shrimp.Awesome!! Plus the Sirachi Chicken was great!...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While vacationing with family in the area we decided to take a break from sightseeing and have lunch at Riverhouse Reef and Grill. The water view from the restaurant is very nice. The service was friendly and attentive. We started with the house chips. Then...More

1  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times. They have changed their menu to a clip board and pages of paper. They have also removed several items from the menu. Seems limited. Doesn’t have the same ‘class’ as before.More

Thank BHUG611
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the input and the comments! Most of the menu items on the menu are unchanged. The presentation is different with the "clipboards". Just something new that we are trying and allows us to put new things on the menu more often as we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the worst Mother's Day brunch we have had in a longtime. First, we made reservations, told them that one was disabled, got there a couple minutes early and had to wait for a table. Four girls at the front desk looking at a...More

Thank jcvFlorida
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Great location, great service, $9.00 bottles of house wine......but.......oh the ribs, to die for! Tender, fall off the bone and the sauce is the boss! We had two appetizers and a full rack split between the two of us. Plenty o food! Had the gumbo...More

Thank Ronbuffalony
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Good service, great food, excellent view! My wife had a salad and the lobster corn chowder, I had the blackened red fish. The chowder and red fish were excellent. They also brought us warm bread with cinnamon butter which is always a favorite. We’d definitely...More

Thank pbrashears3
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I was very excited to have a great restaurant to try while on vacation. At first glance, it did not disappoint. We waited on the river at sunset while a band played. It was great. I got the ribeye n shrimp. Maybe it was The...More

Thank mommyboggs
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April 10, 2017|
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Response from Joann D | Reviewed this property |
Only for larger parties
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March 6, 2017|
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Response from missyg40 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog- but I know that you can take service dogs pretty much anywhere and I don't think that restaurants can ask them to leave. - just a thought
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $28
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 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 Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
  • E-mail
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. Reservations not required, but recommended during peak times. Inside and Outside Seating Available. Enjoy These Special Offers: $9 Lunch Menu served Mon-Sat open to 4pm Award-Winning Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm $2 Domestic Drafts on Mondays $9 Bottles of Wine 4pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm
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