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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“butterfish” (36 reviews)
“fish bites” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is my favorite go-to place to take visitors and friends. The food is excellent and the menu offers so many options. The price is right and the staff is fun! Love the pier walk to and from the restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PepperMagoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let me start with the terrific (and fun) Service by our server; Carrie. She handled us as part of a large group of about 40. Efficient and engaging. She really made our night a special one. The food was excellent. We had the Filet Sliders,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LiveInBalance
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We're so glad you and your entire party of 40 enjoyed yourselves and were able to experience the Holiday Boat Parade. It was a fantastic turn out and the boats were really something else....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view, quality and service are superb. We go here every time we are in the area. The food is good and service is outstanding. Our server Marissa was pleasant and responsive. You can’t beat the view, price or quality. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brucenlynellw
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We'll let Marisa know that she did a great job and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had my birthday lunch here. Murphy was our server, and she is top notch - friendly, efficient, excellent at her job! I had the shrimp and scallop skewers, and my husband had the lunch special redfish sandwich with fries. Both of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maggie0403
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us such a great review Maggie! We'll be sure to let Murphy know she did a great job and that you and your husband were able to enjoy yourselves. We love celebrating birthdays with our guests! Looking forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner on a cool evening but that didn't stop us from eating outside. The heaters kept us warm while we enjoyed a nice meal. We had the shrimp and scallops skewers, lobster pot pie, and island ribs. All meals were delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 188mike
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such a great review and for joining us for a nice dinner. We're so glad you and your party enjoyed yourselves. The lobster pot pie and our island ribs are some of our fan favorites! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on the way home from Orlando on the day after Thanksgiving. The outdoor seating was great. Shaded with a lovely view. It helped that the weather was also great. Good service and food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cyninherhood
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us a visit and taking the time to share your experience. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend and want you to know how appreciative we are that you allowed us to be a part of it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the typical Southwest Restaurant, nice atmosphere, medium priced. This is the not the kind of restaurant where you should expect or get gourmet food. We live on Longboat Key and our friends live in St. Pete so we thought this would be a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sailorsdelight
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and for sharing your experience with us. We're glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit and hope you make another 'halfway point' visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their Butterfish with fruit salsa was very tasty and fresh. Everyone in my group said that they enjoyed their meals as well. Decor is simple, but nice. Our server was friendly and professional and the water views on the outdoor dock were outstanding. I recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank corptool
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your butterfish and tropical salsa combo and that your entire group enjoyed your visit together.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a last minute reservation and got a great table on the outside patio overlooking the Bradenton skyline. Our server was quite friendly and got us rolling in the right direction with drinks and some ahi tuna right from the get go. Dinner was delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tofertuesday
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for choosing us for a family night out. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and the incredible view during dinner!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First plus was plenty of parking and the shuttle down to the end of the pier. We had a wonderful meal with great service. We would return here and recommend to others.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 359steveb
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Guest Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Steve, for taking the time to share this great review with us. We're so glad you gave us a visit and can't wait to see you back in soon!

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lesliann0618
June 27, 2018|
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Response from I5474RLmaryo | Reviewed this property |
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June 27, 2018|
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Response from OwnerRiverhsFratello | Property representative |
Thanks for the question on our Trip Advisor page. Some other reviewers gave you great info. Gift Certificates can be purchased on our website. We are unable to post the full website address on TripAdvisor comments, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $28
Meals
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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
  • E-mail
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. 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 3pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm
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