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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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995 Riverside Dr, 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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central florida
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard of this place from a friend. Restaurant is right on the manatee river, at the end of a marina. The restaurant offers a complimentary tram from parking lot to the end of other dock right to the door of the restaurant. we chose to sit in the snook deck. The view is beautiful, they offer $5 happy hour... More 

1 Thank sistola
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much and Happy Anniversary! Glad that you chose to celebrate at Riverhouse Reef & Grill! Hope to have you in again soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great blackened grouper sandwich w fries, cooked perfectly! Wings were so-so. House salad ok.ok.aazing sunset watching from the tiki deck. Brittany was the live entertainment and she is amazing!

Thank cynsrq
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Great review and we appreciate the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the music and view! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on a houseboat in the Regatta Pointe Marina and enjoyed dinner at this restaurant one evening. The food was delicious! I had the ribeye with steamed vegetables and risotto; he had the salmon with a bourbon and bacon reduction with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The steak was cooked properly to my requested medium rare though the... More 

Thank Skennedy1983
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Great review - glad we cooked your steak correctly - that's always an art! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 8/14 with friends from the area. The atmosphere and location is excellent. The drinks were fairly priced and the view of the water was very good. Our main concern was that 3 of the 4 of us ended up with stomach cramps later that evening after eating a selection of their sliders. The 4th person had a... More 

Thank CaptainBill1
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met with out of town friends for lunch at this restaurant. First time at this location. Excellent food, superior view of the river, and wonderful experience all around. Food and service was great, server was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely return when in the area.

Thank James W
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad that you came in for lunch and that all was excellent! More 

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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riverhouse Reef is awesome! Beautiful waterfront location with spectacular views of the river, bridge and Marina. Plenty of menu choices, great seafood, burgers, salads you name it. Food is fresh, well prepared and always great! I recommend going an hour or so before sunset so you can enjoy the true beauty of this little slice of paradise. Great service, great... More 

Thank Mike Y
Apollo Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at this restaurant many times. The seafood is always fresh and the selection varied.. They have a wide selection of beers and wines and the view is terrific. Looking out onto the marina and all the boats is very Florida oriented.. a little difficult to find so use Google Maps.

Thank IowaOutfitter
Lakewood, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 6 (with two kids ages 7 and 9). We had dinner on the patio and the location was perfect. The food was good, but certainly not great. The crab cakes were a disappointment because they had too much filler and not much crab. The scallops were nice sized, but a wedge of lemon or salt... More 

Thank LeslieHahn1
Bradenton, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We take friends and family here whenever they are in town. Fun to walk the pier up to the restaurant and see all the boats. Food is always fantastic, fresh seafood, steaks, well varied menu. Views of the river and the gulf are stunning, especially at sunset!

Thank Geoff M
Palmetto, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu offers a great and reasonable choice on entrees. The outdoor space is fantastic, and there is an outdoor bar to enjoy the view. It sits in the center of the harbor, with views of all the sailboats. A must stop.

Thank Noreen M

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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 Friendly
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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 Dr, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?