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Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant

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Mon, 9/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood

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Menu

APPETIZERS‏
7.00
Cabo Fish Bites
Fresh crispy fried in our special spiced batter. Piled high on a bed of romaine w/ our tangy cilantro lime aoli
10.00
Island Calamari
Dusted in our seasoned flour mix, lightly fried to perfection. Served w/ marinara & pineapple chili dipping sauce
10.00
Reef Wings ( Hot, Medium or Mild)
Tender baked chicken wings w/ our specialty rub then flash fried. With house blue cheese dressing & celery
9.00
Kickin’ Shrimp
Crispy shrimp‏ w/ a kick! ½ Pound of encrusted shrimp crisped to perfection. Tossed in sweet chili sriracha aioli
9.00
Green Goddess Shrimp
½ Pound of lightly coated shrimp, fried & tossed in our herbal lime sauce on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce
9.00
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy blend of cheese, spinach, artichoke & herbs. Baked fresh & served w/ garlic dipping points
SEAFOOD STARTERS
8.00
California Sushi Rolls ( Ahi Tuna, Crab or Veggie)
Fresh cucumber, avocado, & spices wrapped in nori. Rolled in traditional sushi rice. Pickled ginger, wasabi, chops
9.00
Smoked Salmon Fish Dip
We start w/ fresh grilled salmon combined w/ our house fish dip recipe. With capers & toasted crostinis
11.00
Reef Mussels
Prince edward‏ island mussels, sautéed in white wine, lemon, garlic, fresh tomatoes & basil. With crisp garlic toast
10.00
Housemade Coconut Shrimp
Hand dipped in beer batter rolled in coconut-banana chips. Lightly fried. With pineapple chili dipping sauce
12.00
Seared Ahi Tuna
Seasoned & seared rare then thinly sliced, served w/ pickled ginger & wasabi aioli
14.00
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Grande fresh‏ scallops in a hickory bacon blanket. Baked & flashed fried. Brown sugar glaze & tropical salsa
ORIGINAL SOUPS‏
5.00
Tomato Basil
Our house recipe. Creamy tomato bisque w/ fresh mushrooms & basil, gorgonzola & blue cheese
7.50
Crab & Lobster Corn Chowder
A riverhouse‏ unique creation. Fresh chunks of steamed crab & cold water lobster in a creamy chowder
FRESH SALADS
Salad additions (grilled, blacked, or fried)
6.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Riverhouse House
Fresh romaine w/ plump tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, mixed cheese, onions & house made garlic croutons
6.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Traditional Caesar
The traditional classic. Crisp romaine, grated parmesan, house croutons, w/ our traditional caesar dressing
13.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Chef Salad
Crisp romaine w/ smoked turkey, ham, bacon, red onions, carrots, swiss cheese, sliced egg, tomato, & cucumbers
7.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Island Time
Mixed greens, strawberries, dried cranberries, red onion, feta cheese, candied pecans & honey-lime dressing
10.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Fresh Stuffed Tomato Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad
Jumbo vine ripe tomato stuffed w/ house chicken salad or albacore tuna salad w/ a fresh green leaf side salad
11.00
Grilled
Blacked
Fried
Soup & Salad
Select a crock of one of our fresh soups & your choice of our island time, riverhouse or caesar salad
About
Sitting on the Manatee River, the Riverhouse features three distinct dining options under one roof bringing an exclusive waterfront experience to Palmetto’s historic district. In addition to our natural aesthetic and clever hints of nostalgia, the common thread among our three concepts is our coastal charm & sunset view. Experience waterfront dining differently. All we require of you is to please enjoy the view.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been using this restaurant for the last 10.years. It has recently been re vamped. As a result of this the bar down stars was closed.So only the up stairs was open. We were greeted by the hostess who took us to a table...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank wendy11133
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riverhouse had always been one of our favorite dinning places until now. 5 of us went there for lunch on Sept 4th. The portions have been cut almost it half and the chicken was almost cooked to the point of being black. According to the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Myron O E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us from church had lunch here recently, and all of us raved not only about the service and view but the food also. We have been here a couple of times with a group and some as couples and have never been...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank dwbfl0515
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picturesque, can eat inside or out. Food is Always good. Especially scallops. Drinks are delicious and never had anything but great service!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mediocre at best. Nothing special other than the view.Hope the remodel improves things.Great location.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank bobdavisga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at this very popular stop overlooking the river. Really nice staff and locals! Reasonably priced as well considering the standard of food. Great sea fish selection!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 226martynl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with 3 other couples for dinner. We were seated immediately and drink orders were taken promptly. The service throughout the evening was excellent and the food was both large portions and delicious. We had a variety of foods and everyone was happy. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank bikehog
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We have been here a few times, every time we visit family. We most always go to Sunday Brunch although we have been for lunch and dinner too. We have never been disappointed. The food has always been great and we especially enjoy the Bruch....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank richhmon
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Loved the view, the food and the staff. Relaxing and satisfying. Only drawback parking is pretty limited so get there a little before or a little after mealtimes.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jntango39
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself, the food and the atmosphere. We know parking can be a little tough but fortunately the lots across the street as well as the side streets...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Wow was the lobster risotto delicious! Highly recommend. Also their bread was outrageous. It had pineapple and coconut taste and was served with some type of sweet butter. Beautiful atmosphere right on the bay. We also had a mermaid as our waitress. Well basically, her...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank joaniriley13
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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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