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River Room

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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch. My wife wanted to sit near.the water. Enclosed porch area does not have a very nice view. Ordered sandwiches as lunch menu was limited. I also ordered the black bean soup - which is the only reason this rating is a three and not a two. The soup was very tasty. Sandwiches - a chicken salad... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I love the desserts here. I always get the mud pie which is coffee ice cream on some crust with whipping and strawberries. My wife always gets the brownie with ice cream. The service there is great and the servers are always friendly. The restaurant is located on the bridge so it also has a nice view... More 

Thank Jacobe S
Hoboken, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shrimp n Grits... A+..... Chicken Salad sandwich A+ great meal. Great atmosphere, very scenic views. Sat right at edge of water. Services were great, friendly, knowledgeable staff .

Thank Kevin J
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Georgetown for a weekend getaway and we happened upon this gem. We split a meal, and were glad we did since the portions are very generous. This is a quaint restaurant with high quality food and we LOVED IT. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Georgetown!

Thank ericaharper89
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So so good Fantastic dessert Bartender was lifeless Very clean Extremely charming outside Service was excellent !😇 Sam old menu that I had 24 + months ago.⚓️ They have great consistency 🍝🍮🍧🍹 My recommendation would be to find a few more items to freshen up menu each six months. Including adding some reason to come for No special happy hour... More 

Thank Carol L
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to this historic site. Fast and courteous service. Had the big fish sandwich. Do not recommend as fish was not flavorful. However, best onion rings in South Carolina. Good spot when visiting Georgetown.

Thank Betty F
Wheeling, West Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to the River Room Restaurant at 9:25PM when they Close at 10PM. Which I absolutely hate doing to any restaurant. I went in and said we don't have to eat here as I know it's getting close to closing time and they refused to take No for an answer. If I was in the waitresses shoes I'd probably... More 

Thank Stlrsfn8607
Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family goes to the River Room just about every time we go to the beach. We have never had a bad meal

Thank Giles K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our last day of vacation and I had to have seafood. The rest of the family wanted regular food and so this is were we went. The got full and I had some great seafood. The waitress was awesome and the food was decently priced,

Thank Richard C
Georgetown, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a resident of Georgetown, we eat here about once a week. It never fails to please from grouper sandwiches at lunch to shrimp and grits for dinner. My favorite is the warm goat cheese salad topped with grilled salmon. Sally and Sid (owners) are the nicest folks you'll ever meet and are almost always on site. Lamar, the bartender,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 18435274110
The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.

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