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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Seafood
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At Georgetown harbor, we began looking for a place to eat lunch. We asked some locals about it, and they raved about the food and service. It's a casual restaurant with excellent food and service. There were several types of foods to choose from, so...our family was pleased. We will definitely be back next vacation!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blown away by the baked salmon I had. The fish was topped with a parmesan horseradish souffle and it was so fresh and delicious. My mother had the grouper and said it was the best she had ever had as far as local...fish. The sides were also tasty and mud pie was a must!! I would go over and over again!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

Had the oyster sandwich and it was delicious, as were the fries and onion rings. Great location, too!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

We live in Charleston and still make the drive to Georgetown for lunch. For some reason their flounder is better than anything we have around here, unless I catch it myself. Naw, theirs is still better.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Good service, good service. Good place to eat. I would have given it 5 out of 5, but for some reason my wife and I just couldn’t say exceptional. It WAS good, just not great. So 4.5 is probably appropriate.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

This place does thing well. Went this past week, 07/30 and the meal was great. Everyone wore their masks and guests were appropriately distanced. Very clean. Enjoyed the view.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

Very nice restaurant located on Front street in Georgetown South Carolina. We enjoyed wonderful seafood and shrimp and grits. The service was excellent as was the price point for a restaurant of this caliber.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 23, 2020 via mobile

The sautéed shrimp and scallops were out of this world! My server, Kaitlin, recommended it. The shrimp were delicious and the scallops were the best I’ve ever had! The food and the service were both phenomenal!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020

Seated our large family quick and had good waitress staff. Shared different entrees and everything we ate was great. Everyone was cleaning and disinfecting tables, chairs, etc. as Covid was taking over, Last day we could eat inside so we were happy they were accomodating

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 9, 2020

order was so bad could not eat, blackened steak was coated in salt. service was bad to the point the server would walk by and ask if you needed anything but would not stop for an answer

Date of visit: March 2020
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April 27, 2017|
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Response from THL6449 | Reviewed this property |
The management would be in a better position to answer that question. Knowing Sally she probably would
Patti D
July 18, 2016|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website and check out the menu section.
Robert F
February 20, 2016|
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Response from donnalG6688BY | Reviewed this property |
I think it is whatever is fresh depending on the season. It is always a white fish, which is mild.
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