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River Room

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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived without reservations on a Thursday in Aug at 1:30 and the place was packed even tho it closes at 2:30. We had to wait 30 min for a table of 4 adults and one seven year old child. Most of the people waiting were well dressed retirement age so I'm wondering if tour buses stop here for lunch.... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a business meeting in Kingstree, SC and the wonderful people that I met at the meeting suggested that I take a different route back to Myrtle Beach than I had came, after our meeting, so that I could have lunch at River Room in Georgetown. I followed their suggestion and glad that I did! I was seated promptly... More 

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South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came in shortly after they opened at 5:00 PM. Expected nautical decor, but with a lot of dark woods. Beautiful tables. Food was outstanding and the service was great. Portions were generous and there was no charge for non-alcoholic drinks.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good. Services was great.Will go again the atmosphere was very good too Is right on the river

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Rensselaer, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived on a busy Saturday evening but got a table in about ten minutes that was right on the water. My crab balls appetizer was excellent, the sides were great and the shrimp and scallop dinner was phenomenal. Service was also great.

Thank Andy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Room has been one of our favorites for years. Beautiful views on the Boardwalk and great food! Treat yourself to one of their delicious deserts.

Thank bfs1956
Southington, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time since we moved to Pawleys Island in June. It is certainly a great place to have a relaxing time and appetizing meal. The harborwalk was the end of a great evening for us. We will be back for a second experience with no hesitation. Rich and Karen D

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Brookneal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the River Room for dinner in early August. We chose to share appetizers (McClellanville Crab Balls and Shrimp and Grits) as well as sharing a salad (Greens, Gorgonzola, Walnut and Apple) so that we would have room for dessert. We really like sharing appetizers like this. If you want to try numerous dishes, it's a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the view and the food! Service was great, also! The crawfish dip and crab balls appetizers were amazing! Shrimp and grits may have been the best I've ever had! Can't wait to go back!

Thank hungryboss
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked this place at random, as it was mid way between where we were staying in Charleston, and where relatives were staying in Myrtle beach. Pleasantly surprised. Food was great. Servers were friendly. Location was great, with a boardwalk along the water. Will definitely go back if we are ever in the area again.

Thank Greg S

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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