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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (124 reviews)
“grouper” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took a vacation detour yesterday to Georgetown and the River Room and were not disappointed! Located on the water, the views and service were excellent. I had the herb crusted grouper. You can tell if a fish is fresh based on how it “gives” when...More

Thank Belswick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had wonderful lunch with friends...had been to restaurant several times last year and never disappointed by wait staff, food, or atmosphere!

Thank michael b
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can go home again! We love the River Room, and my wife and I stopped here with my daughter about fifteen years ago for a fantastic meal. My daughter was 5 years old, and of course her memory was of the fantastic brownie and...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon on a boat cruise and wanted a bite to eat before returning to Myrtle Beach. We decided on the River Room and Adrian was our waitress. We were pleased with everything we ordered, we tried the tuna, the apple pecan salad,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with outstanding food and drinks. The staff was friendly and attentive to our wants and needs especially with a small child. Thanks for the great service.

Thank Erniebailey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monday night dinner while staying in Litchfield/Pawleys. We hadn't been to the River Room for several years. Service was attentive throughout although I had to wait a bit for my beer. The beer was a Hop Art IPA by Coast. Very good organic beer. There...More

Thank scott w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, nice place on the water. This time of year you will have a wait, 30 minutes. All the food we ordered was good, hamburger, shrimp and grits, salmon, chicken salad, pork chops. Our drinks we're good, we came by boat....More

Thank millerb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must try this restaurant if you are in Georgetown. We usually go there for lunch but dinner is great too! My favorite is shrimp and grits

Thank Wanda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Son wanted fried flounder and our only choices were dtown Gtown. Flounder was ok and calamari wasn’t what it use to be. Seems like these “seafood” places are starting to serve up the same ole stuff. Could have got same fried seafood at Long John...More

Thank shrimpalicious
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, amazing grouper! Great customer service. The menu offers something for everyone. The back room offers a great view of the Harbour Walk.

Thank Jessica K
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Kari B
April 27, 2017|
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Response from RiverRoomGeorgetown | Property representative |
We have gluten free options for both lunch and dinner. Dinner options include grilled grouper with tomato basil butter, grilled salmon with ginger soy lime sauce (we use a gluten free Tamari rather than regular soy sauce... More
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 Donna L | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 843-527-4110
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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