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River Room

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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
Today
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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West Hartford, CT
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the River Room and have been here many times for lunch. Such a great setting in this historic harbor setting. Love the decor and the service is always friendly and prompt. Great variety of seafood items, reasonably priced.

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Hope, New Jersey
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219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location next to the river walkway. We shared a black-eyed pea cake appetizer and had two entrees: shrimp & grits and crab cakes. It was all very good, although the shrimp & grits seemed a little watery. We haven't had grits in 25 years, however, and never had shrimp & grits, so our evaluation may be flawed.

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Mt. Holly, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a late lunch and Christmas present exchange December 23. Two of us had the shrimp and grits, which was wonderful and reasonably priced. My son had a Dark and Stormy drink (ahem, two of them) and it was very tasty (I had to taste it to review it, right?). We were seated next to a window overlooking the dock... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch experience today! My clam chowder was good and the gumbo was very good. My wife's shrimp & grits was a little different, but also very good! Our server, Taylor was great; friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We'll be back!!! 👍😎

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Ocracoke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and could not be happier. Will definitely come back next time we are on Georgetown !

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Winsted
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We happened to walk by this restaurant when touring the boardwalk and decided to give it a try. The people were very friendly and provided good service all night long. The food was very good and filling. The Bubba Gump Shrimp was so good and tasty. The sauce was great. Jim had one of the fresh fish specials and he... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the River Room recently the shrimp were excellent and the peanut butter pie was great. Centrally located on the water front. We will eat here again.

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Thank hntrdn
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I guess I expected more of the food here since it a TA #1 and everyone I know reccomends eating at River Room. I was quite underwhelmed. Most of the seafood is fried, as are the sides. Being a southern town, I guess this is what most people expect and like. It wasn't bad, just nothing special.

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West Union SC
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The salad was wilted and had brown edges on the lettuce. The shrimp and grits was good, but there was a lot of sausage and not many shrimp. I am disappointed after reading all the great reviews.

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Brisbane, Australia
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We just have to try the Shrimp, Sausage and grits and we left feeling so full and satisfied. The restaurant is comfy and charming and the service is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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