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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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Chatham, Virginia
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting the River Room and can' t wait to return the next time in the area. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant was just excellent. Beautiful wood, bar and waterfront view made for a wonderful atmosphere and then the food and service was excellent. The shrimp and grits were excellent and the grouper was to die for.... More 

Thank Eddie H
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Very nice dinner house with beautiful view of Winyah bay. Gumbo, shrimp and grits, jambalaya, and salads have all met my gut and I am repeatedly satisfied. Good service and fair prices. Good for almost any occasion with any crowd. No outside seating but they do have a sunroom... More 

Thank Chris B
RiverRoomGeorgetown, Owner at River Room, responded to this review

Thank you, Chris! Sally Swineford owner/manager More 

Winchester, Virginia
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279 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my world you cant get enough shrimp and grits. And you cant get better shrimp and grits outside of the River Room. Lots of meat, great sauce, creamy grits, just wonderful. I came back here because it was soooo good the last time we ate here. When you find a place you like, you want to come back again... More 

Thank Bob L
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone we asked, such as people working in the stores, asked highly recommended the River Room. I was hesitant to go, as I had been a year before. We had over breaded oysters which no taste over Cesar salad which used purchased croutons and had mushrooms and tomato, not a true Cesar. I don't care for fresh mushrooms. The shrimp... More 

Thank Cornelia Z
RiverRoomGeorgetown, Owner at River Room, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the River Room for lunch. I want to address some of your comments: 1) Our oysters are breaded with flour only. I have spoken to our fry cook about your complaint. The oysters have to be dropped into the fryer immediately after breading them otherwise they can soak up some of the flour because they are... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice service with coastal kitchy decor right on the water. Local favorites on the menu featuring sea as well as land fare and no one left hungry!

Thank BeachyBride2010
Greenville, South Carolina
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343 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank WadeandLori
Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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: 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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