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River Room


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Spicy Crawfish Dip
with tortilla chips.
Fried Calamari
with a sweet & spicy sauce.
House-made Potato Chips
with blue cheese crumbles & blue cheese dressing.
Seared Rare Tuna
with lime-ginger-soy sauce, wasabi & pickled ginger.
Mcclellanville Crab Balls
served with remoulade.
Shrimp & Grits
with smoked sausage, tasso ham & a light pork sauce over south carolina stone ground yellow grits.
Oysters Rock
six select oysters topped with spinach, bacon & hollandaise.
Cold Boiled Shrimp
you peel. 12 pound steamed then chilled. served with cocktail & slaw garnish.
Chicken Fingers
with honey mustard & slaw garnish.
Mozzarella Vesuvius
smoked mozzarella, broiled and topped with fresh tomato-basil salsa.
salad dressings: herb vinaigrette, blue cheese, evoo & balsamic vinegar, ranch, thousand island, honey mustard, raspberry vinaigrette.
New England Clam Chowder
Black Bean Soup
Herb Crusted Goat Cheese & Baby Greens
with fruit garnish & raspberry vinaigrette.
Mixed Greens Topped With (choose One)
blackened chicken - fried oysters - grilled salmon or seared rare tuna. served with vegetable garnish, grated parmesan & herb vinaigrette.
Roasted Pork Belly
with mojito spiked melon.
Black Bean Cakes
with red onion aioli.
Maple Leaf Farms 8 Oz. Chargrilled Duck Breast
and chorizo sausage with veal demi-glace.
Grouper Stuffed With Crab
topped with hollandaise.
12 Oz. Chargrilled Porterhouse Pork Chop
with apple raisin chutney.
served with two sides & house salad
Yellowfin Tuna
chargrilled with lime-ginger-soy sauce & wasabi. blackened with basil cream sauce.
Atlantic Salmon
chargrilled with dill hollandaise. baked with parmesan-horseradish souffle topping.
Carolina Grouper
chargrilled with tomato-basil-lime butter. blackened with basil cream sauce. herb crusted with citrus mojo.
Shrimp & Grits
south carolina stone ground yellow grits topped with shrimp, smoked sausage and a tasso ham sauce. served with salad.
served with fries, pups & house salad.
Seafood Platter
fish, shrimp, oysters, scallops, deviled crab.
Shrimp Platter / oyster Platter
Flounder Platter / Scallop Platter
served with a choice of two sides & house salad.
Mcclellanville Crab Cakes
served with remoulade.
Sauteed Shrimp & Scallops
with cajun tasso ham, mushrooms & spring onions.
Pirate Special
casserole of deviled crab, sauteed shrimp & scallops topped with monterey jack.
Santa Fe Chicken
lightly battered & pan-fried chicken breast. topped with black bean -corn salsa.
Joes Stuffed Chicken
chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese, monterey jack & cajun tasso ham. lightly floured & pan-fried. topped with chopped spring onions & grated parmesan.
served with salad only.
Bubba Gump Shrimp
sauteed shrimp in a tomato cream sauce. served over penne pasta.
Shrimp & Scallop Pasta With Clam Sauce
creamy sauce. served over penne pasta.
served with baked potato & house salad.
Rib-eye Center Cut
10 ounce / 12 ounce
Rib-eye Oscar
topped with alaskan snow crabmeat & hollandaise. 10 ounce / 12 ounce
10 Oz Blackened Rib-eye
topped with cajun-spiced shrimp.
8 Ounce Filet
topped with herbed butter.
Twin Filets
with spicy blue cheese butter.
4 Oz. Filet
South Carolina Stoneground Yellow Grits
Blue Cheese Slaw
Sauteed Vegetables
New Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Seafood
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch shrimp and grits seafood salad steak bread pudding pound cake onion rings ham collard greens hush puppies sandwiches big fish sandwich the black bean soup nice view view of the water myrtle beach
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The menu has a great variety of selections. The service is professional yet friendly. The clam chowder was great. I had the shrimp po boy which had a good amount of shrimp and the flavor was good. You have to ask for lettuce and tomato...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Georgia D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We returned again this year, and always love the seafood. Many selections for your taste. The service is first class but very friendly. And the views of the waterfront are very interesting.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way to the airport. Chose a Shepard’s pie that we shared and also shared the delicious bread pudding. Was perfect.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here, were seated immediately and enjoyed every moment. The food was very good, the atmosphere romantic, great coastal views and the service was excellent. Our waitress was Courtney, who was friendly, attentive but not intrusive, knowledgeable, and cheerful. I also noticed how...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mermaiddancer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location in downtown Georgetown and on the river. Clean restaurant and good waitstaff. Prices are reasonable. We were there off season so it was a little quiet in the restaurant but the downtown area was bustling at noon time. Would recommend

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tom646
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place. We watched the sunset from our table while enjoying a delicious meal. The crab balls were great as was my flounder. My cousins enjoyed their shrimp and clams. Service was excellent and we topped off dinner with a delicious bread...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank beachcomber206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal away from the bustle on Front Street an overlooking the waterfront on one of the nicer sections of the Sampit River. Of the meal choices in our foursome, the Shrimp and Grits (selected by two of us) was the best....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EdT40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here for 40 years. The place creaks with authenticity. It's fun to sit on the porch and watch the boat activity on the river as well as the action on the boardwalk.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank judy d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on rainy day to have lunch while touring museums in area. Ordered fried shrimp and it was excellent!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 961merrileew
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Went with friends for lunch. The server was friendly, the food was good. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had a burger. We are in the restaurant but she bar area looked intimate and fun.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lbordanaro
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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 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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