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Larkin's On The River

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318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601 (Broad & Main)
+1 864-467-9777
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Milwaukee, WI
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

A good restaurant produces great food all the time – consistency is key. This was the second time we had brunch at this particular restaurant and it was a far cry from the first time we had attended their brunch. The first time was good (not great) but this second time did not even live up to the average standard... More 

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Thank zanmeister
Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and we are sorry that your experience did not match the high level of standards that we set for ourselves. We use our guests comments to review and improve our operation and we have certainly taken your comments to heart. More 

Greenville
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2015

We have gone many times to Larkin's for a pre-show dinner or post event drink. It is conveniently located next to the Peace Center and the TD amphitheater stage, as well as, other downtown attractions. If this is you first visit you might have to search a bit, because it is not directly on Main Street. For a little bit... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Nestled near the Peace Center, the Reedy River and Falls Park, we truly have a wonderful location to escape for your next meal. More 

New Jersey
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had the grilled short-ribs with pimento cheese sandwich. Absolutely incredible. Weather was warm so we sat outside with a view of the river. Service was very good. Prices not bad for lunch. I think dinner prices are a good bit higher. Would definitely come back again.

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Your heading speaks volumes! We are so glad you loved it. More 

McCormick, South Carolina
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Larkins is on the river in downtown Greenville right next to the Peace Center, so if you are going to an event there, this is a very convenient place to dine. But the best part of Larkin's is the food and service. Menu contains items such as she crab soup, French onion soup, rack of lamb - there is a... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

We are excited to have you as regular guests whenever you are visiting Greenville! More 

somewhere
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2015

we went early on a saturday. The staff we were very attentive without being intrusive. They made sure that if we were going to a show that dinner was timed accordingly. We were Not, so the dinner was unhurried. Their wine list was extensive without being overbearing. Plenty to choose from, less expensive to very expensive. We settled on an... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word about your experience at Larkin's on the River! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2015

We usually frequent Nantucket before a peace center visit, but wanted to try something different this time. The food here was better than average, but wasn't quite up to par with the better restaurants in downtown Greenville. Atmosphere was pretty nice, location was superb, and service was really good. I just wish it had a little more "uumphh" in the... More 

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Thank Dean R
Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

We are happy that there were many things that you enjoyed about your experience and with the addition of many new menu items, we look forward to your feedback upon your return. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing scenery. Excellent food and ambience to boot. GREAT for entertaining clients. Service was better than average. Mildly pricey but worth it. Valet service and riverside views.

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Let us know when you re back in town so we can help make your next business dinner a huge success! More 

Greenwood, South Carolina
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358 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our third visit to Larkin's. It still has a wonderful setting, location and atmosphere. Our server, Ed, was superb and attentive. The manager stopped by and checked on us and thanked us for selecting Larkin's for dinner. The wedge salad was so small for the price, half the size of a typical wedge salad. The bread was warm, but hard... More 

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Larkin's on the River. We respect your opinion as someone who has dined with us through the years. Although your experience was overall very good, we appreciate that you took the time to tell us about some issues you had, as this is the most efficient way... More 

Annapolis, MD
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

The outdoor seating makes it special. The food and service were excellent but being able to experience it sitting outside with a view of the river made it exceptional. Outdoor heaters kept it comfortable.

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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Enjoying the ambience of a restaurant while also having good service and food makes for a wonderful dining experience. We are so happy that all three came together for you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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288 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Ate dinner here early before a show at the Peace Center next door. Very good food with outstanding service. Both of us had the Prix Fixe 3 course dinner. Given the menu prices, this was a good deal. And just the right amount of food to feel satisfied. Not cheap eats, but worth it for a special occasion.

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Thank bumpkin13
Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing our staff's service. Our goal is to always strive for what you titled, "Impeccable service" and we are happy that we could be part of delivering it to you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
    (Broad & Main)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-467-9777
Description
Larkin's on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair. Larkin's on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin's on the River offers. Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch on Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm

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