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River City Cafe

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11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
843-232-9797
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a good burger, this is the place to go. If you want anything else, they don't have it. All 6 of us loved our burgers including my picky 6 year old. Onion rings were below par - took 2 bites and stopped. Server forgot 3 things but was quick to rectify. Note - the floor is littered... More 

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Thank Scott S
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is by far, the best place to go dressed casual and have a cheeseburger....It has great onion rings breaded with Panko bread crumbs so are light and airy.

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Thank DebbieReid2016x1
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Debbie! We really love happy guests and it's good to count you as a fan. Please join us again soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was great! Loved the fried zucchini!!! My bacon cheeseburger was delicious too!! Would definitely recommend trying this place!!!!

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Thank pwiechert2001
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We're happy to know you enjoyed our fresh zucchini appetizer. You're right, makes a great addition to one of our burgers. Thanks for your comments. More 

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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've reviewed this delectable burger joint before and are glad to report they are still doing great! Great prices and beautiful beachside location and delicious menu. My brother ordered the Kitchen sink (pictured) I ordered the Southwestern chicken burger, and my wife ordered the Texas BBQ burger. All were really flavorful and well made. The onion rings are humongous and... More 

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Thank Chris B
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We're happy to know you are a loyal guest Chris. Thanks for your feedback, we'll use your comments to address some concerns, but glad to hear your recommendation. Please come back again soon! More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here twice while in SC. The service was friendly, the food was good, prices were average, but the views were the best! We sat looking at the ocean, while sipping our drinks!

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Thank patty p
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Great burgers on the beach are our specialty! Glad to hear you agree. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What else can I say their burgers are top notch- try the RC Burger all the way with a side of onion rings - it's amazing

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Thank TheTravelingBeerguys
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Sounds like you're a good judge of great burgers! Thanks for your endorsement. More 

Andover, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for lunch and it was great. Our waitress Erica was awesome, she was very attentive and friendly. Our children enjoyed the food. The view was beautiful. We will be back next year!!

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Thank TMCast
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

We'll look forward to your return and give Erica her props! Thanks for the review. More 

Acworth, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We left the beach to have lunch here 3 or 4 times it was so good. Good adult beverages, nice servers and great burgers.

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Thank Lisa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down delicious. I'd go every day but I'd be 600 lbs. there's always a different burger to try! Plus you can't beat the view !!! Right on the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always go to this restaurant as one of our two non-seafood eating nights while in Surfside Beach. I get the 3 alarm burger and it is fantastic!! If you like spicy...this is definitely your burger, pickled jalapeños and all. The onion rings are some of the best anywhere. However don't be surprised, if you do order the onion rings,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: 843-232-9797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?