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“Excellent food but a long wait to get served” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Room

River Room
Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
myrtle beach
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food but a long wait to get served”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I went there for dinner on a Saturday evening. The place was filed and we had a brief wait to get seated. Once at the table we had a wait before a waitress finally showed up. We ordered drinks and our dinner selections and then had to wait almost 1 hour before our dinners were served. The food was quite good and there was plenty of it. If you are hungry and want to get your dinner served without an extensive wait, I suggust you go to some other restuarant in Georgetown

  • Visited January 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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422 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Casual And Very Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We have been here twice for lunch and enjoyed both visits. This was our first time for dinner and everyone was completely satisfied. I had the Duck Breast Special served with 2 sides and a salad, others had a Seafood melody and Chicken Salads. All were deemed good. Service was fast and friendly. Our waitress, Kim, had a great sense of humor. The view of the River and Dock were very nice. Would not hesitate to dine here again when in Georgetown.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“nice view right on river”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Good meal for price nothing outstanding, but it was open for lunch on a monday lunchtime in winter! We had a burger and it was nice but the chips were too hard. Perhaps we made a bad choice.

Visited November 2012
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Jefferson, SC
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

The staff was very rude to us when we went the first time. I always give a place a second chance. It was the same the second time. I was disappointed with the food as well. It is okay place if you do not have anywhere else to eat.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Barbara W
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Bancroft
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The River Room offers a varied lunch menu along with several daily specials. Service was friendly and efficient. We were a party of eight and yet our orders all arrived at the same time, which we appreciated. Comments about the food quality were positive. I did find the room to be quite dark. There is a nice view of the harbour from the veranda seating area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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