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“Great location”

Larkin's On The River
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Ranked #7 of 906 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad & Main
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
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Ate here for our wedding anniversary, the food and service we received from the staff was very good, a little pricey but well worth it.I like how they seated us, both on the same side of the table, it was good to not have to shout at each other to be heard, which happens sometimes if we are on opposite sides,Good atmosphere. The location of the restaurant was great, lovely view from inside if you cared to look, it is a nice area to walk around in the summer time.

  • Visited August 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Though I have the luxury of eating in Greenville a lot, I have only had the pleasure of eating here once and it was an experience that I couldn't forget. The waiter was fantastic, the food was incredible. I love that they do salads the old school way, in front of you and not heavy cream sauce. Definitely would love to eat there again.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Clemsonbelle21
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South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great steaks,Greatatmosphere”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I had a bone in filet that was outstanding. Best steaks in town. Great atmosphere, not very big, so you might need a reservation. Right behind the Peace Center by the river.

Visited March 2012
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South Carolina
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Focus on Service”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We like Larkins because of its location near the Peace Center for Performing Arts in Greenville. The food is fairly good and so is the service. But we suggest that Carl tone down his attempts to ingratiate himself. His attempts to joke and establish a connection with customers are too contrived and we would prefer he focus entirely on impressing the customers with superior service. Our food was lukewarm when we received it and that is probably not Carl's fault but when things are busy everybody's attention should be totally on serving the customers hot food rather than chatting them up. Otherwise Carl and Larkins did a great job.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank RobtNorthCaroli... A
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great for a large event”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had a big family event at Larkin's, and while the space doesn't seem exactly set up for a large group, they pulled together a few long tables and did a great job making things work--we weren't even the only large group in the restaurant at the time, but you wouldn't have known from the service and pacing which were great.

Visited November 2012
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