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“Wonderful Place”

Larkin's On The River
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Ranked #7 of 927 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

My first day in Greenville I happened upon this place downtown. Even though they had not yet opened the waiter invited me in. I ordered coffee and chatted with him until the kitchen was ready. The Monte Cristo was delightful and truffle fries were memorable also. Located on the river with outdoor seating this is the place for special occasions or a business lunch. He even offered a to go cup of coffee as I left. No complaints and I will return soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lauren K
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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Welcome to Greenville! We are always happy to make a new friend. Please stop back and see us soon!
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Huntsville, AL
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful food & service”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife vacationed in Greenville, SC, and by chance, stumbled upon Larkin's, and decided to have dinner there. We were not disappointed. Food was great, and Ed (I believe that was his name), was very attentive to us the entire evening. Food is pricey, but given the service and great food, should we return to to Greenville, we will make another stop at Larkin's.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank travelman049
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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
We are glad you stumbled upon us and that you were able to enjoy a great evening with Ed. Next time you are in Greenville, give us a call and we will make the next experience a planned one.
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greenville, sc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“New food big improvement.”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We came several years ago and it was ok. Now food is excellent and service was outstanding. I thought the pricing was high but the food definitely was worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mechelle C
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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
While we still have the same Chef that we have always had, we do work hard to constantly improve our restaurant. We are glad you noticed1
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“New favorite in Greenville”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our pre-show dinner at Larkin's was fantastic! Service was perfect and dinner was delicious. Caesar salad was prepared tableside, which we have not seen in years! My husband had steak and said it was tops. The sides are also delish. Excellent wine list also. Can't wait to return when we are in Greenville!! Perfect location when attending show at Peace Center.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank moe in SC
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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
"New Favorite" is the finest compliment we can receive! We hope to see you back soon!
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Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Our Go-To in Greenville”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were lucky enough to sit outside on a lovely August evening. This is our 2nd if not 3rd time dining at Larkin's and the food is always consistent and top grade. This time it was an even better experience as we seated in Jim's section. And unbeknownst to us.....we knew him from his previous employ, and he remembered us, recalling our first names and where we sat in the restaurant. Jim made a great meal at Larkin's an exceptional meal and experience. Definitely dine at Larkin's when in Greenville and by all means, if Jim is working, request him!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank TravelGnome1960
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Bruce W, General Manager at Larkin's On The River, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed Jim's service. We hire people that are friendly and then work to make sure they have the knowledge to guide you through a great dining experience. Thanks for the continued support!
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