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“Good burgers, fun spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of River City Cafe

River City Cafe
Ranked #12 of 131 Restaurants in Murrells Inlet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Wayne, in
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good burgers, fun spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Yummy burgers, good service, fun environment. Has the feel of a pub. Paper over the tables encourages an outlet for your artistic abilities in disposable form, but visitors still scrawl their name and date of visit on the walls, even though it clearly had just been given a fresh coat of paint for the new season :-). Beautiful beach view, too.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Fairport, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best burger south of the mason dixon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you want excellent food in a casual, kid family atmosphere for a reasonable price look no further! River City Cafe in Murrells Inlet, SC is the place for you. The burgers are to die for! There is a diiferent burger for every taste ranging from the nacho crunch burger to the philly cheesesteak burger with a variety of toppings for your taste buds. They don't forget the vegetarian or weight conscious customers. The service is friendly and helpful. Plus you can throw your peanut shells on the floor! What more can you ask for???!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Canisteo, NY
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Right here in River City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The place to go if you are looking for a great burger or anti-burger.

River City Cafe is a place our family has been visiting for 30 years when we come to the Grand Strand. During that time it hasn't changed much and that's just the way we like it. Owned by the Divine Dining group, it is kin to names names like Bovine's, Ultimate California Pizza, Bubba's Fish Shack, etc. Consider it the rowdy, down to earth, less tidy uncle of the bunch and you might have a picture of it's character.

All the peanuts you can eat with empty shells on the floor. License plates and graffiti on the walls. Odd unmatched chairs and tables. Sports on the tube and some 70's classic rock playing in the background. Well, you get the idea.

River City delivers a wide variety of sandwiches on the menu including things like: Mahi Mahi Rueben, Black Angus Burgers, Turkey Burgers, Salads, Home Made French Fries and everything in between. The food has always been good and the service has always been excellent.

Great place to go if you have a family that enjoys a twist on the American Diner experience.

Visited March 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great burgers; peanut shells on the floor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This restaurant might be overlooked, along restaurant row in Murrells Inlet. It is fairly small, with a few picnic tables on a deck out front. No view of the water here. But the burgers are really excellent, and the menu features combinations that few people ever order (s'mores burgers?). While you wait, pick up a bucket of salt-in-shell peanuts; leave the shells on the floor. You might not need the fries with burgers as big and delicious as these. Also, some excellent fish sandwiches, including a tuna reuben. We come here annually with a group, and the wait staff is never phased. Service is excellent!

  • Visited March 2013
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Signal Mountain
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Burger at The Beach!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

You have to stop here and have a burger!! The atmosphere is awesome - tin roof and license plates - it was GREAT!!! The burgers are amazing!! We had a large group and an assortment of burgers and they were all amazing. You must try the onion rings with your burger. We will stop here again when we are in the area.

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Thank Leah W
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