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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don’t know if it was my waitress and a general lack of knowledge of the menu or if they just aren’t vegetarian friendly but when I asked what the best vegetarian dish they had was I got the answer “the vegetable plate and a...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch at the River Room the service was good the view of the harbor was nice, the food was what we expected large filling sandwiches.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With an excellent view of the river and the walk, my wife and I really enjoyed the scenery as we waited for our meal. The service was quick and friendly. The shrimp and grits was outstanding. If you aren't seated with a view of the...More

1  Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit, and over last ten years it has kept its character and unique menu items. The fish dishes are special, and the service warm. The location on the river front offers good views.

1  Thank stephenbW6996VK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us arrived at 5 pm on a Saturday evening to try & beat the rush. No reservations, but arriving when they open worked. 4 of us had fresh fish, two opted for steaks, all agreed dinner was wonderful. My Blackened Grouper was outstanding....More

Thank JSI2802
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Satisfying dinner in quaint area. The waitress wasn’t as friendly as you’d like but the food was well cooked. We ordered a “mud pie” for dessert and it was delicious!!!

Thank annagracesc
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The food was excellent. I had shrimp and grits along with she crab soup. The service was timely and friendly and the atmosphere was great for a harbor restaurant. I would eat there anytime I am in Georgetown.

Thank G7081ZGrobertf
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nothing like watching the sunset over the water while you dine on some excellent seafood. The grouper was some of the best I've had in a while. My server, Courtney, took excellent care of me and her recommendations were spot on. The bread pudding was...More

Thank mkevin_alford
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lunch was amazing. Seafood platter was delicious. We just picked the fried bits off. Shrimp creole was great. Cold boiled shrimp was amazing.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Hubby & I had lunch here based on recommendation by one of the shop owners. The food was very good, I had shrimp & grits, it was delicious. Tasty shrimp perfectly cooked, sausage, Tasso ham & pork sauce. It came with a fluffy biscuit, it...More

Thank Caligurrl61
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Kari B
27 April 2017|
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Response from RiverRoomGeorgetown | Property representative |
We have gluten free options for both lunch and dinner. Dinner options include grilled grouper with tomato basil butter, grilled salmon with ginger soy lime sauce (we use a gluten free Tamari rather than regular soy sauce... More
Patti D
19 July 2016|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website and check out the menu section.
Robert F
20 February 2016|
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
I think it is whatever is fresh depending on the season. It is always a white fish, which is mild.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-527-4110
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.
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