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River Room

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
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 yesterday

Good food, nice ambiance. View of the river and riverwalk. Traditional South Carolina menu; lots of fish and fish platters. Food is not trendy, but well done, and we've always had good service.

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant had a pair of small filet and we asked if they could be shred. We were told that was possible as long as they were both cooked the same. Med. rare was the selection. The steaks came with blue cheese in between and...More

Thank jaykk11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp and grits and the oysters were great. The bread pudding with a whisky sauce was excellent. There is a good view of the river walk, river and docked boats.

Thank ArtVa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good lunch. Everyone was extremely happy with their meals and everyone had clean plates. Yellow grits were good and service was top notch.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us ate there last night. Four meals and wine cost $140. Not super cheap but a good meal. We had Grouper, Shrimp and Scallops and other stuff including sauté pound cake and a bottle of California wine. Well recommended

Thank big-bill3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stop in for lunch to enjoy the good food and nice harbor view. So convenient as its right downtown. Cozy atmosphere.

Thank paula f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tried to sit in the inclosed sitting area overlooking the harbor, but the fans and AC unit made it too chilly for us; perhaps it would be fine for others. We found better seats just inside and could still see the harbor through the...More

1  Thank hosea49
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You always get a great lunch at the River Room! Been coming here for years. I highly recommend it to all my friends and family.

Thank shirle111843
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The best thing going for this restaurant is the view. The food tasted like it was out of a can and not made fresh. My husbands tuna fish sandwich was nothing special. Server did not even know that they served decaf hot tea. There as...More

Thank cabeza14
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Was the last evening of our trip so wanted to eat at a special place and this was it!! Server Patty was very welcoming and attentive despite busy night, our food was excellent--I had the seafood casserole and my husband had the a shrimp and...More

Thank LaRee H
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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 SharonG123 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in November, my husband had the fish sandwich and he asked the waitress what kind of fish they used and she told him it was flounder. He said it was delicious!!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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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