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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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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The atmosphere is really good. We had a view of the water even though we were not right on it. We went for lunch, arrived at 12:15, a 5 minute wait. The service was slow and the wait staff seemed hurried but was nice. We...More

Thank AnnC576
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Walking around Georgetown on a pleasant March afternoon is good enough. If you stop at this restaurant to have lunch, it will even be better. The seafood is fresh and good. Highly recommend.

1  Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Passing thru Georgetown, saw a sign for historic waterfront. Very picturesque, plus had this restaurant on the waterfront. Great views from all tables, prices moderate. I had a very good cup of NE clam chowder, and their favorite dish, some yellow grits with shrimp, slices...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We arrived at the noon hour so were seated in 2nd tier but still had somewhat of a water view. Lunch was good and so was the service.

Thank carole b
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were a party of 16 and the restaurant was very accommodating. Waitress was very good. Had the Grouper and it was perfect! Heard very good comments from the rest of my group about their food. We had a good view of the river. Would...More

Thank Suncity57
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have now been here maybe 5 times in the past 12 months and it is the best place in Georgetown hands down. They know how to cook fish and it is always fresh. I travel over 200 days a year. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellent Shrimp and Grits. Ice cold beer. Friendly service and atmosphere. Very reasonable prices. 👍🏻👍🏻

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a great early table looking at the water, the seafood platter was okay, but not spectacular, atmosphere was good. The waitress stuck her hand out to have me hand her my finished plate, which I tend to consider a sign of a poorly...More

1  Thank trueblave
Reviewed 14 February 2017

River Room has been in Georgetown for years. We frequently take visitors there because the food and service are consistently good. The fresh seafood dishes are especially delicious

1  Thank cannaondb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We drove out to Georgetown, more than an hour from Charleston, for a casual family dinner and the River Room did not disappoint! My husband and I both chose grouper, (herb crusted and chargrilled,) and both were fresh and delicious! The entrees had a great...More

2  Thank Allyson R
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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