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River City Cafe

11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
+1 843-232-9797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (524 reviews)
“onion rings” (78 reviews)
“fried zucchini” (14 reviews)
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11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have never eaten in a River City Cafe your first impression will need a retake. Once in the door you'll find peanut shucks scattered all over the floor. The tables, chairs and walls are covered with peoples names that are carved in, scratched...More

Thank R8975QQgeorgec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here after a day at the beach. We sat upstairs with a gorgeous view of the beach and the pier. We all had burgers and they were delicious. We will be back!!

Thank kittyjss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beachy restaurant, great atmosphere..in nice weather you can sit out on the deck. My husband got a burger, it was great and the onion rings were so big we thought they were donuts when we first saw them.I got a Reuben that was excellent....More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Surfside Beach, we make it a point to eat here. Love eating by the water and the food is terrific. You won't regret choosing this restaurant.

Thank Sadly D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for their burger. It was big juicy cheese burger with no shortage of trimmings. Also, got the big basket of fries & shared with my wife. Next time in the area we will be going back to this place. Highly recommended!

Thank Skip P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

River City Cafe on Surfside Beach is one of my favorites. They have the best burgers around. They also have awesome chicken and turkey sandwiches.

Thank karenglisson53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good burgers and fries. Great deck on the beach. Great place to sit, relax, watch the ocean and have a burger and a beer.

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our burgers were fantastic. We were in and and out here. But didn't feel rushed. Enjoyed our peanuts in the shell on table.

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Walked next door from our hotel for a quick bite- crowded on a rainy evening since the deck was not open. Had burger and grouper fingers- both very good - expected a little more from the fries. Enjoyed the free peanuts.

Thank James P
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The Surfside beach location is right on the beach in the middle of town. Easy parking in their own lot. The building looks a little worn, but it is part of the atmosphere. People write on walls and leave license plates. Tables use paper towels...More

Thank teflonman1
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Darlene S
10 February 2017|
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Response from Renandy1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember if they do or not. look them up on the Web and call to find out.
27 June 2016|
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Response from droyer2015 | Reviewed this property |
Google River City Cafe Surfside Beach SC Menus will come up in urbanspoon , click Just know it is an awesome huge messy delicious one of a kind burger YUM!!
Ronald B
23 September 2015|
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Response from randy b | Reviewed this property |
No ribs Just Hamburgers sandwiches and wings ....great hamburgers but get the platters, cole slaw is just so so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-232-9797
"It's all about the burger" Seven great area locations famous for great burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and more. Bar service available, carry-out and casual dine-in seating. Open daily at 11.
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