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River Bend Restaurant & Tavern

) #6 of 7 Restaurants in Matagorda ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
+1 979-863-7481
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“crab roll” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
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Reviews (62)
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to RIver Bend Tavern back when Butch owned it and it was great but now that it is under new management it is horrible one of the worst restaurants I've eaten at in a long time we called and order are food...More

Thank adamkahlden17
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Really nice folks own this place and closely oversee the restaurant/bar operation. It's clean and quirky. Scraps are fed to wild pigs across the river. I always like to see people being kind to the wildlife. We had fried snapper, fried oysters and shrimp. All...More

1  Thank JEB51
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very casual dining, but the food quality is excellent! Don't forget to ask about any fresh catch specials. I ended up with a delicious blackened red snapper. The crab-stuffed deep-fried jalapenos are a great appetizer, too!

Thank WiscRNTraveler
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we have eaten here before as a last resort! sign said under new management so gave it another shot, we enjoy sitting outside to watch the river and hopefully the pigs will come out on the other side of the river ( the restaurant is...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 20 March 2017

While visiting Matagorda had dinner at the River Bend. Had heard good reviews. We were not disappointed! I had the oyster po'boy. Everything about it was fresh. It came with coleslaw which was excellent and onion rings. I was glad I did not order an...More

Thank Nomi B
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here before but the place says under new management. So, despite reviews, we decided to try it again. The food was great & so was our waitress, Ashlyn. I don't know what kind of potato they baked, but it was great. One of...More

Thank Notnormaldot
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Average type seafood... good but not anything special. Long wait time to get the food. Probably would not go back. Would try the other restaurants in the area if we went back to Matagorda.

2  Thank Motorcyclepj
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Took a Saturday drive to Matagorda and this place was recommended. Not so much to look at but the shrimp was really good. They had just opened for the day and not too busy so the service was good & friendly. Would definitely go back...More

1  Thank LKay113
Reviewed 23 February 2017

eat outside and enjoy the river passing by, the people in the boats waving as they cruise down the river and see the wild hogs across the river enjoy their time in the sun. Food is okay--service is a bit slow, but that is because...More

Thank terit125
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were out for a Saturday drive....stopped here to eat. No go. We were greeted at the door, sat down at the table, great view of the bay, but......after ordering our food it took almost an hr to get our food. Grant...More

4  Thank melissa v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Matagorda
  • Phone Number: +1 979-863-7481
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