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Rhett's River Grill & Raw Bar

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2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303 (29 North)
+1 434-974-7818
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and was not disappointed. Rhetts is tucked away in a small shopping center but don't let that discourage you from going. The staff our very nice, helpful, and attentive. The menu is rather large with a good selection of fresh seafood and is reasonably priced. My wife ordered the steam shrimp and I... More 

Thank Rob M
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hot food was not served warm, was very messy and did not taste good. I went once, and will not be going again. The atmosphere was not very friendly, and other than having plenty of parking, I can not find much else positive about the restaurant. However, maybe they have improved, just be wary if you chose to visit.

Thank CR_in_the_US
Charlottesville, Virginia
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit. If we were to go there again, we'd just order loads of fresh oysters (75¢ during happy hour) and a shrimp cocktail (noticed on a nearby booth; huge prawns!). The raw oysters were fresh and delicious. I am not an oyster connoisseur, but these did not have much of any distinct flavor such as saltiness... More 

Thank Hugh B
Aberdeen, NC
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant advertised in the Charlottesville booklet. It was out of the way in a shopping center not yet fully developed and they are currently renovating so it didn't look like much. However, the food was great. Unfortunately they were out of chicken so my first two choices were out. Maybe it was a good thing because I... More 

Thank travelover000
fairfax, VA
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This review is for Sunday brunch only. Oysters on the half shell were tasteless. There was no indication on the menu where they were from and the server didn't offer. My crabcake sandwich had very little, if any, crab in it and the brioche bun was too big. The shoestring french fries were unremarkable. My wife liked her she-crab soup... More 

Thank mm53
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I would have rated Rhett's River Grill Excellent if their website was updated to reflect the menu that is available between 2:30 and 5:00 pm. We went to Rhett's to eat before a concert at JPJ, looking forward to trying a new place, thinking we would be ordering from the lunch menu based on what we read on their website.... More 

Thank Jackiemac1210
Watauga, Tennessee
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We like seafood, especially oysters and were told earlier in the day this was a good place to go. It is a little out of the way from downtown, about a 20 min. or so ride, but was worth the trip. Great oysters and other food was good, too. Great wait staff. Prices were a little high but were expected... More 

Thank Elaine A
Canonsburg, Pa
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Rhetts was recommended to us by a hostess at a local winery... we were not disappointed. Parking can be a bit of a challenge because of construction, but doable. We were there for an early dinner and Rhetts is obviously a favorite of locals, in art because of the friendly staff. Food was excellent and fresh seafood, not frozen.Well worth... More 

Thank Richard J
Apex, United States
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had the She Crab Soup and Salads. Soup had no crab meat and it was cold. The Walnut Asian salad was terrible. Portions were fine but as I said it wasn't good. The service was OK. There were three hostesses that appeared as if they needed baby sitters to watch them. The parking lot was dark and very difficult... More 

Thank Kevin T
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Despite crazy parking lot access and appearance due to reconstruction project and a very busy Tuesday night crowd with delayed seating, we still came away with a good feeling. Apparently Tuesday nights are all-you-can-eat crab legs night; they looked big, too! Had the polenta cake, which was very good and buffalo chicken wings (a bit salty & spicy, but really... More 

Thank Nancy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
    (29 North)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stops up the road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-7818
Rhett's River Grill offers the freshest in seafood and Certified Angus Beef. We feature items like 12oz bone-in Ribeye, NY Strip, Ribs, Duck, Pasta dishes, Asian glazed Salmon, Crab cakes, steamed Shrimp, Mussels, Crab legs, Bay Oysters and succulent Scallops. Rhett's also offers a full line of sandwiches at lunch and an unbeatable Sunday brunch. We are open 7 days a week and offer a limited menu between lunch and dinner daily from 2:30pm to 5pm. Rhett's has dining for groups and special events. We offer casual dining in warm family friendly atmosphere. So come into Rhett's today with a group of friends or with someone special for a cozy dining experience. Rhett's also has a full bar and offers carry out and catering services. Tuesday nights are all you can eat Crab legs, Wednesday nights two entrees and half price bottle of wine, Thursday nights 50 cent raw or steamed Oysters and on Sunday nights kids eat free with adult purchases.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?