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“As Good as It Gets in Greenville”

Larkin's On The River
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Ranked #29 of 1,008 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad & Main
Description: Larkin's on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair. Larkin's on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin's on the River offers. Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch on Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm and a mid-afternoon menu every day from 2:00 to 5:00.
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Larkins on the River is a great spot located on the river in the middle of downtown Greenville. It's a total white table cloth restaurant that serves incredible food at very reasonable prices given the quality. Larkins found itself a super location and has taken advantage of it by offering some very cool looking outdoor seating that looks over the river. It was a little too cold for us on this day, but I look forward to returning on a nice spring day. I thought there wine selection was really fantastic. Great variety, great prices. They will serve by the glass, by the half bottle by the magnum. They also have a Coravin wine system if would like to try just a glass of something special (and dont' want to buy the whole bottle). They take pride in their steaks and well they should. I split the 28oz the bone-in ribeye with my wife. It's plenty enough for two. We also had Caesar Salads, which were also superb. I thought the price point for Larkin's was totally reasonable. Entrees were in the $30-$50 sort of range. Reservations are highly recommended. This is a great restaurants in Greenville, and everyone seems to know that. I didn't see any children when we were there and I don't believe I saw any type of Kids Menu either. So I didn't get the feeling that kids would have much fun here. But you will.

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Bobmunnich, Owner at Larkin's On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Larkin’s! We in fact do offer a children’s menu for our young visitors and often have a special children’s menu when there is a children’s show playing near us. We look forward to seeing you again! - Bruce Wise, Vice President of Restaurant Operations

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Love the shrimp and grits. Crab sauce made it. Service was excellent. Next door to the peace center. We were able to go have a nice lunch and then see the show. I will be back!

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Bobmunnich, Owner at Larkin's On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for taking notice in our ability to provide a pre-show dining experience that is both satisfying and gets our guests to the show on time. Thank you for making us your pre-show restaurant of choice! - Bruce Wise, Vice President of Restaurant Operations

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

A cold, rainy day in February may not feature this establishments attributes but the menu and service made it worth a return visit. Our waiter team were both attentive and knowledgeable and the menu offerings were to many for one evening. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was excellent... the oyster soup was yummy... in short, a very enjoyable dinning experience! Well done to the Larkin’s team.

Thank Headhunter56
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Bobmunnich, Owner at Larkin's On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

We too are looking forward to the sunny days of spring and summer and all that it brings to our patio setting. We’re so happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you in fair weather. - Bruce Wise, Vice President of Restaurant Operations

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great food, service alway's great. Hard to get into without a reservation. The price is a little high, so we go when we have a special occasion.

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Bobmunnich, Owner at Larkin's On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

While we love being the restaurant you visit on special occasions, we do have a three course menu with pricing that allows our guests to dine with us on a regular basis. Check out our menu online and we look forward to seeing you again soon. - Bruce Wise, Vice President of Restaurant Operations

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Prior to Phantom of the Opera we ate there. Excellent menu and wine list. It is expensive but the setting, the feeling you have of being a regular and the attentive staff makes it a truly nice experience. A great place to bring folks to an excellent restaurant. Dress code is what you would expect. Business casual to dressy. A high end repeat for us. On parking... The Peace Center is next to it and parking is across the street next to the Marriot. Also other parking garages nearby.

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Bobmunnich, Owner at Larkin's On The River, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star experience with others. We do provide complimentary valet parking located on Main Street near the Gunther Theater, for our dinner guests. Looking forward to seeing you again. - Bruce Wise, Vice President of Restaurant Operations

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