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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

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995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While looking for the museum we found this restaurant what a great find! The food was delicious! The crab cake sliders were yummy and the home made chips excellent. The lobster potpie was sooooo good! Great place!

Thank Roseann M
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for diner, a party of 5, and everyone enjoyed the food and the experience. We made a reservation for 6,30 , and i strongly suggest that you do so, and we received a phone call at 6,25 walking in the parking, our table was ready. In all, we tasted 6 different plates and each was tastefull and original.... More 

Thank bobynot50
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and relaxing atmosphere everything turned out wonderful great food waitress was informative and friendly

Thank Dawn K
Clarkston, Michigan
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night with another couple. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There are plenty of adult beverages to choose from. We had entrees of hot wings, shrimp tacos and fish and chips. All were very tasty. One hint: the kicking shrimp is very spicy! The location is very nice, right on the Manatee River. There is a tram... More 

Thank Mary209
Terra Ceia, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and understand that waterfront restaurants get crowded around sunset in the winter, but this was a mess. We were told 40 minutes, got the pager, and went to the outside bar where 2 small drinks cost $20.25. Later we noticed a happy hour sign and got the same drinks for $10. We were finally seated after a... More 

Thank caseymorgan
Palmetto, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly environment and the wait staff is excellent. My favorite meal is the spinach pie with greek salad...so good!

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OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us! We're very glad to hear you've had great service! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding views of boats and very nice people. Enjoyed some really good appetizers and cocktails..will go back for a nice dinner at a table on the water!!

Thank Gwen C
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Excellent beef sliders and their cold slaw is world class. Beautiful setting on river. Love the atmosphere and dining. Awesome brunch on Sundays too.

Thank Winston F
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Thank you for reviewing!! More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I'm disappointed with the food at restaurants with water views (generally find it bland, ordinary, or just plain over-priced because of the "view"). Not true here. Very accommodating staff (hostess and server), knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Best surprise, the menu selections were not only interesting, but they were excellently prepared. I rarely can find redfish on any menus -... More 

Thank Lawrence A
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing. We're very happy to hear your enjoyed everything - especially the redfish & butterfish!! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Tampa to have lunch here on Saturday. And it was worth the trip! We read reviews before going and trusted the writers and ordered the fish bites as an appetizer. Do it! The were tasty and a very generous serving for sharing. We then followed the recommendations for the lobster corn chowder. Do it!! Amazing chowder. Full... More 

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OwnerRiverhsFratello, Public Relations Manager at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! We look forward to serving you again the next time you're able to make the drive down I-75!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?