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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butterfish” (32 reviews)
“fish bites” (22 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very scenic location on the river. Nice outside seating. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I would consider it moderately priced. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank tcz155
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both so amazing have to have both when I go in! View was amazing, service was so great loved our waitress.

Thank Taresa C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm thinking that Riverhouse Reef is a great place to go and have a drink or two and split an appetizer. The location is wonderful. Beautiful views from most every table in the restaurant, and if the weather is good, plenty of outdoor seating. It...More

Thank ParrishGuy
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the review ParrishGuy. We strive to not only have a great view and service but also wonderful food. So sorry we didn't hit the mark! We will be reviewing your comments with our team. I'd love to hear more specifics about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch based on the reviews. We loved it! Lobster Corn Chowder was excellent, very thick and full of Lobster. Fish and chips were fresh and very good. Great view, on the water at the end of a pier. We were there...More

Thank Wayne A. G
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great review and so happy to hear that everything was terrific!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. Fish &chips with sauce delicious, shrimp and scallop skewers outstanding. Sweet slaw. Has small tram ride to rest if you want,

Thank steve s
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the visit and the great review! Glad to hear about your experience and thanks for commenting on our little tram. All part of the experience at Riverhouse Reef & Grill!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking at all the different venues to celebrate new years eve with some friends we decided on the Riverhouse and it was wonderful. Comfortable seating. Amazing endless buffet including oysters, shrimp and prime rib. Reasonably priced drinks. Great D.J. attentive wait staff and of...More

Thank gumbyandpokey2017
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're welcome! So glad that you rang in the New Year with us at Riverhouse! It was a fun night!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live at Riverhouse whether it be for the Snook Deck, Dinner, or Sunday Brunch. Good food, the servers are attentive and the bartenders are fantastic. Good music Tbursday, Friday, and Saturday too!!! Did I mention the sunset? Its beautiful overlooking Manatee River. Also we...More

Thank Patricia V
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! Good feedback. We do have great sunsets - although we don't control the sunset just the great view! Thanks again and see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entertained friends here two months ago and they wanted to go back. We go at lunch and plan to arrive around 2:30 PM. We miss the lunch crowd and we are too early for the dinner crowd. The perfect time to arrive. The wait...More

Thank Rick M
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the great review and the feedback. Glad to hear that you liked everything other than the Lobster Salad...We will review that with our team. FYI, we make that fresh, with real lobster (cold water, not Florida), not a frozen meat product....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to watch a sunset. Very good bacon wrapped scallops and lobster pot pie. Mediocre fish tacos. OK key lime pie - we didn't even finish (and that's rare). Excellent service.More

1  Thank Pierre R
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the visit and the review. We appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the service, sunset, scallops and Lobster Pot Pie....Sorry to hear that you didn't like the fish tacos or key lime pie. Both of which are normally...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch after a river cruise. Had a few appetizers for lunch instead of a full meal. Every one was more delicious than the last. Would love to come back for dinner next visit.

Thank Karen M
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thumbs up - great review! Thanks for stopping in after the River Cruise!

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Response from Joann D | Reviewed this property |
Only for larger parties
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Response from missyg40 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog- but I know that you can take service dogs pretty much anywhere and I don't think that restaurants can ask them to leave. - just a thought
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
  • E-mail
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. Reservations not required, but recommended during peak times. Inside and Outside Seating Available. Enjoy These Special Offers: $9 Lunch Menu served Mon-Sat open to 4pm Award-Winning Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm $2 Domestic Drafts on Mondays $9 Bottles of Wine 4pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm
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