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River Room

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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. We had shrimp creole, New England clam chowder and sampled the chicken salad. The shrimp creole had an abundance of juicy tomatoes.

Thank stefpatterson
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Been several times. We bring visiting friends and family here for a taste of Georgetown at its best! I highly recommend!

Thank D M
Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We had the grouper and crab cakes. The food was delicious and served at proper temperature. The fish was not over cooked and the crab cakes were meaty. Sides of collard greens, grits and vegetables were great, too. A slice of key lime pie with a coconut crust topped it off. Clean restaurant right on the river. Not too busy... More 

Thank M0ther_of_5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Delicious food and great service. The Joe's Chicken is sooooo good. I have eaten here many times and it's always fantastic. The view ain't bad either. Lol

Thank southerngal53
Madison, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My family and I went here for dinner. Atmosphere was great due to location being on the waterfront in the old section of town. I had the shrimp and grits which i highly recommend. When we arrived they were very busy but that did not hinder the excellent service we received. Other than a slightly under cooked thick pork chop,... More 

Thank Billy L
Fairfax, Virginia
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480 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The restaurant is adjacent to the downtown Georgetown boardwalk so the view was nice. We started off with the crawfish/crab dip appetizer - pretty good. I had the oyster platter and my wife had the stuffed grouper mains. The fried oysters were the best that I had eaten so far in our two-week southern trip along the coast. The batter... More 

Thank Bob R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

..... the food i enjoyed and decent wine selection. The service was superb however the pricing a bit pricey for decent not wow factor food . ... after living in nyc for years i know and enjoy dining out. I gave 4 stars bc the service, otherwise 3-average. service can always make the difference!

Thank Brandi B
Cedar Hill, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was the first place we saw when leaving our Rover boat tour. It was an excellent choice. Six different meals ordered and all were excellent.

Thank KarenBon
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Georgetown during our trip to Pawleys Island. The River Room Restaurant was a nice place to eat. The food was good and the staff was nice. I would not hesitate to stop by for lunch on our next visit

Thank DJAM311
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Restaurant was nice. Had a pretty good view of the water (they need a deck). Food was tasty and it was nice to get an assortment of breads on the table (wish they served butter instead of margarine. Nice small bar area. This is the low country of SC, they need She Crab soup on the menu. Also, it'd be... More 

Thank JEB-Asheville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-527-4110
The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.

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