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River Room

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801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Kenai, Alaska
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried the River Room after seeing it #1 on trip advisor, pulled in to georgetown while cruising down the ICW. We feel sick after eating there prompting this review. If you claim seafood as your style of restaurant, you should serve good seafood. That was not the case. We started with the calamari and a bowl of clam chowder.... More 

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Winsted
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened to walk by this restaurant when touring the boardwalk and decided to give it a try. The people were very friendly and provided good service all night long. The food was very good and filling. The Bubba Gump Shrimp was so good and tasty. The sauce was great. Jim had one of the fresh fish specials and he... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the River Room recently the shrimp were excellent and the peanut butter pie was great. Centrally located on the water front. We will eat here again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess I expected more of the food here since it a TA #1 and everyone I know reccomends eating at River Room. I was quite underwhelmed. Most of the seafood is fried, as are the sides. Being a southern town, I guess this is what most people expect and like. It wasn't bad, just nothing special.

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West Union SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salad was wilted and had brown edges on the lettuce. The shrimp and grits was good, but there was a lot of sausage and not many shrimp. I am disappointed after reading all the great reviews.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just have to try the Shrimp, Sausage and grits and we left feeling so full and satisfied. The restaurant is comfy and charming and the service is excellent.

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Thank Lulu N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great service by a pleasant waitstaff. Felt welcomed in by the locals. The Carolina Grouper was recommend and did not disappoint. This was a great casual stop and had reasonable prices.

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the seafood casserole which was FABULOUS! Lots of fresh seafood with a delicious parmesan crust.

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Thank Lynn R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going there for 25 years. Food is always good . Their shrimp and grits are the best . Oysters Rockefeller are best from N Y to New Orleans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shrimp and Grits were the best that I have ever had, and it was enough to have them for breakfast the next morning. My husband had a steak, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had bread pudding with bourbon sauce for dessert, and enjoyed it. Our server took excellent care of us. The prices were very affordable!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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