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River Room

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

Excellent service, great location and good food. The fried seafood was very lightly breaded and delicious, although the scallops were a little under cooked for my liking. My wife had a chicken salad that she raved about. The view was spectacular and our server timely and friendly.

Thank Mike T
Georgetown, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As locals, we absolutely love the River Room. Great atmosphere and food. We have always had good service and never have gone home hungry or disappointed. Anytime family is in from out of town, they ask to go to the River Room. Worth the visit. If it is nice outside, don't forget to take a walk on the Boardwalk and... More 

Thank buckeyebatman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A delightful place to eat lunch or dinner. Wonderful choices of food well prepared. Perfect for lunch with the gifls especially.

Thank nannieb43georgia
Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of six, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals at the River Room. All of their Fresh FIsh Specialties come with a house salad and two sides - you won't go away hungry, and you may need a to-go box if you are a local. I had the blackened grouper. It was blackened correctly and its taste... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the River Room and have been here many times for lunch. Such a great setting in this historic harbor setting. Love the decor and the service is always friendly and prompt. Great variety of seafood items, reasonably priced.

Thank lisammc285
Hope, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location next to the river walkway. We shared a black-eyed pea cake appetizer and had two entrees: shrimp & grits and crab cakes. It was all very good, although the shrimp & grits seemed a little watery. We haven't had grits in 25 years, however, and never had shrimp & grits, so our evaluation may be flawed.

Thank ShortStack12
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a late lunch and Christmas present exchange December 23. Two of us had the shrimp and grits, which was wonderful and reasonably priced. My son had a Dark and Stormy drink (ahem, two of them) and it was very tasty (I had to taste it to review it, right?). We were seated next to a window overlooking the dock... More 

Thank Cathy L
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch experience today! My clam chowder was good and the gumbo was very good. My wife's shrimp & grits was a little different, but also very good! Our server, Taylor was great; friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We'll be back!!! 👍😎

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

Stopped for lunch and could not be happier. Will definitely come back next time we are on Georgetown !

Thank Daniela G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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