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River City Cafe

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11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
+1 843-232-9797
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casual and fun and great food - large burger selection and they are great burgers!! Right on the beach and really fun atmosphere.

Thank Delia0725
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While looking for lunch in close proximity to where we were staying, we chose River City Cafe. I've dined at River City several times in the past. Each time it has been an enjoyable experience. On my most recent visit, I had the Shrimp Po-Boy. It is piled high with fried shrimp, and comes with lettuce and tomato. You have... More 

Thank H96W11L17
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in the Surfside Beach SC area during the holidays. The weather was nice enough that we were able to walk the beach, and since it was the week between Christmas and New Years, the beach and restaurants weren't crowded. We headed to River City Cafe mid-afternoon for a beer and some pub style food. We sat... More 

Thank SEAN L
New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in their for lunch and had their Peanut Butter Burger. Sound crazy, but it was really good. I had mine with bacon on it. My wife had their Nachos.

Thank MagicDJ
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have tried just about everything on their menu.we go back many times and take family for treats and the onion rings are to die for

Thank Linda W
Lima, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to River City Cafe in Surfside for lunch. Grouper is my favorite fish so I ordered the Grouper Fingers. I was very disappointed. The fish was coated with a thick panko batter and the fish was probably not even a 1/4 inch thick. All I could taste was batter and oil. I had ordered these... More 

Thank Thomas2712
Branson, Missouri
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my daughter and grandkids. Great location, friendly, resonably priced. She had the shrimp nachos and there were enough for everyone. I had a pill cheese sandwich with fries and really enjoyed it. The kids and I enjoyed the view of the beach while we ate. Highly recommend River City Cafe for some good food and ambience

Thank Renandy1
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here last evening. It's convenient to get to since we are staying next door. Tristan greeted us right away, brought menus and took drink orders. I'm not a wine aficionado--I like mine from a box--so hearing there were only 3 kinds available suited me fine. My husband had the grouper fingers platter with fries and slaw. I had... More 

Thank Mary Carol G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Do not go......dirty tables, floors, bathrooms and dirty fingernails on our server. It took 10 minutes once seated for someone to take care of us.

Thank Scot G
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love the food, had a Patty Melt that was excellent! Hate that NOTHING comes with the burgers or sandwiches. Fun atmosphere and our waiter was very friendly.

Thank DiSurfside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-232-9797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?