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“Good food with nice harbor view”
Review of River Room

River Room
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Bogart, Georgia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food with nice harbor view”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

My wife and I ate supper here one night on a recent week-long visit to Georgetown. The food and service were very good, and we had a nice table right next to the windows overlooking the Georgetown harbor and Harborwalk.

Visited September 2013
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Furlong
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“Relaxing River Room”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

From the cheerful greeting by the hostess, to the flavorful food, to the reasonably priced drinks which were abundant with alcohol, our entire experience was pleasant and relaxing. We enjoyed the nautical atmosphere as we dined along the river viewing the local fishing boats. Our waitress was experienced and pleasant as she guided our gastronomic journey.

  • Visited September 2013
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Brookneal, Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great food on the waterfront, friendly welcoming staff”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We ate at the River Room twice over the long Labor Day weekend.
Our first dinner was the evening we arrived, tired from the road.
Shrimp and Grits and a scallop shrimp pasta dish revived us and whetted our appetite to come back.

Three nights later we returned for late night appetizers and dessert.
The McClellanville Crab Balls are out of this world!
We also had a lobster dip with huge fresh tortilla chips that was amazing.
To finish well, we had the Peanut Butter Pie- a smooth, rich peanut mousse inside a dark chocolate cookie crust with a top layer chocolate ganache, garnished with fresh whipped cream and a sprig of mint.
Heaven on a Plate- SOOOOOO Good!!!!
The servers were helpful with good suggestions, and forgiving too- I accidentally knocked my glass of water off the table onto the floor and Ashton, our server, did not make me feel like a fool. She was warm and personable, and it's that down home, real person connection that keeps people coming back again and again- as well as the awesome food.

So yes, we'll be back on our next visit to Georgetown.

  • Visited August 2013
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Calabash
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Staple in Georgetown”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is always a nice place to stop for a meal that will always be good. Being reliable may not sound exciting but it is a very good thing. Also, it's often open when many of the other places are closed.

Visited May 2013
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“A great meal...”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

The hotel recommended this place. It was excellent. My wife's goat cheese salad was one of the best she's ever had and she is a vegetarian and eats lots of salad. I had the grouper, which was thick and meaty cut and very good. The best thing of the night though was the grits. They were easily the best I've ever had. It's located in the downtown area and looks out on the water. Would absolutely go back.

Visited August 2013
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