We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Soft Shell Crabs to die for”
Review of River Room

River Room
Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Soft shell crabs are in season! Don't miss this special on their menu. We drove all the way from Charleston for this treat. The chef has somehow managed to smoke the soft shell crabs. Yea, cold smoked, fried soft shell crab. If this were BBQ it would have a smoke ring. This entre and app. as well are an excellent choice. The rest of our party ordered from the menu and were happy with their choices, but everyone thought the crab was the best. Don't miss this local favorite!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank lowcountry101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (551)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

417 - 421 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great food and service. Grouper here is actually grouper and not a knock-off.Soups and salads are yummy.Some of the best food in Georgetown county!!

Thank marybpope
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The River Room at Georgetown is a wonderful restaurant. The selection of beer and wine is very fine. There is a great selection of fresh seafood. Generous portions! Wonderful service.
We had not really made any dinner plans so this turned out to be a great surprise. There is also a selection of very tempting desserts. The shrimp and scallops pasta was very tasty, The shrimo and grits were a treat with some very tasty sausage in the mix. Very nice ambiance and a great location for an after meal stroll in the evening.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Louis D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I ate here tonight. The shrimp and grits were OK, but the shrimp and scallops were poor. We were looking forward to good shrimp and these were small and not fresh. They had to have been precooked. Nice atmosphere, good service, but disappointed in the shrimp.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Mary333333
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Our family are here tonight while visiting Georgetown. The special was a snapper with Cajun crawfish hollandaise sauce. It was excellent. My daughter had crab cakes. Overall, it was a nice seafood meal with a nice ambiance.

Thank FunTravelingAround
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed River Room also viewed

Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
 
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
 
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to River Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing