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“Excellent food and an excellent view!”
Review of River Room

River Room
Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 22 July 2014

What a geat view from this restaurant! I never knew that Georgetown could have so many great restaurants and shops! The River Room is situated on the river... Fabulous sunset views! The seafood is fresh and the atmosphere is quiet. We enjoyed walking along the waterfront as we waited for our table. Kudos!

Thank SandyP233
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

After a busy day on Bull Island, we drove up to Georgetown, one of our favorite places to visit on the SC coast. Found the River Room, and this was our 1st visit. It was Friday night and the entire area was jumping with people of all sorts. Lucky we were a bit ahead of the dinner crowd, got seated right away. waitress was superb. My adult kids are vegetarians and the chef made a special meal for them. I had the special which was a red fish- wow. Portions very generous, service great. Definitely will return there!

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Thank quigley2013
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Good service, Good food. Everything is so fresh. Generous portions. Try the Shrimp and scallop casserole

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Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Wonderful Experience here. The snapper special was great with a creamy sauce and wonderful stone ground grits. Portions were large and prices reasonable. The salad and house made blue cheese dressing were perfect. My wife had the grouper and it was fresh and well prepared.

Our server was named Ruth and her service was spot on. She made excellent suggestions and helped plate our food using fresh basil from a small garden on the property. She created a beautiful presentation. Ask for her.

We also got a table overlooking the water to add to the experience.

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1  Thank ncsccrdad
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We went for lunch, no bartender but the wait staff brought me a bloody mary...all I can say is it was funky. I had sante fe chicken salad, NG. Husband had a burger, said it was fair, not finishable. Friends had shrimp and grits....didn't eat much. All I can say was something was off. Pretty location, staff was cordial, but I don't think we would go back.

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Thank angelaSouthport_Nc
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