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“Quality in Service, Food and Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Larkin's On The River

Larkin's On The River
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Ranked #7 of 900 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Good for: View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad & Main
Description: Larkin's on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair. Larkin's on the River at the Peace Center for the performing arts, is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin's on the River offers. Serving Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 2pm Brunch on Sunday 11 - 2pm Dinner Monday - Saturday 5 - 10pm Sunday 5 - 9pm
Miami, Florida
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quality in Service, Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There may be "flashier" places in Greenville but my vote for best all-around experience is at Larkin's. The food is fantastic - their salmon makes me "ummm" out loud. Sitting outside is a hoot for people-watching and the inside is all dark and full of character, very romantic. If something's not right, they'll fix it but all in all, this is a very special place to eat.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting But...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Outdoor dining on the Reedy River across from the beautiful Peace Center. A great setting for sure. Unfortunately...we were disappointed.

We asked to be seated indoors which is equally as charming as outside however, what is it about hostesses that think it is ever enjoyable to be seated by the server station? Especially if there are 20 tables and only 2 are occupied? Seriously?

Rib Eye at $45.00 and a Filet Minion bone in at $53.00. Coming from NYC we are used to the price no problem. However...overall it did not meet our expectations.

We would try it again so don't count it out. It may have just been an off night.

Visited May 2014
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Thank flashSC
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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth Every Penny!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Favorite Downtown Greenville place to eat! Great service, great menu! Excellent location and Valet parking. Local flair and ownership, not just another resataurant in a hot market, always consistant!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Service Combined with Fantastic Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great place to eat a nice steak meal. The quality of food is top notch and the service is there to match. The atmosphere is really good for a romantic date as well. When you make reservations, ask for one of the cozy curved booths.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joshua B
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Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Patio Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great lunch on the patio. Service was excellent. Waiter was fine with several changes to the basic menu.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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