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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Satisfying dinner in quaint area. The waitress wasn’t as friendly as you’d like but the food was well cooked. We ordered a “mud pie” for dessert and it was delicious!!!

Thank annagracesc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. I had shrimp and grits along with she crab soup. The service was timely and friendly and the atmosphere was great for a harbor restaurant. I would eat there anytime I am in Georgetown.

Thank G7081ZGrobertf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing like watching the sunset over the water while you dine on some excellent seafood. The grouper was some of the best I've had in a while. My server, Courtney, took excellent care of me and her recommendations were spot on. The bread pudding was...More

Thank mkevin_alford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was amazing. Seafood platter was delicious. We just picked the fried bits off. Shrimp creole was great. Cold boiled shrimp was amazing.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I had lunch here based on recommendation by one of the shop owners. The food was very good, I had shrimp & grits, it was delicious. Tasty shrimp perfectly cooked, sausage, Tasso ham & pork sauce. It came with a fluffy biscuit, it...More

Thank Caligurrl61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tea, excellent food( I had the Cajun Gumbo) with a nice view of the waterfront! Wonderful service!!

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the food here. My husband had oysters that were locally harvested and he was very happy with them I had salmon and it was delicious. Our server was very attentive and responsive. The hotel has a view of the ocean and the...More

Thank CozyGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here with friends. Hubby and I had the cup of soup and sandwich lunch. We both had the tuna sandwich, I had the Black Bean soup, he had the New England Clam chowder, both were delicious. Friend had the shrimp and grits, Adluh stoneground yellow...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for lunch and found the menu a little limited. I tried to order shrimp creole and was told they were out of rice today. How does that happen? There are shops all over town selling rice. I settled for shrimp and...More

Thank rilardi
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The River Room is situated right on the Georgetown River Walk. They have seating indoors and outdoor overlooking the river. The atmosphere was relaxed .The service was excellent with a nice selection of wines and beers. We had the shrimp and grits and the chicken...More

Thank Lynda B
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Kari B
27 April 2017|
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Response from RiverRoomGeorgetown | Property representative |
We have gluten free options for both lunch and dinner. Dinner options include grilled grouper with tomato basil butter, grilled salmon with ginger soy lime sauce (we use a gluten free Tamari rather than regular soy sauce... More
Patti D
19 July 2016|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website and check out the menu section.
Robert F
20 February 2016|
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
I think it is whatever is fresh depending on the season. It is always a white fish, which is mild.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-527-4110
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.
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