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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (50 reviews)
“grits” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30All hours
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

Stopped in here tonight. Great service from the minute we walked in. Casual dining with relaxed atmosphere. Great food

Thank Candy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. We were greeted with enthusiasm and quickly seated. We had a view of the river. I opted for a bowl of black bean soup and chicken salad sandwich. The soup was the best black bean soup I have ever had....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I would usually go once a month and enjoy a nice quiet dinner on the water here. Great food and great service. The shrimp and grits is yummy and try Joe's stuffed chicken.

Thank Jandj0625
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here whenever we are in Georgetown. We especially enjoy the flounder sandwich at lunch. Other items are always good and the service is quick especially when we have young children. They are always able to accommodate children with a view of the water...More

Thank golfer8906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was suggested to me by locals and I will agree with them, it is one of their hidden treasures. Would visit here every time I get to this area. Great Staff! Great Service!

Thank 993jeannae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not even that much of a fish lover, but River Room changed that for the dinner I had there. The grouper was outstanding, not fishy at all, and well prepared. My husband's salmon had an unusual horseradish sauce, which was delicious. The nautical theme...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shrimp and Grits is UNBELIEVABLE! I have eaten Shrimp & Grits at many restaurants in different parts of the South and the River Room's is by far the best I have ever eaten - so much flavor! When paired with a side order of...More

Thank cjcarpenter4125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fine meal, but nothing too exciting. if it is very hot or bad weather good place to eat and still get a good view of the water

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We havwe been coming here when in the area for 20+ years and it never disappoints. On the most recent visit, my husband got boiled shrimp appetizer with a baked potato for his meal - large shrimp and he said they were great. I had...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was number one spot for TripAdvisor for Georgetown. It just can't be. We had an overdone yellowfin (ordered rare), a very tough ribeye, and an excellent filet. Grits were great, baked potato came cold and not done. Service was good. Price was reasonable. Overall...More

Thank Joey H
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Questions & Answers
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 SharonG123 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in November, my husband had the fish sandwich and he asked the waitress what kind of fish they used and she told him it was flounder. He said it was delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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