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On The River Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
+1 979-233-1352
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Lake Jackson for a family member's wedding. Very tasty food. Great variety of non-fried seafood. Friendly staff, comfortable family environment. We waited only a short time for our food. We will be back next time we visit Lake Jackson.

Thank nicoleloona
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the best in Freeport, and probably the best seafood I've had. I love the dinner portions they have which is not too much and just enough.

Thank Jonathan A
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a large group for a weekend lunch. The service is excellent, especially when you consider it was north of twenty-five people. Excellent beer selection on tap and by the bottle. The bar appeared well stocked. The cornbread is to die for and I am not a cornbread fan! Shrimp excellent but on the smaller side for the... More 

Thank DrSynteq
New Caney, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I absolutely love this restaurant. It is our "go-to" place to eat when we are in the area. The interior of the restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. The waitstaff is so attentive to your every need. And the food...oh my, it is so good. (see pictures) Yes, we were so amazed our first time to the... More 

Thank jansworld_us
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Everyone was very nice and the food was very good. I think that they could have had a cheaper and seafood type lunch special...Like gumbo or soup..

Thank Cindy B
Lake Jackson, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was a "Birthday Gift" from On the River for being on their email list! My wife, daughter, and myself visited the restraint 12/24/2016 to eat lunch at 12:30 p.m. The wait staff was very accommodating and the manager and owner both visited our table to ensure everything was wonderful. I notified them this was a gift from them to... More 

Thank 415LocalResident
Clute, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very good service. Had the grilled catfish and shrimp. Was very good. The gumbo was awesome too. A little pricey for the portion so I just gave it 4 stars. Thank you, ill be back.

Thank alexdodez
Lake Jackson, Texas
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I always enjoy this place. The food is always good and the staff is great. The coleslaw and cornbread is a must.

Thank stacyhursts
midland, mi
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392 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A little country style restaurant with great seafood. Have been here a few times and never disappointed. You gotta get the pickle chip app to start. Deep fried with a ranch dipping sauce. They give you a little cornbread pan for the table. They've got poor boy sandwiches that are huge. We had shrimp and catfish. Went good with a... More 

Thank roger3116
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Clean layout. Great service. We ordered the fried mushrooms and onion rings as starters. Both fantastic! Entrée was the angus burger with cold slaw......again, both fantastic! John was our server....he was pleasant, professional and attentive. Great place for families, couples, business....everyone!

Thank Maxvne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 979-233-1352

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?