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Rhett's River Grill & Raw Bar

2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
+1 434-974-7818
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (30 reviews)
“shrimp” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is awesome for any meal! Everything we had was great and LOTS of it! Best nachos and crab legs today for a late lunch!

Thank Hookmyhome
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went as a party of 3 on the busy Saturday before Father's day for our little celebration. Rhett's was my choice for a good place, and I was proved to be correct. We just couldn't have been treated better if we'd been in a...More

Thank NickS1940
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Located north of Charlottesville on route 29. Worth the trip! They have some of the best crab cakes locally. Nice selection of fish and steaks. All in our party had enjoyable dinners. Service by Joyce was exceptional. Middle of week quiet. Nice escape.Save room for...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Rhett's is a family owned restaurant with a pleasant ambiance and great food. The she crab soup was amongst the best we've ever tasted. The fried oyster dinner came with two sides and lots of oysters; the vegetables were cooked just right and the oysters...More

Thank loves2travelandmore
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The decor is fun and made me feel like I was on the Outer Banks instead of up in the mountains. The food was beyond-unbelievably-good!!! The scallops were fresh, tender, and had a light coating that was made from ...I don't know what, but it...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Menu offers a variety of seafood options and a few other items. We tried the steamed mussels, char-grilled oysters, and "Buffalo" shrimp. All were pretty good. Generous portions. Decent service. Ambiance is more like a bar than a restaurant (tables could have been cleaner).

Thank R O
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can get a good Burger at Rhett's and the menu offers value. Over all however it is not very exciting. Staff generally succeeds in making customers feel appreciated. The interior is comfortable. There are nice more inviting places in Charlottesville to dine.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have driven past this restaurant many times but never thought it looked like someplace worth trying. So this time we stopped and it was great. The she-crab soup was rich and delicious and the crab cake sandwich was tasty and filling. There were many...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The best fried oysters that I have had in years! I even enjoyed the fresh, sautéed vegetables that came as a side! A large portion that filled up a hungry guy! Friendly staff, great atmosphere. Located across the street from the Doubletree hotel. I walked...More

Thank cvd726
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A business colleague recommended the Angus burger. However, I was more interested in seafood. I was not disappointed. The crab soup was innovative (imagine crab bisque but with a creamier stock) and delicious. The Fish And Chips was prepared Southern style: tillapia rather than haddock,...More

Thank Corbett K
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Questions & Answers
Loretta S
8 August 2016|
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Response from Carriem12105 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember specials on oysters. But I do remember that the oysters are very delicious and reasonable priced.
Cathy E
9 June 2016|
Response from CaptMancuso | Reviewed this property |
I don't have any connection to Rhett's but their webpage shows they do provide catering: Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
    (29 North)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stops up the road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-7818
  • E-mail
Rhett's River Grill offers the freshest in seafood and Certified Angus Beef. We feature items like 12oz bone-in Ribeye, NY Strip, Ribs, Duck, Pasta dishes, Asian glazed Salmon, Crab cakes, steamed Shrimp, Mussels, Crab legs, Bay Oysters and succulent Scallops. Rhett's also offers a full line of sandwiches at lunch and an unbeatable Sunday brunch. We are open 7 days a week and offer a limited menu between lunch and dinner daily from 2:30pm to 5pm. Rhett's has dining for groups and special events. We offer casual dining in warm family friendly atmosphere. So come into Rhett's today with a group of friends or with someone special for a cozy dining experience. Rhett's also has a full bar and offers carry out and catering services. Tuesday nights are all you can eat Crab legs, Wednesday nights two entrees and half price bottle of wine, Thursday nights 50 cent raw or steamed Oysters and on Sunday nights kids eat free with adult purchases.
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