Restaurant Review: River Room in Georgetown

Since 1984, locals and visitors have enjoyed the historic waterfront ambiance and “Serious Seafood” of Georgetown’s River Room Restaurant. The restaurant offers casual Southern coastal dining at its finest.

The building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor.  The building’s roots were restored starting in 1986. They uncovered handsome antique brick walls and repaired an ancient elevator. Under layers of linoleum they discovered spectacular hardwood floors of varying plank-widths. Between the linoleum and the wood was a layer of turn-of-the-century newspapers; many of them are now framed and on display in the restaurant.

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.

Moderately-priced lunch items include  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 South 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 Butter.

Click HERE for the dinner menu.   Click HERE for the lunch menu.

Reservations are not accepted; Lunch 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Dinner from 5-10 p.m.  Mondays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays

River Room 801 Front Street Georgetown, SC  (843) 527-4110

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