About River City Seafood and Grill
Casual dining seafood restaurant serving the highest quality seafood, steaks, and chicken in a warm, comfortable setting.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm -10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz Music Friday and Saturday nights 7-9 pm
Caterings for any occasion
Well lit parking lot and parking garage available.
Private Party Contact:
Charlie Coleman: 2102336790
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
River City Seafood and Grill Ratings and Reviews
We took a group of eight to dinner on Fa ...
We took a group of eight to dinner on Father's Day. River City did not disappoint. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Juan (our server) was impressive in that he had four tables in the back (all with at least one highchair). He did not write down anything but it all came out correctly. Juan was awesome and we enjoyed dining as a family at River City.
Not that good.
We were seated quickly due to our reservation however we had to wait a while to actually be waited on. Once waited on we placed our order for food and drinks at the same time since it took so long to get help to begin with. My husband's salad came out before our drinks . Finally we got waters but then it took even longer to get my glass of wine. For a $9 glass of Malbec it was really bad. Seemed like the bottle had been open for a few weeks or something. Food finally arrived after what seemed like forever. Not really impressed once I finally received. Do not think I will go back anytime soon.
Seafood with a Cajun twist
We loved the crispy, thin fried catfish! We order the Crispy Fried Catfish with Shrimp and thought the shrimp were excellent as well. Nothing tasted fishy and had just the right seasoning. The only negative was that when you ordered the fried catfish and shrimp platter it came with French fries and jalapeno hushpuppies (which were very good too) and we really were craving some kind of vegetable or salad to cut through all the fried food. It's a very casual style restaurant and we noticed several families with children. We will definitely go back and try some of the other items on the menu, but it will be hard not to order the crispy fried catfish again.
The hostess did not have my open table r ...
The hostess did not have my open table reservation, and made it seem like it would be an ordeal to sit a table of 3 at an empty restaurant. They had us wait even though most tables were empty. Service was mediocre at best. Food was decent. Overall would not recommend.
Excellent seafood and service.
We have been wanted to try this place for over a year and just never got around to it. Big mistake--it will be one of our favorite places to go and luckily it is conveniently located to our neighborhood. Service was great, and the seafood was wonderful. Good menu and looking forward to trying many different entrees. The fresh crawfish (seasonal) was very good and we split the large fried oyster and shrimp plate and could not finish it.
This is a nice restaurant that is always ready to service with a solid and tasty menu of well prepared food. Nice ambiance and the wine and drinks are great. The servings are right and food nice and hot. Fish is always fresh and well prepared. Prices are reasonable and comparable to other restaurants in this class.
One of our favorite spots.
Casual seafood dining. It was pretty qu ...
Casual seafood dining. It was pretty quiet on a Monday night at 7 pm so it might be much different if busy. I had the Mahi tacos grilled and my guest had the shrimp. The portions were generous and the fish tasted fresh and was not over cooked. My tacos were swimming in the sauce so the tortillas gut a but soggy but otherwise it was good. A totally different environment and experience than at say Wildfish. Fine to take the family for fairly priced, fresh food.
Fried or cheesy are the primary choices. ...
Fried or cheesy are the primary choices. Even a healthy and tasty salmon fillet came with 2 pounds of pasta smothered in cheese. Oysters on the half shell were unremarkable and even questionable at the time but haven't been a problem afterwards.
Food was okay, ambiance was casual
We went for Valentine's weekend and service, food, and ambiance were okay. I did not find the food particularly notable- not bad, just average. It is very casual so we were a bit overdressed. We had the crab and corn soup, the grilled catfish, the seafood platter, and one of their signature mango drinks. The hot red potatoes were different and pretty good and the drink was unique and good.
We loved our dinner, however we were sea ...
We loved our dinner, however we were seated at a table (in a pretty empty restaurant) next to their semi-private room, where there was some kind of sales pitch going on for a water treatment system. It was a little annoying to try to enjoy our dinner while listening to the sales pitch. Not sure why the hostess didn't seat us somewhere else??? We didn't ask to move because we didn't realize how loud the meeting was going to be, until they started their presentation... by that time we had already ordered food and drinks. We will definitely return, but if we see that room is in use, we will certainly ask to be seated away from that area.
Sumptuous Cuisine / Relaxed Atmosphere
Superb food deliciously prepared; nice ambiance but would prefer somewhat warmer-décor (starting with white linen tablecloths); and, great, upscale strip center location (easy in/out). My only issue is that management should ensure that its staff is properly trained in conventional professional etiquette [or, maybe it’s just me—I still open-doors and pull-out chairs for a lady]. Nonetheless, I plan to return very soon and have already recommended the restaurant to a couple of friends.
New Years Eve Dining
First time at the restaurant for New Years Eve with a party of 5. What a great local find!
All of the different seafood entries we ordered were delicious. The calamari appetizer was cooked to perfection and I absolutely loved the Crab/Corn bisque.
Restaurant was clean, had a great atmosphere and we could easily hear each other. Also loved that they had the College Football playoff game on in the bar so we could keep track of the score.
Our waitress was fantastic, very attentive.
We will definitely be returning.
Nice local find for seafood.
Enjoyed a good meal and nice glass of wine recently. Have driven by severa times and missed it due to it being set back from the service road. Had the Mahi Mahi and the sampler appatizer which were both good. The shrimp are nice and big and the seafood boil is well seasoned.
Some good things, some Not so good. Disappointed.
The appetizers and desserts were very good, very tasty. Main courses though, were a little disappointing. I ordered the soft shell crab-fried. The dish looked very appealing, but the crab was almost a hollow shell. There were a couple of legs that had some meat, but overall it was just an over fried crab. I also got a bowl of the clam chowder that came after I received my main course. Some time later (after I asked for it) bread arrived. If you're looking for good chowder...this isn't it.
You probably won't be disappointed
This was my first trip to the restaurant. The food was tasty. Not the best I have ever had, but definitely a very good meal at a reasonable price. This is not the type of restaurant I would take a "foodie" to and probably not great for dates or special occasions, but it is definitely a good family restaurant. The only negative comment I have is about the wine list. It is limited and those that are carried are not very impressive to wine snobs like me. However, I will definitely go back for the food.
We normally go for upscale seafood dining and decided we wanted some catfish and selected River City. Great choice for what we wanted and all the entrees were great. We all three had catfish and I also had the fried oysters. The fish was very fresh and plentiful. We all took some home.
If you are looking for a wide assortment of fresh fish selections, this is not your place, but if you want great fried seafood, its a great choice. Very reasonably priced.
Tasty and varied menu; Great service!
I'm from New Orleans, so the menu looked promising. Hard to find items like soft-shell crabs as well as corn and shrimp chowder were very good, but not TOO spicy! Plenty of tasty and diverse appetizers, along with outstanding desserts means I will come back!
As good as the food was, the service was even better! Friendly (almost playful!) and attentive, our experience was definitely enhanced by our server!
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