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About River House Seafood
Genuine Savannah Flavor in an 1820’s King Cotton Warehouse. Sit riverside and enjoy local seafood that the SAVANNAH NEWS awarded its highest rating, “A”, while watching local and merchant ships sail by. Delight in our gourmet dessert selections.
Savannah, GA 31401
Seafood, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Barnard Street Ramp
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment Thursday through Sunday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm
We are happy to offer group menus for in house events and to-go orders however we do not offer catering at this time.
There is a parking lot in front of our restaurant, as well as parking on the ramp beside our building. There are also parking garages within walking distance.
Conveniently located on Savannah, Georgia"s Historic River Street. A short walking distance from major bus routes, taxi accessible and a stop on Savannah’s fare-free Downtown Transportation system. (DOT)
Private Party Facilities:
Private and Semi-Private arrangements are available based on your group size and accommodation needs.
Private Party Contact:
Linda Sanders: (912) 233-2901
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are happy to offer group menus for in-house events in semi private rooms.
River House Seafood Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was extremely quiet but for some reason it took 25 minutes for our first drink to come. The server was very apologetic but it still didn't make sense. The food was not good overall. The fried oysters were OK, but corn relish was weak. the fried green tomatoes said "goat cheese" as an ingredient and it came with such a faint sprinking of it I could barely tell. French onion soup was OK but too sweet. The only thing I really enjoyed eating was the warm bread rolls that came with the table (also took very long to get to).
My wife and I were visiting Savannah and had dinner there mid week, 7PM. We were greeted and seated promptly, water was poured and drink orders taken. The menu was extensive and perfect for diners with a relatively limited range. Several specials were described in addition to the numerous menu options. We enjoyed our appetizers and entrees very much. The wine list was quite adequate and reasonably priced. I think I would become a regular in this place if I lived here!
We had a terrible experience. Made reservations months ahead for our once a year vacation. always pick one great restaurant per trip for our special dinner. ordered onion soup and Caesar salad. Soup was overly sweet. ordered steak and lobster. waited on our entrée. and waited. finished a glass of wine and ordered the specialty drink. still no dinner. And then the waiter came out and said he was sorry but there was no lobster. Would shrimp do? what a disappointment. waited some more. My daughter finally said that was enough. we asked for our bill and left. But I forgot one important thing. A manager? came over after we were told there was no lobster and said he had posted it all over the place and threw his waiter under the bus..
We did not stay for dinner. When we first arrived we looked over the menu and did not see crab legs on the menu as advertised. Around 10 minutes later the waitress came and said no that was an old menu I have on the website and they do not have crab legs. So we went next door!
We had high expectations, but were quickly disappointed.
To start, the hostess was not friendly--almost rude.
Our server was great, and the live music was a nice way to distract from the almost sullen ambience.
Each of our dishes were so-so. Nothing special, but should be, as Savannah has plenty of other top restaurants that we will be frequenting next time we are there.
Wont be back.
We really enjoyed the meal and the service was great. Very disappointed that we could only book a 4:30 pm slot on a Sunday afternoon through Open Table. There were lots of empty tables when we arrived and there were still plenty when we left at 6:30 pm so we wondered what the problem was. We hadn't the option to call direct.
We were six friends eating on our vacation. We were going to this restaurant having used reviews from trip advisor. The food came out cold and was not very good. We were given free desserts but the food still was unacceptable especially for the prices they charged.I would not recommend this restaurant.
Beautiful restaurant, has seating inside or outside. Service was great during the time of day we were there, food was very good. We went late afternoon when it was still lunchtime and prices were reasonable. By the way it's happy hour all day and they have good drink specials!
Waitress was friendly enough but was poorly trained and wouldn't allow us to swap out the fries for another side (have never experienced this before), didn't know what kind of oysters the restaurant was serving (e.g., where the oysters were sourced) and claimed never to have been asked this question before, charged us for an item we didn't order, and took away our plates before we were finished eating. It was abominable, really.
We had a very pleasant dining experience here. Food was well-prepared and some dishes were creative, but overall perhaps not quite in the outstanding category. Our server was friendly and helpful, but bar service was very slow and drink timing wasn't well coordinated with the meal. River House has a prime location that lifts the prices.
Table was ready nearly an hour after our reservation. Food was mediocre, two dinner entrees were served cold. Service was decent, but we were seated in a section with a trainee, despite noting when the reservation was made that we were we were celebrating a special occasion. Overpriced. Will not return.
Tried this spot as a 'celebratory' dinner as part of a girls weekend in Savannah. Overall, the food was excellent, but my steak was overcooked and we weren't given much time to enjoy our appetizers before the entrees arrived at the table - they were put in the system at the same time, so not much time to enjoy our oysters, hummus, or crab dip. This seems to be a very popular spot on the weekend, so definitely make a reservation and plan to stay for a while. It's worth the wait and ambiance.
When we lived in Savannah several years ago, this was one of the many restaurants where we would dine. Although it still has a nice atmosphere and the service was fine, both my wife and I felt the food was average at best. And it wasn't because we purchased unpopular items on the menu. In fact , our waitress said both were very good choices and 2 of her favorites. Thus, given the price of the food and quality, I wouldn't give this restaurant more than an average rating
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