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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
After reading some reviews, we were skeptical. However, it turns out we had a great experience. 3 in our party, and all enjoyed the meal, the temperature of food, and service. We had 2 appetizers, calamari, and boiled shrimp. I personally loved the calamari! I had grouper oscar, my husband had paella, and teenager had the fabulous crab cakes. We are going for a second dinner on our vacation this same week!
Excited to dine here. Wife got the salad. She said it was "amazing" so we had high hopes. What followed was an exercise in how to ensure we don't come back. We got the bleu chips. They were cold. The wife got paella. Cold. I got the duck...it was the special. Of all the dumb things I've done, getting duck at a seafood restaurant was the dumbest. I guess. Anyway. It was warm. It was also well done. Horrible. The kids got burgers no bun. Lukewarm. Fries? Lukewarm. Just no. Not coming back. Ever.
After my first visit I said I would never come back here again. I only decided to return do to the fact I had friends in my party that wanted to go and it was terrible! The shrimp cocktail was not good at all the temperature was off and the shrimp were most likely previously frozen. Our chowder was awful and the coconut pie was the worst I have ever had! I will not return here ever again!
The shrimp boil appetizer is great. Very tasty and done to perfection. Baked tilapia was crunchy and moisit. Also well done. However the signature dish savannah paella is too salty, rice was under cooked, chicken tastes like cardboard. The dish tasted like ingredients thrown together at the last minute.
Nice quaint location in the Historic River Street District. The menu was priced very well and the food was quite good. The raw oysters were some of the best I've had in a very long time. The filet was extremely well seasoned and my lobster was cooked to perfection. They are making additional improvements to the dining area and it looks fantastic. The service was excellent!
Seated in Siberia. Crab cake over cooked to the point of burned exterior. Salad placed on warm plate makes for soggy lettuce. Got waiters choice for dressing as he didn't ask what we wanted. Bus tray sat 3 feet from our table stacked with dirty dishes during our entire meal. I know it's in a tourist area but everyone just seemed to phone it in. The whole staff needs to ask themselves why they are in the hospitality business. Highlight: fried green tomato app.
So where do I start? I think we must have offended our waiter by asking if a drink we saw was on the drink special list sitting on our table. He immediately took the list and placed it under the placard on our table. I'm guessing that meant we were not allowed to order any drinks at the special price. From that point on, the meal went downhill from there.
The food was okay. My wife ordered the fried chicken and I ordered the pecan salmon. It was edible but not memorable. Service seem to go in reverse. It was as if we were there to appease our waiter and not him trying to appease us. Oh well...
We ordered steak and crab cake. The food came out lukewarm even cooler than that. They brought back the sides warmed. Tried the Creme Brûlée the top crust was non existent. The custard was border line eggy. They brought out a second one. Crust was thicker and the custard was creamer but I have had way better. I had high expectations per the reviews and the price of the food. Definitely a mistake to go to such a tourist food location.
They staff tried their best with the food given them.
This restaurant was recommended by the concierge as her favorite for seafood and she was right on the mark. A nice walk from the hotel to the vibrant riverfront area; very scenic with a really fun band playing at the square. A very fun evening. The food was excellent, presented beautifully with many choices.
Ok, so the food was great - no problem there. Pretty much four or five seafood choices on the menu at any given time. I've eaten here several different years and it doesn't change. Plan early, get a reservation and you're fine. I used Open Table to reserve. However, this time I was extremely disappointed in the service and not what you usually think. We got waited on just fine. I was offered a special menu like everyone else on a yellow, 8 1/2 X 11 paper in addition to the menu, as a chef's special. Immediately off the bat at only 7:30 in the evening, they told us they did not have the first item. Ok, I can take that. Then we ordered, both seafood entrees from the special menu, and after about 5 minutes, and drinks and appetizer, we were informed, ut oh, there's no more Sea Bass. Well, that's simply unacceptable. If quantities are limited, just as soon as you realize you have no more, stop offering the special menu. I saw them continue to offer the special menu to others. Not cool. I would go back, but I really don't like getting excited about a dinner selection and then having the rug pulled out from under.
We absolutely loved our evening at River House. Everything from the atmosphere to the service to the food and drinks was phenomenal! The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was too much to choose from and it all sounded delicious and what we chose was amazing. Filet that can be cut with a fork and a crab cake that is so delectable. We are so pleased with our Valentine's choice and we will definitely be back as there are plenty of options we want to try! Thankyou so much for a memorable evening !
This spot was a Valentine's day surprise for my sweetheart. I had made reservations there but arrive a hour to early. They were courteous about finding us a seat before our reservation time. The atmosphere in the place was calming, the tables was arranged beautifully and the service was prompt. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed our night. We did notice that they served bread when guest was being seated and our waiter forgot to give us our. I think he noticed it to when he served the table next to us. I guess since we didn't say anything about it he just continued as normal. Overall loved it. We are already making plans to return there in the near future.
Paella was ok, not a lot of flavor and warm on temperature. The broth is a chicken instead of seafood there for lack of flavor . Also, if you like big chunks of onions, peppers and tomatoes then you might like this paella. Service a little slow especially trying to get your check.
We had a reservation but weren't told their is construction going on. It was hot inside. Our table was uneven and rocked the entire time. The food was ok, but nothing special. Our waiter was more interested in helping walk ups at the bar. We won't go back there on a return visit to Savannah.
River House Seafood was as advertised, a very nice river front restaurant. Our first visit to this location in Savannah and we were impressed with the service and the food. The menu changes as availability of ingredients changes season to season. I had fresh oysters in the half shell to start and they were very tasty. I then had a seafood medley , three each, of shell fish and a snapper grilled to perfection with a mixed vegetable side. My wife had a 10oz. filet of beef cooked to perfection that she ate all of.
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