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.
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: 9122332901x
Banquet, 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
We recently decided to eat at River Hous ...
We recently decided to eat at River House after a 4 year absence and overall the experience although good did not live up to our memory. First the good, the escargot appetizer and the lobster and crab bisque were excellent. The escargot were served in a cream sauce instead of the usual garlic and butter and they were wonderful and the sauce was great mopped up with the complimentary rolls. Lobster and crab bisque had rich creamy broth and lots of crab meat. In terms of the bad, the oysters on half shell were hard and dry and tasted as though they had been defrosted, not really acceptable in a seafood restaurant. Shrimp and grits would be great except for all the peppers and tomatoes they piled on. If they just served the shrimp on top of the grits they would have a winner. Toss up with the oysters for worst dish of the night would be the seafood paella. The seafood was bland and tasteless and the paella was quite simply not a paella, texture and taste were more of a Chinese stir fried rice with eafood tossed in at the very end.
It was Ok, service definitely could have ...
It was Ok, service definitely could have been a bit more attentive, but it was adequate. The food was mostly good, but they did serve us rancid chips. They tasted as if they were either fried in rancid oil or fried so long ago that they went rancid. I was unhappy about that. But the rest of the food was fine.
The setting is perfect for Historic Sava ...
The setting is perfect for Historic Savannah Dining. We saw ships sailing along the river to/from the Port of Savannah. After dinner, it's the ideal location to stroll along the river plaza or sit a while on a bench to people watch, catch an amazing sunset over the river.
With easy access from the elevator on Bay Street or from the lobby of the Cotton Sail Hotel, this location is a must when visiting Savannah.
Wonderful restaurant; fantastic food. Fr ...
Wonderful restaurant; fantastic food. Fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits were delicious -- best of my week in Savannah. Everyone in my party was pleased with the restaurant choice. Definitely worth a visit.
Obviously the crab was from frozen but o ...
Obviously the crab was from frozen but others food were very good and fresh. Service was very nice and very friendly. We reserve for an outside table not knowing that it was on the sidewalk. Sidewalk is nice for a drink but not for a special evening dinner.
This place is in a great location. The ...
This place is in a great location. The dining room has nice exposed brick and river views. They also have paper placemats detailing the recipe for their signature cocktail. The appetizers were lovely. The mains were bland. I had their "signature dish" - seafood paella. It was lacking flavor and the rice was mushy. Because it's in a tourist district the crowd is somewhat interesting, think white table cloths and diners in baseball caps. I think it's a great place for drinks, maybe a simple lunch while in the tourist district. I'm just not thinking it's worth a return trip for dinner.
Although the restaurant wasn't busy our ...
Although the restaurant wasn't busy our server took about 25 minutes to bring our wines. We also ordered salads with our meal and the meal came prior to the salads. We had to reminder her about our order- ended up eating the salad last.
We did have to wait for our table to be ...
We did have to wait for our table to be ready. The service was very good, I would say excellent but when the server dropped the check it took him forever to come back to pick it up. While the food was very good, I think the portions were very skimpy, the vegetable on my red snapper dish was 1 slice of zucchini and a few bland cubes of potatoes. Another diner at the table had swordfish that had a teaspoon of the salsa on top. Just a few things could make this restaurant so much better.
We took our teenagers to River House whi ...
We took our teenagers to River House while on vacation. Great view of the ships coming in and out and located right on River Street. Old brick walls and floors add to the ambience. It is expensive, but the food is delicious, locale is awesome and atmosphere is unique.
First I must say our server Patrice was ...
First I must say our server Patrice was absolutely great! The food was amazing as well. Everything from the fried green tomatoes to the scallops to the shrimp po'boy was delicious! I will be back here. Next time I will try the shrimp and grits which one of my friends had.
My food was cold and tasteless. My fish ...
My food was cold and tasteless. My fish tasted frozen. My daughter had the fettacinni alfredo that tasted like watered down cheese sauce. My husband the special, snapper, which he said was good. Bread was good. Restaurant is gorgeous.
The restaurant has a lovely view and liv ...
The restaurant has a lovely view and lively feel, the paper on the tables is very frustrating as it keep flying up and in the way, I finally tore it off. I had the filet and grilled shrimp and it really had no flavor. The steak was overcooked. I just was disappointed for the price and flavor so wouldn't return.
We were served cold food after a very lo ...
We were served cold food after a very long wait! The food was good but, cold.... I will probably not visit the restaurant again when in Savannah, disappointed that I spent the amount of $$ for the food and had to actually buy something else to eat.
Lobster and crab bisque is really memora ...
Lobster and crab bisque is really memorable. Worth it just for that. On River street so in the middle of the action and nice view. Entrees were fine, but not memorable. Staff very friendly with good service. This is decent if you want something on the River and walkable from a downtown hotel.
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