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River City Brewing Company
River City Brewing Company

River City Brewing Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivercitybrew.com
  • Phone: (904) 398-2299
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Faurie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please call our catering department at 904-398-2299 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: All of our private rooms offer beautiful river views and terrace space. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 220 people for a sit down event, up to 1200 reception style on our spacious outdoor deck. Please call us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Williams (904) 398-2299
  • Entertainment: Monday - Tuesday Happy Hour 4PM-7PM Wednesday - Friday Happy Hour from 4Pm-7PM. Live Music

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Outdoor Parking for Guest Only
A word from River City Brewing Company
River City Brewing Co. is a fine casual dining restaurant located along the St. Johns River offering the best views in town. Our Executive Chef and his culinary staff has the depth of experience to produce great entree's of the latest culinary preference. River City Brewing Co. offers a variety of Seafood, Pasta, Poultry, Beef entree's and creative daily specials.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was fabulous! Everyone in our party of 7 ordered something different and enjoyed every bite!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Outstanding food and great atmosphere. Would recommend for a night out on the town."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I've been going to RCB for 20 years and have always been a fan of their brunch. This is now over. A highlight has always been the crab legs which now cost an additional $6.95. I did not add them since that would bring the cost to over $30 each. The other food was over cooked and under seasoned. It also costs an additional $10 for mimosas. Service wasn't bad but not attentive enough for the prices paid. Too many better brunch options available, although you do lose the riverview with most if them. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had lunch with friends. We had a great time. Not much else to say."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Over the past 23 years my wife and I would to go to brunch here quite often for special occasions. About two years ago we went for a quiet brunch and were very disappointed in the food selection and the staff. We stopped going after that experience until this past weekend. We had some out of town guest visiting and we decided to take them to RCB for brunch. What an embarrassment! The food was cold. Presentation was lacking and the chef’s working the omelet bar didn’t appear to know how to cook and egg! The crab legs and shrimp that used to come with the brunch are now an upcharge - NOT worth the cost! Our server was great! However it did not make up for the horrible food and experience. We will NEVER go to this restaurant again! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place. The drinks are generous. The Roasted Cauliflower soup was terrific. I had the Mahi-Mahi topped with blue crab. It was perfectly done. My dinner companion had a wonderfully prepared steak. Our waiter was fantastic - Knowledgable, and helpful. It was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "RCBC is a place we take clients, relax after a hard day and hold team lunches. Their food is spot-on and tasty. Not a huge menu but some great food nonetheless. The servers were great, engaging and created an upbeat atmosphere. Eight of us each tried something new and were just as happy as if we had one of our old standbys such as the RCBC gumbo - a can't miss. The desserts are ridiculously good but if you haven't tried it yet, get the bread pudding - it's a specialty and they do it right."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant experience attending their brunch at a reasonable price for a special occasion with a beautiful scenic view. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinners, even if we felt they were a little over-priced. The views of the St. Johns River and downtown skyline make the overall experience a good value."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our server seemed very put off like he didn't want to be there. We were seated outdoors, which would have been nice except for the club music blasting from bar during our 5pm dinner, and there was a giant corner of the fiberglass table that was broken off. Not really safe, especially with a nine-month-old baby. If we had had better service, I could forgive the rest, but our server was completely unthrilled to be there and put a sour note into our family's celebration."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was terrible and the food was ok. We were not even able to have knives as they were out of them."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was prom night for a lot of the H.S. in the area so it wasn't typical. Lots of kids running around with their mothers taking pictures."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great Restaurant off the water, it was cool seeing a pod of porpoises swim by. I had left a note about it being a quiet adult night for my fiance and I (We both have kids), they brought us over a complimentary champagne toast. The serving sizes were bountiful even the Appetizers. We shared the Key Lime Calamari which was cooked perfectly with not too much breading. Afterwards I had the Wahoo topped with fresh crab Special and my fiance the Short Ribs. Both dishes could have fed sixl. We actually walked back across the bridge to The Landing to walk it off. The only reason this was not given a total 5 stars was our server was a bit of obnoxious. He was very knowledgeable but had a bit of an arrogance to him. Beautiul establishment."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a large group of 12. They were very accommodating and had our table all ready. The service was good. Very knowledgable about the menu and drinks. Very attentive. The children were taken care of and the food was brought out quickly. We will be back"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Delicious with great presentation. Do not miss the coconut shrimp appetizer; the sauce is amazing. The swordfish special with either mango or crab topping was wonderful. The bread pudding was among the best I have eaten; moist and flavorful. The only negative was a limited wine list but the river view made it all worthwhile."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I am a regular customer of the Sunday buffet. The buffet has gone downhill in quality and gone up in price. The base cost is too high and the add on charges for shrimp and crab legs are an expensive annoyance. Even the standard breakfast offerings are boring now. The buffet is also trying to be too many things to too many people. The serving area is cramped and close. There is just too much food laying around everywhere, people crowded in trying to see what's there and the whole thing just isn't working anymore. For me, the buffet has become a disjointed hassle instead of a positive dining experience. The wait service is still excellent. Please rethink what you are doing and get back to basics."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were disappointed on Valentine's Day. I ordered the Paella which I have had before but the portion was much less than previously. I wondered if there were a problem in the kitchen. The server did not appear to be as cheerful as the staff was last time, either."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "disappointed with the service, food was ok, not really great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had to catch a show in town and told the hostess with only an hour to spare. After that point they were very attentive and we enjoyed our dinner and made our show in time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "None of the food was worth returning for the cevic be was not what it wise described on the menu. It was mushy and vinegary The calamari tasted as it it had been frozen"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Good food. Great Value. Our server, Martin was exceptional. Great twilight view on the water."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Don't come to River City for a quick bite. We were there for a family celebration so the leisurely service was OK. The wait service was perfect though and he apologized for slow delivery on the entrees. The food was really good - we were all happy with our dinners."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food; weekly group of five guys meet for lunch. Our first experience here and are very interested in bringing our wives back for dinner. Wonderful choice."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "What a great spot to have lunch with our daughter who was home for Spring Break! We spent about two hours talking and catching up with her! Lunch was delicious and the view was fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A great place right by the river ... Amazing views, amazing Food and amazing Service"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Once in its heyday RCB was the place to be I imagine...now its like the Regency mall of the riverfront dining scene: decrepit, dated and desperate. Lackluster bygone...and the passion may be gone too. The food, mediocre and service lacking and even from the moment we walked in the hostess was slovenly and unengaged. Tie that to the poor beverage service and lack of bread and butter made the visit all the more tepid. This place is officially over."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Took out of town friends here and they loved it. We ate outside and the view was wonderful, weather pleasant."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This is a good location for us to have a business lunch as the atmosphere is somewhat quiet and allows for good conversation back and forth. Server was attentive and respectful of the conversation going on. Food was good and specials were good as well."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food was good, however several mistakes were made with the orders and server's social skills could be improved. I also understand that attention might have been directed to larger parties present"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent service. Wine list was excellent, we both had the CK Muscato. The Fried green Tomatoes were excellent. My wife had the Panko Crusted Chicken and I the Port Braised Short Ribs; both were prepared perfectly and portions were hardy. Our server was very attentive insuring that we enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My friends treated me to a birthday luncheon at RC Brewing Company on Saturday, and we had a delightful time. We five each had various seafood dishes and they were all excellent. The service was lovely in every way. They even surprised me with a complimentary birthday dessert. I dine here often and have even had large group meetings here. The food and service are always excellent. And don't forget.... they also have one of the best views in town."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and a great view of downtown and the river"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quiet yet friendly, would definitely go again. Had the catch of the day and it was pretty good. The wine pairing they set with the meal was a great combination. Loved the view of the river and being able to walk along it after dinner. Friendship fountain at night is beautiful."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:30PM. I arrived at 6:20PM as I work near by. I checked in and waited at the bar for my husband. Nice view on the water. he kitchen ended up getting a little backed up, so reservations got pushed back . We stayed and had a nice time met some nice people. The band started about 8 and they were great and fun. All in all turned out to be a nice evening."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Took local customers to River City Brewing Company and although they knew about it, they highly recommended it. Food was great and we a really good time."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Dinner was mediocre. Food came out luke warm Was delievered to the table 5 minutes after the salad. Felt like they kept trying to rush us out."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We decided to visit on a Friday night; the main dining room was nearly empty. We both selected the Fresh Catch, which was Salmon, served grilled or blackened with a delicious corn salsa topping, asparagus, and other veggies. It was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious! Our only complaint was that we were in and out in 30 minutes. We each ordered a 1/2 salad first (one of which would have been plenty for both of us). Before we could finish them, the entrees arrived. Next time, we'll ask the waiter to slow it down a bit, even if the place isn't crowded (which may have been why it came out so fast). When the weather is nice, we love to sit outside on the deck. Great view!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We have a great time dining. Although restaurant was full, service was still very good."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "River City is one of the finest restaurants in the city of Jacksonville. Anytime I think of special lunches for clients, I think of RCB. Food, ambience, and service has always been one of enjoyment. Thank you --Raj"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We went to River City expecting something totally different. It ended up being pricey and the food portions were very small. We were seated at out reservation time, which was 7pm. We did not get our dinner until after 8pm, closer to 8:30. I was under the assumption that this was a brew house restaurant, we did not even get a menu for beers offered. We will not eat here again. Marked off the list of to do places to eat in Jacksonville."
    Dined on 11/19/2013