River House Seafood
River House Seafood

River House Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.savannahriverhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9122341900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Gladys Young
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and Semi-Private arrangements are available based on your group size and accommodation needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Sanders 9122332901x
  • Entertainment: Live emtertainment Thursday through Sunday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barnard Street Ramp
  • Public Transit: 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)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
River House Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)scenic view (19)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (15)romantic (13)kid-friendly (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Over Rated
    foodxplrs
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I made reservations at this restaurant on 10/15/14. We started by sharing a Calamari which we have done in may restaurants that we frequent. I thought it was good, mainly because of the dipping sauce. My wife on the other hand was not impressed at all. She did not use much sauce and said that it had no flavor. Next my wife ordered a Filet medium and I ordered their Crab Stuffed Flounder. We were both very disappointed with our entrees. The worst part was getting a bill for $85.00 wit no alcohol consumed and before tip. Save your money and head for Huey's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good casual restaurant
    sissibee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There are différent bricked wall areas keeping the noise level low. The decor is nice with a casual feel. The service was very good.the oysters were delicious, as well as the shrimps and the seafood pasta. They also have a children menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • river side dining in Savannah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We all really enjoyed our experience at River House Seafood. They seated us, as requested, at a window table. Our waitress was extremely good and the food was excellent. The price was very reasonable for the standard of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savannah at it's Finest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The ambiance, food, and view are the most notable features of this beautiful restaurant. I definitely enjoyed the shrimp and crawfish etouffee! The scene was very intimate yet child friendly. Would recommend to everyone!! A must visit while in Savannah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out on town
    flyingfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The restaurant has a nice mood, white table clothes and music entertainment. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Great menu with very nice options. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive And Food Wasn't Good
    maceats11
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went there our first night in town. Arrived at 8pm and were seated quickly. Our waitress was not very good. When asked if we could substitute slaw for something else she didn't list options just said what do you want instead. The lobster bisque was good but the oysters were room temperature along with our meals. Breading was falling off the shrimp as you dipped them in the sauce. The crab stuffed flounder had a large amount of bones and the linguine was cold. We ill not be going back.
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  • Great Restaurant
    SFdine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Extensive menu, food outstanding, service very attentive, best of the best during our Savannah stay. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old cotton warehouse, great food!
    KarenCVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had an early lunch at this River Street location. I am not a lover of fried green tomatoes, but I tried my dining companion's portion and I loved the.! The mustard and Vidalia onion relish, goat cheese, and peppery sauce were delicious accompaniments to the lightly battered green tomatoes. My appetizer was the baked oysters--mild cheese and Panko breadcrumbs with perfectly baked oysters. My burger was great and the lobster and crab bisque was very tasty. Would come here again on my next trip to Savannah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great location
    Bucko
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were looking for good seafood in savannah and decided on this location due to reviews from locals....glad we did....had great cocktails and waiter was very knowledgeable of menu items....went with fried shrimp dinner and crab cake dinner...both were delicious and complementary bread was really good, we had seconds on bread as no soup or salad was offered with meal......desserts were to die for, had pecan pie which was rich and fresh, yummy......a large restaurant with lots of tables, could accommodate large parties or special occasions and we will visit here again since we loved everything about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    DavidR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my family there on a vacation trip. Everyone was able to find something they wanted and enjoyed. Great fresh seafood selections. Low-lit interior dining area in the evening. Service was good but nothing above what was expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Minute Reservation
    CharlotteTravels
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    At the last minute we were looking for a reservation for Sunday night as the family was not thrilled with our current reservation at another restaurant. After reviewing there menu the family decided that this was where they wanted to go. We were seated in a quiet corner in the back of the restaurant away from the bar. Our waitress was attentive, but the food was just ok. Honestly the food was very expensive for what we got and we don't hesitate to spend $175 for our family of four to have a nice dinner. This meal just wasn't worth the money. The food was bland and we would not go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ehh...
    LizVWRVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Reviews were good so selected this restaurant for dinner on our trip to Savannah. Had higher expectations. Food was okay, kind of bland, nothing special. Service was great but wouldn't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Poor Service
    Hate2complain
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was good, but we had a waiter who talked incessantly to the point of forgetting several items we asked him for. We waited 15 minutes after eating before he faves us attention and he was only at the next table discussing everything from the menu to the weather to the city. Our experience was awful, but I don't think it was indicative of all of the wait staff.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was awesome ! Our server was great and the food was good as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet lunch out
    DiningDivaNia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I selected this restaurant because of its location and because it has local seafood. The service was fast and courteous, and the food was beautiful and delicious. The view outside was of the river and the passers-by. It was a very relaxing afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourest Trap with LOUSY FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I eat at a lot of fine dining restaurants...and this is not fine dining! The food was awful...definitely no Chef involved in this food. I'm sorry I wasted an evening in Savannah in this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The shrimp and grits were a table favorite. We would have liked a lot more crab in the crab cakes...too much filler!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    SCBlue
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I loved the food here. There was a live musician who was too loud for our taste, so we were quickly moved to another room away from the bar where it wasn't so overwhelming. Service was terrific, and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute choice
    Gaga
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Chose this restaurant when arriving in Savannah. This is one of many options on the river. Good Caesar salad. Pleasant waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Passing Through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My family of four made reservations, at the last minute on OpenTable no less, for 9:00 p.m. as we were stopping in Savannah for the night returning from Florida. We ended up arriving at 9:25, parking around here is non-existent on a Saturday night, but it was no problem. We had a wonderful waiter who everyone in our party felt was top notch. He recommended home made blu cheese covered potato chips, excellent, as was the lobster/crab bisque, the fried seafood platter, the classic iceberg wedge, and the rolls that were served just after we arrived with regular butter and spreadable blu cheese butter. Great ambiance and a real find. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Management
    LovesSeafood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dinner took 2 hours. Waiter did what he could but his Manager blamed him. Shame on her!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    BocaFeed
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great service...food was quite good. Alongside many bars, restaurants and pubs on River Street in Savannah, this was an excellent choice. Good live music and we weren't packed in with a lot of shoved-together tables. Friendly atmosphere. Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appetizers
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Instead of having 2 entrees, we decided to try 6 appetizers, which were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Meh
    Runs4Food
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our food was cooked well however it was not seasoned at all unless you consider the gallon of butter the fish was swimming in. Service was ok. To us it was not worth the money for food that was just average. We will try another seafood place next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic dinner
    Peggi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went there for my husband's 68th birthday. It was very quiet & romantic. I had the shrimp & grits. It was excellent. I would order it again. The house drink was awesome. I would defiantly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad attitude
    jimfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our waiter was annoyed by our presence it appeared and had a ba attitude the whole time. He was rude, short, and obnoxious. The food was decent although there were a few mistakes that were addressed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 6 reviews are from the River House Seafood reviews archive.
  • Jenny
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the experience! Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We always eat at River House Seafood every time we visit Savannah. It has a great atmosphere, food is good and it id quiet so you can talk to each other without screaming.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the girls
    CollieFlowerGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The was our first time at The River House...went with 2 friends & we were pleasantly surprised. The food was really go & the service was great!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay; service nonexistent
    Bwints
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food here was okay, but nothing special considering the many other (better) options in Savannah. It seemed as though they skimped on some of the dishes, while others were creative but not that great. Our service was nearly non-existent. We sat outside and had to go into the restaurant twice to find our server. Overall I probably would rather try a different restaurant than eat here again.
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  • Still Best Riverside for Seafood
    ChristmasEveCelebrationVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    River House kept up with our good memories during yesterday's dinner - good food, great service and reasonable prices for value received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View and Food
    atlantadinerVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great restaurant on River St. overlooking the river. Can't beat the location on River St. The food was great including the Oscar Grouper and the Flounder.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate