Nick's Riverside Grill

4.4
435 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat after work, a fun place for all the friends and family to gather or a romantic night on the waterfront, Nick's Riverside Grill is the place to be.

Our seasonal menus offer everything from fresh seafood to hand cut steaks as well as our signature Crazy Big Nachos and Jumbo Lump Crab cake Sandwich, which means there is something for every one and any appetite.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm at our inside and outside bars and take advantage of our $5.00 draft beers, rail liquors and house wines as well as .50 cent wings.

Or reserve space with us for a large party from bar parties, corporate dinners, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, or any other large function you have!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 435 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRucky
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

More servers needed and the ability to split checks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great aperol spritz with my gal pals!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service!

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CarolS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best crab cakes I’ve ever had...no filler, lump crabmeat. Lovely place to eat.

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RitaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time! Recommend reservations if you want outside seating! Very beautiful; waiter was able to seat my husband and I away from the crowds.

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AliW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful. We had a very nice time.

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vipWhatever
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's decent and the outdoor patio has a nice view of the river. French fries were especially good, service was very good. My chicken sandwich was good, the other two in the party were a bit less impressed, but the food is fine overall. It was trying to rain when we were there and the server kept coming out to ask if we wanted to go inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was very poor. Food was just ok definitely not worth what I spent. The only positive experience I had was the view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reached special milestone...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

La comida fue de mala calidad

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JaredB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our waiter was new and had little to no training; the service was downright awful – extremely slow and incomplete. Food tasted great! Overall, average dining experience – nothing too special except the water view.

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vipZiggybird
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to find Nick's Riverside Grill on the Georgetown River Front on the day we received our 2nd Covid-19 vaccine. The tables were nicely spaced apart, the wait staff was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious and we overall had a wonderful lunch experience. We definitely look forward to going back to Nick's soon again.

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RickyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT EXPERIENCE.....GOING BACK SOON..............A++++++++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience from the minute we came in until we left. Staff very friendly and anticipated our needs

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We are all picky eaters with food allergies and there were no issues with our order and our food was incredible. We talked about it the entire day and next day.

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3714
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a real nice dinner it was great to be out at a restaurant we would recommend Nick's to any of our friends

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went inside to be seated and chose a table in front of the fire outside. It was very empty and the service was great. My lady had the crab cakes and I had the burger. Both we very delicious. In addition we had two drinks each. Would go back the next time I’m on the waterfront.

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PaulB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was extremely disappointing. Will no longer consider Nicks as an option when I’m looking for a meal at the harbor.

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vipSusan
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great location and ambiance but the food is marginal at best. Caesar salad overpriced and served with wilted brown lettuce.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Met with some friends for drinks and desert. Very pleasant experience, and perfectly socially distanced. I will come back in the future.

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Endyyy
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The restaurant is awesome it’s one of my favorite places . I attended to go on my birthday however the server only came to get our food order and never came back to check on us and when we asked for the bill he kept rushing us out. The people who were sitting behind us he catered to them and checked on their food, drinks and etc every 15 min . I felt unwanted but other than that food was GREAT

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KellyP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and drinks, our server (I can't remember his name but he was wonderful) was awesome and even talked us into having an extra round of drinks because the weather was so nice on the waterfront! 10/10 recommend!

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Stone
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food is mediocre and the service was OK. Not impressive.

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DanielaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service. And I did not understand the resoning behind not being able to have split checks. Also extra processing fee for using credit card/debit card..unbelievable. I will never come back.

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vipSardinianNick
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent choice for outdoor seating right on the Potomac river. The food is not a wow but the ambiance is. The food is good enough!

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vipBirthdayBoy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When you eat at a ‘destination restaurant’ where you’re going for the scenery more than the food, you often don’t have high expectations. But I have to say that we were really surprised at how delicious the food was here, probably one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. The salmon was also delicious!

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vip21veka
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent location, big patio right on the riverfront. RW menu a bit limited and not sure what "dessert of the day" might be, but turned out to be outstanding - nice key lime pie and top notch buttercream chocolate cake.

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JohannaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue overlooking the Potomac. Kayakers and boats. Very pretty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service!! Food was not great, just okay.

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newk53
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice afternoon at the waterfront, enhanced by a wonderful experience at Nicks. Great service, can’t remember servers name, tho!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Nicks Riverside Grill had a nice ambiance but the service was terrible and their policies are crazy. My boyfriend and I came from out of town to have some drinks near the Waterfront but this was not the experience we expected. When we got there they sat us for our reservation and our sever, Cesar, was very rude and made us feel uncomfortable. Do not go to this place if you just want to have drinks. Drinks are $15 and very poorly made. Our server would not allow us to sit and have drinks before we even thought about ordering food. I do not suggest this place unless you want rude servers and poor policy making.

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vipSusan816y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal, delicious vegetables, and very friendly professional service. This is one of our favorite places and we will be back soon!

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vipJeannie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we had booked a table for 6 outside for Saturday late afternoon, of course had re-confirmed via Open Table as usual more than 24 hours ahead also. When we showed up we were told they no longer take reservations for the weekend. Really??!! I was never notified of the change in policy, we were not seated by the river instead downstairs near the sports bar type area. Horrible. Couldn't wait to get out. Our server was nice, drinks ok but by that time noone wanted to stick around for anything other than just one glass of wine or beer. Will not return.

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vipVictoriaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the patio area was gorgeous. However, our server did not introduce herself at all so we didn’t even get her name and there wasn’t a lot of interaction going on.

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TefftS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT!! Venue in GREAT!! Location with GREAT!! Food and service. We are regulars. Recommend the pork chop!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good place on the Waterfront:)

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ToniT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice evening at Nick's. Food was great, staff was exceptional, great location. Staff was extremely accommodating when the weather was not accommodating and we moved inside.

Definitely return.

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Harley
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was very nice in the waterfront. We had a great time, we ordered the crab cake dinners and the crab cake was absolutely delicious the greens beans were on point potatoes were ok. Overall Good experience!

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Nick's Riverside Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

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