Nick's Riverside Grill

4.3
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410 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
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Stone
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
31 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
82 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
26 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
9 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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VictoriaC
1 review
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
1 review
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was hot and our waiter kept us cool! I enjoyed the food and how quick the service was. Really wish I remembered our waiters name but he made us out of towners feel welcomed!

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vipBarryB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Excellent fish and chips. Seating well spaced and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here to celebrate an anniversary, but that was never acknowledged. Service was average, but server seemed to have a large section. Area was nice next to the water but was expecting something a little different based on the pictures. The wings were perfect and entrees were decent. This spot is appropriate for everyday dining!

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vipFoodAficionado
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience, felt safe and the staff was attentive

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ReeshI
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice place to eat with good food, but less variety than other places on the waterfront.

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BreakfastClub
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We wanted a scenic background, so thought we'd try Nick's on a beautiful Sunday evening. We didn't exactly get a water view, but we were outside. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer, they were good. I had the pork chop. It was really good, but the sides were lacking. My bf had the fish tacos. He really enjoyed them. We had a few drinks and they were really watered-down. Service was lacking. We had to go inside to ask the whereabouts of our waiter. Overall decent place on the Potomac for people watching and ok food.

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Marilyn
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were Celebrating Fathers Day. Our waiter was great. Made our celebrating perfect since it was the first time to go out to dinner during the COVID-19. The staff took every precaution to make it an enjoyable experience.

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RonR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was great as we sat outside near the water. We enjoyed our food as we people watched and saw the boats come up and dock nearby. This was especially enjoyable as we have not been out in quite some time due to the corona-virus.

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vipAndrewWadsworth
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food delicious, server very good. Front desk staff and seating process chaotic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint is that people who weren’t dining accidentally walked through the dining area.

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HarisV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A beautiful place on the Georgetown waterfront. Great location with excellent vistas all around. The food was delicious except for one of the main courses we ordered which was a little too salty. The service was fast and our waiter knowledgeable and very polite.

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GracieG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, confirmed it, then got there and it was closed. Very disappointing.

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DuchessofDining
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the salmon and veggies. I was a little bit disappointed with the salmon as it was completely overcooked. The fingerling potatoes and veggies definitely took the spotlight. May have to come back and check some of the other items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in beautiful waterfront location

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TierreW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome place for good food, drinks and conversation.

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Liby
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, reasonable price. Always have great times here

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Halo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, food could have been a lot better

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vipJenn
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waitstaff were fine, the manager was extremely rude.

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vipRach
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Definitely way over priced for what you get, but at least you get to sit on the water

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NickC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Given the COVID-19 restrictions in place, Nick's was outstanding! Great food, casual, with the right care taken for separation and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, on the water. Can’t beat the view at this price!

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We were pleasantly surprised by our entrees which were great but we were placed at a terrible table right next to where the waitors hungout and were barely able to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Happy hour specials were wrong on Open Table. Service was awful and food is quite pricey.

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