Larkin's on the River

4.4
3889 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Larkin’s on the River is an award-winning restaurant serving premium cut steaks, fresh seafood, and fine wines. Every menu item is created with the freshest ingredients and served with a creative flair.

Larkin’s on the River at the Peace Center is situated in the heart of downtown Greenville, along the banks of the Reedy River, in the old Gower Coach Factory. This is the only building remaining of the original eleven dating back to Civil War. With beautiful preserved exposed brick walls and open ceilings, the history of the building serves as the perfect backdrop to the modern and hip atmosphere Larkin’s on the River offers.

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Offers

  • A Buck a Shuck

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A Buck a Shuck | Every Monday at 5 pm | Larkin’s, 318 S. Main St. | Prices vary | Enjoy $1 oysters on the half shell and $5 house martinis. 🦪 Larkin's is the perfect place to meet your friends and business team -- sit on the patio and enjoy the view! Join us every Monday at Larkin's for $1 Oysters on the Half Shell and $5 house martinis!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3889 people are saying
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VirginiaV
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter Brian was superb. Customers should not show up here in baseball caps!! Very inappropriate and rude!!

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Mich1231
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Larkin’s. Very accommodating when we were running late for reservation. Speciality cocktails and food were fantastic! Server did a great job as well. Only issues was that our She Crab soup was barely lukewarm. Waited a long time for redo. They ended up making a whole new batch! And same issue with mac ‘n chz. Barely warm. Server ended up taking both items off bill. Very nice gesture. Overall great exp! We will be back!

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Van1
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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MDnA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Almost every meal came out less then hot. Potato would not even melt the butter. Kids max n cheese cold.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baked potatoes were a little cool and not done but food was delicious

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willgoagain
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the chilean sea bass was very good as was the very thick she crab soup

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Gayle
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter spilled food on us. Forgot to bring our salads and soups until after dinner was served.

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KatherineO
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We chose Larkin's for our 44th wedding anniversary. The food was great and the service acceptable, though not exceptional.

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vipPhillipR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work anniversary

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TeriF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ate at Larkin's on our last night in Greenville. Compared to other restaurants in the area, Larkin's service, food and atmosphere were mediocre.

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vipRobY
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Use to love this place but last time we went we had some issues but chalked it up to just an off night. Last night we went before the America concert at the Peace Center. Well we were greeted great, sat great, and and attended to by the staff great. Then we ordered. My wife wanted (as was looking forward to) the Salmon Wellington. "Oh we don't have that"-a high end restaurant would always tell you up front what was not available (but must would have everything available). Move on from that and I ordered the ribeye, spinach, and loaded baked potato. Can't wait... well that was a bad statement. Had to really wait and flag down some people to get a knife to cut it. But I had time while the soup my wife ordered was being re-heated in the kitchen. Do't want to chalk it up to another off night.

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BrianS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Beautiful view!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Pork chop was tough… Sea Bass was great…

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DonavanL
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding filet for my wife and sea bass for me. Excellent service from door to bill.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only knock I could give them is that it was too warm inside. Even though our server was new she did a wonderful job taking care of our every need. The food was very good also.

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vipChristopherW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, Server super professional and great ambience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Larkin's for an anniversary dinner. Everything was great! The ambiance, the service food. Everything. We'll be back!

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DonB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We waited an hour for our food and when it arrived the meat was cold and the sides obviously were thrown into a microwave to heat up and were not good. We offered to pay for our wine and sent the meal back and left. They did not charge us for the wine nor the awful food.

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Kaitlin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin, visiting from New Hampshire, and I had a belated birthday lunch at Larkin’s for her. We ordered the shrimp cake appetizer, She crab soup, the fried oyster sandwich and the raw tuna with mango … everything was delicious!!! And our server was Alaina (spelling may be incorrect) who was personable and very attentive. Lastly, we sat outside on the covered veranda to enjoy the view of Greenville.

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RussellH
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours.

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JoyB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Serenity was a great server. We had a lovely table on the patio - so the noise level was good. Food was very good - I had Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and avocado. Husband had the fried chicken sandwich with the Parmesan truffle fries and they were especially good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was just mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was horrible but it was to be expected since Fall for Greenville was underway. The restaurant, staff and food was perfect and I have no complaints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and vibe. Sea bass was amazing!

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WendyD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were appalled that the servers were not wearing masks. Know it is not required in SC, but expect service industry workers to be more unselfish when so close to their customers.

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CinnB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can be casual and decadent at the same time. Loved the specialty drink for fall with Apple Cider and Cinnamon with Miso baked Oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was extremely overpriced for what we ate. The grilled broccolini was not cooked very well and was lukewarm. The Boursin Mac and cheese was too salty and was Lukewarm as well.

The beef filet was cooked medium and had good flavor. It was not a $43.00 7 oz. steak at all.

We had one mixed drink each and paid $174.00.

I remember the me a being larger and the prices much more affordable. I don’t plan to get back ever again.

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SergioM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic night, as all was really good, the food, ambiance, service, all first class.

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SharonC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First night back to Peace Center performance which we told our server when we were seated at 5:30. I understand shortages in staff and we experienced it first hand. Appetizers did not arrive, drink orders were not served but our entrees were delicious. We waited a very long time for our checks and they were not correct. Even when they were presented a second time, it was still wrong. My bill still isn’t resolved. We almost missed the show due to the delays. Coupled with no longer offering valet parking, we will be trying other restaurants for the next show.

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SueO
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased to enjoy a lovely evening with outstanding service and a delicious meal from a menu with lots of variety.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I enjoyed his birthday dinner at Larkins this year and wow!! What an amazing choice!! Everybody was so nice, not to mention the complimentary birthday champagne and dessert!! It was an outstanding experience and we will definitely be back for my birthday in December!! (Also we sat outside and it was absolutely lovely)

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cbb1
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good - I had the sea bass and hubs had the small filet mignon - and we split the shrimp cake appetizer which we enjoyed - it was also on the expensive side. We ate outside and it was louder than we expected, mainly because of a large party seated near us, and our table was so wobbly hubs kept his foot on its foot so our drinks wouldn't tip as the table tilted when we cut our food. Our waitress was having a bad night which she tried to make up for by comping us the drinks she forgot we had ordered - but we waited over 10 minutes to be greeted when seated - and generally waited for everything as we had a hard time getting her attention. We were really looking forward to a nice dinner and enjoyable evening, but were disappointed.

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PamelaA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled from GA to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday. We were told that Larkins would give us that fine dining experience we would expect in the ATL area and we were not disappointed. The food was great and the set provided by Serenity was wonderful! We were a party of six and we ordered the salmon, lamb chops, chicken & ribeye. All meals were cooked perfectly! I will definitely come back whenever we return to Greenville.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was not good. Sent the steak back twice. I like medium but it was raw. The second time I didn’t even ask for it back, just keep it at that point. Goat cheese salad was good. She crab soup was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Felt that the food came out way too fast- The steaks ended up sitting on the table while we finished our salads. First two wines we chose, were not available. Overpriced for the experience we had.

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aileenj
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The shrimp bites are a must!

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AnnG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food and service -- we loved sitting outside and listening to the music as we ate.

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SusasnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, outstanding service and excellent food. Can’t wait to go back.

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CarolL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, an attentive server. The “Surf and Turf” for 2 absolutely delicious! A lovely evening for a special event. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed it very much!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Larkin's on the River using the Order Online button. Larkin's on the River also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 467-9777.

Larkin's on the River is rated 4.4 stars by 3889 OpenTable diners.

Larkin's on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.larkinsontheriver.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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