Larkin's on the River
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.
Jumbo lump crab, roasted corn and pepper relish, old bay popcorn, remoulade
Anniversary lunch date on the open patio was amazing. Will go back.
Consistent service and food. Always a great dining experience.
It was OK. But for the price I would expect great. The server was enthusiastic, but not what you would expect at a high dollar white table cloth venue. She had more of a TGIFridays energy about her. $45.00 steak was overcooked but by the time somebody finally came around to ask if they were cooked correctly I had eaten half of it and didn't want to waste time sending it back. Salad was average. Crabcake was pretty good. Not a single dish was overwhelming or memorable. No manager ever bothered to come over and see if we were enjoying our meal.
Always a great meal, along with excellent service.
Wonderful! Great service, delicious food! Romantic ☺️
Everything was great except main on tray was a little on the cool side.
Ceasar salad bland. Service ok. Steak was perfect. Desert not as listed on menu
The view is beautiful there but the food and service left a lot to be desired. We were there at lunch time on a Friday and there weren't many people seated outside (maybe 5 tables total), with no one seated inside, yet the service was slow and the food was just so-so. I will give it one 5 star for their Creme Brulee which was excellent. Just very disappointed overall with the service and food quality given their menu prices.
This visit was our second stop on Larkin's tour around the world, Spain. The lamb main course was scrumptious! The appetizer was clams and chorizo, which I had never had before, delicious! We are looking forward to visiting Greece in a couple of weeks and then on to France and Argentina! The first stop, Germany, was outstanding as well.
Fantastic everything!!! Loved sitting outside!
Larkin's was always and remains reliably excellent, sustained us with prepackaged curbside pickup delights during the shutdown and now, happily, our favorite dine-in destination once again. Be sure to peruse the chef's specials. Believe it, they are.
Service was amazing from the time we walked through the door.
Best waiter, best food, great ambiance, can't wait to go back!
The steak was very good!!! We were told the sides would feed 2-3 people, but a little small for 3 people. Overall, a great time and good food!
Very enjoyable.l evening. Close to waterfall Great service.
We enjoyed the outside dining and could not have been more pleased with the service, wine selection by Bruce wise and our choices for food. The 16 ounce ribeye is prepared perfectly at larkins. Total deliciousness!!
The staff was knowledgeable and well trained. Friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The food was excellent, the cornmeal scallops perfectly done. We had an excellent evening from start to finish
Larkin's outdoor seating is a nice dining venue during this time of year. The food is always delicious. However, I thought that $11.99 for a salad (it included mixed greens, walnuts and a few fresh strawberries) was a bit pricey.
Waitress was good, food was just ok. No soap in men’s room - how do you do that with COVID??
Our experience was highlighted by a perfectly cooked Sirloin and a Chilean Sea Bass with Shrimp and buttery sauce to die for! Great time and atmosphere with COVID guidelines in place and observed. Will be back again.
Seating was outdoors. Beautiful setting, great food and service.
We made a reservation for four and noted it was for our anniversary, first dining experience there. We were greeted immediately upon arriving, and when I gave my name the greeter acknowledged the anniversary, great customer service. Outdoor patio seating and properly social distanced. We ordered the calimari, delicate and very savory sauce to go with. Two people in our party ordered the crab soup, rich and tasty. The entrees ordered were the shrimp and grits which were awesome, mahi sandwich and the fish was perfect, tender and juicy, loved the bun. The house vinaigrette for the side salad was the best I’ve ever had. Burger was also really done well. Fries a little too salty but good nonetheless. Our waiter Marcus was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.
Delicious food,excellent service, relaxed outdoor environment. Interesting menu with something for everyone. A keeper.
We chose Larkin’s to celebrate our anniversary and it did not disappoint! We were welcomed with complimentary champagne and our server, Ana, was attentive and friendly. We ordered an old fashioned cocktail which was delicious. We skipped appetizers and went straight to entrees. The blackened mahi mahi was one of the best we’ve tasted, and the polenta was spot on. We also ordered the 7oz filet mignon with garlic shrimp and tomatoes with feta as sides. The filet was medium rare and amazing, and the side of horseradish sauce was ok but lacked punch. Overall we really enjoyed the location and outdoor seating was quiet and romantic. Highly recommend!
Great place to visit when you’re in Greenville......
We wanted to try their special German menu and treat our daughter for her birthday. We loved the German food and she loved her filet.
It was a great experience. The food and service was superb.
Atmosphere was amazing. They have little heaters for outdoor seating which was great. Cocktail shrimp was a 2/5 would not recommend. Filet with bernaise sauce was super good. Got bottle 170 Hewitt Cab Sauv. Must try. Wish the temperature of the wine would’ve been better though.
Food was excellent but the service left a lot to be desired - the Maitre D seemed quite overwhelmed and gave short, unhelpful answers (we had a reservation and asked for an outside table - the Maitre D directed us to a high-top saying “outside is only for reservations” and walked away). Busing the table was slow (as was ordering) and we found ourselves with several plates stacked on top of each other in between courses. However, the food was excellent, perfectly cooked and with an abundance of flavor worth 5-stars for the chef and kitchen crew. Would highly recommend the restaurant for its fantastic food, hoping that our experience was a one-off example on a bad personal night for certain staff.
Lunch today was very average. Ambiance on patio was fair but the service was very slow. Food was just average - have had better lunches there in the past. A little dissapointed.
Excellent meal with excellent service
We have dined quite a few places as we try to support local establishments during this challenging time, and many of the experiences have been far from what we received during "normal" times. And we get it. But not Larkin's! We had the best dining experience of the COVID era! In fact, it was almost like there wasn't a worldwide pandemic going on at all! Kudos to Larkin's!
Great dinner for four on the river, food was excellent, but without appetizers or desert, and one drink each the tab was $240 before tip. An excellent experience but expect to pay for it.
The fried green tomato BLT was superb!
One of the best steaks I ever had. Service was top notch and everything was delicious. We will be going again.
The server(s) were great. The setting was perfect. The chicken sandwich was mediocre, at best. The creme brûlée was outstanding. Two people- $60 for lunch with no alcohol- I expected a good entree and didn’t get it.
Our impression was they really are only doing lunch to make up sales for dinners. Air conditioning froze us out. Even the receptionist was in a winter coat. Food was a C rating at best. Skip it !
The service and food was excellent. They take very good precautions with Covid. The lamb chops were excellent with very little fat which is what I always look for. Great restaurant
The restaurant is beautiful inside & out. The wait staff was incredible. The Clemson Blue salad was incredible. The oysters Rockefeller were good, it needed a little more seasoning. The rib eye however, was a total disappointment. I really like steak cooked on a grill. This was either cooked on a flat top or frying pan. To me, that is such a disappointment. Prices were expensive, but not overly so.....if that steak had been cooked on a grill. The filet mignon was good.
Frankly disappointed. I have generally enjoyed lunch on the patio, but not today. Service was slow, food was just OK. Too much salt.
Larkin's on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 467-9777.
Larkin's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 3363 OpenTable diners.
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.