Larkin's on the River

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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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch date on the open patio was amazing. Will go back.

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ChandraT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent service and food. Always a great dining experience.

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mattm
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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Edward
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, along with excellent service.

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Derek
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great service, delicious food! Romantic ☺️

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TimothyT
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything was great except main on tray was a little on the cool side.

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DanF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Ceasar salad bland. Service ok. Steak was perfect. Desert not as listed on menu

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ChristineM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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MichaelS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Pammyp
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic everything!!! Loved sitting outside!

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RogerD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShauntireeA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing from the time we walked through the door.

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vipTigerfan
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter, best food, great ambiance, can't wait to go back!

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RobB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MarkD
Norway
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable.l evening. Close to waterfall Great service.

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GenevaH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipSunshinexoxx
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCarolinagirl
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipCabster
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Waitress was good, food was just ok. No soap in men’s room - how do you do that with COVID??

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GeorgeO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJimbo
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was outdoors. Beautiful setting, great food and service.

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OCgrl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFisk
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food,excellent service, relaxed outdoor environment. Interesting menu with something for everyone. A keeper.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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TimD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to visit when you’re in Greenville......

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food and service was superb.

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AlexM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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.

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luv2dine
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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RobB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service

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jvinsc
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Stationguy
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried green tomato BLT was superb!

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vipMikeS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I ever had. Service was top notch and everything was delicious. We will be going again.

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DeeH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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DeniseB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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 !

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vipPaulo
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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mycharleston
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipBillZ
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Frankly disappointed. I have generally enjoyed lunch on the patio, but not today. Service was slow, food was just OK. Too much salt.

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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.

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