Larkin's on the River

4.4
3814 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 3814 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Delicious as always ! Service excellent and well timed!!

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AlexE
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and service were great but it was very warm. I would guess around 80 degrees or so. Besides being uncomfortable everything was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ll keep my comments private to the restaurant.

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JulieH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The wait staff appeared to be new hires. The food was very good but the salad could have been more cold and crisp.

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. We do have several new hires on staff right now and are working hard to make sure our training programs are working effectively. Thank you for the feedback, I'll speak with the chef about the salad quality. Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! I’ve been here multiple times and the food is consistently wonderful! The creme brûlée is hands down my favorite dessert!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and superb service--one of the very best restaurants in Greenville!

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

Wonderful, thank you so much for the excellent review!

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JustinS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant on the river. Sea Bass was amazing!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was perfection! The staff was highly attentive and friendly. I would recommend

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you so much!

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viptrimomtri
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our food is usually really good, but it wasn’t up to par this time. My fish tasted fishy and the veggies weren’t really sautéed as they normally have been with this dish. My husband’s was bett

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

I'm so sorry your meal wasn't up to our standards this visit. I'm glad you've had excellent experiences in the past. I will bring these issues up with our Executive Chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner. Great ambiance, delicious food and awesome service!

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

Happy anniversary! Thank you so much for celebrating with us and for the very nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Food was bland, way overpriced for the experience. Not worth it, should have went to a different steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always. Great spot for celebrating our anniversary. Fantastic staff and the food was exceptional!

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the positive comments. We really appreciate it!

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vipSamira
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was very subpar for the price. Probably won't go back.

Larkin's on the River
Responded 2 days ago

I'm so sorry you had a disappointing evening with us. I do hope you'll reconsider and join us again. If you do, please ask to speak with the manager on duty when you make the reservation. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was ok. The food was wonderful. The restaurant got extremely warm.

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vipRandolo
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dependable . Menu needs a flourish and change

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NancyS
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We sat inside and the air conditionning wasn't working.

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Susanw
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent server! Beautiful place. I ordered the chicken dinner. It was an extremely small piece of chicken, and bland. Everything else was delicious!

The only other issue was the A/C was turned off about 20 minutes before we left. It was very uncomfortable. We asked the waitress if they could turn the air on, and she said they couldn't because it is controlled by the Peace Center.

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BouffeBeaucoup
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay. Calamari app was very small to share.
Soup and salad were nice. Confit was more like a pasta salad. Prefer confit not be shredded into a salad.
Key lime pie was wonderful.

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vipSiobhanS
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Larkins for Sunday Brunch, it was fabulous. We had a lovely peach and blackberry seasonal cocktail, deviled eggs, omelette du jour, she crab soup, steak &eggs and our fabulous server Carl scored us a side of grits to make my southern hubby happy. Everything was top notch. Carl talked us into Sharon a slice of tres leches cake which did not disappoint. A new fav for us to add to our reasons to visit Greenville. A lovely dining experience

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JillK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An overall pleasant experience. Both entrees were delicious. The truffle fries appetizer was just okay. Service was outstanding from the hostess to the waiter. Definitely will be back.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good as well as the waiter. Our table was ready and we enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to eat. It was our first time at Larkins and in Greenville as well. Our server was very personable and professional. Nice dining experience. Thank you!

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vipTiffanyW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, atmosphere, and service!

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COUNTS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I for the last few years spend her birthday at Larkins. It's always a great atmosphere. The staff is always courteous and attentive. The meals always taste great with a unique selection. We will continue to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I have had in a long time.

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caiazzat
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was so so hot that you couldn’t enjoy the dinner or the company way to hot. Get the a/c fixed.

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MaryR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were wonderful!!!
Grace Ann was our server and she was very personable and professional.
We enjoyed the evening meal and location completely!

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AliceW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

For the price of the food I would not expect other food to be mixed in my main course. There was a macaroni noodle in my chicken dinner that did not have macaroni in it.
The key lime pie needs more key lime and not so much crust.
At best this was mediocre my wife and I were not impressed.

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crocker2
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was fantastic, despite getting seated four tables all at one time. My order wasn’t correct, but he quickly remedied it. Food was delicious!

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vipChristobal
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated promptly on the patio as requested. Restaurant was fairly busy but there were 3 servers outside so had plenty of help. We had to wait ten minutes or so to be acknowledged. Waitress took our drink orders quickly but did not mention specials or ask if we wanted an appetizer. Drinks came out at different times, by different people, and then we had to catch waitress’s attention to put in app order. We ordered the calamari. It came out hot, but had no seasoning and was not salted at all. We ordered ribeye and Sea Bass. Both were just okay. Steak was of mediocre quality and slightly over cooked (waitress did not check to ensure it was cooked to temperature before walking off). Fish had little flavor and just some simple, steamed veggies that added nothing to the dish. Got french fries with the steak and once again, no salt was added after frying them. We go out to eat a lot. In reading the reviews we had high expectations of this place. For the price point, we were quite disappointed. It is the little things that add up to big things-basic seasoning, adding salt when needed, timely service, etc. These things make the difference between a great experience and a mediocre one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steaks were marginal at best. Doubt I will ever go back. Hall’s and Rick Erwin’s are definitely superior to Larkin’s.

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vipDavidR
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Carl was our waiter he was awesome, making our experience even better at Larkins. I had the tasting menu starting with the shrimp cake which melted in my mouth delicious then steak ending with crepe brûlée which was wonderful. My husband had the fish everything was awesome a must when you are in Greenville.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass with Shrimp was incredible!
We enjoyed the covered outdoor seating along the river and people watching.
The staff was very attentive.
We’ll be going back no doubt.

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ErikaL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We did not feel rushed at all. They truly made us feel welcome. We had the ribeye steak and it was cooked perfectly. The tres leches was amazing. We will be back.

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DaveA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steak was dry and over cooked.

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DavidB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely, great food and service, would come back again

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GregW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had to send our salad back because of dirt on the lettuce. Management was very sorry and comped the salad and replacement burger. Very nice people and a very beautiful restaurant

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DeniseB
Heidelberg
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

It was my Birthday, and my Mother had come all the from Ga to have a nice dinner with me. The first impression was coming into a wet floor, with no attempt to mop up other then putting towels up against the bar. The service was subpar ...slow, and awkward . The dinning area was Hot, dark... not a very pleasant experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was immediately ready. The food was amazing and service was very attentive. We can’t wait to go back!!

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Kenneth
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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Larkin's on the River is rated 4.4 stars by 3814 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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