Larkin's on the River

4.5
3668 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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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 3668 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CCCC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited choices for vegetarian dining at lunchtime.

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CTucker
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Customer Service, Great Food, as well as Great atmosphere.

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NavyBubbleHead
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The RSVP process using Open Table worked well. The seating location was adequate. The service was adequate. The drinks were as expected, very good. The house salad was disappointing, very simple and not very tasty. My filet mignon was cooked as directed, but was extremely marbled for a 7 oz. cut. Disappointing. My wife’s fillet mignon was suitable for her. The other four in our party were disappointed compared to what we get at Hall’s Chophouse. Nice try, Larkin’s, but you failed to meet my expectations for a $500+ tab. Maybe next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience!

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SandyA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner - food and service was excellent !!

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dell
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Mothers Day dinner.
Food ok except for daughter’s steak had string left in it and son’s steak was not correct (sent back twice) until everyone else had finished dinner. They did remove son’s steak from bill. Really spoiled a special occasion meal. Too many other choices for us to come back.

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st experience was Awesome and so was our Waiter!!! He was very knowledgeable! Will be returning

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JeffA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Larkin's was quite busy on Mother's Day 2021, with graduations and proms on the same weekend! Early dinner reservations led to a packed restaurant and the Service Staff were outstanding. Kitchen was very slow in getting food out, but the ambiance and Service Staff made sure to keep the drinks full and ensured we were up to date on the status of our food. Once food was delivered, it was outstanding and portions were excellent. Parking is always difficult for Larkin's, but local parking garages are fairly close and inexpensive.

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ToCo
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother's Day

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KathyA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my daughter's graduation. We were the last table set for the evening. It was wonderful. They did not rush us one bit. The food was delicious.

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ryank
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend, and I, just got engaged just before dinner this weekend in Greenville, and we had reservations at Larkin's on the River. Larkin's Staff was great and very accommodating! They upgraded our table to an outside table even though I was unable to get that reservation on the Open Table website. They also gave us a complimentary champagne toast and desert. The steaks, sherry mushrooms, and maple glazed brussels sprouts were excellent. Overall, it was an outstanding experience. Thanks Larkin's!

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vipGvilleFoodie
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always pleased with dinning at Larkin's. Food was excellent!

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CrystalW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Larkin’s and it was just okay to me. We had reservations but still had to wait for our table a few minutes due to several celebratory events that day, Clemson & Furman graduation, Artisphere, etc., but they got is seated as quickly as possible. They didn’t have the biggest variety of menu items, but overall pretty good.

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DanaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My host was rude after she messed up our order. Food took an hour to arrive

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome steaks

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anthonyw
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Larkins!! We always try to make a point to eat at larkins when we visit Greenville!

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MattH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larkins was one of the few fine dining experiences in Greenville that is worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters college graduation

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vipTimothyS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and the food were exceptional! Our server did a fantastic job!

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ToddS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was exceptional. Will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters college graduation.

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Annie
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was above par. I highly recommend.

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SGHS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is nothing Larkins can control however the band playing in the amphitheater made it REALLY difficult to have a conversation at the table

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we arrived. Our waitress was awesome. She acted like we were her only table, but she had multiple tables, including one with 10 people. The food was cooked to our request and each course came to us at the appropriate time. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend Larkins.

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AMBPS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My impression is that one should get a steak if that is the signature entree. My chicken was very dry and veggies so-so.

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JohnA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My wife and I went to Larkin's for our 35th wedding anniversary. We had been to Larkins a couple years ago and had a good experience. I ordered the Steak Au Poivre and it was awful. It was probably the toughest steak I've ever had. I couldn't believe it since Larkin's is basically a steak house. Btw, when the food was delivered to the table, there was no steak knife so I asked the guy to bring me a steak knife and he said ok. Well, we waited and waited while my food was getting cold but no steak knife. I finally had to flag down a waiter from another table and he brought me a knife. I wrote an email to the restaurant but didn't get a response. I also tried to call them a few times but the phone was always busy as if someone left the phone off the hook.

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Jap2756
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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HeidiC
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time my husband and I have eaten at Larkins. This time we came for my husbands birthday. We sat in the bar area and we had Mike from the bar serve us. The service is terrific! Food is fantastic. Everyone is friendly. The atmosphere is great with a beautiful view on the River. We will definitely be back again! A favorite for us!

Larkin's on the River
Responded 5 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you so much for the very kind remarks. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipAndi
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service - and a picture perfect setting.

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Kenneth
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the server was exceptional...

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KevinL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday with reservations here and I must say they did not disappoint! The portions were quite big for a restaurant of this stature, which was a pleasant surprise. The food was amazing and the views were so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for someone with food allergies.

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vipRossM
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner with my wife which was fantastic food was excellent and the service and hospitality displayed by Bruce and his team are very welcome

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Wintm
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. We had oysters Rockefeller for appetizers and then we had grilled scallops. Both items were excellent. Service was very good and waiter was very helpful and professional

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DeloresB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was there celebrating my birthday with 3 other adults and baby. I ordered the Steak Au Poivre and it was very tough. My guests ordered the rack of lamb, it was succulent; the ribeye was divine!

However. the manager took care of me by removing the cost of my meal from our bill. I did not want a replacement meal. I give one chance to get my meal correct upon ordering. I don't trust repeats. My guest shared their meals with me and the evening turned out just fine.

I would recommend Larkin on the River for the experience of the ambience. Even though my steak was not good, they have great food offerings. I would go back, but I will order something totally different and hope it would be prepared according to my expectations.

Just want to mention, the Vanilla Creme Brulee is outstanding!

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LTalHar
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love the outside dining experience at Larkin's. Service is pleasant, not pushy or overbearing. The menu is variety is very good with accurate descriptions. Food presentation upscale, tasty, and service at nicely. We have never had a bad experience at Larkin's. Management is professional and engaging. It was a special occasion for our family from NC. Just the four of us in a great setting. A much better dining experience than across the riverwalk where people are paying high dollar prices under an umbrella. We recommend Larkin's over the rest.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff. Attentive service. Delicious food, well presented.

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viplovecuisine
Charleston
105 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Normally, we have had wonderful experiences here. Cuisine, wine, service excellent etc all very very good. Monday night not so good. Normally they are a little slow on Monday but not this pat one. Very nice booth - were out of the wine we ordered, offered a slightly better choice at the lower price - nice gesture - cork problem - took awhile to remedy - but ok. Caesar salad (half) very fresh romaine croutons and parm - next to no dressing. My filet perfect , wife’s cold. Oh - bread served after salad was almost consumed. Off night - not like them. - will go back but they have to be better prepared_ the crowds are coming. 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot ! We were in Roanoke and picked Billy's at random. It was a 3 minute walk from our hotel. The food was all delicious, and our server was so friendly and welcoming!
Highly recommend Billy's

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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 4.5 stars by 3668 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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