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
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried green tomato BLT was superb!

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vipMikeS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipjloquadman
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Business dinner. I was the host. My steak was way over-cooked; I ordered Med Rare and it was at least Med Well or Well. I said nothing because I didn't want to be "that guy" especially since I was the host. Everything else was very good.

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vipNY02Transplant
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good C-19 environment, all we’re wearing face coverings, seating was distanced. Wait staff was young but professional. Crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had!

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CourtneyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our entire evening at Larkins! Christian was the best!

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Nikki
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipCarolinagirl
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was very accommodating in relocating us from the patio to an indoor table. Anna was outstanding as our wait person. AND, Larkin's was extremely generous in providing us two complimentary desserts and 4 flutes of champagne to two couples celebrating their wedding anniversary ❤! The experience created wonderful future memories for both couples.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

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BritnyT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larkins was the perfect, romantic Anniversary atmosphere. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. No complaints at all.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and atmosphere was top notch. The table wasn't ready when we arrived and there were no available seats at the bar, however the host brought us water to the waiting area and got us seats at the bar as soon as the seats became available. Both the table and the food prep took awhile but considering the quality of the food and service it was well worth the wait. The servers were very attentive and professional. We had 8:30 reservations, got seated at our table a little past 9:00 and had our food by about 9:40. We enjoyed everything and had a great table on the patio with a great view.

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jasjhill
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful meal on the patio to welcome the fall weather. Mouthwatering delicious steaks to pair with excellent cocktails and wine. Always a treat.

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WendyD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larkin's on the River has FANTASTIC food, and a wonderful, elegant setting! We just love it there! The perfect place to celebrate birthdays and milestones. Everything we ate was amazing, full of flavor, cooked to perfection, including the desserts. And our waiter was the perfect balance of timely, attentive, but leaving our family to our conversation when needed. Thank you, Mike and LOTR!

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DonH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Larkin's remains one of Greenville's best restaurants. The food and drink was excellent.
The choices were very good, even with the menu scale back due to the pandemic. The restaurant has also kept its original character, despite the effects of the pandemic, like table spacing. After a little mishap on the reservation, everything was great. Amber attended to our table of five very well. The visit by and conversation with the the manager was informative and nice.

It is definitely in my top five of Greenville's top notch places to dine.

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CharleyG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend both enjoyed our first time there and will most definitely be back. Food and customer service were both amazing. Made her birthday feel very special and I appreciate that the most.

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FamilyTouristStop
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific afternoon luncheon! We always recommend Larkins for quality food and a lovely experience.

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vipSophiegirl
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Anniversary... Everything and everyone was perfect! Thank you for making out first trip to your gorgeous city a night to remember. We will be back... without our 🐕.

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JamesH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience on a beautiful night. Everything was perfect

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MerrillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received an email about Larkins opening up for lunch. We were so glad we decided to join them. The Mahi Mahi sandwich was perfectly prepared and the sauce was most delicious. We will be back soon!!

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WayneC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the atmosphere and the service. We sat outside.

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Table42
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, my kids drove down, to SC. So I wanted a nice place, in Greenville. When we arrived our table was waiting, a birthday card from the staff was on the table. Our wonderful waitress was Serenity, she was very friendly and accommodating. Wife and kids had the Steak au Poivre , medium rare, I had the Salmon, we also had a side of lobster Mac and cheese. They offered a champagne cocktail for my birthday. We had espresso and a ice cream dessert. Food was excellent, came out the way we ordered. Great atmosphere, beautiful place, wife and I have been here several times and will be back in the future.

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Beverly
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the pork chop. It was cooked as I requested and was delicious. The grits didn't seem fresh, but tge collard greens were amazing...the star of the plate! My friends enjoyed their experience at Larkins as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Deviled eggs are pricey for $15 get 3 half eggs?! Shrimp cocktail presentation a bit elementary. But the watermelon margarita house made and created by the bartender is a must!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

everything was great! food was delicious. nice atmosphere and broad menu. there was one minor hiccup which they quickly corrected, and first interaction with the server was slightly delayed for little longer than normal, but nothing major whatsoever. people are human and minor mistakes happen. nothing egregious. overall everything was great and would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re traveling & spending a couple days in Greenville. We’ve eaten at Larkin’s on a past trip & liked it. I also wanted a place w good outside dining, as due to Covid, I don’t want to eat inside. I’m disappointed that most people in SC aren’t wearing masks. We’re returning from a trip to Colorado, where most people were wearing masks. In Frisco, Colorado, they had painted signs on sidewalks all over town saying “Please Mask Up”. People in Greenville & SC in general could a lesson from Frisco, Colorado!

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GvilleDoc
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great, drink pours were meager at best and not worth the cost

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, Guillermo was awesome!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I had a wonderful evening, David the manager paid a special attention to our needs and seated us in a comfortable private area as I requested, would love to dine there again would recommend it to my friends and family.

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ScottA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Strip was uneatable . Tons of salt

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JackinSC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service from our waitress Serenity was absolutely excellent. Could not have asked for more. Food was not up to my expectations, considering the price structure. Was OK, but not in relation to the high price. Would expect a $40 steak to be exceptional, not just normal and the cost of the side items was way out of line. $9 for Asparagus?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience!

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Annonymous
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Overall recommend and will be returning

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JohnnyKnoxville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Described all evening specials perfectly. Food was delicious and did not feel rushed. I have to say being forced to wear a mask outside to walk 3 feet to your table to then remove it is quite comical. We will be back!!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and service was amazing. A favorite place in Greenville.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and Michael made it super special. Recommended the perfect wine, brought us some champaign to celebrate, and service was spot on. Everything about the night was great & we owe it all to Michael!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice night, as soon as we walked into the restaurant we were greeted by name and told happy anniversadry. Larkin had left a happy Anniversary card on our table and our waiter was very profecional. Complimentary champaine glasses and cake at the end of dinner. We had a great night and we recomend it for a special occation.

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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 4.5 stars by 3330 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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