Larkin's on the River

4.4
3821 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 3821 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I’ve been to Larkins on numerous occasions. I really enjoy the food, and I enjoy sitting outside for the atmosphere and view. However, I have never taken my children there. I decided we should go to dinner last night. I chose Larkins, and I made a reservation online. We arrive, and I requested outside seating, which was also noted on the reservation. We were seated in a very odd place directly behind the large, black host/hostess stand. I found that to be odd. However, I tried to rationalize it in my mind to think that maybe the other tables were closed due to staffing. Shortly thereafter, another small party arrived, and they were seated in the open and visible area, which provides a better ambiance and experience. My thoughts went back to thinking that there were other reasons that we were seated in a less visible area. I asked to be moved, and the request was obliged. Considering past reviews that I’ve seen regarding Larkins and the lack of welcome to African American people, this certainly gave me pause and concern. My most recent prior visit was with friends, and I recall a peculiar expression on the face of the hostess that evening when we approached the inside host stand. I would suggest, at minimum, more awareness and positive intention in this regard.

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Peaches1994
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The restaurant was very hot and not in a good way. My date and I were soaked due the the inside heat. I overheard other people talking about how the restaurant has gone downhill. The food was less than average, and not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and we will definitely will be back.

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SteveU
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was outstanding and the food was excellent. The waitress answered our questions and made excellent recommendations which were spot on. We enjoyed our even and would go back.

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JimS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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Cfire3
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not worth the cost. Extremely disappointed. In my opinion didn't live up to expectations.

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Marisha
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It would be nice if there were some dairy-free, meat-free options on the menu. I won’t return.

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TravisP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had shrimp cakes, she crab soup, fried chicken and waffles, French toast. It was all delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
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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SCCJ
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server (Carl) was engaging and attentive. Splurged on a couple of cocktails, the smoked peach bourbon was the perfect sipping cocktail, once the smoke dispersed from the glass. The tasting menu was the best deal on the menu, and all the courses were excellent, from the shrimp cake, to the melt in your mouth filet, to the vanilla creme brûlée. Decided to also do the wine pairing, good variety of wines, but would do a bottle the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ll keep my comments private to the restaurant.

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JulieH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
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 on July 24, 2021

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 on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Larkin's on the River
Responded on July 24, 2021

Wonderful, thank you so much for the excellent review!

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JustinS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant on the river. Sea Bass was amazing!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Larkin's on the River
Responded on July 24, 2021

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 on July 24, 2021

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 on July 24, 2021

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 on July 24, 2021

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 on July 24, 2021

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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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 4.4 stars by 3821 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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