Larkin's on the River

4.4
3753 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 3753 people are saying
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KyleG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and were treated really well. Several of the staff stopped to wish us a happy anniversary. The meal and atmosphere were exactly what we had hoped for the evening. The worse thing was an annoying gnat that kept dive bombing our heads...ha! This was our first trip to Larkin's and I feel confident that we will be returning. Our booth table was a nice touch to being able to sit side by side and survey the rest of the restaurant.

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redhead
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have always enjoyed Parking but were a bit disappointed this time. The she crab soup was very good and that was pretty much the highlight. The truffle fries were a bit undercooked. My husband ordered the duck confit but found it to greasy ( yes, I know it is duck) as well as too salty...and I concurred. After just a few bites he told our waiter he just couldn't eat it. Our waiter offered to get another entree but my husband didn't want anything. The waiter did offer him a dessert for free and did remove the cost of the duck which we greatly appreciated. I had the bacon wrapped scallops which were fine. Our waiter was very good. Even though we were under impressed this time we would return.

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Emily
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was extremely hot in the restaurant. The staff said it was always like that. We sat by an exterior door and 90+ degree air was coming in around door. Very uncomfortable. 6 out of 8 ordered steaks. Med to med-rare, all came out med-well to well done. Since it took so long to get our steaks even though restaurant was empty (445p reservation) we did not have time to wait on more. They offered a free dessert but my husband and I ordered the 4 course filet so we already had dessert. This was a fathers day gathering and I had talked up the restaurant to my family. So disappointed I will never go back. When you pay $150 for a couple, the steak should be cooked per order!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We loved the outdoor setting with the patio and the river views. However all 3 of us had complains about our meal. My husbands steak was undercooked and not flavorful, my Caesar salad and wilted and inedible with chicken so dry I could barely swallow it. My moms pasta tasted like it sat under a warmer for 20 minutes. Not worth the money at all.

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vipRobC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good and the location is great for outdoor dining. The service however needs to be better. My wife ordered an appetizer and an entree and both came out wrong. Her entree was one of the beet salad’s. The sever even asked questions about it and even repeated it back .... and it still came out wrong. Good but wrong. My wife ordered a Filet mignon but a ribeye was brought to the table. Again, the server had asked, 7 oz or 9 oz? Good news was that it was probably just a screw up at the pass because the filet and side came out 2 mins later. The filet was cooked perfectly. Final complaint, our entrees came out before we were completely finished with appetizers. All in all it was a nice night, so we will give them another shot but at this level of dining and cost, the overall experience needs to be better

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MelissaP
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Larkins. Such great food and atmosphere.

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MollyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful 15th Anniversary Dinner! They knew it was our anniversary and they sat us at a cozy little booth, told us Happy Anniversary multiple times and gifted us with a free dessert of our choice. The food was amazing and the setting was perfect!

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Angela
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to make reservations the day before our business dinner. The drinks were delicious & there was a lovely variety of main courses to choose from to satisfy everyone in our party. It was a lively venue with entertainment just outside of Larkins, but we were able to talk, laugh and enjoy a delightful evening together, with business friends from Nashville to Virginia to Kansas City.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok. Not as good as it has been in the past. Maybe just an off night.

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Rand
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Larkins to celebrate our 40th anniversary and our experience was top notch. Our meal was amazing,the atmosphere perfect and our waiter Brian went above and beyond to make our evening special. Highly recommend Larkins on the River!

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RobertS
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, nice professional staff. Excellent food.

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DaveK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good!

The front end of the restaurant was very disorganized. We had to wait to be acknowledged for our reservation which was fine. However, it seemed like there was no one in charge and no host(ess). It was like everyone waiting was inconveniencing the staff.

There are many choices in Greenville.

Once we were seated it improved to standard service level, but not what you’d expect from a high end restaurant.

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sandrag
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. Could not get to our reserved table for four because prior party way overstayed their table so we had to eat in the bar area. When busy it might be helpful to advise people they need to leave by a certain time.

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vipCindy
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good! Definitely try the She Crab soup.

Our server was good, but she seemed inexperienced. She kept forgetting everything she had asked us the previous time she’d been to the table. Had to come back twice and ask us what we’d ordered.

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SJfromTN
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet. Like butter. Sooo good.
Nom de plum cocktail. Fantastico
Great location for the peace center events.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Apps came out after meal. Steak was bad quality. Sides we cold too.

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Stephanie
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was outstanding! Excellent service. Our waiter Carl was attentive and personable. We had a show to attend after dinner and he made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and make the show at the Peace Center. My husband had the Filet cooked perfectly and I had the Salmon. We will be back!!!!

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Tiger
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We arrived five minutes before reservation and were promptly seated. Waited a bit for drinks. Waitress explained the bar was backed up which can happen. Bacon wrapped scallops were cooked perfectly and delicious, however, it was downhill from there. Our steaks arrived, all ordered med rare. My 9oz fillet looked like a 6 oz fillet and was ok. The ribeye came cooked med well and was returned to the kitchen as was the New York strip which was way over cooked to order. Both steaks were replaced and cooked to med rare, however, again the quality and taste were not there. We have dined at Larkins over the years and have never been dissatisfied until now. Aside from the steaks being just ok at best the sides of loaded baked potato (loaded with sour cream and a couple pieces of bacon) Brussel sprouts and Mac-n-cheese all of which were also just ok. All side portions were much smaller than previous visits. We dined at Larkins last in fall 2020 and had one of the best experiences over all the years. Not sure what happened, but this was disappointing enough for us to take a break for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall this was a good experience. The service lacked that special touch one would expect from a “fine” restaurant. I’ve received better service in chain steakhouses at times.

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

Our granddaughter graduated from Mauldin high school.

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vipSeaborn7
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to Larkin’s many times over the years and to steak places from Atlanta to LA to SF to NY and in-between - Larkin’s was my favorite of them all, even over Bone’s in Atlanta, which for years was hard to beat. However, three years ago or so they lost their key chef and the food went from outstanding to just ‘good.’ It used to be that the steak was amazing and every side had flavor that exploded in your mouth - it was truly a ‘cut above.’ No more. The last several times this is like any other ‘good’ steak place, but nothing special. I’ll be taking a break for now in a search to find the next Larkin of past years. One last note: the service from Ruby was outstanding this trip, but we had an early reservation. They have eliminated the valet parking, which makes parking and dining with extreme seniors much more difficult. Definitely not a five star restaurant anymore.

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MichaelN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Met expectations. Will go again

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vipRandolo
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed a dinner at Larkins last night. Made reservation late, so had to eat inside which was fine. Had Sea Bass, and it was delicious. Service was sketchy.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Graduation for high school

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vipPhillJ
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not so great. Service was slow at best. Food was ok, some in our party were better than others. I had the filet and it was pretty much flavorless. Our server had a cold or allergy issues and seemed to keep disappearing. Not a great experience at all.

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CoryW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my husband's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, the service was great (Carl was our waiter and he was the best, so attentive). They gave us complementary champagne and a dessert since we were celebrating a birthday. True 5 star restaurants .

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our server was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great location and service but the food was just ok.

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RobbyD
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner, very nice our waitress was excellent, she asked if it was a special occasion told her anniversary, she gave a nice flute of champagne , then a nice desert free with happy 35th anniversary on the plate in chocolate. Wife had scallops I had a ribeye, both were cooked perfect and taste was great. Will be there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from the salads to the perfectly cooked steaks. Serenity provided the best service we could ask for.

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SandiW
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktail menu in Greenville, fantastic service and terrific food - the bacon wrapped scallops were perfect!

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vipAmyLakeWorth
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We ordered an entree and several apps to share. The truffle fries were stale, but warm, almost like reheated or microwaved. The Mac n cheese was flavorless. Neither of us ate more than a few bites of either. The pork chop, while flavorful, was ordered medium, but was served well done. The bacon wrapped scallops were over cooked and served on an extremely hot plate, which cooked them further, or from heat lamp?

While I understand there are challenges with staffing, we were really disappointed. We’ve been here before and loved it, so I hope they can figure things out.

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DavisP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service! Will definitely be returning!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to this restaurant because we heard that it had wonderful food. However this is what happened. We sat on a dirty patio that was in need of a good scrubbing and some fresh paint. From the waiter station there was some type of nasty liquid losing from underneath the wall nearby.
We ordered calamari as an appetizer, it was cooked perfectly however it was unseasoned. I don’t count Parmesan cheese as true seasoning.
My soup arrived while I was still eating my appetizer which never should happen in an upscale restaurant. My soup was the best thing of the night, even with the crab shells in it. I was forced to inquire about bread. When it finally arrived I was disappointed because even if it lacked salt. I don’t like a lot of salt, I use less salt than most people. When I go out I expect my food to be properly seasoned with salt and other spices. My entire meal was lacking spice and salt. For dinner we ordered Seabass and mahi-mahi. The menu made you think that you were going to receive upscale fish, this was not true in our case, we received unsalted old fish that was over cooked. Both dinners caused stomach issues.
I have purchased better fish at the grocery store then what I was served in this restaurant. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcus was great. Amazing dining experience. Perfect way to celebrate our daughter’s high school graduation.

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michsey
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a lovely evening and delicious meal. We were in town to celebrate a special occasion with family and everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good, but food quality was poor-especially for the price. I had to send my wine back twice because it was warm.

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vipAnneT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Three 1/2deviled eggs seemed expensive but were extremely tasty

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ordered steak Med. well and when meal came blood was still running out of steak. Waiting 15 Min. for waitress to come to table to tell her about steak. This was Our Anniversary dinner but will be the last at Larkins on the River!

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TBone
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated 25th Anniversary yesterday. Food was impeccable. Steak was phenomenal and perfectly cooked. Food overall was off the charts and can't wait to go back. Appreciated the Anniversary dessert on the house.

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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 3753 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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