Larkin's on the River

4.4
3934 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 3934 people are saying
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StephanieG
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. May have been the best bites of mashed potatoes I have ever had. Meat was perfectly cooked. Our server was gracious, attentive and speedy. The view by the water was great.

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2tri
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place definitely recommend for any occasion.

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AprilD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and very patient with our girls! Great time and good was excellent!

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale restaurant for special occasions or casual dining with a lovely covered, heated outdoor dining area with amazing view in the center of downtown Greenville! We had filet mignon and ribeye, which were both cooked exactly as we asked and were delicious.

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vipjen59
Charlotte
121 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a nice meal sitting by the water, server was pleasant and food was good

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Robinc
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was lackluster and mostly inedible. The only thing that was palatable on my plate was the duck. We had to ask for water refills and the service was very slow.

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DanaS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food & service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Was a really cool vibe and location but the food was eh. Our fries weren’t fully cooked

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JANICEM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The filet mignon was delicious, cooked medium and tasty. The sides--mashed potatoes, Brussels sprout hash, mac and cheese--were a little disappointing for the quality of the steak. The brussrl sprouts were salty and hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable as always. Brian was our server and was outstanding! The food and table were perfect for an evening with friends. Brian made certain we were on time for our show at the Peace Center without ever feeling rushed. Well done!

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RickK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was a bit daft. He did not know the Scotch selections and when I told him I was only interested in the single malts, be proceeded to tell me the blends available. Maybe a nit - and maybe this is not something they should know, but when you spend $25 a glass -- you expect a little education.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Went to Larkins On The River for our trip to South Carolina to visit family. It was our first time here and made reservations over a week in advance. When arriving for our reservation we were told we were sitting outside mean while there were ample amounts of tables open in doors. I explained to manager if we had the choice when we made the reservation to sit in doors we would have but there was no option for indoors/outdoors. They were not accommodating to our family. The manager came up to us and told us he would take care of us since they “couldnt” sit us inside and they did nothing for us. The outdoor area was not a nice experience and if you enjoy going out to dinner with good food and a nice ambience I do not suggest you go here to sit outside.

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BenjaminS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service and food was not the same this time as when we have been before.

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NavyBubbleHead
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My birthday celebration, party of six. The service was very good. The patio dining room was warm in the middle and cold on the perimeter; my feet were cold. The salmon Wellington has too much bread and too little meat. The side dishes get cold quickly in the small tin frying pans. The crab, calamari and oyster appetizers were excellent. The shrimp/grits, pork chop and sea bass entrees were very delicious. The wine was good. Thanks for the birthday dessert!

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MickB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The salmon & avocado Benedict was disappointing. The salmon was essentially a small amount ground up and mixed with an equally small amount of avacado. My wife’s omelette was dry and did not seem to have been freshly cooked.

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ElaineF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No waiting , food good, excellent server. Lunch/ brunch. Portions small

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TammyB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larkin’s is an excellent experience with a wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. And you can actually TALK to your table mates. The noise level is relatively low. Highly recommend.

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Brendacula
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was really great- food arrived amazingly quickly. Beautiful tables and ambiance. Nice menus selection

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Roundtown
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Larkin’s. Everything was on point.

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BrandyWilliams
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The server was Ok - she could have been more informative. This was not my first time at larkins , but it has been a while. She didn't go over the menu . The steak that my fiancé wanted she stated “they ran out” gave him the option of ribeye or porterhouse. In my option she should have took the time to remind us of the size of that steak due to she had already removed our menus. I ordered the Lamb chops so I would think that common sense would tell her to go over the size because it was HUGE enough for 2 people which was a waste. I specified in my reservations that it was my fiancé birthday, his birthday wasn’t even acknowledged. He had never been to Larkins this was his first experience and it wasn’t impressive at all. If you guys want to be in the top notch category for dining I would recommend stepping your servers up to be a more informative.

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DavidD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A little pricey, but oh so good!

JB
vipJanetB
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch prior to performance at the Peace Center.

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MandyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Atmosphere was relaxing. Food was very good. Great choice before matinee at the Peace Center

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vipBalsamBob
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant right across from the Peace Center. Definitely will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Larkins on the River. Staff and service were excellent. Ambiance in the restaurant was great. I ordered She Crab Soup and a House Salad. Soup was lukewarm at best…House Salad greens were warm and limp. Excellent ingredients and presentation…the quality was not as expected. My husband ordered the Larkins Salad…again, warm, limp greens…very disappointed. In addition, there were no towels in the Mens Bathroom. Would question a return visit.

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DerrikS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

a little hard to find.

map takes us to street address

Main entrance a little bit different

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent server named Ashley! Thank you!

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PaulK
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was thoroughly impressed with the food and service. Our server Guillermo provided attentive service while keeping the vibe relaxed. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced.

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vipElaineS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The worst dining experience by far during our weekend trip to Greenville. The butternut squash bisque lacked any flavor whatsoever. The mashed potatoes were dry and cakey and the steak was dry. It took fifteen minutes to be seated (and we were right on time) for our 8:00 reservation and everything went down hill from there. I would never try this restaurant again.

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vipGentleCritic
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great service and food!

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KristenF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner! We had a wonderful waitress as well. We told her it was my birthday week and we were out celebrating and we received a free dessert! It was a wonderful experience and a beautiful location in Greenville.

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vipBrandon
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Fantastic waitress - just a little slow getting the food out from the kitchen. However, it was definitely worth the wait! Excellent across the board.

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vipKevinP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent but overpriced.

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mountpdiner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Steaks were excellent although a bit under seasoned. Waitress seemed inexperienced but was acceptable. Very nice atmosphere in the restaurant and was quiet.

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DKndATL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife and I had Guillermo as our server and he was on point, with what to expect and recommendations. My wife had the 7oz filet and I had the Sea Bass and we split garlic rosemary mashed potatoes. Wine was paired perfectly as well.

Couldn’t have been more pleased with our dining experience. In my words to Guillermo to tell the head chef... it was “off the chain good!”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We came into dinner .. (a interracial couple) we sat down … our waiter was definitely nervous like she’s never served a black woman and white man before she barely spoke and was always rushing off as she spoke … so then this party of eight men come in … tell me why a party of eight white men got their food before a party of two … ordered lobster and it was not cooked at all… sent it back and they sent back the same food , Brussels sprouts was cold … great moscato ! … but definitely worst restaurant experience in Greenville

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for our anniversary. This was truly an amazing experience. They gave us an complementary drink and dessert. The total experience was worth every penny spent.

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TravisB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I order the chopped salad with chicken. It was average, nothing special. My wife ordered a plain cheese burger but it was delivered to our table with everything on it. I had to track down the waitress to get her to rectify the problem. The waitress stated “The people in the kitchen don’t listen to me,” They did bring my wife a new plate with the correct burger but extremely poor service. I would not recommend this restaurant any longer. It’s Applebee’s service and food at ridiculously high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely table on the porch. Waterfalls , river, & beautiful scenery. Food was great. Loved the She Crab soup!

FAQs

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 3934 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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