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Larkin's on the River

4.4
2361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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 for the performing arts, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; 2 to 5 Menu: 2pm - 5pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm; 2 to 5 Menu: 2pm - 5pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(864) 467-9777
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Castro
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Catering
At Larkin’s on the River every event is our most exciting event. A Larkin’s representative will treat you as if you were the only guest in the house! Your special event will be the best, most elegant, fun & exciting event you have ever hosted!

All of our venues all offer distinct special attractions for any taste…

Larkin’s Culinary Team is Skilled to prepare any type of meal you can dream up, and our service specialists will make your guests feel well taken care of!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad & Main
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Parking details
Proceed to Japanese Dogwood Lane off of Falls Street (Behind the old Greenville News), guests may be able to find parallel parking along Main or Broad.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2361 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved hearing the near by music ;). Great food and service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Larkins was as usual, excellent. (I kinda wish there were a ribeye choice smaller than the 28oz) but we had a ribeye with brussel sprout hash, shrimp and grits, she crab soup and the wedge salad. All excellent. We even had those pre-bottled mixed drinks the bartender makes...they're always so delicious.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Very nice Table fabulous food

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Ribs of lamb were fantastic. My wife loved the salad. Had to send my rack of lamb back as it was not cooked to my satisfaction. Issue was resolved to my satisfaction. My wife rack of lamb was cooked to perfection.rare rare

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

My filet migon was over cooks as if they had it sitting in the oven and my husband only had three bones on his rake of lamb but every other place that we saw coming out had a few more. This was for my husband birthday and I wanted to be special. I just felt a little burnt with the food quality when I know it's always good.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our pre-theater 'brunch' was very good.....your staff people were very helpful at having our table ready (it was sweltering hot).
Temperature was in the 90s & we were on the hot side as we were on the open side (not complaining). My husband had a full-meal, and I had more of a snack (sort of). I really liked the hard-boiled eggs - haven't had them in a many months. Staff was great to keep refilling water glasses.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent atmosphere; nice service though our waitress had too many tables & no busboy; great salads, tapas, appetizers; main entrees are ok but nothing special; cheesecake was inedible.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was exceptional!
Our server must have been new because he seemed a little lost.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and location.The valet parking is very convenient before the show at Peace center

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The fame of the She Crab Soup is justified. The filets were cooked to perfection and the service was very attentive. I believe that this restaurant is an excellent value.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always Larkin’s does not disappoint. It was a 49 year anniversary celebration and was perfect

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was slow

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My friend treated me to a night out celebrating a contract I landed. Everything was outstanding. Started With a couple cocktails. She got a pear martini and I got the campfire. We started with the calamari steak with a pistachio and sweet mustard crust. Amazing. Then went to oysters Rockefeller, best in town. Tables side Caesar salad followed. Best salad I’ve ever had. We ordered a bottle from their “unusual reds.” Delicious. Was similar to a noir. I ordered the aged ribeye with a blue cheese crust and side of mushrooms and she got the filet with a baked potato. Both were phenomenal and cooked to perfection. For Dessert we had the Baked Alaska. And finished with some limoncello. Wonderful table presentation. Memo took awesome care of us. And David the manager made sure everything was up to Larkins’ standard. A beautiful night out.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service was good but slow. It was hot inside the restaurant and they had to redo my steak. For the money I excepted a lot better.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Worst service ever. 2nd table seated on patio at 5:15 one of the last served. Appetizers came out after entree. 20minutes to get a drink. The show tables got priority. I guess I failed to mention we were also going to show. But booked my table with plenty of time. Unsincere apology from manager. Waitress rude.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Should have ordered a steak. Fish was great but should have ordered steak. The scallop appetizer is a must!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our friends just moved to SC and we were visiting. The food, the service, the location and ambiance were great.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was great. Our waiter was real nice and very good at his job. My wife and I went for our anniversary and overall had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Enjoyed all but the Corona concert event make an already noisy restaurant hard to have a fine dining experience.

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Avoid lunch if you want an experience similar to the dinner reviews. The lunch menu was very limited and mostly hamburgers. If we wanted a hamburger, Five Guys would be better. Service was definitely sub-par for a presumably higher end restaurant. Fortunately, the ambiance and riverside setting is excellent any time of day.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We stayed at the Hampton, short walk to the restaurant. Beautiful inside, food was great, we had mahi and tuna, good bottle of rose. Our server was great.Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our server (Michael Craft) was well informed and attentive. Special thank you to Larkin's for accommodating my food allergy and making such an incredible dinner. I had the Sesame encrusted Ahi tuna and my date had the Mahi Mahi.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were visiting Greenville and Larkin's on the River was recommended as one restaurant to try. The food was good as was our service, but I thought it was very overpriced. I would highly recommend a cup of the She Crab Soup - it was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Lovely, traditional steak house. Thoroughly enjoyed. Will return.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Good service. Great steaks. Every bit as good as the higher priced restaurant across the river.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Excellent experience. Great service, awesome entrees, addtl food and wine. Attentive service. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had reservations a week in advance and when we arrived ask if we could be seated outside. We were told no because tables were reserved. Seated inside with view of patio and no customers arrived to sit outside during the time we were there. Servers were nice but service was not good! Waited on wine, long wait on food and had to ask for check because server was taking candles off all the tables. There were less than 25 people total in the bar, outside and inside dining area. No excuse for the poor service and being lied about the outside seating. Disappointed to say the least for the cost and anticipation of dining there while in Greenville.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great overall! However if you want anything other than a filet, you have to order a ridiculous size. 28 oz ribeye! The crab "soup" is very tasty, but it's more of a chowder, super thick.
Hostess and Server were great.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The service wasn't very good. We didn't get the bread until a manager brought it out to us. My wife ordered a glass of wine and wasn't brought out until we had to ask for it again. Many tables were complaining about the service and cold bread. My wife ordered the 3 course signature meal and didn't get the soup/salad portion of it before the main entree was brought out. They forgot our sides. The manager had to come to our table twice and apologize and then no sort of compensation was offered for the service. Still left a good tip because we aren't scumbags.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fantastic evening to celebrate Anniversary. Server was excellent and ensured we had a great evening. She Crab soup is TO DIE for. So thick and rich with copious amounts of crabmeat. Ribeye steak melted in my mouth like butter. So tender and cooked perfectly. Wife’s shrimp & grits were amazing. We ordered the brussel sprouts and they were well undercooked and without flavor. Server noticed, apologized, and removed the order from our bill without hesitation. Overall experience was fantastic. Atmosphere was lively but you can easily carry on a conversation. Will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Asked for bread three times but never got it. 😠

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

great food. great service. great drink menu. great location.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We visited Larkin’s for a special occasion: high school graduation. The servers (we had 2) both recognized her for her achievements and went out of their way to acknowledge her . We had fantastic truffle fries for an appetizer (our 11 year old fussy boy polished them off) and every person loved their choice from the menu.
The Lava cake with ice cream was amazing and the cappuccino really hit the spot.
I will be returning.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food and service. People where easy to speak with. Bartenders friendly

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great dining experience and the waiter know a lot about food pairing which I enjoy the conversation and the recommendation as well.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Food was excellent, service was attentive without being intrusive, and the ambience was upscale yet approachable.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Very relaxed setting, our server Serenity was professional and attentive. The lunch experience was casual and well paced and the food was exactly what we were hoping for. I would recommend Larkin’s on The River for lunch and for drink and dinner with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

My dinner at Larkin's on the River was perfect. The steak was soft and flavorful. The fries with truffle sauce and Parmesan cheese were fabulous! Our waiter was so nice and attentive. We loved being outside, people watching, and enjoying such a terrific supper. I would love to go again. It was an evening never to be forgotten.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We celebrated any anniversary and they made it extra special with a few "comps". Great meal and service.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were very displeased with her overall experience was not impressed for the price of our meals atmosphere was stale service was subpar waiter was very unfriendly ! I have to say probably would never return if I did would only be for appetizers and dessert Because this were the only things that are good! Was very excited because I thought it was gonna be a great place maybe we just caught you on a bad night

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