Larkin's on the River

4.6
3410 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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What 3410 people are saying
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WILLIAMH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good to see your dinning room serving so many. We enjoyed the food and a nice corner table. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We look forward to a return visit.

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PORSHEB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing. from service to apps to drinks to entrees. will go again for sure!!

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FrankS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding for a friend

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Hangry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside because the weather called for it. Service, location, food quality and quantity.. everything was very good.

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Tryon2020
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could recall our server's name....she was superb!!

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vipMilesaway
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well prepared, great service. Indoor dining with Distanced seating and masks worn by staff. Recommend reservations during peak times. Highly recommend.

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vipbry49
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entrée Salad served had many ingredients missing
Sandwiches were excellent and well presented
enjoyed our lunch

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I made a reservation very early in the week and specifically asked for a table inside. We were seated outside at a table that was not level. This was very annoying the entire night. We tried to fold paper to put under one of the table legs but we were not successful.
When we ordered a bottle of wine, it took forever for them to finally bring it to our table.
The food quality was excellent but I was quite disappointed in the details of the evening.

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TigerGirl
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We were seated outside and were concerned about the chilly weather, but it was warm and cozy with the heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. It was a great night for the patio. Really enjoyed our server- sorry, cannot remember his name. We had a large party and he took great care of us.
Food was amazing!!! Atmosphere was great!
Will be back for sure.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice, perfect for a date. The food was excellent and the servers really made us feel valued. They treat you well, would definitely recommend.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Fall menu!! Safely seated, (Covid times), service was friendly, helpful and timely. Not much room for improvement! Best night out in a while! Thanks!!

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MichaelS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are doing the around the world tour at Larkins. Last stop was Greece, food was excellent. Been to Germany and Spain, both were wonderful as well. Looking forward to our next stop in France.

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1110Dinner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Guests were served the wrong entrees. No attempt was made to rectify. Server blamed the chef and walked away.

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Had A Good Time, Food Was Awesome, Customer Service Was Good, The Whole Night Was Just Awesome.

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Andrew
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Brianm
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned a weekend trip just to eat at Larkins. Wonderful food and service.

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Chelsey
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary, and it was excellent. I would absolutely recommend going here. The food was fantastic, and the whole atmosphere was great. It is a bit on the pricy side, but it was w worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! We had two out of town relatives visiting and they were very impressed!

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StanB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a great experience, Everything was outstanding. It was my son's b-day and on the card from Larkin's it stated Happy Anniversary! Just a little attention detail.

Thanks,
Mr. Brown

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out- outdoor seating- outdoor temperature was perfect but there were heat lamps if needed- service was good- not too intrusive but there just when needed which we greatly appreciated - meal was cooked exactly as ordered and was perfect temp
on arrival (Steak au poivre and rack of lamb) - glad we made this choice - nice wine list-

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Carmendy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience immensely. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. Our waitress Nina was wonderful. This wasn’t my first visit. I will return again in the future.

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LarryH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove down to Greenville to celebrate a birthday and made the reservation through Open Table. Our reservation was for 2:00 pm on the patio overlooking the river. There was also oat nobody there so we had a nice meal on a wonderful day for the weather. Luncheon menu was ver limited but food was good and well prepared. We also had wine and enjoyed the time there.

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LauraS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat for lunch . Best crab cakes in town ! Highly recommend this place !!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Larkin’s. Bruce is cute too.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 17, 2020

You are too kind. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to return to Larkins! The meal was delicious and our server was very attune to our every need. Overall, excellent dining experience.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

And we can't wait for you to return!

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vipDebbieB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and beautiful heated patio. We had a wonderful evening!

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow (despite a small crowd in the restaurant). Food was lukewarm at best.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for sharing your experience and we are sorry that we did not exceed the standards we set for ourselves. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional food and service and we will use your feedback as a learning tool with our staff.

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Carol
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary there, and Serenity, our server, made it so special with a complimentary champagne toast! I had the pork chop, hubby had filet mignon, and both were excellent! We will certainly return to Larkin’s the next time we are in Greenville!

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Congrats on 31 years! See you next time you are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LWeber
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience starting with David, who confirmed our reservation to our wonderful server, who I won’t name out of respect for her wishes. Highly recommend Larkins. Inside was much quieter than outside and their cherry vanilla infused bourbon was surreal. The Chilean Sea-bass is a must try also!!!

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!

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vipStillRovin1
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and did not disappoint. Only glitch was my wife’s filet was significantly overcooked. However, the waitstaff, as well as the Manager, quickly resolved. Steak was replaced in less than two minutes, and was perfectly cooked. We were also offered a complimentary glass of wine as a result. Classy touch with a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary, along with a free dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant and will return when we are back in Greenville.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Happy Anniversary! We are happy you chose to celebrate at Larkin's!

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Duncan
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful, quiet comfortable outdoor seating. Delish food, great service. Knowledgeable wine steward.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday was wonderful. Only slight issue was having an early reservation and when I called to confirm, and asked regarding the limited menu at 4:30, the host assured me the full menu was available.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

We are glad you had a great Birthday!

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RobG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

When we booked the reservation, it asked if we were there for a special occasion. We were there for our anniversary. No one every mentioned it or acknowledged it was our anniversary. Why did it ask? There was no personalization to our experience and the waiter was in and out like you would experience at a lower end restaurant. There wasn't any personalization like you would expect at a restaurant of that caliber, that location and that price. We were very disappointed.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

We certainly fumbled the ball on that. We ask people if they are celebrating anything special because we love to do something extra for that person. We clearly did not do this and I am very sorry about that. I will use this as a learning experience with our staff. I am going to reach out to you personally to try and make this right.

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vipScarlet
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

David went out of his way to accommodate us in special seating due to COVID. We had a delightful evening.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

We will pass on you appreciation to David! Come back soon!

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Reets
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larkins on the patio is The Best location in GVL. Quality of food is gourmet . Try it you’ll like it and return often!

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for the raves!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wine was warm and steak was cold. Ordered medium rare and came out red. Skin was not seared. This is a steakhouse, not a bar. Jumbo shrimp cocktail was grocery store level. Oysters pass but not well chilled either. Overall, very disappointing. Server was very nice, but not attentive.

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your evening and we will share your notes with the appropriate staff.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was amazing!! Food and service was top notch!! Was just really hot inside. Recommend table outside but def will be back!!!

Larkin's on the River
Responded on November 3, 2020

Sorry about the heat situation. We have that resolved! We look forward to seeing you again!

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FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3410 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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