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About Larkin's on the River

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.

318 S. Main St
Greenville, SC 29601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Broad & Main

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 467-9777

Website:
http://www.larkinsontheriver.com/

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Alex Castro

Additional:
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

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Larkin's on the River Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for a Date (51)
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Romantic (45)
Business Meals (42)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Waterfront (34)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Cozy (25)
Scenic View (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Authentic (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Delightful double date with delicious food

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. It is pricey for what you get - sides run around $7 each and toppings for your steak (such as blue cheese) run about $5 each. So it can add up quickly. But it's a lovely place to eat and making a reservation is a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Fantastic food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service. Since moving to Greenville a few months ago, we created a list of local restaurants to try. Larkins on the River was at the top of the list. With the wonderful timing this week with Greenville Restaurant week, we decided now was the time to go. Extensive wine list, with many good wines by the glass. We will come back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to Larkin's on the River for my parents' 57th anniversary. The restaurant made our visit extra special by giving them a card and a desert, and by giving the entire table champagne for a toast. We all chose seafood and everyone loved their dishes. Best of all, my parents had a blast. I would like to personally thank Ed for his attentive service. He made us feel welcomed and cared for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was lukewarm, some was overcooked. Our wine wasn’t briught out until we were almost done with meal even after requesting it several times.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food.....great service.....excellent wine list

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in GRV - steaks are the specialty and both my wife's (bone-in ribeye) and mine (bone-in strip) were excellent. Only negative I would report was dessert - wife ordered special pumpkin cheesecake and she reported it was not very good (too much fluff and not enough pumpkin taste) and I ordered lava cake which was a little dry.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Birthday dinner for my wife which included daughter & her family (3 grandchildren ages 9, 5 & 1). Service was gracious & impeccable.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overpriced for average food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good good and great service .. little over priced. Menu was good but feel the meal was not with the amount they charged. Need more options as well.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Dry Aged NY Strip was Awesome! Huge wine Selection we had a bottle of Malbec. My wife had the Dry Aged Ribeye. Both Steaks cooked to perfection. Waitress was Awesome! Great experience from top to bottom.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had looked forward to coming back to Larkins for our New Year's Eve celebration. Before tonight, this was our favorite restaurant in Greenville. We were so disappointed. The restaurant was freezing cold. We were seated near the kitchen so we were in the middle of server traffic the entire time and we were right in front of a door to the outside which kept opening and shutting all night long. They were out of baked potatoes, the steak wasn't cooked correctly and the asparagus was overcooked and not hot when served. I understand that New Year's Eve is a busy night, but that is why we chose a restaurant with Larkin's reputation for excellent food and service. Our feeling was even New Year's Eve wasn't a big enough curve ball to throw Larkin's off their game. Boy, were we wrong.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service and delicious steak cooked to perfection.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great as usual! Great food, service, and wonderful time!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall excellent as Larkins always is. The food includingvtje sea bass, osso bucco and ahi tuna were too notch. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Wine steward ok, not particularly skilled. The fries with truffle oil always make you eat too much. Only downside is we were near the side door tjat kept opening on a bitterly cold night. In future with such bitter weather tjat door should not be opened as it impacts several diners by that door

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was fantastic, appetizers were very generously sized, main course offerings were varied and creative, accommodating to substitutions, the Brussels sprouts side was my favorite. The atmosphere was a little too loud but it was a very busy night as many were attending events at the peace ctr and arena. Will definitely be on my short list when in town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent the service was so so due to our server Marcus trying to push us through the meal he even took our bread away and tried to steal my dates entree but other than that he did an ok job

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb cocktails. The she crab soup is the best I've eaten. Filet was excellent. Service was top notch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good steak and sea bass

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was excellent but the waitstaff was not particularly good. Overall not a bad experience but for the price I would have expected better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was perfect from the great seafood, atmosphere and service to the river walk when done. Perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I travel frequently for business in various cities throughout the world. My wife and I were at Larkin’s during personal travel. The food is incredible, and the the service was excellent. Their food compares well to the best I find in New York and London. My recommendation: book a table and take your wife. And - get the she crab soup ... better than one finds in Charleston.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice place. Me and my fiancé came here after our engagement and they gave us champagne and dessert on the house. We loved it!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Greenville, and again they did not disappoint when we took friends there for their 47th Wedding Anniversary on December 26th, 2017 .
Our server that evening was David, and he was spot on with his recommendations, timing , and service. The steaks and seafood were done to perfection.
When in town Larkin's is a must stop for good food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Disabled Access, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful service from Shannon

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was excellent, in fact the best steak I had ever eaten, but service was unwelcoming.
We arrived 15 minutes early and hostess asked us to "go do something" since we were early.
(What??) There was no one at tables yet, but the bartender was working. Hostess did not offer us to sit at the bar so we waited outside. That was uncomfortable and did not make us feel welcome :(
Once inside and seated, we were overlooked (possibly because we were early) and had to wait another 15 minutes for a wine list. Food was outstanding and the restaurant was beautiful, but the service we received was not so great :(
I could understand it if the place was packed and later in the evening, but that was not the case. This event was my son's Christmas surprise for me and ended up being a little let down.

Tami Johnson
tami_johnson@bshsi.org

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waitress Noreen dis a wonderful job! She was very sweet.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our service was terrible. We waited almost 20 minutes before we even had our drink order taken. We had to ask if there were any specials for the evening because our waitress just asked what we wanted. My husband and I both got a filet which also took way too long to get. Once our food arrived my steak was average but my husband had a terrible cut of meat. Just fatty and not what you would expect from a higher end steakhouse. That was definitely the last time we will be at larkins.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

She Crab Oup that's out of this world!!
Best anywhere!
One of our favorite places!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and service. Highly recommended- Tres leches on the dessert menu is a must!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Larkins is in an amazing venue that is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Greenville. The wait staff is extremely accommodating and goes well beyond the expectations that I would have of a restaurant of this caliber. However, I have noticed that while the cost of the menu items has risen, the quality does not quite match.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was outstanding. We had everything from appetizer to dessert. The place was packed and loud, but we dined before theater, so many patrons were on the same schedule. Our waiter was overbooked, but did his best. Overall, the experience was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Came here to celebrate my mom's birthday and the food was delicious! The service was quick and our waitress was excellent and accommodating. My mom sent back her chicken dish because the wine sauce was too much for her, but she received another dish without problem and promptly. I would definitely return here to try other dishes on the menu. Dessert was tasty as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great restaurant! Excellent food, service and wine selection! Highly recommend!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Went there to celebrate a relative's graduation.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved our evening out. Great service, food and seating. A favorite of ours before or after a show or concert.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We both had fish, and both were prepared to perfection. The salad was fresh and large enough to share. Very nice dining.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wait staff seemed inexperienced and was not as attentive as expected.

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