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Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill, Palmetto, FL

Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill

4.5
4.5
798 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Located on the ground floor of Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant, the Reef & Grill is where a casual atmosphere meets an upscale environment. Our all-American inspired menu adds a cultural, seaside twist to some of the most traditional dishes. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, enjoy weekly specials, happy hour, an upbeat atmosphere, and a sweeping view of the Manatee River and Tampa Bay sunset.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 729-0616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Two floors of private event / banquet space available. Riverhouse Banquets Centre features an elegant wedding and event facility accommodating parties up to 225 guests. Smaller rooms are also available for smaller events and parties. Riverhouse Banquet team can be reached directly at 941-721-3800

  • Neighborhood

    Palmetto

  • Cross street

    ​Business 41

  • Parking details

    Public and Private Parking. Free shuttle service to restaurant

  • Entertainment

    Live music, evenings, Thursday through Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LC

    LaurieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Difficult to reach by phone. Either no answer, put on hold for a long period of time, then dumped into voice mail.

  2. K

    Kris

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our meal and the view. Quality food, good portions, attentive service.

  3. CB

    CarrollB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It was difficult to hear the people at our table as the noise was very loud. We were seated inside.

  4. DR

    DRCJ

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting on the water. Food was ok Service was excellent Grouper sandwich was the best

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you for visiting us!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We have visited every Friday for the last four years . We live in the area , NOT snowbirds .We love the servers🥰They all know us and treat us special .

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us! We are always happy to have you!

  6. MC

    MichelleC

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    Worst experience we have had there! Bad service! Food was subpar and waited for my meal which was a salad and grilled chicken! Everyone else got theirs! Overall terrible night!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Michelle, thank you for visiting us & I am so sorry your time with us did not reach the 5 star rating we strive to offer our guests. I will be passing this review onto our management team for immediate action & hope you are able to visit us again to see our improvements based off this feedback.

  7. C

    Carol

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A lovely place to have lunch. Unfortunately, it was cool outside, so had to eat inside, but did have a window table. It is one of our favourite restaurants in the area.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you so much for your visit!

  8. D

    Diner

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From the start to the end of our evening, all was well done. They have an extended golf cart to ferry people from the parking lot to the entrance of the restaurant. However, the walk on the pier is delightful. Every staff member has smiles and great attitudes. They are really glad to see everyone enjoying the food and the views. Live music at the outside bar for a nice way to watch the sun set. Really happy we are locals and can visit all year round.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    We are so happy to hear you had a nice visit & are always pleased to have you join us. Thank you!

  9. P

    Peggy

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant with really good food. They held our table even tho' we were a little late. Murphy, our server, was awesome and even had a dessert for our anniversary! We were I side because it was a little chilly but it would be great to be outside when it's warmer!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    What a special evening. We are so pleased to chose to have your special diner with us!

  10. CK

    CaroleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside under the canopy, and it was delightful. It had been raining, so most people were inside. We loved having the area to ourselves. Also LOVE the $9.00 a bottle Wednesday Wine night. The onion soup and wings were delicious. Our server was perfect. We will be back.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us & for leaving this review!

  11. MJ

    MaryJ

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our waiter, Cale, (apologies for spelling) was very attentive. It was a particularly windy evening to sit outside but we did so he had more to contend with than just his customers! Our meals were delicious. We will return and hopefully the weather will be more cooperative.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us! We are happy to hear you had a nice visit!

  12. DS

    DianneS

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Was looking forward to dining outside but way to windy. Good was good and our waitress was very nice.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us!

  13. P

    Phillyboy

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server Kerry from Pittsburgh deseves mention as her contribution to the dining experience and review was most influential. Her performance ensured our evening was beyond our level of expectation. The Riverhouse did not disappoint and every menu item ordered was at least average to almost outstanding. You will not regret your visit!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us & we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with our server Kerry!

  14. LT

    LoriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy dining here!!! food is excellent service is excellent Love this place

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you so much for the five stars, Lori!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful time & beautiful sunset view right from our great table location !

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us & for this rating!

  16. DM

    DwightM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always we have dined here many times. Great location.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us!

  17. D

    Darwins

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We come back often . Food is great, waiters are awesome and love the view !

  18. TH

    TrishH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our guests (3 of them) loved the ambiance, view, and food. We had gluten free as well as vegetarians, with many options to choose from, which made it very nice. The service was great, as always. Thank you for being a consistently wonderful dining experience!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us! We are so happy to hear that you & all your guests had a great time & good experience with our different dietary menu options.

  19. r

    rpmd4

    Tampa

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Been here many times but this wasn't one of the better experiences. The chowder was not hot and we sent it back twice. My favorite dish is the butterfish and it too was served not hot. The bread was not fresh. Nice restaurant but a bad night.p

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you for visiting us & I am very sorry to hear you did not have a 5 star worthy experiences. I will be taking this feedback with concerns of the food quality to our management team. Know that immediate action will be made & we hope you are able to return to see how we improve.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and fresh. Sunset was beautiful.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    We are so happy to hear you had a nice experience!

  21. FL

    FLFrog

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our group enjoyed all of our different choices. Service was perfect, ambiance was lovely, and the 6 of us could hear each other without shouting. PERFECT!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    This is wonderful to hear, thank you so much for your visit!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful evening on the water with grandkids 😊Looking forward to going back again

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you for visiting us!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    We have visited river house many times and this was the only really disappointing meal we have had. One undercooked, one overcooked, spotty service. Hopefully better next time.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We strive to offer a five star experience. I am so sorry to hear that your experience did not meet our usual standards. Please know that I will take this review to my team for immediate action. I hope you are able to visit us again to see how we improve based on your feedback.

  24. BS

    BenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent food, service outstanding, seated on time

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Love the five stars!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience!

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on March 4, 2020

    Love the five stars!

  26. MD

    MarciD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Always consistently great. Great view and great food for the price.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you for visiting us!

  27. ME

    MEK2020

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Overall dinner was awesome. We had an outdoor table for 13 and had a fabulous view. The menu is diverse and has something for everyone’s liking. The meals were very tasty and the presentation was very nice. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us & for leaving this review!

  28. GV

    GlennVW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome time. Ambience was great, food was great and our server, Marisa, was outstanding. The perfect Valentines Day experience. Thank you Riverhouse! We will be back.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    We are so happy to hear this, thank you so much for spending your Valentines with us!

  29. CL

    CindyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We love the food, decor and location on the water. We had a 3:00 p.m. reservation, but had to wait awhile before we could be seated. The hostess said the people at our table had been there 2 and a half hours and they were waiting for them to leave. After seated and our orders taken, we had to wait a very long time before our food arrived. We asked if we could at least have bread or crackers while we waited which our waitress brought. We ended up being there a total of 2 hours just to finish our meal.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you for visiting us & for leaving us with this feedback, Cindy! I am sorry that your experience did not meet the 5 star rating that we strive for. I will be taking these concerns with your wait time to the needed party & hope you can visit us again to see our improvements based on this feedback. Thanks again, Cindy!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Valentines Day

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Love the five stars!

  31. m

    maryloud

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We love this place but we’re disappointed to see they no longer have redfish on the menu, we both got it every time we went. Also no bread with the amazing butter any longer

  32. TJ

    TayeJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Our first time at the Riverhouse. Enjoyed a nice meal with a wonderful view of the sunset. Would go again.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 19, 2020

    Thank you so much for visiting us!

  33. G

    Gilian

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful spot. Awesome waitress-Ryann. Great food. Good drinks. Huge dessert

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

  35. JE

    JohnE

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Met family I hadn’t seen in a while. Had a nice time and good meal.

    Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & GrillResponded on February 27, 2020

    Thank you for this rating!

  36. MB

    MaxineB

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely evening, good service, and delicious meals. Great view of the Sunset was a bonus! Will be back soon.

  37. EM

    ElvaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were both excellent for our group of 10. Table was ready when our reservation was scheduled. Fireworks were impressive and our view was exceptional.

  38. S

    Satnitediner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    Husband’ B-day Seating was next to bar—- a noisy bunch hanging out there

  39. k

    kurlykon

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    This was the first time we sat inside due to chilly weather. Ordered the same fish and chips and this time it was not very good. Chips were undercooked and over salted and the fish, heavily battered and over cooked. Hard to eat. I will go back but not for awhile.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Second time there. As good as the first. Met a friend for ‘girl’s lunch’. Food was good. Waitress attentive, but we didn’t feel rushed. Nice

FAQs

Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 729-0616.

Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    ​Business 41

  • Neighborhood

    Palmetto

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public and Private Parking. Free shuttle service to restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music, evenings, Thursday through Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 729-0616

  • Private party facilities

    Two floors of private event / banquet space available. Riverhouse Banquets Centre features an elegant wedding and event facility accommodating parties up to 225 guests. Smaller rooms are also available for smaller events and parties. Riverhouse Banquet team can be reached directly at 941-721-3800

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