River City Brewing Company

4.1
1111 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
River City Brewing Co. is a fine casual dining restaurant and brewery located along the St. Johns River offering the best views in town.

Our Executive Chef and his culinary staff has the depth of experience to produce great entree's of the latest culinary preference.

River City Brewing Co. offers a variety of Seafood, Pasta, Poultry, Beef entree's and creative daily specials.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MICAHELM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good . I had shrimp and grits , although my shrimp was a little salty it was delicious. My Tito’s was what I needed to celebrate my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and beer was very good, service was less than what I expected since the bar area was minimally busy.

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vipJen29mom
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The home fries were delicious! Rachael was a wonderful server.

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OdalisS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Disappointed. Will not be back, no loss that the restaurant is closing. Not what it once was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was over salted and I really like salt

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Crystal
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The atmosphere was inviting, location was great at the end of the Riverwalk and I had hopes but I was quite disappointed. I ordered a Ribeye steak and for a $40 steak, I expected much better. It had no seasoning and was just covered in mushroom gravy. It was cooked as I asked but with no flavor, it just didn't appease to me. Also, it came with seasonal veggies and mashed potatoes. Both bland, no flavor. There was a party upstairs playing VERY loud music that was distracting.

Our server (luckily can't remember his name) greeted our table by telling us how busy he was and if we needed anything to just 'holler'. Very unprofessional and unwelcoming by far. We even had to ask for bread plates after he brought our bread out after sitting there for about 15 minutes. Food came in a reasonable amount of time as to be expected. My daughter had pasta and husband had Jambalaya. Both said their meal was just 'okay'. Expected much more from this location. Won't be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was great, food was ok but the lobster macaroni had shrimps in it and not a lot of lobster...
Beer selection not what we hoped for. Missing some IPA’s.

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CharlesC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first trip to downtown Jacksonville. We loved eating dinner next to the river, with a view of dolphins playing in the water. The staff was very friendly and very attentive. We all chose different seafood entries so we could taste more of the specials. From the calamari appetizer to the halibut, shrimp/lobster/scallops specials, all of the food was tantilizing to our tastebuds. It was definitely a delicious foodie experience.
We will be back next time we are traveling in the Jacksonville area.

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LovingLife
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasteful. The service was great. Our waiter was polite and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place!

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Jaxpeople
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Under staffed. Views were great. Food was old and fishy tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Our server was great! I will definitely be back before the doors close for good. The city has decided to build condos in its place. One of the last great restaurants downtown. Sad to see their time has come to an end.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great view. Highly recommend.

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LainaT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is amazing. We watched dolphins swim the whole time. Service was also excellent. The food and beer, however could use some work.

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CharlesC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Took an hour to get appetizers, we had to rush to make an 8 o’clock appointment even tho we got there at 6, the food was not anything special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date good prices great service

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PBPie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Apparently this used to be a much-loved seafood restaurant decades ago. It’s now riding on the old legacy with an owner operator that’s trying to sell gross beer and expensive food that doesn’t deliver. Food was not made from fresh ingredients. What could be a great throwback to 1980s Jacksonville with its koi pond and wooden spiral staircase- is now a sad, rundown and mostly empty waterfront restaurant. No fault found with our hardworking server. Just an owner/operator that hasn’t reinvested a dime. Skip it.

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Paul
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Amazing views. The place was empty. They need to renovate. It would be such a hip place if they renovated. It’s like a blast from the past. Get rid of the stuffy uniforms and old carpet. I had a vegan meal and it was pretty good. The catch of the day was also good

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NikkiN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a reservation and they were prompt at seating us. Service and food were good.

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ScottM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. Given the name includes the word "brewery" I was expecting better beer. I got the super sampler which had all 10 of their beers and unfortunately did not find any that were particularly remarkable.

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KacyC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bre was fantastic! She brought a complimentary birthday dessert and we didn't have to ask for it. The manager Christine came by and checked on our table as well. Great service and experience.

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Stephenb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to RCBC in a couple of years. We had reservations for five. Sat inside with a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Their beers are as crisp and delicious as ever, their Prix fixe dinners were very good at an extremely reasonable price. The service was great...Thank you RCBC!!!

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LindaY
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RCBC was amazing the food was impeccable and the service was excellent!!! I love this place 🥰

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Batman
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter excellent. Nice ambience on river

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant ambience could be so much more. The view outside is perfect but the restaurant inside needs work.

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LisaandEd
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious lunch on a beautiful afternoon. We will we back!

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Trademeister
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent unfortunately the service was not. The service was a little below average at best. The view was nice but not quite as nice a described on the web page. We would try other places before going back and only reason we would go back was the food.

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BradR
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Way past it's prime. Old, run down and the food is awful! Stay away!

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KristinaC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. I enjoyed the Grouper and my friend loved the Lobster Mac n cheese. We loved eating outside and really enjoyed the view.

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Travelingman
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and special location. We enjoyed our time at the brewery.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was mediocre at best.

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YasmeenC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here for lunch. The service, food and drinks were good as usual. Sat outside, so the view of the river was great. Definitely a great place for a lunch date with my friends.

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MarkB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and their draft beer was cold and flavorful without that nasty IPA aftertaste. Quiet night and we sat near the water. Beautiful setting. Staff very friendly and knowledgable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in years and was really only during brunch. Overall was a good experience the food was good but nothing really wowed us. You could tell however it was fresh seafood so that’s a big plus. The wine and Beer were very good and at a good price. Especially recommended the Kentucky bourbon to non beer drinkers almost didn’t even taste like beer. Wait staff was very good solid recommendations and were honest about any question we asked. They seemed understaffed but they held it together very well. Overall it’s a good date spot especially window seat during sundown.

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TerriF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was prom night and the waiter Rick was fabulous as always but the volume was rather higher than usual. The hostess left a lot to be desired!

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Pete
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our server (Rachael) did an outstanding job
all employees were helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This was the 2nd time I was here within a week. Honestly, the first time was terrible, but because they’re on the water I decided to give them another try. The food is truly the only saving grace and it’s ok at best. Service is terrible. Sorry to say, we will not be returning.

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kimbelryg
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scenario was beautiful, food was amazing and the waitress was so attentive and polite.

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DorothyG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my three grandsons to River City Brewing Co. during their spring break. Had a nice leisurely lunch overlooking the river outside.
Excellent service and wonderful food.

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ShellyJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! We were a large party and it was a perfect day. The wait staff was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed! We all look forward to returning for a meal in the near future ! Excellent experience overall !

FAQs

River City Brewing Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 398-2299.

River City Brewing Company is rated 4.1 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.