River City Brewing Company

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926 reviews
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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.
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SL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The place was very nice! My ceaser salad was not that good.

BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience ever. Had 1230 reservation and was seated. Sat at table for 15 minutes without one waitress asking if need drinks or even acknowledged our presence. Absolutely worst customer service I ever experienced in 54 years. Will never return or recommend this place to anyone I like for TERRIBLE!!!!!!!

SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have brunch with family. Excellent service and courteous staff. Food was excellent. Will definitely return there to dine again.

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outside of the 10 minute wait for the hostess to notice there were people to be seated. It was a great experience. The food and ambiance were great. Had a table right by the view of the river. The food was great and the portion size was good for everyone outside of the few that ordered scallops. Now although it was a smaller portion it was delish!!!!

I do advise not to bring birthday cakes. Due to legal reasons they do not allow you to eat an outside cake on the facility.

My waiter was very good and attentive the entire time.

TB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We came from out of town for my boyfriends bday, had been here before loved it, checked online to see if the menu was the same before our 8-17 reservation, and online the Prix-fix menu was, I liked the roasted chicken which was still listed on line, arrive at the restaurant, after being seated, it’s no longer on the menu and neither was the seafood fondue dip. I didn’t want to disappoint my boyfriend because he had been tasting that steak, he had last year. He said the steak was ok, not as good as the last year but ok. I ordered the fried shrimp and fries, which wasn’t too bad but expected more. Expressed to the waiter our disappoint in the menu, the changes weren’t reflected online. we made the most of a disappointing situation. Upside the brownie he was given was moist, good and hot. And the happy birthday song sang by the female waitress was nice. Needless to say we still will not return when in town again.

R
Jacksonville
102 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6 PM for a cocktail "Happy Hour" before dinner. Their happy hour prices did not apply to the restaurant--only the bar. Not good policy. While our server was very good, the food was mediocre. My shrimp and grits was far from Carolina style. The dessert, key lime pie, was about the width. They need some advertising and some "specials."

RH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The River City Brewing Company is in an excellent location. The outdoor patio is comfortable. The staff is excellent. The happy hour prices are very good. We walked from our hotel to the restaurant across the bridge.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food & Service!!!

j
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow on the initial wait staff. Food was good and hot. Atmosphere was very nice on the water. I would go back again

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic! The service is outstanding! I highly, highly recommend the jambalaya.

LJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect veiw, great service and the food and drinks were an excellent value. Perfectly located close to a river taxi stop and easy access to anywhere we want to go on the St Johns River. And free parking!

NL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect! Food is great and ambience can’t be beat! Our server was subtle yet right there as needed. Everything was great!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent moment au bord de l'eau. Très bons plats, serveuse attentive et tranquillité.

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RM
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere.. good service... food was cold and overcooked. Disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Amber, was very nice and friendly.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I made reservations for my anniversary because it is where my wife and I had our first dinner the day we met. I had no idea brunch was being served and we both loved it. We are now thinking of making that our brunch spot and brunch spot to bring family and friends. We were truly impressed with the atmosphere, food selection, service and pricing. Loved it. I am certain dinner is just as good.

SH
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Old Place, Needs a refurb, but the food is still pretty good

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best meals I've ever had. We had the shrimp and grits, Crab cakes, crab fondue, and jambalaya. Great views as well!

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful table view of river, salmon dinner was fantastic.

MV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!

TD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Have been many times to RCB. This time the shrimp and grits did not taste as good and the service was poor. Server forgot a drink until meal was served and salad served with no salad dressing. Server obviously had a table with people he knew well and spent a lot of time with them instead of our table of 7. I used to think that the shrimp and grits were the best in the city but they were very ordinary like they had forgotten the cheese in the grits. Much less enthusiastic about RCB that I had been before.

LP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 11 and had a wonderful time. Thanks to Stephen our server!!! He was great. HINT: 20% gratuity included on large parties.

DS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a surprise birthday party for my wife, dinner and everything went well.

JD
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Went early had a table by the water. Nice. I had the roasted chicken. The vegetables were also roasted. Got the smaller portion house salad, chicken and cheesecake. Hubby had the gumbo and veggie lasagna. Gumbo was perfectly fantastic. The lasagna was okay. Wait staff was great.

R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

River City was OK, not outstanding but there was nothing wrong with the food and service. Just a little pricey that what I expected for the food.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food had to be sent back twice. It took 45 minutes to even get it the first time.

K
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing service was awesome and I would to visit again

g
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

River City Brewing is one of my go-to places to take a client or just get out of the office with my team. It's affordable and the food is great. The wait staff is on top of things but never makes you feel pressured to order or get done with the meal. Always a great experience!

LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

RCB was great. Lunch was great. The server was very friendly and efficient. The only issue was That I would have preferred a window table - I put that in my reservation. But they gave me a booth based on a certain station. Other than that I was pleased with the overall experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon entree with asparagus and potatoes was delicious. Facilities very nice. Service was excellent. Waiter had a pleasant sense of humor and stayed attentive but not obvious. All in the party was very please with the meal. Highly recommend.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was our first time dining in this restaurant and was very excited and optimistic to be in a new restaurant celebrating my fiance's birthday. Our reservation was at 7pm and the restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived. Walking in the door, there was no hostess at the stand to greet you. Once we got seated service was ok but just ok really as the meal went on the service was slacking more and more. Crab fondue tasted like it had sat in a pot all day and was warmed up. Got crab cakes instead and even those were disappointing. The meals came out and we were again not satisfied. Food wasn't hot and looked like it had just been thrown together on a plate with some smeared carrot puree to try and dress it up and make it look like something. Managers were not anywhere around the restaurant. At the very least a visit to the table from a manager would have been appreciated after paying full price for everything and not eating any of it. The only positive remark I can give this very unremarkable restaurant and experience is that the guy (food runner) was very polite and attentive and the brownie he brought out was the only delicious thing we ate. I definitely don't think I will return here nor do I believe I should recommend this as a nice restaurant for special occasions.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Slow service and unremarkable food.

C
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the catch of the day, as recommended by our server, Martin. It was delicious! Martin was an excellent server - attentive and accomodating.

AW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the St Johns & downtown. Food was delicious, great atmosphere, and all staff members were very attentive & polite. We’ve come here for a night out on the town, anniversaries, & just celebrated a high school graduation here.

TO
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fresh and view was great. Definitely recommend.

S
Jacksonville
81 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of the cool things about dining in the large bar area of River City Brewing is that the menu is less formal. We ordered the Paprika Shrimp (with a side of buffalo wing sauce), Smoked Gouda Grits and a Spinach Salad. Yum. A lot to share for two. Oh, and don't miss the best locally brewed beer in town: Kentucky Bourbon Beer!

J
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a good place to try if you are around Jacksonville. I would recommend making a reservation because the restaurant fills up quickly.

S
Jacksonville
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food with a view! Yummy entrees and salads. The view of downtown Jacksonville over the St. Johns River is majestic.

FT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To begin with, RCBC has location, location, location, right on the St. Johns River with a panoramic and up-front view of the Jacksonville skyline. But that's just to begin with. The dining room is beautifully decorated, with not a bad table in the place in terms of view, and the food is delicious. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was light and flavorful. My friend got the fish tacos and they were savory without being intolerably spicy. The front-desk staff were very accommodating and the table staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I'd go back any time I was in Jacksonville and I'd recommend RCBC very highly.

JH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an ‘early Mother’s Day lunch’ for my 96 year old Mother and going on Mother’s Day is abut too hectic. We had a lovely view table by the window, enjoyed our meal very much and had a lovely experience!

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