River City Brewing Company

4.4
1070 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
What 1070 people are saying
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4.4
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4.5
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LevanP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a casual lunch or a special evening with your special companion.

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MaxC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lunch on Valentine's Day was very nice with reasonably priced lunch and breakfast type items. I enjoyed the salmon and my wife enjoyed the Cowford omelet. We did have to wait about 40 minutes from when we were seated until the food came. Understandably the server said the kitchen was very busy on Valentine's Day. I felt lucky that we were even able to get a table. The really only negative impression was a large charge for an extra piece of toast with my entree. On the ticket it was listed as $7.50 which was more than half the cost of the entree and more than all of the ala cart sides on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Booked well ahead of time for Valentines brunch. Was told on 2 separate incoming calls to verify reservation that we could only gave table for 1 1/2 hours. Arrived early, was told to check back in at our correct time. They would not make a note we were there. SeTex at 12:05, ordered almost immediately, food was served 56 minutes later!! His hot meal was cold. My omelet - hold the peppers add mushrooms - was loaded with peppers but had no mushrooms. When asked, waiter brought out soggy mushrooms separately BUT I was almost finished by then. View was the ONLY thing that saved the meal. TERRIBLE!! Very disappointed!!

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan our server was awesome! Place was getting full but atmosphere was relaxed and food was great. Perfect Valentines Day lunch with my wife and daughter.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and view of the river was amazing. Great social distancing. Was so nice and comfy. Heidi was an amazing server! Really enjoyed our date there and will definitely be back!

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TLeon
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great evening with my fiancé phenomenal customer service leading into great food from the sample bread to the entree to the desert can’t wait to revisit

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DeezNuts
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Didn’t get food for 2 hours and food came out cold. Waiter disappeared for most of that time when food didn’t come out. Had to ask for dessert to go whole dinner took a total of 3 hours for bread, entree, and to go desserts

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maryp
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steak was excellent, nice and tender. The salad and vegs were awesome and loved the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with 4 of our children for the first time. The restaurant area was very nice, we were given a choice between the restaurant or bar area. We had the calamari & crab cakes as appetizers, 3 children had the kids cheeseburger which comes with drink & ice cream, one child had the crab cake sandwich, my husband had the RCBC burger & I had the scallops with risotto & asparagus. The food was outstanding! My husband had tried a little of each & said mine was the best, but his was dynamite as well & huge! I could have just had the risotto for dinner, it was so cheesy & delicious! Since the kids got ice cream I ordered the bread pudding, I was stuffed but figured I would have a bite or two & bring it home, and my other child & husband each had the death by chocolate mousse pie. Mine was the winner again! Everybody tried some & loved it! I ended up forcing myself to eat the whole thing because it was just too good to reheat at home & risk not having it taste the same lol. Everyone enjoyed theirs as well. The bill came to $150 which is not bad AT ALL for all the food & drinks we had (my husband had 2 beers, everyone else had multiple juices or sodas). Our server was amazing as well! I felt like we were his only table even though I saw him waiting on others, but that’s how attentive he was. We will definitely be back & have told everyone to go eat there!

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wake1973
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mediocre food, lousy reservations/seating even though we had a reservation, and the dining room was near empty. The only bright spots were the ambience and the great service by our waiter.

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enjoyseatingout
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The setting was very nice with great views. The hostess and manager were very friendly and got to us right away, we did have reservations. Our food was decent but our service was not good. Our waiter was very slow and inattentive. I had high expectations but was very disappointed mostly due to the service.

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JamesT
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was pretty good but the waiter disappeared after taking our orders and had other support folks deliver the food who did not make any attempt to ask if we needed anything. Grilled shrimp was good and jambalaya was decent.

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MzDez
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I ate here for the first time on New Year's and it was well worth the trip! That was some of the best food all of us have ever had! The shrimp are big and juicy, their craft beer selection is impressive, the drinks are tasty, and the service is great!! Wait staff was prompt and very attentive. It took no time for our food to come out and it was absolutely delicious! I HIGHLY recommend the shrimp and grits! You won't regret it! We sat out on the dock and it was nice and tranquil - not to mention, quite the scene!! I can't wait to go back!

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Dining at RCBC on Christmas Eve is a family tradition for us, one we continued even after we joined the "Empty Nest" club. We have dined here on other occasions as well, but Christmas Eve is our night. The service and the servers are always excellent. Very knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. The dining area where we were is called "The Pit", with a beautiful waterfront view. The food was excellent, as always and affordable. The interior was beautifully decorated for the holiday season, which added to the already inviting ambiance. There is a rumor that RCBC will move to another location to make way for city projects. I hope that it is just a rumor. River City Brewing offers an excellent dining experience and Christmas Eve wouldn't be same without it.

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ToddC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has superbly wonderful evening, the table by the window gave us a very nice view of the bridge and city lights.

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JeanettaB
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really made my daughter’s 17th birthday amazing. The service was impeccable

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RayM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was super.75th birthday brunch and Nutcracker Suite for my Lady on her special day!

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GregF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time there arrived after dark could use better signage so you could find it easier. Interior is dated and could use a face-lift. Food and service was great. Could use a few more menu choices. Good value all things considered.

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Bobbywho
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to bring family and friends. Staff is top notch and would like to give Guy a shout out who helps bring a fabulous feeling when am there.

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PeterL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed dining and drinking at outside table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Only a couple other tables. Service was extremely slow. Mom’s steak and dad’s meatloaf were awful. My burger was pretty good. Very disappointed. Will not be returning.

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Whitney
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oldie but goodie. Service was just as exceptional as the food.

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Mari
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good. The place could use some modern updates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River City never disappoints. My burger was scrumptious. There is always half left for lunch the next day. My husband found the chicken fettuccini divine.

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BradvO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 8:30 and they closed at 9. They had already called last call and they would not serve us. So why allow us to make a reservation at 8:30? We were dropped off so we ended up walking over to Ruth Chris. That was excellent!!!

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vipTravelGirl
Chicago
506 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great atmosphere, right on the water and nice large tables and booths. Moderate sized menu with lots of cajun/creole items. We had a huge problem with service, not sure what happened. The five of us got 3 glasses of water, then the server disappeared for about 10 minutes. Came back, apologized and took our order. Never did get the other two waters. Three of the items we ordered didn't come. Received two single hushpuppies when three entrees came with them and we ordered two additional orders. Server said that was correct - - what????? Bill was supposed to be split into 2 and 3 but instead the server divided the bill in half which was totally wrong. He was never able to understand what he did wrong. Food was good in general. Gumbo was underseasoned and rice was crunchy though. Their cocktail and beer offerings were really good and reasonably priced. Not awful except for the service which was the worst.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends from Amelia Island came to join us for lunch in Jacksonville. River City is the perfect spot to take in the river and enjoy a fabulous lunch. The lobster Mac and Cheese is my husband’s favorite. It did not disappoint. The lobster pieces were plentiful and large. Our friends thought the fish was cooked just right, not dry and the French Fries were hot and crispy. I love the burger. It is huge so my husband finished it for dinner that evening. Thank you for providing excellent food in a beautiful setting!

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EdgarS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful views of downtown Jacksonville and the St. John’s river. Food was very good and reasonably priced. This review does not include the bar or dinner service.

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AshleyD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Our server was really sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience4

Food wasn’t good but incredible view

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JaneS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there since COVID outbreak. The staff all wore masks as we did coming and going. Seated guests proper distance away from each other. Our server was great and the food was delicious (especially the bread pudding!). Glad we decided to step out of our comfort zone to go. We’ve enjoyed their Sunday brunches many times before Covid-19. Makes us sad city of a Jacksonville wants to make them move to put up condos.

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PhillipB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is exceptional. We had a beautiful view. Everyone was safely distanced and the food was delicious. I highly recommend everyone try it. They had a well stocked bar and our drinks never sat empty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and it was a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

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vipTeresaS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great! Very friendly staff and service!

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JacquelineB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark our server was exceptional!!!!! He was prompt, paid attention, and he also gave us a little history about Jacksonville. I could not have asked for a better server. The entire experience was awesome and just to sit on the deck with a view of the bay.

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TreneeK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time, will be back! The team is always outstanding, quick and informative.

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vipSharon
Jacksonville
83 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I'm reluctant to go out to eat in restaurants consider... COVID! But River City Brewing has a large, covered patio beside the river and it was perfect for dining with two friends. We wore masks and so did the waiter, but, of course when our drinks and food arrived we took them off. Tables were more than 6 feet apart. The cool river breeze was a plus. I got the shrimp and grits which was delicious!

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CeteriaS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations for my husband 30th Birthday and the service was terrible. It took a hr to place our order and once we got our food it wasn’t fresh and on top of that they was NOT busy at all. I was very disappointed always heard great things about this restaurant so that’s why i was very confident in going . Probably wouldn’t go back .

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KaraA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! Wonderful riverfront views from all tables! Food was delicious, our server was cheerful and happy to be there and pricing was good for the overall experience!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin was our waiter and he was very good! The view from our table was breathtaking!!! We had 6 in our party and everyone enjoyed their meal!!! Definitely looking forward to going back soon!!!

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 4.4 stars by 1070 OpenTable diners.

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.