River City Brewing Company

4.4
1059 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 1059 people are saying
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wake1973
Jacksonville
19 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
10 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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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
68 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
505 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
68 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!!!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was good , the NY strip was really hard steak was not good and they took ribeye out of the menu

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Murph
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Great food, great service, great price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an atmosphere

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KaylaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and manager were amazing. Our meal had a slight issue and they were quick to assure us its not right and handled the problem instantly. We had an amazing time here.

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GisellaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service. We had the Calvary, jambalaya and scallops, it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends came from Amelia Island for lunch. We had a table that provided a perfect view of the St John’s River. The chicken sandwich with fries was outstanding. My husband loved his shrimp and grits. The waiter was attentive but did not rush us. Fantastic spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

It’s sad to see how rundown this place has become. We love coming and sitting by the river but it really needs some updating and the food was just okay. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive but the atmosphere and food needs a revamp for sure.

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DanC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Breakfast and lunch offerings were very tasty and made to our specifications due to health requirements. It would have been nice to sit outside, but the awnings had been removed and the poor weather made that option not available. We did appreciate the spacious distances kept between tables inside and the fact that a boisterous group was seated well away from others dining. Our waiter was attentive as usual . It is unfortunate that the Sunday Buffet is not longer an option, but we definitely understand and look forward to its return during better days.

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gabriels
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was very friendly and welcoming, I wanted to seat outside by the river view, the seating table and chairs were in pretty bad condition, I walked away and nobody even realize it. Inside was muggy and kind is dark, not what I was expecting for my 28th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating but slow service (refuges staff due to COVId seating restrictions). But if you have time it’s great!

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 1059 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.