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About River City Seafood and Grill
Casual dining seafood restaurant serving the highest quality seafood, steaks, and chicken in a warm, comfortable setting.
San Antonio, TX 78232
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm -10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz Music Friday and Saturday nights 7-9 pm
Caterings for any occasion
Well lit parking lot and parking garage available.
Private Party Contact:
Charlie Coleman: (210) 233-6790
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
River City Seafood and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food a little on the spicy side but otherwise delicious according to my wife the drinks were good, very friendly courteous waitstaff the head chef I assume or maybe he was just the manager kept coming to visit us to ask if we needed anything and if food was prepared to our liking which was nice.
Service was good, she was knowledgable, and on top of things. Appetizers were the best part of the meal. I had fried shrimp, shrimp was very mushy, possibly not fried enough. Cajun pasta noodle plate was way to hot and our guest ate less than 1/2. Another guest asked for a plate that on the menu originally had catfish, he asked to change the fish to talapia. This plate had what looked similar to tilapia, but had a strong fishy taste, and when tasted by others, thought it was still catfish. The only way I would return is for drinks and appetizers, won't eat dinner there again.
This is the second time my wife and I have had dinner at the River City Grill. Both times, we have felt the food was average. I had salad and soup this time. The crab bisque was quite good, but the salad with shrimp was a garden-variety mixed salad with four tasteless shrimp on the side. There is little that sets the restaurant, its menu, and the presentation of its fare off from its competition.
I expected a completely different meal from the reviews. We ordered oysters to start; when they came, they were frying oysters. Raw, they tasted like grit on the shells even with Tabasco.
I ordered Mahi Mahi and it was very dry, so I just didn't eat it; my husband had peel-and-eat shrimp, and those were actually really good.
The service was nice, though. Our server was attentive and cordial.
All in all, though, I would rather go to Sea Island and save $70.
Excellent seafood. My favorites are the catfish (fried or blackened), seafood gumbo, shrimp or crawfish etoufee, and their delicious, hot, homemade bread rolls. Service is excellent and fast. Great kid's menu! Large private room for parties and meetings. Great outdoor covered patio. Management is always accommodating.
As always the food was FRESH and FABULOUS! One place I cannot ever remember having a bad time or food. This is the one place I can get my elderly parents out to dinner because they love it so much (although it's only once a year). Christina, as always, was a great server & very pleasant.
A previous visit was marred by extremely loud television, so we sat in a different section hoping for a better experience. Even though there were many empty tables, the noise level was so high, one couldn't hear the conversation with the person immediately adjacent. Not a pleasant experience at all; worse than a high school cafeteria. The shrimp louisiana appetizer was delicious, hot, enough for an entree and the gumbo and chowder were excellent as well. The quantity of fried oysters disappointed however; there were fewer fried oysters than included in a combination platter; a greater quantity of french fries and hushpuppies than oysters. Can't recommend this restaurant for those reasons.
Great menu selections from seafood to steaks. Food is consistently prepared well. Friendly, efficient staff. Reasonable prices, good convenient location. Diners must have the exceptional bread pudding for desert - it's worth coming to the restaurant by itself! Would enhance the experience if River City would offer dark draft beer (Shiner Bock, etc.) instead of the light or pils draft beer currently offered (Blue Moon....)
The food was excellent as it always has been, the server was very attentive and friendly. The bartenders were also great. However I made a reservation at 4:30 PM for 5, my parents arrived 30 minutes to the 7 o'clock reservation to check in. They never put my name on the list for 7 PM, nor did they double check when my parents got there to check in. We were not seated until around 8:15. It will be quite awhile before I go back.
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