About River City Seafood and Grill

Casual dining seafood restaurant serving the highest quality seafood, steaks, and chicken in a warm, comfortable setting.

115 N Loop 1604 E
Ste 1109
San Antonio, TX 78232
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Tuscany Cr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 233-6790

Website:
http://www.rivercityseafoodandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz Music Friday and Saturday nights 7-9 pm

Catering:
Caterings for any occasion

Parking Details:
Well lit parking lot and parking garage available.

Executive Chef:
Charlie Coleman

Private Party Contact:
Charlie Coleman: (210) 233-6790

Additional:
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

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was a great place to lunch. Staff is courteous and friendly. Prompt and the food is very good. Many things on the menu many options all seem good. Not very expensive place to visit and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We have been there four times and each time we have had a great experience. If you like great seafood and a great atmosphere, head over to River city seafood.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was OK. It was not the best place I have eaten but definitely not the worst.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our service was wonderfull! Food nice and hot! For a Friday great place as you can make a reservation!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The quality of food was not worth the value. Taste was flat out bland. For being in the location of Stone Oak I was hoping for an excellent great tasting food experience . I will not be returning.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food and service was great! The Sunday evening we went it was quiet and six of us were able to carry on conversation with no distractions from others. Would recommend it if you are in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Service Staff was very good, cocktail was also good. Food quality, portion size was very disappointing.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A very noisy place. Food was mediocre. Expected much better after hearing about RiverCity. Had tacos that were too messy and falling apart. House wine was good. Soft shell crab needed better seasoning. Doubt we will go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The staff was friendly and the food and service were very good.
We had a great time
Double birthday celebration dinner
We will definitely be coming back again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Maybe it was the location of the table, by this was the least aesthetic restaurant I've been to that is a mid-level place. The food was ok, at best; the service, mediocre. We will never return!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Excellent food and service at great prices. Great for any occasion whether you just having dinner or celebrating something special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Enjoyed the food. Service was a little slow but they were busy that day (Father's Day)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food, great service and value. First time here, will need to come back and try some other plates. Come and treat yourself to this unique food experience.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was poor. Server was not attentive to us since we were seated in the back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was a busy Father's Day afternoon. Linda was a very pleasant waitress.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Fathers Day dinner was so super good

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Service was great, the food was excellent, the setting was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our server, Linda, was fantastic! She anticipated our every need!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day lunch was great! The service was excellent and the grilled shrimp was delicious.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I went to lunch there for the first time this Mother's Day with my daughter. Our server was delightful and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was upscale casual if that makes sense. It was very pleasant. We both enjoyed our meal very much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were disappointed in the grilled chicken as it seemed tasteless and also did not seem to be real chicken which we ended not finishing and throwing away.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This was our first time here. Family loved it. Food was so good! Casual dressed down setting was an extra plus. We will definitely be back. Dads chicken fried steak was OMG amazing! Mom loved her fried oysters too!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent food and service at reasonable prices. Would recommend to friends and family and will add to our Saturday rotation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 29, 2017

5 OUT OF THE 6 HAD EXCELLENT SHRIMP DISHES; ONE MEAL OF CHICKEN FRIED STEAK WAS HORRIBLE: A PLATE OF FRIED BATTER AND STILL LOOKING FOR THE MEAT. WE ADVISE STAYING TO SEAFOOD ONLY.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great food, prompt, courteous service.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 13, 2017

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We were seated promptly and our server was attentive. Enjoyed the restaurant and we will be back!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This place is clean and the service is outstanding. The food is very tasteful.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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....)

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Good food and time with friends
Scale 1-5

Service 5
Food- personally 4 Friends enjoyed their dinner .. from mahi mahi to chicken fried steak.
Gumbo -- it's ok 3

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We love your boiled crawfish. Have eaten here 4 times as of last night. Our guests have enjoyed several other dishes and we all plan to return soon.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Some of best New Orleans style food in south Texas.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 15, 2017

It's not our first time at Rivercity Seafood we've been here a million times and we will keep coming back. All the different food we've had has been amazing. best crawfish fresh and spicy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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