River House Bar & Grill

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234 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
For business or pleasure, Feel the charm of our rural Bar & Grill. Our dining areas, bar room, outdoor bar, and decks offer a casual atmosphere to enjoy our innovative menu, a wonderful list of local wines from the best of our area vineyards, and a speciality drink menu including craft and specialty ales & lagers sure to please any palette. Whether you're in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, Angus steak with a shot of top shelf whisky, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, River House Bar & Grill has something for everyone. River House Bar & Grill is the perfect place to unwind and take a break - meet old friends for happy hour, or make new ones, celebrate a special occasion, or gather your family for dinner.

Contact us about private parties, weddings and catering. Give your luncheon, wedding, or special event that extra touch with our exquisite catering menu.
What 234 People Are Saying
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JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and appetizers very good!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took our college student and friends out for dinner. Everything in town was booked and that is how we found River House. We ate on their patio but the inside looked nice when we walked through.

The patio was quite relaxing and everyone seemed to be having a nice experience. Food does not come out super fast but it is not slow neither. It’s more on a time to make sure their guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company. In other words, if you are in a rush, this may not be the place. If you are looking for a nice meal with friends or family, I recommend River Rock!

PA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came here looking for a place with outdoor seating(We were not indoors except to walk through, so no comments on the inside dining). The outdoor seating is a nice area. The only thing I could suggest to improve it would be to add a wall barrier toward the street side. It would improve the noise from the road and there is no need to see the road either. Our food was tasty, however, it wasn't as hot as expected. Everything else we experienced here was great. We would consider coming back again.

SO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was so awesome! Accommodated for the birthday surprise we had that night. Everything was quick and delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for the crab legs and was not disappointed! Only bad thing was that we were eating outside ( our choice) and the bees were aplenty. Would definitely be back

J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Sat on patio. Enjoyed the live acoustic music. Food and drinks were good. Great service. Nice casual restaurant. Recommend sitting on patio, because it is nice and great vibe, but the chairs were really uncomfortable. Bring a stadium seat cushion. I happen to have one in my car and used it!

CD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls' night out. Great weather to sit outside, fantastic live music that was perfect to still be able to converse. Though one meal was late to arrive, the food was excellent and our server was attentive. Overall, a truly enjoyable evening!

JT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed Nice setting and the food was good would recommend

DV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

DD
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for lunch in Palm Beach. Everything is very good. Love this spot.

DV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We weren’t greeted at the door, I had to approach the hostess and tell her we had reservations. Took 50 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we got our food. Portions were good for two out of the three of us but when my husband’s crab stuffed shrimp came the portion was embarrassingly small and after waiting all that time we were really hungry. We shared our food with him but it was ridiculous.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good. Service was a bit slow. Drinks were delicious. Ended the night sitting at the outside bar listening to music. It was a great atmosphere and the staff were very friends.

T
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Dont look for this place to be on a waterway or have an extensive seafood list to choose from on the menu but once you get past that it's a relatively nice place. Food was good, service was very good and friendly. Good neighborhood find for the area

GG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because of the thunderstorms, inside dining was packed. That’s the only reason it was so loud. Always a good experience.

BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

When on a Sunday for all-you-can-eat-seafood deal. Food was good, as was the service. The only negative I can give the place is the loudness of the music, especially when live, but also when just playing recorded music through the speakers. The upside of the loudness is that it is a good place to take kids that are typically loud.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little ship plate was amazing.

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

We had excellent service and great food. Definitely will return.

TF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great portions. Had a group of 17 and was taken care of with no delays. Drinks were always full and great value for the price. Highly suggest. Outside had live band and great atmosphere.

RY
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day. The food was very good, and the service was outstanding.

LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The family went to The Riverhouse for Mother’s Day lunch. I was very happy with the food and service. I had a delicious burger. We all shared roasted Brussels sprouts that were really good. Nice and crunchy with a balsamic glaze. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. They also have a nice beer, wine and drink menu and a kids menu. So it’s perfect for The whole family. I wish the weather had been nicer so we could have been in the deck.

KS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Normally food is good but mother's day it was not. We went early so it wasn't really busy so that is not the reason. I decided to try fish and chips since i heard people rave about it. Im going to assume it was cooked at too high temp cause the outside was almost black but the inside of the batter was very mushy and fish was slightly cold. Fries were also cold. My kids said their fries were also cold but the rest of their meal was good.

C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I waited for 20 minutes for a server to come while two other tables were sat and got orders. I had to ask the hostess for a server. The soups and sandwiches were made wrong. I will not go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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L
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone in our group of seven was very happy with their meals. The food was tasty, and service was excellent. The floor was sticky which was a turn off.

EW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

came last summer and really enjoyed the crab legs and ribs, the ribs this time were not flavorful and the crab legs were very small

JS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, excellent price! Highly recommend. Will return nest time we visit York!

LR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Especially enjoyed the all you can eat crabs, etc. Waitress was very friendly and efficient.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we enjoyed the food and the service. Our only regret was that the music was loud and as we were together to celebrate birthdays, we really could not talk. Did not realize that they had live entertainment or we may have gone elsewhere.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great! Music was just loud making it difficult to have a conversation.

m
Orlando
105 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Stopped for a quick bite to eat after an afternoon basketball game. Portions are generous, service was fine. This is not a fancy place, could use some sprucing up but would stop by again for a quick bite.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

It was freezing in restaurant making it very uncomfortable to eat but the food was delicous

S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at River House and we would definitely go back. Nice selection of craft beers and the burgers were good! Service was excellent!

CT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the music and the food was really good. We ordered two drinks from the bar, my husbands beer came out warm and my mixed drink was all ice and i felt some of the food was a bit overpriced. All in all we did enjoy our date night.

ML
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was a Friday night. There was live music, which made the noise level on the high side. As a result, I did not receive what I ordered, which was disappointing, but I was willing to eat what came out. It was good. The music was fine, but I am not likely to go back on a live music evening just because of the noise level. The restaurant was fairly busy, and although it wasn’t explicitly stated, I got the sense they were short staffed. Our waitress was apologetic and grateful for our patience, but it did take a long time for our appetizer to come out and there was a long gap between placing our drink and appetizer order and when the waitress returned to take our dinner order. The appetizer came out lukewarm, which also suggested an unsaid shortage in staff. The food is fine. My husband’s Reuben hamburger was good. We are likely to return when in the right frame of mind for pub food.

SG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always have a good time at River House. I know the college kids hang out there on the week nights but the weekdays and Saturday are for the adults. The food is very good and the service was also very good.

GB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had good food, burgers and fish&chips, good draft beer selection and very attentive waiter.

S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! Food and service always great.

SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very nice time, the music by Scott Rivers Duo was very good. The food was very good and the service was excellent. You get a lot of food for your dollar. We will be back again.

DV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Very loud but it was a Friday night so thats to be expected. We reserved a table for 6:30. Came in at 6:20 and ordered within ten minutes. The appetizers didn't come until an hour later. Main course came 20 minutes after that. The wait time was ridiculous and we almost walked out. The food was alright. Our Calamari was edible but a little bland. The sauce on the side didn't pack much of a punch together with it. The 1/2 lbs. shrimp was very well made. I highly recommend it. Our chicken wings with buffalo seasoning were overcooked. They were bone dry and i could use one of the drumsticks as a literal drumstick. My fish and chips were adequate. The fish was crisp on the outside and tasted unseasoned. I didn't order any alcohol but I honestly wish I did so I could have numbed my taste buds. Our server was friendly but the overall service was poor. You shouldn't have to wait an entire hour for one appetizer. Luckily, I'm a nice tipper and I left about 20% because the place was pretty full. I felt sorry for the servers running arounf left and right.

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