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About River House Bar & Grill

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.

2495 Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen: Mon - Sun 11am to 10pm, Bar: Sun - Tue 11am - 1am, Wed - Sat 11am - 2am

Cross Street:
Geyers Church Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 930-8700

Website:
http://riverhouseonline.com/

Public Transit:
2.7 Miles to/from Harrisburg International Airport.

Executive Chef:
Shaun D. Fink

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

River House Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (150)
Good for Groups (144)
Neighborhood Gem (133)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (94)
Great for Lunch (74)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Late-night Find (66)
Hot Spot (53)
Kid-friendly (52)
Special Occasion (45)
Great for Brunch (17)
Casual (17)
Great Beer (12)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Live Music (7)
Live Sports (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, nice deck, would love if you could sit outside to eat without smelling cigarette smoke though!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Awesome food and great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Sunday night all you can eat crab under 40 dollars a person. Its well worth the money. Served with an amazing potatoe salad and corn on the cobb. I would suggest this particular spot for anyone. They have a great beer selection and wonderful entres. i will be visiting again soon!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good food, decent service. Server delivered sides way before crab legs so wasn't comfortable eating sides, was hot outside & sides sat awhile. Could've delivered all you can eat crab legs faster, kept waiting for more. Overall, food was good & server was courteous. He was busy that evening.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful time...the food was absolutely delicious. The waiter was pleasant...I believe his name was Mark. Wonderful resturant!

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Awesome staff and the food was great - we will definitely return -I wish the ad on Fb was updated - to state that kitchen close at 10pm

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Food is great and so is the staff.They have a super selection of beer as well as drinks. We started to meet there with my husbands siblings because the location is convenient for all of us but now we keep going back again and again . The outdoor space is very nice.
I highly recommend this place.One thing I would like to see would be cushions on the outdoor chairs.
EV

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A fun family restaurant during the day, great place to hang out in the evening. The lobster bisque was top notch. All the food was delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Perfect for a nice night out. Pizza was terrific. Service was wonderful. We'll be back again for sure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The server was very disorganized! We waited forever for our food and had to ask for silverware! She said she was really busy and couldn't get caught up and only had five tables !

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 (Toledo)·Dined on May 29, 2017

They seemed very rushed but food was good and portions too large for me.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We made a quick reservation Sunday night before memorial day at 7:50 for 8:45. We were at a micro brew that said they were only doing appetizer so I picked the closest place. Two of us got the filet wrapped in bacon and the girls got a salad in a bread bowl (sorry I don't know what it was called) and the other a burger of some sort. I have to say that even though we were the last ones there for dinner
The food still came out how we ordered it, hot and very good. I'll definitely go back again. It has a bar restaurant atmosphere but I'd put the food up against any other restaurant out there. Thanks for the good service and great food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We will definiley be back. Good food, friendly staff, reasonable prices. Unexpected entertainment...very good music, not too loud.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food and service. We live the outside seating!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

All was good. The only concern is that I made reservations for 6pm through open table app and we didnt get seated until 6:45pm which was frustrating because that was the purpose of reservations so you do t have to wait.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my Mother there to celebrate Mother's Day. Waitress Missy was awesome and attentive. Manager stopped by to insure all was well. Good menu with some great specials. Very enjoyable experience plan to go back again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Our server was excellent, she had a great attitude and you could tell she just loved her job. The food was good, my husband had the fish and chips and i had a bite and excellent, wish i had ordered that. I had the ribs and they were good, but the fish and chips were excellent. Will go again next year when in the area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We went for all you can eat wing nite. The wings were very good and there's a nice selection of sauces. There were also 1/2 price craft beer BOTTLE/CAN only though, that was not clear and ended up paying full price for craft drafts. They really need to have a daily specials page as we were not clear on all the options. Wings were a little slow to come out and second orders only come with 5. We will definitely be back! We have been there on the patio last year which is very large and nice! Orange crushes were good, but expensive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Food was good "but", dissapointed when out of featured appetizer at 6PM. Out of 3 of the beers on menu I requested and out of second choice of appetizer. Would try again but maybe not on a Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 2, 2017

everything was great but the bbq sauce on the ribs didnt taste right. my daughter didnt eat her ribs

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Good food every time! Great beer selection and ever changing devious specials.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent.. great beer selection. First time visiting and will definitely go back.

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Unique place, good variety, beer menu awesome

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Service was nice. Food was made carelessly. Grilled shrimp were raw. Good beer selection. Not a place to order wine. No wine list-just generic merlot, chardonnay....type of place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our visit was oustanding....the Chef is incredible, service was outstanding. Will return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2017

The food was terrific and the service even better. It was a Tuesday for the grilled cheese and soup special. At least 6 grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from and the shrimp soup was outstanding. It's not your typical grilled cheese, much, much better. We will be back for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2017

First time visit, just upset crab legs ran out when we went just for all you can eat crab legs and drove 35 mins away.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Nice spot, but the shrimp stir-fry and shrimp alfredo were disgusting. The stir-fry had no flavor and the alfredo was more like alfredo with garlic, hold the alfredo.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Food was Very good. Lobster Bisque was exceptional. The Carolina Grilled Cheeses was way more pork than cheese (that's not a complaint, but a compliment to the chef) and was so big, I took 1/2 of it home for lunch the next day. The Pitsburger was also exceptional. Service was beyond quick and the friendliest you'll find antwhere. This was a Tuesday which is grilled cheese special day with at least 4 others I want to try and have no doubt they'll be just as good as the Carolina. Like Schwartzaneger, we'll be baaaack.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent lobster bisque! Extensive craft beer menu.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Food was very good! Amazing side salad, amazing chicken carder salad! Service was great. Neighborhood gem!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2016

The menu is very well represented by all food groups.
Outstanding beer &wine selections.
Good
Very attentive servers.
And affordable menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Family night for wing night. Waitress was wonderful.. Super friendly. Wings food was good and serving sizes on the other items from menu are well worth the price.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 7, 2016

It was very noisy inside-where we sat. The crab legs were delicious and we enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Great food. Great service. Nice outdoor seating. My only complaint is the music is much much much to load. The band was great, songs were good, just played to loud for such a small area. Even when band took a break, the background music was set to loud. Very hard to have any conversation or even give your order to service staff. Lower the music and your attendance will increase for sure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Sunday's is all you can eat crab legs so place was quite busy but service was good considering the crowd. Waitress remained aware of need to refill with fresh crab legs as we neared end of prior order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Walked in with high expectations based on previous reviews. We waited about 10 minutes for someone to seat us after we had reservations. Once seated it took awhile to get drunk orders. I had the watermelon sangria, sounded better than it was, it was watered down and in a very small glass, they charge 8 dollars for that , too steep if you ask me. Nice variety of beers tho. I had the chicken stir fry, it was decent but not great for 13 bucks. We tried the gator bites, they were good. Other people in my group ordered entrees, the steak fajita pasta, for 23
Dollars you would expect good steak but it was flat iron and only a few veggies, he said it was very salty. My fiancé got the piggyback burger, very good but they forgot his pulled pork that was supposed to be on it. They did bring him out a plate of pork tho. The waitress did her best but they were short staffed. Our food took awhile to come out and they kept forgetting to refill our drinks. I don't think I'll be back as it was a little out of my way but not a bad place if you are near Middletown. Kinda pricey if you ask me for what you get.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Not a good first time there. Food was not great, tables and chairs on the deck were not the best, bathroom was not clean, I had snow crab legs and they were soggy and no flavor at all, my wife had a burger and it was burnt and dry, the French fries and my Cole slaw were very good. They servered my meal 10 min. before my wife got her meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Great Service. Some of the best in my 60 years of dining. Will be back just to experience great service. Food quality and price also great value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Great food!

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