River House Seafood

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Genuine Savannah Flavor in an 1820’s King Cotton Warehouse. Sit riverside and enjoy local seafood that the SAVANNAH NEWS awarded its highest rating, “A”, while watching local and merchant ships sail by. Delight in our gourmet dessert selections.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had heard that River House was one of the very best places in Savannah, several people told us that River House had amazing Seafood. Our experience there was so disappointing, we had mad reservations and asked for river View. When we arrived the waitress tried to seat us at a table in the middle of the room, we reminded them of our reservations and having asked for corner river view table. Reluctantly she agreed to move us. We did order, the soup was the best part of dinner. Our fried dinner plates were no better than what you would get at a drive thru window. I cook much better food at home.
Food was overpriced and underwhelming!!! Would never recommend nor would we ever go back!!!!!

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We went to this resturant thinking it was going to be great by the reviews but sadly it wasn’t good at all. My husband ordered a stead med rare, it came out extremely rare we then asked for it for he cooked a tad more and it came back out like it never even hit the grill again. Finally they sent a whole new steak in which was cooked more med well. The server was so apologetic but in the end we didn’t agree with how it was handled. He ended up taking off my onion soup. Which was about 6 dollars and the steak meal was 36. No manager came over to talk with us either. We did spend the next day if our vacation sharing how terrible our experience was with other people.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

To be honest, I was a little disappointment. For the price on the menu, I would have expected more. The food came out somewhat cold. The sides didn't have much flavor. It was a nice location and atmosphere, but I just expected more for the price they charge.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers were great scallops were perfect and the lobster and crab bisque was great entrees were ok the paella was a bit dry and seemed thrown on top rather than cooked in the dish my wife had the stuffed blackened fish was very good and not dry

R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service were both perfect. Fish tacos were recommended and were best I’ve ever had. Loved our server and the quality of service. Her recommendations were “ spot on”. Will go back. The only problem were noisy dogs outside the front door. They barked nonstop.

g
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful mahi mahi and macaroni and cheese. Location is right on the waterfront too.

MN
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We went expecting a special meal for our anniversary. Both were marginal including the scores flounder and paella. Both were dry and overcooked. The service was however excellent.

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation in beautiful Savannah with friends and celebrated our wedding anniversary at the historic River House. Seafood was delicious and service was outstanding

Q
Savannah
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While nice enough, River House did not live up to expectations. Fish was over cooked, bread under cooked and service was good though not memorable. There are too many other nice places to eat in Savannah so we won’t be returning to this one.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was cold and not of good quality taste. Would not recommend.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good shrimp. Great waiter. Wish had open views to the water. Overall, a good experience.

C
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, wonderful wait staff, food was delicious!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at our reservation time and they honored our request for a table by the window!

NI
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

River House was recommended to me by friends. The menu looked amazing so I made a reservation. We ate outside on the sidewalk. Bad choice. Lots of people walking by super close to the table because like I said, our table was on the sidewalk. The service was fantastic, our server was super friendly and checked on us frequently, but not so much it was annoying. Our appetizer fried green tomatoes were very very good. Then it went downhill. My dry Mahi meal was very small compared to the large price tag, and came with very mushy orzo pasta. Such a letdown after my excitement for what looked to be a really great restaurant. Hopefully my meal was just a fluke and others have had better food. I probably won’t try it again.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The salad was drenched in dressing. The soup was full of Grease. Very very disappointing.

M
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was just ok & pricey. tourist “trap”. Much better choices around the area

CD
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere, live entertainment was superb. Unfortunately, the food leaves a lot to be desired. The food was bland.

S
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience! The food was amazing, we had the fried green tomatoes-unbelievable flavors, just fantastic to start. Followed this with shrimp and scallops pasta in a white wine sauce and bourbon pecan crusted salmon with mashed sweet potato and collard greens - simply delicious. If you’re in Savannah you must dine at River House...

T
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Calamari was wonderful! Seafood over risotto was overcooked fish over mush, which was listed on menu as asparagus, but turned out to be green flecks.
Restaurant was quiet compared to what was happening out on the street.
I would not return.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!!! The service was great! I got the special, which was grilled red snapper and it was incredible! My husband got the stuffed flounder which was equally as delicious. Great atmosphere and service!

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time to River House. Our waitress Nora was excellent. Very kind and great customer service. My husband had the shrimp and grits, and I had the special Red snapper with risotto asparagus and broccoli. Both meals were very good. Our waitress even wrote Happy 6th Anniversary on our dessert plate which was the Ga Pecan pie. Super yummy. Overall our experience was excellent, no complaints on our end. We will be back. Thank you

SH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Thursday night. The food was fresh ,the music was entertaining without overwhelming the room.

KH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Tricia & Cody were wonderful! We ordered but did not receive a Caesar salad. The fried green tomatoes made up for it though. Overall a lovely evening! Would definitely go back again.

PC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect location on river, been here many times. Wait person Susan wonderful and engaging as always. Only complaint oysters in oysters rockefeller were so tiny, should not have been served. Everything else from she crab soup to grouper Oscar was supetb. We will return again.

JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server was not very helpful and did take a but to get back to us portions small but very good

K
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with excellent fresh fish and a good wine list. Very well prepared, presented and served.

J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Ordered Seafood paella, majority of seafood was unopened. Burger was very dry and over cooked. The service was very slow, we were advised that was due to a “vip” party coming in.

l
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fried green tomatoes I have ever had. The food and servie was GREAT!!!!

NE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Must try! We had the fried green tomatoes and they were awesome. Also enjoyed the crab dip as well. I had the stuffed flounder and my husband the mahi and we were both very happy. Our server was amazing and so sweet- if only I could remember her name! The restaurant was very quiet as most people left town for the hurricane.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the ambiance was wonderful. Local singer Josephine Johnson performed and was terrific.

RT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a nice window table for people watching. Waitress was terrific. Asked for her recommendation for an entree. The blue crab stuffed flounder was excellent. Had the white chocolate coconut cream pie for dessert which was not that great. Flat tasting. Somewhat over priced but considering the location not that surprising.

LN
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a nice dinner on the river! Stuffed flounder with crab was delicious. We went back the next afternoon for cocktails.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food did not live up to expecations. A friend recommended River House. She and her husband had been there last weekend and celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary; she had the pasta primavera. One of our group ordered it and it was soupy; a second person ordered the sea bass and it was terrible - dry with no sauce, the description said there was a lemon sauce; another in our group had one of the specials listed the pork chop - there was a sauce on it that was awful to lemony (wonder if it was supposed to go on the sea bass?) the sides were bland with no seasoning at all - mashed potato and broccoli. The 4th member had the fish and chips - very dry, all you could taste was the panko crust, fish had no tasted fries were cold. We had 4 sides - mac and cheese, vegetarian collards, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. The mac and cheese was dry not moist at all; the best were the collards and had they been served hot, they would have been excellent. We also ordered a Bottle of wine and the gentlemen had craft beers. The beer and wine were quite nice. This was definitely not a $194.00 meal! I will not be returning. Oh yes, we did have the millionaire coffee and the chocolate amaretto coffee, those were good.

OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Located in historic riverside district, River House did not disappoint. Good portion sizes and reasonable upscale pricing. The wait staff was on point with quick refills and recommendations. Live music also added to the ambience.

f
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Crab cakes a must have. Loaded to the max with crab. Just enough filler to hold it together.

RS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish was very good and warm, not hot however. The sides were rather on the cool side.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good and friendly. The food came out pretty fast and was delicious. We had the lobster bisque for an appetizer and the crab stuffed flounder and pecan bourbon glazed salmon. Definitely recommend this place.

M
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre but expensive and our service was very slow and sloppy.

KE
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

6 out of our 7 entrees were poor to terrible. The quality and cooking of our two steaks were unacceptable. The seafood entrees tasted terrible and were also not cooked properly. However, the restaurant is beautiful and our server was very pleasant. The manager seemed uninterested (and actually walked away) when she asked how our food was and we said it wasn’t very good. I would not recommend this restaurant, we were incredibly disappointed that we spent a lot of money for terrible food.

T
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Neither I nor my husband were very happy with our food.