River House Seafood

4.1
1199 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyH
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Especially the grouper Florentine!

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Dinnerout
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely uninspired food served lukewarm by a “going through the motions” server. No reason to ever return here.

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WallaceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, great view... and I had a great partner... we were celebrating our 40th anniversary and could not have picked a better place

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Reidmor
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch before boarding the riverboat! Enjoyed Georgia peach margaritas, shrimp and grits, salmon BLT, and FRIED CHICKEN & PEPPER JELLY. Left empty glasses and plates!
On an additional note... Bathrooms were very clean.

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Emanuel
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food were delicious. Service was great. Friendly and welcome atmosphere.

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vipkathleenc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hostess needs a new job. She obviously hates it and

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Madison
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the River House for a nice dinner while in Savannah for a weekend getaway. Service and food were great. We had the calamari to start which was great. We really enjoyed the sauce served with it and our meals, the shrimp and scallop pasta and fried shrimp platter were great! I really liked that they offered different size wine pours.

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CasualFoodShopper
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good and service was average.

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vipdavey
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good dining experience. Convenient location on River Street.

MC
MarkC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Happy they take reservations. Good variety on menu. Good wine selection. Food tasted great! Service was good. Reasonable prices for fine dining. We were in an outlying room that had large windows next to a hallway leading to other businesses, and the constant foot traffic passing by two feet away was distracting and less enjoyable than if we had been in one of their main dining rooms. However, you could still hear the live music. Overall, a good experience.

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KWhite
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Ordered the seafood boil, wine and an appetizer!

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DanielR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had lunch and it was good. The restaurant wasn’t extremely busy so our service was on point and the food came out in a timely fashion. Would eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was very salty. Good service.

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foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our visit to Riverhouse was very poor. The quality of everyone's food wasn't good, nor was the service. The steak I had ordered to be medium rare came out well done. They brought me a new one which was cooked correctly but very tough. The rest of our party's food was also not very good.

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Kimberly
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This restaurant was well below standard. The food was overpriced and not very good. I ordered the Seafood Paella, which most closely resembled a dry Rice-a-Roni mix. I picked some fish out of it to eat and left the rest behind. The crab dip appetizer was very bland, but the tortilla crisps were good. My husband ordered the flounder, which he described as ok. It took a full hour to get our entrees. I can only assume that’s why our server brought us a basket of bread as no one at the surrounding tables received any. He never gave us any explanation as to why our food took so long nor did he offer an apology. We finished the meal with bread pudding to-go. It was an inedible, soggy mess that was thrown away. My husband had the artillery punch, which was supposed to include the souvenir snifter glass. The server never offered to empty or wrap the glass, and we left it behind because we were already late for a scheduled tour due to the excessive wait. To top it off, the meal and poor service cost over $100 for two people. I would have been happy to pay that amount had the food been delicious, but this was far from it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great service. I would recommend and I definitely will return.

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vipNaturalPeach
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was clean, with clean bathrooms. The food was bland as if made for patrons who have salt sentive diets. The grits were great! Drinks were decent as I had the Georgia Peach Margarita and my husband had a beer. I would definitely go back if the food was to have more flavor.

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vipLisa33431
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Savannah after our two year “exile” due to health issues and the pandemic sheltering in place. Covid protocols were being observed and we felt very comfortable while dining. Our food, Fried Green Tomatoes, French Onion Soup, Grouper Oscar and Shrimp and Grits was all yummy and very filling, leaving no room for desserts. Very convenient to our hotel (Bohemian Riverfront) next door.

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JosetteT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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Makaala
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good location along river. Best to taxi or walk. Parking difficult to find. Go early. Inhospitable reception upon arrival. Menu selection better than the food. Nice to walk along riverfront after dinner.

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HighlandMom
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We wanted to eat at a seafood restaurant that wasn't all fried foods. We had high hopes but were underwhelmed. While the mahi tasted good, the rest of the dish was bland and the orzo was mush. I had the grouper Oskar and for what it cost, I though there would be more crab. The mashed potatoes were bland, lukewarm and swimming in butter. The grouper was the best part of the dish. Our server did a good job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Huge letdown. I should’ve heeded the reviews..

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was okay. Utensils dirty. Service was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Our waitress was overwhelmed with the number of tables she had and she was not attentive and lost track of items asked for such as drink refills and our dessert order.

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vipValerie
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The table was unlevel which resulted in our drinks being overturned into my husband's lap. Our server was very kind and apologetic - very attentive as well. However, the food left much to be desired. My husband had a fish and specifically asked if it was fresh caught as the menu did not specify. First, it was undercooked... raw center - he never took a bit. After being grilled a bit longer, he took his first bite to discover the fish was NOT fresh - a very distinct fishy taste. He did not eat his meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Did was not very good. Service and staff were fine. Need an different chef.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for lunch and a cocktail. Beautiful river view 😍

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JenB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere, excellent food and a quiet spot right off the River. Would definitely go back when back in Savannah.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food, service and attention to any detail about a dining experience was terrible. Wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone.

DH
DanielleH
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bathrooms were disgusting. Service was great. Food was good. Ambience was adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lobster and crab bisque was out of this world as was the chocolate martini.

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ToddG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere was a great our waiter/bartender was fantastic he really made the night the food was good but do not order the chargrilled oysters they were terrible would never order them again the chef really need to know how to cook but the rest of the appetizers that we got were fantastic we will be back

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KKMonk
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was excellent!

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ShanaR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The waiter was wonderful. The food was terrible. The drinks were great. I will only go back for the drinks.

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MarjorieK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Had the sea bass and it was perfect. Server was very attentive and friendly.

JP
JPBack
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We had high hopes for this place! Service was subpar for the type restaurant it was. Wine was old and waiter did not know how to serve properly. Food was terrible. Would never recommend this to anyone

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DeAnna
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful on every level! Service with a smile..thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was good and was able to make reservations, server wasn’t so great didn’t feel like she followed up as frequently as she could have overall food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one answered the phone when I called multiple times to let the restaurant know I was having trouble finding parking. I was provided a lame excuse when I got to the host stand about the phone being in the office. What’s the point of having it then? I was then told that they canceled my reservation because I was late even though I tried to let them know about my issues. I ended up not eating at the restaurant and the River House ruined what was supposed to be a special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling with some friends through Savannah and wanted some seafood for dinner. After reading some reviews, we selected River House. We were not disappointed. Great ambiance and service. The food was amazing.

Everyone had a great meal and cocktails. We shared several appetizers- fried green tomatoes, blue crab cake, escargot, and charred broil oysters... all were excellent.

We tried the signature cocktails- punch and old fashioned...the punch is tasty but will sneak up on you... we could only drink one. We received a nice glass as a souvenir.

Our entrees consisted of the fried oyster platter... best fried oysters we ever had, raw oysters which my husband loved, and the paella.... the rice was so flavorful and the seafood was overflowing. The food was so good we didn’t save room for any of the desserts. But, we will be back.

Only recommendation is to offer vegan butter and milk options.., unfortunately I have a dairy allergy and could not eat most of the entrees because they were made with butter or cream. I had the blue crab salad which was good but I was so envious of everyone else’s plate.

FAQs

River House Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 234-1900.

River House Seafood is rated 4.1 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.