About River House 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.

125 W River St
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Barnard Street Ramp

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 234-1900

Website:
http://www.savannahriverhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment Thursday through Sunday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Catering:
We are happy to offer group menus for in house events and to-go orders however we do not offer catering at this time.

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot in front of our restaurant, as well as parking on the ramp beside our building. There are also parking garages within walking distance.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located on Savannah, Georgia"s Historic River Street. A short walking distance from major bus routes, taxi accessible and a stop on Savannah’s fare-free Downtown Transportation system. (DOT)

Executive Chef:
Gladys Young

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are happy to offer group menus for in-house events in semi private rooms.

River House Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (32)
Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Scenic View (14)
Casual (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Paella was terrible. Appetizers were just decent. Drinks were subpar. Our waiter just handed us the check without asking if we wanted coffee and dessert. I guess they wanted to get rid of us (gay, mixed race couple) very quickly. Terrible experience! They have a lot to learn from Pink House, including treating everyone with dignity and respect.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were in Savannah for our 46 wedding anniversary. The meal was fabulous. The waitress was so helpful with the menu. My husband had the fried green tomatoes as a appetizer and said they were the best he had ever had. We will definitely eat there again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Flounder was good

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fun atmosphere with perfect Savannah style dining. Right on the River with the hustle and bustle of Savannah - great people watching. Excellent seafood - highly recommend!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

While in Savannah celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, we decided to dine at The River House because we hadn't explored that area of town yet. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and still had to wait 15 for a table that was in an undesirable location. When we asked asked for a better table, we waited another 10 minutes for them to reset an already empty table. Our waiter, Marlin, poured the wine we had ordered for me to sample instead of pouring a sample for my husband, who had chosen the bottle. It's a seafood restaurant so I wanted seafood. When I inquired about the grouper, The waiter said the kitchen was backed up and he wouldn't recommend any of the fish entrees because they tended to come out dry. Needless to say, that made us wary of ordering anything. However we stayed to eat and finish the wine, which he had splattered on the tablecloth. The food was mediocre and not worth the price we paid. Our waiter checked on us once and never returned to pour more wine. He did hover though when it was time to pay. Overall it was the worst meal we had in Savannah and certainly would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The staff was friendly. We were early so we sat at the Bar talking to bunch of friendly strangers. It was my hubbys 65th Birthday and we had a great dinner. Food was yummy.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic. Recommend the shrimp and grits. Best ever. Met family and staff was excellent on accommodating a group of 6. Great service. Won't be disappointed if you eat here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just okay seafood. My son got the specialty of the house paella and it was disappointing. My linguine with clams was okay but nothing special.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best escargot was the best I have ever had! Crab soup to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lunch specials were exceptional.
Best shrimp & grits I've ever eaten.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Worst service ever! Food was not good. A complete disappointment.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were in Savannah for a conference. The location, right on the river, added to the rustic ambience of the restaurant. We went on a Wednesday evening - not too crowded. The food was delicious - decent variety of seafood. My husband ordered fried flounder - moist and tender; I ordered grouper oscar, at the suggestion of our server. We weren't disappointed. Also had a delicious dessert - peach cobbler (canned peaches but they were delicious!).

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a late afternoon/early dinner the night before leaving town. We happen to be the only 2 in the dining area we were sitting in. The wait staff were not friendly at all. We had been in town for 6 days. This particular restaurant was definitely at the bottom of the list on places we ate at. The dessert was the best part of the meal. Would not recommend!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

As a party of three (my husband, our out of town guest and I), we enjoyed the River House Seafood Restaurant during a very recent Savannah visit. The decor and the ambience were inviting, the service was very professional, the food was pretty tasty, even if the meal was a little pricey. Food highlight: Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer!

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were in Savannah for our wedding anniversary . We had a lovely dinner, good good, and a delicious bottle of Merlot.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

For our last meal in town, we decided on lunch at River House. The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was flavorless, not well prepared, thrown together, Bisque was cold, said Lobster or Crab no one in our party had a bit of either in their Bisque. Staff was unprofessional, though our Waitress was nice and on point.

It was not a pleasant experience. There were 6 in my group and NOT ONE Person enjoyed the food or the service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Although we had reservations, they had open seating. Still, we got shoved into a corner, 1/2 into a walkway. The food was Okay. Not fabulous. Especially not for the $$$ charged for a bowl of pasta & shrimp. Our server, Patrice was really good so that is a positive. If someone asks about it, I'll say "meh", but I would not recommend it enthusiastically.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was good, not outstanding. We have not been in Savannah for many years and The River House is how we remember the city.

We would not hesitate to recommend the River House.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I had an enjoyable evening. The restaurant wasn't crowded and the dinner music was nice. The food was great! We were in Savannah just for the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We chose this restaurant after reading reviews while visiting Savannah. We were given a coupon for a free fried green tomatoes appetizer which turned out to be two greasy patty s.
Our entrees of a red snapper special with crabmeat was dry, overcooked and apparently frozen and served without the crabmeat.
Probably one of the worst meals that we have had in years. Now we understand why there weren't many diners there only people at the bar.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious Dinner

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our reservation was for 8.45 tables empty every yet they made us wait till 9pm and only after we asked., fish overcooked, rissoto dry and pasty. Overall a terrible dinner just as bad the service

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent experience. Good service, excellent food, wonderful ambience. We plan to come back when we are back in Savannah

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best seafood of the three restaurants we tried during our trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Go for the booze, not the food.
Oysters were the size of quarters: six would have been three anywhere else, accompaniments in plastic cups.
Had to fight off the presentation of the main course grouper with the appetizers, not once but twice. grouper had an off taste, like it needed some refrigeration. Unsatisfactory although the sauce hid much of the taste. But this may be the best restaurant along the waterfront.
For better dining experiences, go inland!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Much better seafood in Charleston. Your red snapper special was not very good. We'very had better red snapper elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I had a great time and were treated like family. The food was phenomenal!!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were visiting Savannah for the weekend! Food was wonderful and portions were plentiful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were on our honeymoon and this restaurant was fantastic to kick off our dinner on the first night. We bought the Chatham Artillery Pubch, but forgot our souvenir glass 😩. Overall, fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service is outstanding and the food is as well!! Love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server was excellent. The food was delivered fast. The food was so delicious and fresh. The house wine was of good quality. Sat by the window and got to people watch while we dined. I will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Large restaurant in a great location on River Street. Pretty atmosphere with exposed brick , brightly lit with windows looking out onto River Street. River Street is very pretty at night. We loved everything we ordered . Fried green tomatoes, oysters, shrimp with grits & seafood paella .Friendly attentive service

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Svc slow and restaurant was not busy. My daughter ordered a pork chop without peach chutney and it came with it. We advised the food runner and he took it back, scraped it off and returned it to the table! Another waiter (head?) acknowledged this was unacceptable and stated that we would not be charged for it. Big of them. The filet sliders were dry and unremarkable in flavor. The lobster bisque was very good, but the overall experience was a disappointment.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was a rustic restaurant on the river front. Food was good, not great. I would still recommend this restaurant

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was exceptional. Food was very good. We enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

First visit to Savannah and I was not disappointed. Food was great, views were too.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We got a table by the window so we had a great view of the river. I had the fried shrimp dinner and my husband had the paella (with grouper). Both were delicious. Great dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Mediocre food at best, at prices that approach class-act restaurants. Service, though friendly, was not as attentive as it should have been. I would definitely NOT recommend.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food and restaurant. Great spot on the waterfront and friendly staff.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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