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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

) #1 of 47 Restaurants in Palmetto €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Riverhouse several times. Had the ahi tuna sushi and the peel and eat shrimp. Our waitress Ariel was excellent. Very relaxing Sunday afternoon snack. The food was fresh and delicious.

1  Thank Brutus L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and drinks. Good entertainment. Staff friendly and provided good service.cAlways a good time. Will continue to patronize.

Thank P3038AFcarls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The happy hour drinks are good the food was great... I love the lunch menu more than the dinner. The band was okay...the view is great...the staff are very nice... But the bar outside the barlady she was okay..but had an attitude at times... Great...More

Thank TabJohnR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked a great place for friends visiting from Chicago. They loved the food and the view. We live in Palmetto and enjoy going there often.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I picked this place sight unseen, and we were not disappointed. We were meeting out-of-state relatives for lunch, and I thought this looked and sounded great. It was. Very nice, tasteful decor. Modern, clean, and a step above in looks, service, and quality. But the...More

Thank 730viajera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated at the end of the dock at Regatta Pointe Marina; a well-kept marina and welcomes liveaboards, too. BTW, the restaurant (and marina) are situated on a pretty and seemingly mile-wide section of the Manatee River. The restaurant has always been very busy, regardless of...More

Thank BanyanRanchStudios
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the golf cart ride from parking lot to the restaurant at end of pier. Loved the water views while eating dinner. The lobster corn chowder was very tasty, just a little expensive for such a small "crock" Crab cakes were fresh, moist and delicious!...More

Thank Betsy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a late lunch at the Riverhouse. Initially sitting outside until a big storm blew in and then like clockwork the waiters moved us all inside before we were drenched! The green goddess shrimp and side salad were fresh and very flavorful. The key...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I arrived on a Saturday for dinner but with no reservation service, people had stacked up at the front room. Too bad they have 3 gals at the desk but won't take a reservation on a busy evening. They also relied too greatly on seating...More

Thank JuneinNorway
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks so much for the feedback and the review! We truly apologize that our service and reservation process wasn't up to your needs. Our fault and we will improve. We will definitely be updating our reservation policy. Out of season we are now going to...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The positives: Service (Matt was great), lobster roll and view. The needs work: The fries. They're just frozen fries.More

Thank Jennifer R
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks for the review and the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the service, view, and lobster roll. We appreciate the input on the fries. We've had the same fries for 8 years and our customers generally love them....but you're right, we certainly could have some other...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
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A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.
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