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On The River Restaurant

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919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
+1 979-233-1352
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a beach trip in Surfside. The service was great, everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious and they give you plenty of food.

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Thank Melissa F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through and like to eat at establishments that are not a chain. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food was great. We had combination steak shrimp and gumbo soup. Of course you can't mess up a beer but my wife said the Margaritas were great. Would definitely visit again if in town.

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Thank Garry P
Chandler, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here while on business last month, ordered the grilled shrimp and 1/2 order of fried pickles. Had no idea they also bring cole slaw and cornbread, both of which were delicious. The comes the HUGE basket of fried pickles, I thought the waiter had given me an entire order, but nope. Best. Fried. Pickles. Ever. Thin and crisp, like... More 

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Thank jking513
Rockwall, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome service, food and well worth 10 minute drive from Surfside Beach versus the few local tourist trap alternatives in Surfside Beach. Highly recommend fried pickles and anything seafood at on the river. We had a really great meal here versus our horrible experience at Red Snapper Inn in Surfside Beach which involved poor service, high prices and add to... More 

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Thank Donnie M
Freeport, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have eaten at this place several times. Shrimp meals are excellent and shrimp is always fresh and not frozen. Steak is good, and their salads are good too. Stuffed flounder is really good with their seafood stuffing.

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Thank Linda B
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent seafood gumbo. Taste very good. Big portion and nice service. The fried pickle is very good too. Very surprised. I usually don't eat pickles but the way they made is just way too yummy.

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Thank cc2901
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great place for relaxing with family and friends. The waitstaff was very attentive and we were a large group of 10 that arrived without reservations at 8:30 on a Saturday night. The food was delicious! We had a large platter of crawfish for a shared appetizer (it is that time of year!), Amongst us, we ate shrimp,... More 

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Thank Juliana M
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7 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Came to Lake Jackson for a family member's wedding. Very tasty food. Great variety of non-fried seafood. Friendly staff, comfortable family environment. We waited only a short time for our food. We will be back next time we visit Lake Jackson.

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Thank nicoleloona
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is the best in Freeport, and probably the best seafood I've had. I love the dinner portions they have which is not too much and just enough.

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Thank Jonathan A
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I went with a large group for a weekend lunch. The service is excellent, especially when you consider it was north of twenty-five people. Excellent beer selection on tap and by the bottle. The bar appeared well stocked. The cornbread is to die for and I am not a cornbread fan! Shrimp excellent but on the smaller side for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 979-233-1352

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?