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River Bend Restaurant & Tavern

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1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
+1 979-863-7481
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bryan, Texas
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While visiting Matagorda had dinner at the River Bend. Had heard good reviews. We were not disappointed! I had the oyster po'boy. Everything about it was fresh. It came with coleslaw which was excellent and onion rings. I was glad I did not order an appetizer because my serving was more than enough! Meal also came with complimentary pinto beans... More 

Thank Nomi B
Cameron, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here before but the place says under new management. So, despite reviews, we decided to try it again. The food was great & so was our waitress, Ashlyn. I don't know what kind of potato they baked, but it was great. One of best I ever had. The hostess came over & checked on us several times but... More 

Thank Notnormaldot
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average type seafood... good but not anything special. Long wait time to get the food. Probably would not go back. Would try the other restaurants in the area if we went back to Matagorda.

1 Thank Motorcyclepj
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a Saturday drive to Matagorda and this place was recommended. Not so much to look at but the shrimp was really good. They had just opened for the day and not too busy so the service was good & friendly. Would definitely go back if in the area.

1 Thank LKay113
Matagorda, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

eat outside and enjoy the river passing by, the people in the boats waving as they cruise down the river and see the wild hogs across the river enjoy their time in the sun. Food is okay--service is a bit slow, but that is because the kitchen is small. But you are there to relax--so do just that!

Thank terit125
Richmond, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were out for a Saturday drive....stopped here to eat. No go. We were greeted at the door, sat down at the table, great view of the bay, but......after ordering our food it took almost an hr to get our food. Grant it, several people came to check on us. One waitress told us that the orders... More 

2 Thank melissa v
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews.....definitely would not recommend this place. ...it took forever to get our food. Yes they would come out and check on us but when we said something about how long the food was taking. .me got 2 different lies about why it was taking so long....when we finally got the food, the portion was small. ..shrimp were small.... More 

Thank shana d
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Service was very good, we were greeted as we came in the door, waitress was very friendly and made sure we had water and that the shrimp was good. Fried shrimp was cooked jsut right for me, french fries and the beans were great. Wrong day to be there to watch the hogs being fed. Music from jukebox was a... More 

Thank Speedy77089
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Nice to eat good sea food and watch the birds on the river. Friendly staff. Short drive from our site in Matagorda Bay.

Thank Barbie K
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Good local fish food with choice of beers, deck is vey refreshing with the view of river & one can enjoy the river activities. Catfish was excellent & also the crow fish. Nice drive from Shreveport & good place to spend day from Shreveport.

Thank Girish D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Matagorda
  • Phone Number: +1 979-863-7481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?