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Rhett's River Grill & Raw Bar

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2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303 (29 North)
+1 434-974-7818
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get a good Burger at Rhett's and the menu offers value. Over all however it is not very exciting. Staff generally succeeds in making customers feel appreciated. The interior is comfortable. There are nice more inviting places in Charlottesville to dine.

Thank Jim N
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven past this restaurant many times but never thought it looked like someplace worth trying. So this time we stopped and it was great. The she-crab soup was rich and delicious and the crab cake sandwich was tasty and filling. There were many other options on the menu that will require a few more return visits.

Thank George W
Coplay, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The best fried oysters that I have had in years! I even enjoyed the fresh, sautéed vegetables that came as a side! A large portion that filled up a hungry guy! Friendly staff, great atmosphere. Located across the street from the Doubletree hotel. I walked down the hill and braved the traffic, I would suggest driving if you are staying... More 

Thank cvd726
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

A business colleague recommended the Angus burger. However, I was more interested in seafood. I was not disappointed. The crab soup was innovative (imagine crab bisque but with a creamier stock) and delicious. The Fish And Chips was prepared Southern style: tillapia rather than haddock, a thick, crunchy batter and remoulade over tartar sauce. I loved it. The french fries... More 

Thank Corbett K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place gave 3 crazy nurses the peace to catch up after years of separation! Drinks were good, She-crab soup was recommendable and the fried green tomatoes were awesome!!

Thank ChrisRN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Rhetts is a family fav. Their she crab soup is phenomenal. We brought home 4 bowls and a loaf of bread to feed 5 people. Just the right amount and we all licked the plates clean. Hit them up for great beer prices during happy hour.

Thank Carrie B
North Garden, Virginia
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Rhett's continues to hold it's title as a strip mall gem. They consistently provide good food and good service. C'ville is not known for seafood but Rhett's does a fabulous job of getting good seafood to its customers. The building complex is undergoing change but Rhett's has managed to hold onto its old end unit location. All of the traits... More 

Thank CaptMancuso
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and was not disappointed. Rhetts is tucked away in a small shopping center but don't let that discourage you from going. The staff our very nice, helpful, and attentive. The menu is rather large with a good selection of fresh seafood and is reasonably priced. My wife ordered the steam shrimp and I... More 

Thank Rob M
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The hot food was not served warm, was very messy and did not taste good. I went once, and will not be going again. The atmosphere was not very friendly, and other than having plenty of parking, I can not find much else positive about the restaurant. However, maybe they have improved, just be wary if you chose to visit.

Thank CR_in_the_US
Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was our first visit. If we were to go there again, we'd just order loads of fresh oysters (75¢ during happy hour) and a shrimp cocktail (noticed on a nearby booth; huge prawns!). The raw oysters were fresh and delicious. I am not an oyster connoisseur, but these did not have much of any distinct flavor such as saltiness... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
    (29 North)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stops up the road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-7818
Rhett's River Grill offers the freshest in seafood and Certified Angus Beef. We feature items like 12oz bone-in Ribeye, NY Strip, Ribs, Duck, Pasta dishes, Asian glazed Salmon, Crab cakes, steamed Shrimp, Mussels, Crab legs, Bay Oysters and succulent Scallops. Rhett's also offers a full line of sandwiches at lunch and an unbeatable Sunday brunch. We are open 7 days a week and offer a limited menu between lunch and dinner daily from 2:30pm to 5pm. Rhett's has dining for groups and special events. We offer casual dining in warm family friendly atmosphere. So come into Rhett's today with a group of friends or with someone special for a cozy dining experience. Rhett's also has a full bar and offers carry out and catering services. Tuesday nights are all you can eat Crab legs, Wednesday nights two entrees and half price bottle of wine, Thursday nights 50 cent raw or steamed Oysters and on Sunday nights kids eat free with adult purchases.

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