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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butterfish” (31 reviews)
“fish bites” (21 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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1 - 10 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

1st time here and very impressed. Jeff our server was on point and very attentive. Our table was dockside and had a perfect sunset view. Food was all very tasty and drinks were great. This was our favorite restaurant of the vacation. Can't wait to...More

Thank LorettaBoy
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great review! Glad that you stopped in and visited us at Riverhouse while on vacation!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here with a group of over 20 board and staff members. I was in awe of how pretty everything was. The food was great and our server, Nicole, handled the group single-handedly like a champ. Many had the lobster pot pie and really...More

Thank Chelsea I
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Chelsea....We appreciate the great review and for bringing your group into Riverhouse! Glad to hear that everything was great. See you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was beautiful of the river. We watched dolphins frolicking in the waters. Lunch menu $9 has a good choice. The grills redfish sand white was very tasty and my guest had the spicy burger which was cooked to perfection. Happy hour drink prices...More

Thank Lucy P
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad to hear that you came and enjoyed our outside Snook Deck patio bar.....and that you liked the $9 lunch menu specials....Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiter suggested the house special Lobster pot pie. Major disappointment, not a single piece of lobster to be found, the crust was soggy and just gross.More

Thank Yvonne M
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So sorry that you didn't like the Lobster Pot Pie! Doesn't sound like we executed it right as it's a customer favorite and a best seller! We need to make that right for you! Please get back to us and we will take care of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took visiting family for dinner. Had a great meal sitting out on the deck overlooking the Manatee River. Interesting wildlife came to visit while we were there. Dolphins playing in the water. Weather cooperated providing a very comfortable atmosphere. Meal was very tasty and just...More

Thank Scott H
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! Glad that you were able to see the Dolphins and had great weather on the River!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. We had a burger and a salad, split both. Food was good, service just ok will be back to try dinner.

Thank I M
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for coming in and glad to hear we were recommended! Thanks for the good review....hope to see you for dinner soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my husband's brother here for his birthday. Great food great location. We were here years ago. Now they have a golf cart to take you out to the end of the pier...which I now need. The brothers each had scallop & shrimp skewers...More

Thank FloridaArnie
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming in and for the great review! We have a lot of seafood on our menu, but plenty of other stuff for the "landlubbers"! Glad to hear you found something that was good. Next time, also be sure to try our Hawaiian Chicken,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin in Bradenton says this is her favorite restaurant. The dinner we had can explain why. Situated at the end of a pier among sailboats on the Manatee River, this casual restaurant has great views of the area. We were seated at an inside...More

Thank Bill M
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really nice review - very thorough. Thanks for coming in and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience with my family here! The food was awesome and the views were so beautiful! The manager was very attentive and we will definitely be back!

Thank missyg40
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks and thumbs up for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met some visiting family members here, and chose it because it was #1 in Palmetto on the Tripadvisor site, and on the waterfront. We were not disappointed! There is indoor and outdoor seating, and yet the inside seating has many views of the beautiful...More

2  Thank Susan G
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lol - no sharing allowed! Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again soon.

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jrrourke
11 April 2017|
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Response from Joann D | Reviewed this property |
Only for larger parties
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EmptyNestOrlando
18 March 2017|
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Response from Deborah G | Reviewed this property |
Blended?
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M M
7 March 2017|
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Response from missyg40 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog- but I know that you can take service dogs pretty much anywhere and I don't think that restaurants can ask them to leave. - just a thought
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
  • E-mail
Description
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. Reservations not required, but recommended during peak times. Inside and Outside Seating Available. Enjoy These Special Offers: $9 Lunch Menu served Mon-Sat open to 4pm Award-Winning Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm $2 Domestic Drafts on Mondays $9 Bottles of Wine 4pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm
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