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Riverside Steak and Seafood Restaurant

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506 W Corbett Ave, on Hwy 24, Swansboro, NC 28584-8448
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed most of my dinner. The waiter was extremely nice and friendly! Enjoyed my salad, sweet muffin, and had a crab cake appetizer. Those were very good. I ordered a 10 oz filet, it was rather small but seasoned very well and cooked perfectly. Not sure the size is worth the 30 dollar price but since it tasted great,... More 

Thank henash98
Falls Church, Virginia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent local seafood. We had lobster pasta, grouper, and steak; all were very good quality, cooked well, and well seasoned. The portion sizes were all fairly large, including a salad with a good sweet potato muffin. Would recommend for seafood in Swanboro.

Thank Mark P
Swansboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Riverside has been serving locals and visitors for many years with consistent quality dining. There are always specials featuring fish and seafood, many with a Cajun savor. The sweet potato muffins served warm from the oven are not to be missed. Staff are friendly; the ambiance is a cozy bistro,and is a credit to Swansboro, the Friendly City by... More 

Thank JetskiK65
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is worth a detour. There are a lot of places that serve surf and turf, and that do it well, but this one is pretty special. I'll start with the steaks. They use a proper salt rub, which brings out the flavor of the meat and makes using steak sauce an act of desecration. The steak is then... More 

Thank Joel I
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very pleased with dining experience. Food tasty. Service was excellent. Will definitely visit again when in the area. Highly recommend.

Thank 03221960
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great food, Wait staff. We have been going by this place for years and never stopped. Boy what a mistake. We stopped in for our anniversary dinner and had the best waiter that was always checking on us and giving us tips when we asked about the menu. We had the Filet's and oh so tender and cooked just right.... More 

1 Thank dan_fran_dickerson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a good place to take my wife for some good seafood. Read the reviews of Riverside, and it did not disappoint. Many reviewers raved about the scallop nachos. They are something to rave about. Delicious. Both my wife and I had seafood dishes. Both were cooked perfectly and we're delicious. We'll definitely go back.

Thank cbhargraves
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was with a party of 8 and everyone got something different. There was only positive raves from all during the entire feast. The service was outstanding - especially for Swansboro where making people wait for their food is a local art and tradition. If you are lucky enough to hit a night when the "Carpetbagger" is on the Nightly... More 

1 Thank TangoLee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent selection of creative seafood and turf items. We go when we want an excellent meal and they have never failed to delight in the 10 plus years we've been going. I love the grouper any way they make it but the creamy dish with andouille sausage is killer. They carpet bagger which is a tenderloin of beef with flash... More 

Thank Michael M
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took my son and some of his friends and we all had an amazing dinner. Service was wonderful and so friendly. Worth the 18 min drive from base and the short wait. Muffin with salad was heaven. Salad was great! No icebergs cheap stuff. Crab dip was amazing and great for the table. They made shrimp scampi special for me.... More 

Thank jill k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 W Corbett Ave, on Hwy 24, Swansboro, NC 28584-8448
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Swansboro
  • Phone Number: 910-326-8847

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