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River City Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
+1 843-232-9797
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped here for lunch today because I have been wanting to try the place. After looking over all the possible burger choices, I opted for the house cheeseburger. I mean, I like peanut butter but I am not sure I want it on my burger. If you want ketchup, you must ask for it and they bring a bottle... More 

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Thank Martha A
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We watched the sunset at the Surfside Beach pier and decided to stop for dinner. Very glad we did. Atmosphere was very casual and other families with small children were seated as well. Tossed peanut shells on floor, which was fun for the kids. The food was great, large portions and delicious. Varied menu for a burger shack type of... More 

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Thank john55c
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a burger joint. That's what they do best. There are other excellent options and they do some really good onion rings. One word of warning. If anyone in the party has peanut allergy this is not the place for you. They serve baskets of in the shell roasted peanuts as a munchy while you wait for your food... More 

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Thank dughlas2016
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent burger, Great service. Very nice location. Will definitely come back any time we're in the area.

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Thank 1hotrod1
Greer, South Carolina
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for early dinner, ordered an appetizer and then a couple of entrees. My wife's salad was very well done, plenty and she said tasted great. I finally had a chef cook a fricking burger right, asked for rare/med rare and got it, had texture, taste, so you didn't have to smother it like some people do with the... More 

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Thank madbeacher2009
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by with our grandson for some burgers and fries while on vacation. We have been here before and enjoyed the delicious food previously. We ordered the Continental, Bacon Cheeseburger and a kids cheeseburger. All were very good. The service was friendly and impeccable. My complaint, the wait was way too long. We were told 45 mins but ended... More 

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Thank Robertoisfun
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and dine here often! We ordered the OMG burger platter and split it. 2 burgers between 2 cheese and egg toasts. With all the fixings, fries and 2 huge onion rings on top ! We also had the fried mushrooms with avocado ranch dressing. Very good! The food and service here is always top notch ! The... More 

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Thank CDGTrips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating here for 10 years....never been disappointed. Great food..great service..try it..burgers so big, I use s fork!!

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Thank Jason W
Annapolis, MD
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best burgers in town. If you are staying in Surfside, it's a great family burger joint. Onion rings are giant, french fries like five guys, and peanuts a plenty!

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Thank 1010Jen
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having just moved to the Surfside area, somebody told us about the River City Café. Loved it the first time I saw it. Elevator or steps to second floor, stepping on peanut shells, checking the ocean view, inside or out - really a swell place. Food and service were great - had a shrimp po-boy packed to the brim with... More 

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Thank william c
DennisOnken, Guest Relations Manager at River City Cafe, responded to this review

Welcome to the area William! We'll look forward to serving you often, and you're right, the Lynchburg Lemonade is a great addition to our great menu and awesome ocean view. 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, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 North Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-232-9797

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