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River Bend Restaurant & Tavern

1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
+1 979-863-7481
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“crab rolls” (5 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (5 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Good food and after lunch they go across the river to feed feral hogs the kitchen scraps ! It's fun and they provide binoculars for an up close look ! Right on the Colorado River and outside patio. One of...More

Thank sandy r
Reviewed 20 August 2017

River Bend has been around for a long time -- it offers boat ramps, beer, and BBQ --so that's enough to keep it around a mite longer. One of the few places in Matagorda where you can eat on the back deck right at the...More

Thank 65Corevette
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

On a road trip we asked a gas station attendant for restaurant around area and this one was recommended. It is next to the Colorado River. Lots of fishing boats. It has a full bar and both inside and outside seating. Lunch is served from...More

Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The food was so-so, but the Service was horrible. I think there was one waitress for 10-12 tables. There's better choices in town.

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Food wasnt bad. Oysters were very good. Service absolutely sucked. The atmosphere and layout was very nice. Its right on the Colorado river. But the service sucks.

Thank donmonroe
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I was camping on the beach a few miles down the road from here and stopped in for lunch after a supply run. It's exactly what a bar/restaurant (practically) on the beach should be. Lots of room at the bar and plenty of tables, as...More

2  Thank TravellinTim
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

So sad to me that this meal was not good! Riverbend was really good several months ago but the new ownership has cut corners and it's terrible. A shrimp cocktail that boasts big juicy shrimp for $10.99 should have more than 3 small shrimp on...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We ate here on a Saturday for lunch. It took a while for our waitress to come and get our drink order. I ordered the Fish PoBoy and it was Delish!!! I usually dont complete any of my meals, but this one I DID! The...More

1  Thank tasha a
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We stopped here, mainly because it was on the way. The reviews weren't great but we figured we'd give it a try. We were, mostly, pleasantly surprised. We had 6 adults and 5 kids in our party and the waitress did a good job. The...More

1  Thank jlehmann
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We went and ate dinner after fishing here. It was fun pulling right up to their dock and tying off and going in to eat. It took them a little bit to serve us, the food was good, I had a shrimp poorboy it was...More

Thank villagewolfe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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