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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 - 22:00
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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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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 16 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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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 1 December 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 21 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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92 reviews
84 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 

Thank Hugh B
Aberdeen, NC
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant advertised in the Charlottesville booklet. It was out of the way in a shopping center not yet fully developed and they are currently renovating so it didn't look like much. However, the food was great. Unfortunately they were out of chicken so my first two choices were out. Maybe it was a good thing because I... More 

Thank travelover000
fairfax, VA
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This review is for Sunday brunch only. Oysters on the half shell were tasteless. There was no indication on the menu where they were from and the server didn't offer. My crabcake sandwich had very little, if any, crab in it and the brioche bun was too big. The shoestring french fries were unremarkable. My wife liked her she-crab soup... 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
USD 29 - USD 31
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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