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River House Seafood, Savannah, GA

River House Seafood

4.3
4.3
2415 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Locally owned and operated since 1982, our Head Chef Miss Gladys prepares Southern specialties to delight any palette. While you're here, enjoy the historic waterfront and a tall glass of liquid history: Chatham Artillery Punch."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 234-1900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gladys Young
  • Catering
    We are happy to offer group menus for in house events and to-go orders however we do not offer catering at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Private and Semi-Private arrangements are available based on your group size and accommodation needs.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Sanders: (912) 233-2901
  • Neighborhood
    Historic District - North
  • Cross street
    Barnard Street Ramp
  • Parking details
    There is a parking lot in front of our restaurant, as well as parking on the ramp beside our building. There are also parking garages within walking distance.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located on Savannah, Georgia"s Historic River Street. A short walking distance from major bus routes, taxi accessible and a stop on Savannah’s fare-free Downtown Transportation system. (DOT)
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Thursday through Sunday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

What 2,415 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    Great for scenic views

2,415 Reviews
  1. KathleenA

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood at a reasonable price. Enjoyed our window seat with a Savannah River view. Served was pleasant and overall attentive. Reservation was ready and waiting for us. Would have been nice if the restaurant offered even a small complimentary trifle with a candle for a birthday celebration, but would definitely recommend for dining in Savannah.

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  2. CynthiaG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual but good. Reservations are best. Service was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  3. DrPaulinDallas

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome lobster and crab bisque!  and the grouper was outstanding. 

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely horrible. Ordered oyster Rockefeller for the appetizer - oysters were raw, collared greens not chopped and very tough. Had the shrimp and grits - very bland, no taste. Friend had fried chicken, which was ok except the mac and cheese was greasy and tasted sour. People’s kids banging forks on glasses and whistling - no one said anything. Waitress seemed nice but rarely saw her. Go somewhere else. This place is awful.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food wonderful ambiance and food. Great service.

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  6. BackBayBaby

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot! Cavernous feel with brick walls. Delicious oyster po boy with house made chips. Great French onion beef sliders au jus. Sydney was fantastic server. Got desserts to go….coconut cream pie just ok. Key Lime pie was just ok.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    JR was awesome! So friendly and made us feel welcome. Highly recommend the lobster and crab bisque

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  8. Jan1

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Th food and service was excellent. JR, our waiter was very friendly and informative on food selections.

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  9. ErikaH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a table of one and clearly the waitress had better places to be. Didn't check on my drinks, I had to flag her down if I wanted a refill and she had others deliver my food. Even the host/greeter was terse. For what I spent, and I was prepared to get another drink or two and order dessert, I expected at least the basics. So if you go for the food good luck getting thru the staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess affable, server indifferent. Appetizer served at the same time dinner was delivered

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  11. CherokeeW

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The grouper oscar was amazing and the drinks were great.

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  12. JCSH

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The loaded potato and crab bisque were delicious. The strip steak was tender and done just right but the mashed potatoes, and asparagus were cold. The specialty regency salad was nothing out of the ordinary. The biggest disappointment was the mussels which were cold, and hard. The clear broth was lukewarm and had no flavor. No extra dish to place the shells. Very disappointed

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  13. GaetanS

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I like this restaurant even if some time the service can be rough… this time all was very good

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  14. CrystalB

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and service was great-food was more touristy than what I was expecting

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  15. Jaclyn

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal staff. Great service. Good advice from waitress and awesome food.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat outside and really enjoyed the ambiance of the area. I marked a bit noisy due to being outside. Can’t say what it’s like inside. Service and food were very good.

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  17. AlanL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. Couldn’t find fault! We would return

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  18. KathyS

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for an early dinner and there were 11 people in our group. Our waiter knew what our schedule was and made sure that everything moved along. I decided on a salad that was very inexpensive and decided to add filet to it. I was expecting some pieces of filet on the salad so you can imagine my surprise when I had a whole, uncut filet (done perfectly to my request) on top of my salad! It was like a steak dinner minus the potatoes! Our waiter was also very accommodating about splitting the checks any way we wanted.

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  19. JessicaM

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding- service was excellent. If I was staying another day I would be going there again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to sit outside, service was prompt and friendly with suggestions of personal favorites. A great lunch experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the Blackened Flounder. It was delicious. I highly recommend this dish, and pair it with the German Resileing wine.

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  22. MarilynP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried green tomatoes appetizer was superb! Thir shrimp and grits was spicy and almost had a barbecue taste unlike the incredible shrimp and grits I had eaten there last year. The server was busy but attentive. The restaurant itself is in a very old building facing the river, relaxing with an awesome view.

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  23. BobR

    New York City

    90 reviews

    2.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant had a dank musty smell like mold. The food was fair at best. Crab soup was tasteless. Crab cake was dry and needed Crab.

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  24. KarenM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my friend’s birthday and one of the staff sang her Happy Birthday upon arrival. We had a blast and the food was delicious.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! Party of 4 went last weekend and had a wide variety of entrees and enjoyed every bite.

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  26. KimP

    Key West

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing but our main meal was subpar. My husband and I shared the pear salad, which was so good. We also shared the flounder main dish. The flounder was good but risotto was overcooked and very bland. The meal had no flavor and was a big disappointment.

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  27. Emfrance

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good and the food was great. Besides the quality of the food, the restaurant really shines for the affordable prices.

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  28. DebbieM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the fillet it was very tender. My granddaughter got the cheese cake for dessert, it was still frozen so obviously they don't do their desserts in house.

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  29. ChadR

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the lobster shrimp ravioli. Excellent! Would recommend it especially for anyone staying on the riverfront

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  30. KarenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and fun drinks! Excellent server. Definitely would return when back in the area again. Will certainly recommend to friends and family!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice dinner , nothing too extravagant but definitely nice service and good food

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  32. Saturday

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely d9nner. The staff was helpful and attentive, gave great advice on menu and drink items, and the food was great!

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  33. AubrieS

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Located on River Street this is an older location with lots of character. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. There were lots of specialty cocktails, wine and some beers on draft. Our table also ordered a couple soups and salads which everyone seemed to enjoy. I ordered the seafood Mac and cheese which was good but the star of our table was the Scallop pasta. A generous portion with lots of large pieces of Scallops.

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  34. JenGee

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    JR was fantastic. Attentive, and recommended great options.

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  35. Patrick31405

    Coastal Georgia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kim was our server and she made wonderful recommendations that made for a wonderful evening. She was probably one of the best servers we have encountered in the last couple of years. We definitely recommend River House Seafood and Kim!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Only loud because we sat outside. Service was attentive and very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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  37. Grace

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was anticipating our dinner at this restaurant and frankly, it was disappointing. My cocktail was delicious (Blue Haint Mojito) and our appetizer was okay (bluecrab dip). My entree was very disappointing and I would not recommend it. I had the pecan crusted salmon. There was no pecan crust..just some very sweetened pecan pieces in a pile on top. The mashed sweet potatoes were inedible because they were just too sweet. Why ruin a delicious taste of sweet potatoes with so much sweetener. The collards however were delicious, but not enough of them. The salmon was over cooked. I don’t remember which fish dish my husband ordered. It was okay but not great.

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  38. JosephD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Grouper Oscar and Blackened Flounder. Both were amazing as well as our waiter Clint. Going back for dinner again tonight 😋

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  39. LaurieJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has so much history. The building itself is gorgeous. Our waiter Rick was wonderful sharing which dishes were house made and ones he did or didn’t recommend. The shrimp and grits were great.. fried shrimp platter was huge! Very filling and the coleslaw was perfect! Praline cheesecake was excellent and it’s made in house. Rick was especially helpful with questions on where to go while in Savannah and what to avoid. I’d definitely go again!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland and small portioned. The waitress was nice and funny though. Overall this place feels like a tourist trap. For better food go away from the river front.

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FAQs

River House Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 234-1900.

River House Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 2415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for River House Seafood

125 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Barnard Street Ramp
  • Neighborhood
    Historic District - North
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is a parking lot in front of our restaurant, as well as parking on the ramp beside our building. There are also parking garages within walking distance.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located on Savannah, Georgia"s Historic River Street. A short walking distance from major bus routes, taxi accessible and a stop on Savannah’s fare-free Downtown Transportation system. (DOT)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gladys Young
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment Thursday through Sunday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (912) 234-1900
  • Catering
    We are happy to offer group menus for in house events and to-go orders however we do not offer catering at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Private and Semi-Private arrangements are available based on your group size and accommodation needs.
  • Private party contact
    Linda Sanders: (912) 233-2901
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