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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I actually saw this reviewed right here on Tripadvisor, so I took my nephew here for his birthday. It was wonderful. Food was delicious, the menu extensive and the view superb. I recommend going around sunset.

Thank Paige F
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed the Sunset! We don't create the sunset but we do provide a great place to view it! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a wonderful location in amazing views. However the food is not good at all. If only they could find a new chef, we would be at this place all the time. However, we cannot justify spending the amount of money they charge...More

Thank Jade D
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Jade for the review and comments. I'll review with our team. My apologies that you feel the food has gone downhill.....Same chef and management team for the past many, many years! Same owners (me) as the beginning! I value your input so I WILL...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended Aunt's 85Birthday Celebration with approximately 35 family members. Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and the service was excellent due our server Ariel being so attentive to our needs.

Thank Janice D
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great review - thanks so much! Thanks for choosing Riverhouse for Aunt's birthday celebration! See you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good seafood. Live music on some nights. Fun to sit outside and enjoy the breeze. You can enjoy a good dinner and the sunset all at once!

Thank Wally J
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thumbs up - thanks so much! Great comments on the music and outside patio dining. See you again soon at Riverhouse Reef & Grill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location overlooking the marina and a fun bus to take us to the restaurant Drinks on point before our outside table was ready Table of 10 is never easy especially with tired kids in tow. Great seafood from Lobster Mac , fried shrimp to...More

Thank Jayboy44
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was meant to be a special celebratory evening . We arrived at 630pm for a table for 5 people and. Were told we could wait for up to an hour. We decided to wait as we had travelled and were hopeful of a pleasant...More

1  Thank Diane R
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry for the poor experience at the front desk - completely our fault! We are reviewing with the team. We would like to make it right for you - please email me directly at reviews@riverhousereef.com! Thanks again and please accept our apologies!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed it - came here twice in a week's holiday! Lovely walk (or free trolley bus) along marina pier. A short wait and then had a table inside for 8 of us. Also sat outside later in week. Stunning for sunsets. And cute bird...More

Thank HongKongCallisto
RiverhouseReef, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the great review! Glad that you liked the blue crab cakes, fish and chips, and our "pet bird"!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving through this area and stumbled upon the Riverhouse Reef & Grill. What a great find. We sat outside on the deck over looking the water which was very nice. Dinner was delicious. Menu offered many items. Chose the shrimp skewers which were...More

Thank JAW06098
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at this place, and it has become a favorite of mine very quickly. I took my parents who have been there before, as well as my family which included three teen daughters. We were seated quickly, and we sat outside...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is wide and varied. Overall food was good and service was nice. I have been several times. It is worth the trip even if just for the sunsets.

Thank Hermon D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
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A unique blend of casual and elegant. Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a fresh approach to incredible cuisine and casual elegance. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts.Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers only the freshest of seafood, highest quality Ceritifed Angus steaks and burgers, and new twists on old favorites such as our renowned Lobster Pot Pie, Cajun Crawfish Cheeseburger and Fish Tacos, to name just a few! Our salads are made with only the freshest of produce and our soups are all unique house made creations. Hours: Lunch and Dinner daily. 11:30 am to 9pm (10pm weekends)Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 3pmReservations not required. Waterfront. Inside and Outside Seating Available.Full Bar, Family Friendly - Kids Menu Available and DVD Players for the Kids.
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