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Riverhouse Reef & Grill

995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
+1 941-729-0616
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“butterfish” (34 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed my Mangrove Snapper, and my wife's blackened Ed Fish was also pretty good. Now for the troubling part; The Clam House offered "Champagne Snapper". When I questioned the waited he simply said it was a wide fish and had more meat than other...More

Thank WayneOOO
OwnerRiverhsFratello, Owner at Riverhouse Reef & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded today

I think you are giving a review for The Clam House, rather than Riverhouse? We don't have Mangrove Snapper or "Champagne Snapper". Not sure if you meant to submit this review for a different restaurant?

Reviewed 6 days ago

Rode the tram through the marina acceess. Same table outside we experienced before. Crab cake sandwiches and club sandwich was very good. Their house made chips are a delight.Nice relaxing lunch on the breezy river.

Thank robertsE8370SW
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I have date night every Friday. One week I pick and the next he does. He found this restaurant which is only 15 minutes from our home depending on traffic. The restaurant is on the Manatee River. We both had the fish...More

Thank aml3679
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband son and I eat here frequently. The sunset and relaxing atmosphere are always a bonus. We also partake in the Sunday brunch. Overall it a a very good place to eat in the area. The food isn't out of this world, but it...More

Thank DanielleMarcos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i Have been to the Riverhouse for lunch, dinner, happy hour and a wedding. It has been a great experience for each occasion. The food is very good We have always had good service and you can’t beat the view!!! When we want to unwind,...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view and food is good. Recommend the sea bass shrimp and lobster pot pie. Staff is very friendly

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant! Food is ALWAYS great; same for service. Love sitting out on the deck for a thoroughly relaxing night. Never had a meal that we didn’t love! A must go to!

Thank GMAPAT128
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful afternoon dining here. We had great service from Jason. We ate out on the patio and enjoyed the view of the river and boats. They have fans moving the air under the patio canopy so it was very comfortable on this...More

Thank Takeustothesunshine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food pretty good. A little over priced- paying for view. Good happy hour specials though . Indoor and outside seating.

Thank KittyKellie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for lunch during a rainy day, the food and service were wonderful. my only suggestion is to ask about market price prior to ordering. i could've had lobster for the price i paid for a small filet of grouper.

Thank BakerCL
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Response from Joann D | Reviewed this property |
Only for larger parties
18 March 2017|
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Response from missyg40 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog- but I know that you can take service dogs pretty much anywhere and I don't think that restaurants can ask them to leave. - just a thought
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Drinks, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-0616
  • E-mail
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. Reservations not required, but recommended during peak times. Inside and Outside Seating Available. Enjoy These Special Offers: $9 Lunch Menu served Mon-Sat open to 4pm Award-Winning Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm $2 Domestic Drafts on Mondays $9 Bottles of Wine 4pm to close Wednesdays Daily Happy Hour 3-7pm
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