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River City Cafe

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11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
+1 843-232-9797
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a popular place. Great food and friendly service. The burgers are larger than normal but all the other food seems normal sized portions. Had a great Reuben sandwich. If you sit outside be prepared for the wind. We thought that the view was well worth it. The reason for the 4 stars is that there isn't a place... More 

Thank Reithmiller
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place within walking distance of our hotel, so that was a plus! The burgers are fresh and terrific. Staff was A++

1 Thank Candace B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, famous burgers is right. The burgers are done medium well but still taste great! The prices are low. The chicken fingers and kids chicken tenders are some of the best I've had. My 11 yr old claims they are the best she's had! Split a burger and chicken tenders with somebody! Don't bother getting a double burger, I am... More 

Thank xrayvsion
Enfield, Connecticut
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers are hand formed from fresh meat. Very juicy with whatever you have on them. Great place for lunch. The fries are very good.

Thank Begin325
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant on a great beach! It's mainly a burger place but also has fantastic appetizers. Indoor and outdoor seating with water views. We'll definitely go back on our next visit.

Thank Christopher W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is awesome, just exactly what you want from a beach side cafe with an elevated view of the ocean. The chicken sandwich was very good, and i'll be back to have it again. The burgers looked great and the staff was very attentive and took great care to give me just the right amount of service.

Thank Scott G
Dayton, Ohio
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual, close to our hotel on the beach. Very small inside if they do not open the upstairs. Wait time about 1 hr. When our food finally came it was good. They did mix up several of the burger orders and had to send them back. They were very nice and fixed all the issues. The fries were very... More 

Thank Susan K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight our family had dinner at RCC and two of us made the mistake of ordering the Grouper Fingers platter. Terrible! Greasy heavy batter with minimal amount of fish. Peeled the greasy breading off one side, it was so heavy and greasy it came off in hunks. Then ate the fish off of the back crust and the small thin... More 

Thank vanessasmay
Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Veggie burger is awesome. Delicious fries zucchini. Love the peanuts on the floor. Great open atmosphere.

Thank Traci K
Rockwood, Tennessee
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual dining. A bit of a wait. Peanut shells across the floor. Beautiful view. Burgers are good. Food is worth the wait.

Thank Heather L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 N Seaside Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3743
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-232-9797
"It's all about the burger" Seven great area locations famous for great burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and more. Bar service available, carry-out and casual dine-in seating. Open daily at 11.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?