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On The River Restaurant

919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
+1 979-233-1352
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (43 reviews)
“catfish” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has excellent shrimp and crab gumbo. We enjoyed the seafood platter. The portions are large enough to feed two. Meals come with complimentary cornbread and out of this world coleslaw. Seating is comfortable. Staff is hospitable and inviting. Establishment is clean. Save room...More

Thank Dipalma T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come to Surfside we eat at On the River. It can accommodate our usually large party and serves slaw and corn bread with every meal. The food can always be counted on to be delicious! I could just make a meal of...More

Thank Amychuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Good selection of craft beers from Houston and Galveston. Enjoyed a few different types! The homemade cornbread is outstanding with bits of jalapenos. My husband loved their sweet coleslaw as well. The chicken fried steak was good and large in proportion. I had...More

Thank f18pilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, restaurant and staff were great. The food, overall was just average. I has the smoothered chicken and it was tough as nails and tasted old. We went at 4:40PM and the food came out so fast that the chicken had to have been...More

Thank kcruze
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When it comes to the Surfside, Freeport area great seafood can be found everywhere. On the River does a lot right, but seafood is not their forte. Tender steak, outstanding chicken fried steak, delicious coleslaw and appetizers were plentiful. Desserts were good too. We really...More

Thank ymbl
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Nice environment and friendly service. Food portions were large and tasty. Top it off with a cold draft beer and you have the perfect afternoon. The fried dill pickles are great, but pace yourself, the serving is huge!

Thank Susieqa
Reviewed 8 June 2017

On The River is Great. Whenever we visit the area we go here a couple of times. We always have a large group and they have no problem accommodating us. Food is delicious. My wife is a picky eater so she loves the cornbread. I...More

Thank texasjimmy
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was a good restaurant choice. The wait was short, the food was pretty darn good. The crab au gratin in particular was delicious.

Thank Tina78934
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Restaurant very nice, service is excellent and quick, the quality of the food is really good and the quantity is ok, no extra food given. Seafood is the top and also the draft beer is quite good.

Thank massimilianopardini
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

1st on Trip Advisor? 1st in Brazos Port? Really? Maybe we just hit it wrong? Maybe the cook is being trained? But our visit was far from a #1 rating? To be fair, we didn't feel like talking to management so they didn't have the...More

Thank MicksterMom
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18 April 2017|
Response from alexdodez | Reviewed this property |
I think you should contact the restaurant directly. I am just a reviewer, and I didn't notice any shirts for sale while I was there. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 W 2nd St, Freeport, TX 77541-5250
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 979-233-1352
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