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River Bend Restaurant & Tavern

1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
+1 979-863-7481
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“crab roll” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food wasnt bad. Oysters were very good. Service absolutely sucked. The atmosphere and layout was very nice. Its right on the Colorado river. But the service sucks.

Thank donmonroe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was camping on the beach a few miles down the road from here and stopped in for lunch after a supply run. It's exactly what a bar/restaurant (practically) on the beach should be. Lots of room at the bar and plenty of tables, as...More

Thank TravellinTim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sad to me that this meal was not good! Riverbend was really good several months ago but the new ownership has cut corners and it's terrible. A shrimp cocktail that boasts big juicy shrimp for $10.99 should have more than 3 small shrimp on...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Saturday for lunch. It took a while for our waitress to come and get our drink order. I ordered the Fish PoBoy and it was Delish!!! I usually dont complete any of my meals, but this one I DID! The...More

Thank tasha a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here, mainly because it was on the way. The reviews weren't great but we figured we'd give it a try. We were, mostly, pleasantly surprised. We had 6 adults and 5 kids in our party and the waitress did a good job. The...More

Thank jlehmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went and ate dinner after fishing here. It was fun pulling right up to their dock and tying off and going in to eat. It took them a little bit to serve us, the food was good, I had a shrimp poorboy it was...More

Thank villagewolfe
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to RIver Bend Tavern back when Butch owned it and it was great but now that it is under new management it is horrible one of the worst restaurants I've eaten at in a long time we called and order are food...More

1  Thank adamkahlden17
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Really nice folks own this place and closely oversee the restaurant/bar operation. It's clean and quirky. Scraps are fed to wild pigs across the river. I always like to see people being kind to the wildlife. We had fried snapper, fried oysters and shrimp. All...More

1  Thank JEB51
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very casual dining, but the food quality is excellent! Don't forget to ask about any fresh catch specials. I ended up with a delicious blackened red snapper. The crab-stuffed deep-fried jalapenos are a great appetizer, too!

Thank WiscRNTraveler
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we have eaten here before as a last resort! sign said under new management so gave it another shot, we enjoy sitting outside to watch the river and hopefully the pigs will come out on the other side of the river ( the restaurant is...More

Thank Denise R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 Fm 2031, Matagorda, TX 77457
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Matagorda
  • Phone Number: +1 979-863-7481
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