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Rhett's River Grill & Raw Bar

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2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303 (29 North)
+1 434-974-7818
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Forest, Virginia
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183 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rhett's is a family owned restaurant with a pleasant ambiance and great food. The she crab soup was amongst the best we've ever tasted. The fried oyster dinner came with two sides and lots of oysters; the vegetables were cooked just right and the oysters were superb--sweet and tender. The seafood risotto had shrimp, scallops, and crab in a creamy... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is fun and made me feel like I was on the Outer Banks instead of up in the mountains. The food was beyond-unbelievably-good!!! The scallops were fresh, tender, and had a light coating that was made from ...I don't know what, but it was REALLY good! The portions were generous. Really generous! The salmon tacos were equally delicious!... More 

Thank Cindy M
Magnolia, Texas
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Menu offers a variety of seafood options and a few other items. We tried the steamed mussels, char-grilled oysters, and "Buffalo" shrimp. All were pretty good. Generous portions. Decent service. Ambiance is more like a bar than a restaurant (tables could have been cleaner).

Thank R O
Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can get a good Burger at Rhett's and the menu offers value. Over all however it is not very exciting. Staff generally succeeds in making customers feel appreciated. The interior is comfortable. There are nice more inviting places in Charlottesville to dine.

Thank Jim N
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have driven past this restaurant many times but never thought it looked like someplace worth trying. So this time we stopped and it was great. The she-crab soup was rich and delicious and the crab cake sandwich was tasty and filling. There were many other options on the menu that will require a few more return visits.

Thank George W
Coplay, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The best fried oysters that I have had in years! I even enjoyed the fresh, sautéed vegetables that came as a side! A large portion that filled up a hungry guy! Friendly staff, great atmosphere. Located across the street from the Doubletree hotel. I walked down the hill and braved the traffic, I would suggest driving if you are staying... More 

Thank cvd726
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A business colleague recommended the Angus burger. However, I was more interested in seafood. I was not disappointed. The crab soup was innovative (imagine crab bisque but with a creamier stock) and delicious. The Fish And Chips was prepared Southern style: tillapia rather than haddock, a thick, crunchy batter and remoulade over tartar sauce. I loved it. The french fries... More 

Thank Corbett K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This place gave 3 crazy nurses the peace to catch up after years of separation! Drinks were good, She-crab soup was recommendable and the fried green tomatoes were awesome!!

Thank ChrisRN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Rhetts is a family fav. Their she crab soup is phenomenal. We brought home 4 bowls and a loaf of bread to feed 5 people. Just the right amount and we all licked the plates clean. Hit them up for great beer prices during happy hour.

Thank Carrie B
North Garden, Virginia
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172 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Rhett's continues to hold it's title as a strip mall gem. They consistently provide good food and good service. C'ville is not known for seafood but Rhett's does a fabulous job of getting good seafood to its customers. The building complex is undergoing change but Rhett's has managed to hold onto its old end unit location. All of the traits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2335 Seminole Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901-8303
    (29 North)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stops up the road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-7818
Rhett's River Grill offers the freshest in seafood and Certified Angus Beef. We feature items like 12oz bone-in Ribeye, NY Strip, Ribs, Duck, Pasta dishes, Asian glazed Salmon, Crab cakes, steamed Shrimp, Mussels, Crab legs, Bay Oysters and succulent Scallops. Rhett's also offers a full line of sandwiches at lunch and an unbeatable Sunday brunch. We are open 7 days a week and offer a limited menu between lunch and dinner daily from 2:30pm to 5pm. Rhett's has dining for groups and special events. We offer casual dining in warm family friendly atmosphere. So come into Rhett's today with a group of friends or with someone special for a cozy dining experience. Rhett's also has a full bar and offers carry out and catering services. Tuesday nights are all you can eat Crab legs, Wednesday nights two entrees and half price bottle of wine, Thursday nights 50 cent raw or steamed Oysters and on Sunday nights kids eat free with adult purchases.

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