River House Bar & Grill

4.1
233 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
For business or pleasure, Feel the charm of our rural Bar & Grill. Our dining areas, bar room, outdoor bar, and decks offer a casual atmosphere to enjoy our innovative menu, a wonderful list of local wines from the best of our area vineyards, and a speciality drink menu including craft and specialty ales & lagers sure to please any palette. Whether you're in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, Angus steak with a shot of top shelf whisky, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, River House Bar & Grill has something for everyone. River House Bar & Grill is the perfect place to unwind and take a break - meet old friends for happy hour, or make new ones, celebrate a special occasion, or gather your family for dinner.

Contact us about private parties, weddings and catering. Give your luncheon, wedding, or special event that extra touch with our exquisite catering menu.
What 233 People Are Saying
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4.2
Food
4.2
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Dallas
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were very good. The only thing that was not good was that there were 6 of us and they sat us at a J shaped booth, which really made it hard for all us to talk to one another and then we had no idea that there was band so again made it very hard to talk

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DarcyP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We will not eat here again! Worst dining experience ever!
Service was terrible and barely present. Gave our daughter caffeinated soda when we ordered root beer.

None of the wait staff was wearing masks and they let people smoke right at the main door to go in, which happened to be right next to our table.

We were there for over 2 hours and food came out all together luke warm at best. I am shocked our 4 year old behaved during this event. Mind you they were only at 50% capacity as well due to Covid guidelines.

Took 20 minutes to get our check. However, it took her less than 1 minute to come back and check her tip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!! Really good food, never had a bad meal here

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IPAdrinker
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Decent, most food was good NY steak was tough and half of it could not be eaten.

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LarryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Reservation was right on time too!

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LarryB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the food and the service were outstanding! They have done a great job to operate under the COVID-19 issues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Fiancé and kids went there for a very special family dinner and to celebrate. Our server was amazing and the food was perfect. I would recommend this place to everyone and can’t wait to go back.

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TimK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I had the crab cakes with rice pilaf with red pepper. The crab cakes were average while the rice pilaf with red peppers was not edible. My wife had the walnut encrusted chicken which she was happy with. The server was friendly but absent for long periods. Musical entertainment thankfully began near the end of our meal - it was both very loud and the lyrics could not be understood. Doors to the outside for the dining room were opened for the entertainer to bring in her equipment. resulting in drastically dropping the temperature in the dining room to uncomfortable levels. Overall, a very forgettable experience. Definitely our last visit!

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FranciscoA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time going and looking forward to future visits.

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Denise
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easton was awesome and switched our reservation to take out due to bad weather. Our food was terrific and Eastin was great about my food allergies too! Great garlic pizza!

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DonaldW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I already have shared out great experience with people I work with. I dont remember our waitress name, she sat us also on Sunday @ 11:30 am but she was awesome!! We will certainly keep going there to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wings are phenomenal!

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JamesH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Stuck next to stage. Food was average!!

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vipPeterJ73
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Had the ribs. They were barely edible. Dried out and tough. Farthest thing from fall off the bone I’ve had in a very long time. Between the bench seats in the booth that had me sitting at barely neck level, the music so loud my ears rang all the way home and the chilly room temp, there is little chance that we will go back. Sorry. I rarely ever leave a bad review. But we had driven 45 minutes with high hopes for someplace we’ve never tried before. Are Chachi needless to say it was a bit of a disappointment.

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vipJaniceR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails and appetizers very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We took our college student and friends out for dinner. Everything in town was booked and that is how we found River House. We ate on their patio but the inside looked nice when we walked through.

The patio was quite relaxing and everyone seemed to be having a nice experience. Food does not come out super fast but it is not slow neither. It’s more on a time to make sure their guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company. In other words, if you are in a rush, this may not be the place. If you are looking for a nice meal with friends or family, I recommend River Rock!

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PAmC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came here looking for a place with outdoor seating(We were not indoors except to walk through, so no comments on the inside dining). The outdoor seating is a nice area. The only thing I could suggest to improve it would be to add a wall barrier toward the street side. It would improve the noise from the road and there is no need to see the road either. Our food was tasty, however, it wasn't as hot as expected. Everything else we experienced here was great. We would consider coming back again.

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SOphespo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was so awesome! Accommodated for the birthday surprise we had that night. Everything was quick and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came for the crab legs and was not disappointed! Only bad thing was that we were eating outside ( our choice) and the bees were aplenty. Would definitely be back

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1nJen
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Sat on patio. Enjoyed the live acoustic music. Food and drinks were good. Great service. Nice casual restaurant. Recommend sitting on patio, because it is nice and great vibe, but the chairs were really uncomfortable. Bring a stadium seat cushion. I happen to have one in my car and used it!

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CathyD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls' night out. Great weather to sit outside, fantastic live music that was perfect to still be able to converse. Though one meal was late to arrive, the food was excellent and our server was attentive. Overall, a truly enjoyable evening!

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JeanT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed Nice setting and the food was good would recommend

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vipDanV
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and good service Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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DrDerikJ
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place for lunch in Palm Beach. Everything is very good. Love this spot.

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vipDanV
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was good. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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MaryM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We weren’t greeted at the door, I had to approach the hostess and tell her we had reservations. Took 50 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we got our food. Portions were good for two out of the three of us but when my husband’s crab stuffed shrimp came the portion was embarrassingly small and after waiting all that time we were really hungry. We shared our food with him but it was ridiculous.

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anonymous4
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was pretty good. Service was a bit slow. Drinks were delicious. Ended the night sitting at the outside bar listening to music. It was a great atmosphere and the staff were very friends.

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vipTiffy
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Dont look for this place to be on a waterway or have an extensive seafood list to choose from on the menu but once you get past that it's a relatively nice place. Food was good, service was very good and friendly. Good neighborhood find for the area

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GregG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Because of the thunderstorms, inside dining was packed. That’s the only reason it was so loud. Always a good experience.

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BradN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

When on a Sunday for all-you-can-eat-seafood deal. Food was good, as was the service. The only negative I can give the place is the loudness of the music, especially when live, but also when just playing recorded music through the speakers. The upside of the loudness is that it is a good place to take kids that are typically loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little ship plate was amazing.

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Zerbes
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had excellent service and great food. Definitely will return.

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ToddF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great portions. Had a group of 17 and was taken care of with no delays. Drinks were always full and great value for the price. Highly suggest. Outside had live band and great atmosphere.

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RossY
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day. The food was very good, and the service was outstanding.

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LindaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The family went to The Riverhouse for Mother’s Day lunch. I was very happy with the food and service. I had a delicious burger. We all shared roasted Brussels sprouts that were really good. Nice and crunchy with a balsamic glaze. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. They also have a nice beer, wine and drink menu and a kids menu. So it’s perfect for The whole family. I wish the weather had been nicer so we could have been in the deck.

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KrystalS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Normally food is good but mother's day it was not. We went early so it wasn't really busy so that is not the reason. I decided to try fish and chips since i heard people rave about it. Im going to assume it was cooked at too high temp cause the outside was almost black but the inside of the batter was very mushy and fish was slightly cold. Fries were also cold. My kids said their fries were also cold but the rest of their meal was good.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I waited for 20 minutes for a server to come while two other tables were sat and got orders. I had to ask the hostess for a server. The soups and sandwiches were made wrong. I will not go back.

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vipcarlai
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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vipLoveacat
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everyone in our group of seven was very happy with their meals. The food was tasty, and service was excellent. The floor was sticky which was a turn off.

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ErikaW
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

came last summer and really enjoyed the crab legs and ribs, the ribs this time were not flavorful and the crab legs were very small

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River House Bar & Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 930-8700.

River House Bar & Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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