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River City Cafe

American Restaurant in Surfside Beach

 
River City Cafe
Rated: 3.3 out of 5 with 44 Reviews

Peanuts, burgers, beer.


River City Cafe
11 South Seaside Drive
Surfside Beach
843-232-9797
Hours: N/A
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 07th, 2015 at 11:13 am
From: Church Hill, TENN
By: tj


Avg. Rating:1.8
The service was awful waited over ten minutes to get refill. Had to get our own nuts which my grandson loves. The fries was so hard and cold you could not eat them. Waitress disappeared several times. This is the first time I went there and got this bad service and food.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jun 05th, 2014 at 11:28 pm
From: High point, NORTH CAROLINA
By: alb


Avg. Rating:5
There are some really hot waitresses there!!!!!!!!Really good food!!!!!!!A good view!!!!! Plus more!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 02nd, 2012 at 12:06 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: justin


Avg. Rating:4
Excellent Burgers, Little Lengthy To Be Seated, But Hey Its The Beach And Its Summer What Restaurant Is Going To Have A Wait.
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River City Cafe
Posted: May 23rd, 2012 at 11:55 am
From: Cincinnati, OH
By: mvb


Avg. Rating:4.2
We drove by River City countless times during our stay and finally decided to try it on our last day. I'm sad we waited. It was wonderful!!!! It was the best cheeseburger I've had in a long time. My Husband really liked his buffalo chicken sandwich. And the fresh cut fries were perfect!!! And you can possibly beat the view!!!! My only complaint was that on our visit they were out of Mahi-Mahi and I really wanted to try that sandwich.
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River City Cafe
Posted: May 17th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
From: Blairsville, GA
By: keb


Avg. Rating:4.5
We ate at this River City Cafe on 5/9/12 -- visited the one at Barefoot Landing earlier in the week and liked it so much, we found this one in Surfside. Location couldn't be better -- right on the beach, great view. But folks seated on the deck had to deal with pigeons. We sat indoors, and while it was loud and cold (bit too much A/C), the service and the food more than made up for it. Curtis was our waiter. He was kind, attentive, helpful, and fun. Husband had the Philly Burger and was able to substitute regular mayo for spicy chipotle with no problem. I had the Nacho Burger ordered with no jalepenos -- but surprise! Pulled them off and the burger was delicious. Very reasonably priced, too. We'll be back!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Aug 15th, 2011 at 7:37 pm
From: Garden city, SC
By: srr


Avg. Rating:3.5
Never have I been seated then ignored for so long. The wait to be seated was short since there were only a few people waiting to eat. I honestly began to feel if I myself was loitering, as if I was only there to find a shady seat. Then once the waitress came up to us, it was if I was from a third world country. She spoke very few words and even after the 20 minute wait, told us to wait a few more minutes for menus. There were open tables to either side of us! This completely ruined my first experience at river city cafe.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 10th, 2010 at 1:21 pm
From: Elberton, GA
By: bd


Avg. Rating:4.2
You just can't please some people! We have been coming to the beach every year with my daughter,son-in-law and grandchildren. We started when our oldest was a year old. He is now 22. We found the river city cafe years ago and it has been a tradition for us since. We have eaten at every river city cafe there, but our fav is on 21st. Murrells inlet not bad either. The kids love it and we love it. We'll be coming back year after year as long as they are open!! I have been to the beach 5 times this summer so far, and I am going again this Sunday 9/12 and yes, I will be going to the RCC. Keep up the good work!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 at 7:19 pm
From: Blountville, TN
By: jwh


Avg. Rating:3.8
We make a trip to River City Cafe almost every year. For a huge selection of burger, this is the place! It's a nice break from seafood. We prefer the one in Murrell's Inlet though. The food is great and you can't beat the view at Surfside!!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 at 6:23 pm
From: Madison, NC
By: kgm


Avg. Rating:4.2
Our family makes its annual trek to this awesome place each summer. It has become a tradition. The food and the atmosphere are great. We had burgers, fries and onion rings on our last visit and sat outside with a great view of the ocean. Would recommend it to anyone who likes good burgers and good service, The only issue is be prepared to wait! It is usually very crowed, but worth the wait!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Oct 07th, 2009 at 7:11 pm
From: clover, SC
By: bmi


Avg. Rating:4.3
Loved it! Can't wait to go back!!!!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Aug 10th, 2009 at 5:01 pm
From: Salisbury, NC
By: ad


Avg. Rating:4.3
Me and my family ate at the Surfside location three time on on three week beach trip overthe summer. I have ate at RCC for many years. No trip is compelte without it. It is simply my favorite rest. in the world. A great place to take the family for great food at a good price.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 14th, 2009 at 3:25 am
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: aj


Avg. Rating:4.7
Fantastic Burgers! We just moved to the area and decided to try out RCC, we have only been once but we will definitely be regulars.. I can't say enough about the food. Our burgers were great, loved the fries and the cole slaw was incredible. Oh and don't forget to try the iced tea too.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 11th, 2009 at 8:46 am
From: Bloomington, IN
By: slm


Avg. Rating:3.8
We ate here twice during our short stay and it was so nice! The food was tasty and plenty of it. The prices were not too bad for such a spot on the Atlantic seacoast. We managed to get a table outdoors on the deck both times and it was heavenly listening to the waves and feeling the slight breeze. How could anyone complain very much about that? The waitresses we had were both really sweet young ladies. Thanks! :)
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jun 30th, 2009 at 8:30 am
From: Roanoke, VA
By: df


Avg. Rating:4.2
We vacation every year in Garden City Beach. To beat the the dreaded traffic from Roanoke, Va. We leave by 5:30 AM. We drive directly to River City at Surfside Pier and arrive 11 or 11:30 for a Cheese Burger in Paradise while enjoying the view of the the Atlantic Ocean. It's a great hit with the kids and has become a tradition in our family. What a great way to start a summer vacation! See you Saturday July 4th.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jun 07th, 2009 at 12:42 am
From: LEXINGTON, SC
By: da


Avg. Rating:4.5
My family and I have been going to Garden City Beach for the longest time and we found river city about five years ago. Every time we go to the beach for a week, River City is a place we must go to. Sometime we go twice during the week. The burgers and fries are the best at the beach. The wait is usually long (what isn't at the beach), but it's worth the wait.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Mar 30th, 2009 at 10:39 am
From: Millsboro, DE
By: jd


Avg. Rating:3.8
My husband and I went planned to go to Myrtle Beach for his birthday and to see my aunt after 15 years. Haven't been before to the area, so did two great things at once. My aunt is a newbie to the area, but we were able to make our way to the River City Cafe for lunch with no problem. (Her and I have getting lost in our DNA, so this was a achievement all on it's own) I always wanted to find a relaxing, fun and beachy area to relax and found it at River City. Aunt J. raved about the food and much to our delight, she was right!!! My husband had the reban, and I had the Polynesian Chicken sub. They were great!! Good atomosphere and loved that everything wasn't matchy-matchy. Loved sitting outside, and watching the beach view (even when the fog rolled in) We would recommend this place if you like fairly priced good food. Service was good, didn't bug but was there if we needed him. Thanks for making our visit enjoyable and we WILL return.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Feb 24th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
From: Toledo, OH
By: jm


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I have been coming to myrtle beach for 11 straight years and till this day I haven't found a better place to dine, drink or hang out than river city @ surfside! I would recommend them to any one wanting a great (affordable) meal. I would probably eat there every day of our trip if the rest of the family would let me. Keep up the great job river city.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Feb 11th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
From: Fairfield, OHIO
By: kb


Avg. Rating:5
We discovered River City four years ago and have made it a required stop on our yearly trip to Garden City ever since. The food is awesome. Love the onion rings and the burgers. Great prices and service.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Aug 05th, 2008 at 1:19 pm
From: Pittsburgh, PA
By: lc


Avg. Rating:4.7
We needed a casual place to go since we were traveling with a toddler. I recommend this burger&fry joint to anyone. The food was delicious and portions were large. It was just a fun atmosphere and we will be back to this location for certain. We sat outside and the view of the beach as well as the bucket of peanuts kept my 2 year old occupied til our food came..
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 07th, 2008 at 4:01 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: ww


Avg. Rating:1.3
This was one of the worst meals I have eaten out. The restaurant seemed dirty, not the peanut shells on floor, but the tables. We were a party of 9 and all of us had a bad experience. My son chipped a tooth on gristle in a hamburger, another hamburger was raw in the middle, the groper was tasteless, french fries soggy, shrimp tough and a hot dog that had grit from the grill. I would not eat there again or recommend it to others. Also, as we were entering...a woman warned us of the chicken being greasy. Should have taken the warning and saved my $100. W. Williams Charlotte, NC
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 06th, 2008 at 7:13 pm
From: Cincinnati, OH
By: mrb


Avg. Rating:3.7
This is one of the spots we hit every year. In fact, some of our old license plates are on the wall when this location first opened. The Murrell's location is the original and has the best atmosphere, but the Surfside spot has the beach view and is fun as well. The burgers are the thing here, but the onion rings are good too. They've lost a little something since they expanded (more corporate, I guess), so the rating drops a bit, bit overall still a fun place to eat.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jun 09th, 2008 at 9:14 pm
From: Jonesville, VA
By: kc


Avg. Rating:4.7
This place is GREAT! We eat there everytime we are at the beach and have told everyone who goes to Myrtle Beach to try this place! Don't miss it! Great burgers and wonderful atmosphere!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Apr 16th, 2008 at 12:32 pm
From: columbus, OHIO
By: lr


Avg. Rating:3.2
Their bacon and ranch burger is awesome and the fries are great .
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River City Cafe
Posted: Apr 02nd, 2008 at 8:11 am
From: Sterling, MI
By: cp


Avg. Rating:4.5
Our family loves this restaurant!!! Last time we were here we ate at this location twice and the Murrell's Inlet once. It's a fun atmosphere, were there are no pretences, it's comfortable. Of all the places and things to do in MB, my daughter wanted to know if we could go to River City Cafe again. We went our first night here and we weren't dissapointed. Our waitress was wonderful!!! and the food as good as I remembered. We plan on going back before we leave.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 11th, 2007 at 2:31 pm
From: Climax, NC
By: pdg


Avg. Rating:5
I LOVE River City! I ate here twice on my vacation last week and it was excellent. I think this is the best location. It's ocean front and I enjoy sitting outside. The fries were hot and fresh and the burgers were great. The peanuts were also excellent. River City Cafe is always great and I always look forward to eat there every time I go to Myrtle Beach.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 08th, 2007 at 7:22 pm
From: Bessemer City, NC
By: db


Avg. Rating:3
My husband and I went here one night on our vacation in August 2007. I had heard others say how great it was and we didn't want to spend alot of money on eating that night. We were handed a "buzzer", but it wasn't long before we had a seat. The seats were a little too close (where we sat at anyway) to the seats at the table behind me and I often had to move up super close just not to be hit in the back.

The view was great. We ate inside but others were eating at the tables on the outside but it was rather windy and we were glad we sat where we did. We still got to see the ocean.

I ordered a grilled chicken salad and it was very good and hit the spot since I wasn't that hungry. My husband ordered fried clams and french fries. He didn't care for the fries at all and thought they were too soggy. He also felt the place was a little dirty (and not because of the peanut shells, we're used to that since we've seen that in other restaurants).

It wasn't the most horrible place I've ever been to but we probably wouldn't go back.

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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 03rd, 2007 at 2:50 pm
From: Lynchburg, VA
By: bbm


Avg. Rating:3
We never had a chance to eat there. The waiter wouldn't serve milk to the children, so we left.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Aug 26th, 2007 at 2:48 pm
From: Albany, NY
By: jms


Avg. Rating:2.7
Not a bad place, We were a party of six and a toddler and the hostess was kinda ho-hum. She seated us outside in the corner, saying we were in the shade. Wrong! I was hotter than my burger. The waitress was nice but slow, burgers are overrated. Five Guys Is much better. Nice view of Ocean if you have the chance to sit ocean front not in our corner. Onion rings look good but are flavorless. Probably the last time I eat there
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 24th, 2007 at 11:20 am
From: Heath Springs , SC
By: db


Avg. Rating:4.8
I had the beer battered chicken strips and they were awesome. I recommened this place to a friend of mine at work and she loved it too. Will definetly go back.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jun 05th, 2007 at 2:05 pm
From: Marion, VA
By: jgs


Avg. Rating:4.7
We went because River City Cafe was rated #1 on the beach! what a delight! casual, reminds me of the old bars that used to dot the beach! food was great! we go every year, a new tradition at the beach! I strongly reccomend everyone to try this establishment at least once. You'll go back for more!.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Apr 06th, 2007 at 1:39 pm
From: Columbus, OH
By: nsb


Avg. Rating:3.7
My dad and i went for a couple beers and french fries. Great time at the bar and the fries were to die for. Can't wait to go back
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jan 22nd, 2007 at 4:24 pm
From: OWINGS MILLS, MD
By: jr


Avg. Rating:4.7
Just the best, never had a bad meal there we actually make it a point to go when we are in town, great food drink and the staff is excellent..
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River City Cafe
Posted: Nov 15th, 2006 at 12:43 pm
From: EARL, NC
By: bge


Avg. Rating:4.8
Wonderful experience. First quality food for a very reasonable price. View of the ocean was great. The kind of place I dream of while sitting at my desk. Can't wait to come back and visit again..
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 28th, 2006 at 11:44 am
From: Garden City Beach, SC
By: cj


Avg. Rating:4.2
Jalapena cheeseburger, fries and a Coors Light. I live here and if I feel like I've been working too hard....this is where I go for a treat. I've never had a soggy or dry burger....never!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 13th, 2006 at 2:49 pm
From: Jasper, TN
By: co


Avg. Rating:5
Nothing bad about this place. AWESOME.... and a GREAT DEAL. Any kind of burger you can imagine...they have or will create, as one person in our party did. Hand cut fries...the greatest. The view from the deck where we ate was very nice. Peanuts on the floor...okay but the BURGERS...that's where it's at. I will go back.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jul 11th, 2006 at 3:58 pm
From: Centerville, OHIO
By: lmd


Avg. Rating:3.5
Not sure why rated best of the beach. Hamburger was overcooked and dry on a cold bun. Fries were soggy. Out of onion rings at 5:30 pm. Sorry I talked my family into going there - will not go back.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Apr 14th, 2006 at 5:31 pm
From: Cumberland, MD
By: sw


Avg. Rating:5
This was the first time I visited this restaurant and I will definitely go back next year. The prices were great, without compromising quality of food. The service and staff were wonderful.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Apr 01st, 2006 at 8:15 pm
From: Pittsburgh, PA
By: tc


Avg. Rating:4.2
The french fries at this restruant were some of the best I have ever tasted. Our family eats their every summer and we think its the best restraunt in Myrtle Beach. The atmosphere was great. A perfact veiw of the ocean is perfect. The location is amazing too. The pier is right next to it. So you can look around while you wait our go to the beach.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Feb 18th, 2006 at 6:00 pm
From: Statesville, NC
By: mdp


Avg. Rating:4
We eat here every summer when we stay in a house near by. The fries are the best. I love the atmosphere, especially when we get outside seating. Sometimes the service leaves a little to be desired but still I go back again and again for the food.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jan 14th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
From: Winston-Salem, NC
By: ll


Avg. Rating:4.2
Try the Pimento cheese burger and add jalapeno peppers! I am stuck on it! The fresh fries are the best anywhere near the beach!
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River City Cafe
Posted: Jan 03rd, 2006 at 10:58 pm
From: Ashland, PA
By: mp


Avg. Rating:4.3
My Wife and I ate at the River City Cafe twice while vacationing in Myrtle Beach this past summer. The food and service was EXCELLENT!!! We wish there was one close to where we live. I always thought Fuddruckers was the best until I tried a River City burger.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Dec 09th, 2005 at 3:15 pm
From: Midlothian, VA
By: lc&cv


Avg. Rating:4.3
We have visited this restaurant two different times and found both to be very good. I had the hamburger and onion rings on the first visit and both were excellent. The second visit I had shrimp and oysters plus onion rings. My beer was cold and good, my friend had a raspberry Margarita -needed a little more raspberry. We will return. Love the atmosphere--ate outside both times.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Nov 25th, 2005 at 1:54 pm
From: High Point, NC
By: pm


Avg. Rating:1.5
We tried this place because it was close, and we were intrigued by the name. BIG MISTAKE. My husband ordered the chili, it was stone cold---not just lukeware, actually cold. I think they forgot to heat it. My sandwich wasn't much better.
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River City Cafe
Posted: Sep 19th, 2005 at 6:49 am
From: Longs, SC
By: hh


Avg. Rating:2.8
This restaurant was recommended to us by a local as the 'best hamburger place at the beach', I didn't find it so! Soggy, overcooked fries, soggy burger (my bun was so wet it just fell apart in my hand). I felt like I had been served my entire meal out in the rain. I would have enjoyed a McDonalds cheeseburger more.
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