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Renowned by USA Today as "one of the best places in the nation to feed the kids", River City Cafe is known for great American fare, featuring an assortment of the best hamburgers on the Beach, homemade onion rings, fresh seasoned fries, and a great selection of the freshest salads, sandwiches, and more. For comfortable family dining, inside or out, River City Cafe is a "must try" destination treat! SPECIALTIES: Fresh grilled gourmet burgers, burgers, and burgers! Plus signature appetizers like onion rings and deep fried mushrooms, famous sandwiches, and fresh salads. Don't forget to ask about the OMG! Burger, it's worth the trip!
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

River City used to be our go to place in MB for a great burger not anymore we've eaten at all locations now and the burgers just aren't as good as they used to be 😔

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place and it's a must every year we come to MB, looking for your previous signature on the plates fastened to the wall. The burger is what brings us back bc they are simply amazing.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place! The food is always delicious and its a great atmosphere! Definitely worth a try and not expensive at all!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walking from the hotel, burger menu was extensive. Drinks only $6 and strong! Food was reasonable, burgers ala carte, $2.99 extra for fries and Cole slaw. Our server was friendly and efficient. License plates decorate the entire place. Definitely fun place ! Would definitely...recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 13 May 2022 via mobile

My wife and I both enjoyed grilled chicken sandwiches for dinner here the other evening: hers plain and mine with the Cajun spice. The chicken was perfectly done, the spice level was perfect for my taste. We shared a basket of the delicious sweet potato...waffle fries, and I’d recommend sharing an order unless you’re very hungry—something we learned the last time we were in Myrtle Beach. Clearly, they are going for a dive-like atmosphere, so the “decor” might not be everyone’s taste. It’s a cool vibe, though, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. By the way, our server, Sarah, was excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2022

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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Chose this restaurant based on reviews on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint! Best burgers in Myrtle Beach! Must get the cheese bites too! Cute place, friendly atmosphere, and fast service! Will return!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2022

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Reviewed 2 May 2022

Although short staffed and large crowd waiting at opening, Asia explained situation with friendliness and patience. Overcame quickly and accommodated everyone timely. Enjoyed a great pimento cheese burger!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2022

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Reviewed 23 April 2022

The place is a dump but I guess that's the idea, isn't it? License plates and graffiti cover the walls, sometimes graffiti on license plates. Limited menu but if you want a burger, they have everything you can imagine. Plenty of beers but all in...cans. Good service. Good burger and beer place. Nothing more.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Thank you for your feedback! Reviews like these help us learn, improve and work towards being the best restaurant we can be. We hope you will join us again in the future.

Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

My sister and brother-in-law had been here before a few years back with friends, and they recommended it as a great place to grab a bite after we arrived in Myrtle Beach. They were right! We shared the bloomin’ onion appetizer (we did want the...fried zucchini, but they were out), but even our second choice was excellent. The burgers labeled as “traditional” could be personalized with basic condiments in addition to their name (for example, I ordered the grill house onion, which came with American cheese and yes, grilled onions), and their specialty burgers all looked tasty. Any burger can be made into a platter by adding fries and slaw for an additional $2.99. We chose to order a basket of sweet potato waffle fries to share, and there was more than enough for the three of us. The place was busy, but our service was still pretty quick, and our server was excellent - friendly and efficient. I would definitely return here just so I could try something else on the menu!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Divine Dining, Marketing at River City Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2022

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Reviewed 27 March 2022

A friend recommended we go here while on vacation. He said "it looks like a dive, but the burgers are great." He was right. The building has tons of character, and the burgers are excellent. We subbed onion rings for the French fries and not...only were they delicious, they were the biggest I have ever seen. The wait staff is spot on, refilling our sodas without asking and anticipating every need. Oh, and did I mention the complimentary peanuts that you eat and throw your shells on the floor (adding to the character of the building). The prices are decent, it's a great place to feed a family with children. If we get back to Myrtle Beach, we will return to eat here.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about River City Cafe

Yes, River City Cafe offers takeaway services.

River City Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5