Here is the spot for great dining and dancing right on the St. Johns River. Boat slips are available on the riverfront. Rent a boat at one of the ... More
River City Brewing Company
Here is the spot for great dining and dancing right on the St. Johns River. Boat slips are available on the riverfront. Rent a boat at one of the marinas and cruise right up to the dock, or just pull up a seat and watch boaters. The brewery features four handcrafted beers to go along with a diverse menu featuring plenty of seafood entrees, prime rib and steaks. The Sunday seafood buffet is also a popular option. Considering there is a wealth of hotels nearby, the restaurant is popular with tourists, and a good place for and afternoon business meeting.
Its an okay place. Nothing special about the atmosphere. Service is only okay. Their burgers, however, are amazing. If it wasn't for that, I would probably never go back. I have only been there a few times but usually it was because other people wanted to go out drinking there. Even that isn't too much fun there.
If you are looking for a Sunday Brunch, don't consider this place. The food is average, the serivce is terrible and not worth the $.
This is our second visit to the River City and our last, the dinner is not much better than the Sunday Brunch.
If you are looking for a true downtown experience, there are much better choices than the River City Brewing.
The atmosphere is tranquil, with a beautiful view of Dowtown Jacksonville. The potato crusted mahi is to die for! The dessert selection is unbeatable. I can recall on several occassions, ie. Mother's Day, Father's Day, when our family gathered to enjoy the wonderful gourmet selection offered during this brunch buffet. This is an essential spot for visitors of Florida! River City shwos off the finer side of Downtown Jacksonville.
After reading the reviews we were a little skeptical about going-----so glad we went though. The food was excellent! We were a party of 10 and there were no complaints. Four of us had the Potato Crusted Mahi and it was sooooo good. Everything with it was just the right blend of flavors.
We did not have any beer as we are wine drinkers so can't comment on that portion.
They were quite busy but the service was very good.
We will go back!
Although this place has nice atmosphere, the food does not live up to the hype. I brought several colleagues here after a business meeting and two of them got FOOD POISONING and were upchucking all night. They both ordered the tuna and had it prepared rare. The rest of us stuck with meet or pasta, fortunately, and were ok.
Service is so,so. For a place that is supposed to provide fine dining, I find it frustrating when the food is delivered and no one knows who gets what plate. I dislike the confusion that occurs there when the food is delivered - chaos!
The beer is mediocre as well. I have been to much better brew pubs. Save your money and go someplace else!
The location was outstanding -- right on the water. The tables were clad in cloth and the wine glasses were set. Wait, this is a brewpub, right? The server offers us a wine list. Talks about the specials. Wait, this is a brewpub, right? We order two samplers, which were promptly delivered.
The next 10 minutes are easy to describe: Beer stinks and the menu starts at $30/plate. All the beers were non descript and one even had bad vibes (DMS - Dimethyl Sulfide?) None of the beers had even be shown a picture of hops or malt. While the food looked good (the dessert tray was outstanding) we bailed out to find real beer.
If you are seeking a real brewpub, go across the bridge 3 minutes to the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse. It's a "real" brewpub, the beer is good, the staff not stuffy, and the food reasonable in price, portions, and selection.
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