Make This The Year You Take The Florida Boating Safety Course

If you, or someone you know, are ready to take the wheel, there’s no better time than now to make it happen!  BoatUS makes it EASY and FREE to take the Florida BoatingSafety Course online. 

CLICK HERE to take the online course at no charge courtesy of BoatUS. This is the ONLY online site where you can take the course, recognized by Florida Fish & Wildlife for free.  

It’s four easy steps:

  1. Register your account
  2. Take the online course (roughly 4 hours)
  3. Study for/pass the online test
  4.  Print your certificate of completion

That’s it! So what are you waiting for?!

CLICK HERE to take the online course at no charge courtesy of BoatUS. 

Ring In 2018 New Year’s Eve On The Waterfront

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently only taking additions to the waiting list for the 2018 New Year’s Eve party. 

Ring in 2018 on the waterfront at the annual Riverhouse Reef & Grill New Year’s Eve Bash!

All party goers will have the opportunity to enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet with Riverhouse favorites and specialty dishes just for this occasion.  Also enjoy party favors, a live DJ, dancing, and a champagne toast & balloon drop at midnight. 

This year we’ve added special “Best Dressed” prizes.  So dress to nines, put on your dance shoes and bring in the new year on the waterfront!

Adults $79
Kids 6-12 $15
Kids 5 & Under FREE

Doors open at 7:30pm and the party concludes at 12:30am

CALL (941) 729-0616 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

The Riverhouse Reef & Grill is the 2014, 2016 & 17 winner of “Best WaterfrontRestaurant” – voted by the readers of the Bradenton Herald. 

Stone Crab Season Is Here! Join Us On The Waterfront!

The 2017-18 Stone Crab Season is underway, and we’re serving up mouthwatering dinner plates and appetizer plates at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill.

Stone crabs are sourced from Florida Keys region and shipped in serve to our customers.  Season traditionally runs from late fall to late spring.  Florida stone crabs are a highly anticipated delicacy served with a mustard-base dipping sauce.

Riverhouse dinner plates include crab claws and your choice of two sides. Riverhouse Rissoto and Cheesy Mashed Potatoes shown in the image located above.  $30

Our Riverhouse stone crab appetizer plate included four claws and dipping sauce. $18

Crabs are only available while supplies last.

Great Brews & Great Views – $2 Domestic Beers on Mondays!

Start your week at the Riverhouse / Snook Deck and enjoy $2 domestic drafts beers – served cold from the tap – plus incredible 270-degree views of the mile wide Manatee River and downtown Bradenton skyline. 

The Riverhouse is the 2016 Bradenton Herald People’s Choice award winning “Best Waterfront Restaurant” because our stellar seafood and American cuisine is eclipsed only by the calming views from our waterfront deck.  

The Riverhouse bar opens at 11:30 am on Mondays, and the outdoor, waterfront Snook Deck bar opens at 4pm.  Come any time on Mondays for our $2 domestic drafts specials.  No other purchases required, however you must be 21 years of age with proper photo ID.  

If domestic beers are not your style, take advantage of our great Happy Hour prices on specialty and craft beers, wines, wells and mixed drinks everyday from 3-6pm!

All special offers are available for a limited time and are subject to change without notice.

Hurricane Irma Preparations at Riverhouse

Hurricane Irma created a great deal of stress and tension for everyone in the state of Florida last week. At the Riverhouse Reef & Grill, we were force to suspend service for 3 days as we prepared for the worst and prayed for the best.  Thankfully, the Irma passed us by, causing only minimal damage.

As a restaurant located on an island at the end of Regatta Pointe Marina’s main pier, the Reef & Grill felt especially exposed in the days leading up to the storm. Particularly as early forecasts predicted a potential category 4 hurricane.  Our staff had to go over our entire property removing all items susceptible to strong winds or heavy vibrations.  We stored away all outdoor furniture, cleared our shelves of glassware and anchored items too large to move.

We were blessed to see Irma pass by much weaker than predicted.  Our area lost power, but only very briefly.  No food was lost, and our restaurant suffered only minimal cosmetic damage.  It took us just one day after the storm passed to get back up and running. Our hearts go out to those who were not as fortunate. 

Thank you to all our staff for all of their hard work in preparing for the storm, and for our customers who look forward to serving as we put this hurricane behind us. 

 

Kids Eat Free for Back To School 2017

Take the stress out of Back to School time at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill, where Kids 12 & under eat FREE at Aug 1 to 31, 2017!

Children 12 & under can order any meal from the Riverhouse Kid’s Menu with any adult entree purchase.  This offer is for dine in only.  It may not be combined with other discounts or special offers. Limit of two kids per adult order.

Riverhouse Kid’s Menu meals include the choice of fries, coleslaw, applesauce, cheesy mashed potatoes, or steamed veggies.

Kid’s entree choices include:

  • Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken Tenders
  • 2 Mini Burgers
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Kids Flatbread
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Little Spaghetti
  • Kids Fish
  • Fried Kids Shrimp
  • Side Salad W/ Grilled Chicken

ALL NEW $9 Waterfront Lunch Menu

Come by the Riverhouse to try our ALL NEW $9 Lunch Menu.  Enjoy many Reef favorites plus some all new dishes as you soak in the mid-day views on the beautiful Manatee River!

Riverhouse Reef & Grill $9 Lunch Menu
Mon-Sat 11:30am to 4pm

  • Soup & Salad: Crock of house soup, choice of Island Time, Riverhouse or Caesar salad
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: Crisp romaine, house-made Caesar, shaved parmesan, grilled chicken
  • Fish & Chips: Alaskan Pollock, house batter, Riverhouse chips (or substitute fries or slaw)
  • Blackened Redfish Sandwich: Fresh Redfish, blackened, vine ripened tomato, fresh romaine lettuce. Choice of French fries or house chips
  • Classic BLT: Double stacked hickory bacon, chipotle mayo lettuce and tomato. Choice of French fries or house chips.
  • Pressed Cuban: Ham, roasted pork topped with Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard, pressed. Choice of French fries or house chips.
  • Bacon Brie Melt: Brie cheese melt pressed with smoky bacon, fresh arugula, Granny Smith apples. Choice of French fries or house chips.
  • Tuna & Swiss Millennial Reuben: Pressed sandwich with tuna salad, Swiss, super slaw, chipotle mayo. Choice of French fries or house chips.
  • Island Tacos: Two flower tortillas with Asian slaw, pico de gallo, cilantro. Choose from Cabo Bites, Kickin’ Shrimp, Kickin’ Chicken or Crispy Chicken. Choice of French fries or house chips. 

Free Beer For Dads – Father’s Day 2017

Let’s raise a toast for dads this Father’s Day!  Come to the Riverhouse Reef & Grill where all dads can enjoy a FREE beer with their meal on June 18, 2017.  

Dads may choose from our craft, premium or draft selections for their free beer. This offer is available only on June 18, 2017, and limited to one per father with the purchase of an entree. Free beer may not be combined with other coupons or special offers.

Also this Father’s Day, enjoy a full rack of our famous Island Ribs for just $19.99! Our Island Ribs are dry rubbed, slow grilled, and served with a sweet, tangy pineapple papaya BBQ.  Regularly priced $24.99 on our dinner menu. 

Call now to make your reservations at 941-729-0616. 

Father’s Day we’ll serve a special dad-inspired Sunday Brunch buffet from 11am to 2pm at our regular Sunday Brunch price of $15 for adults, $6 for kids, and free for kids 5 & under.

We’ll have live music all weekend long. All music is hosted outside on the Snook Deck and plays an assortment of popular hits you’ll enjoy while relaxing on the waterfront.

The line up for Father’s Day weekend is:

  • Thursday 5:30-8:30pm: Michael Mac
  • Friday 6-9pm: Sly McLeod
  • Saturday 6-9pm: Brandi Adams
  • Sunday 6-9pm: Kristie Armas

 

Celebrate July 4th, 2017 with Fireworks & Food at the Riverhouse

Celebrate Independence Day 2017 on the waterfront as we enjoy the Manatee Rivers fireworks spectacular and party with a Live DJ, Dancing, Party Favors and of course all you can eat on our awesome All-American Buffet!

Our July 4th celebrations will be hosted from 6 to 10pm in our first-floor restaurant and the Riverfront Banquet Room on the second-level of the Riverhouse building.  Attendance prices are $75 for  adults, $15 for children 6 to 12. Kids 5 & under are free.  Reservations are strongly recommended for this event, which sells out each year. 

Call now for more information and to make your reservations at (941) 729-0616.

Enjoy Our 2017 Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Join us in celebrating mom on the Manatee River waterfront as we host a special Mother’s Day Brunch featuring an incredible buffet, carving stations and stunning water views. 

The Riverhouse Reef & Grill is the 2017 winner of the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice award for Best Sunday Brunch and for Best Waterfront Restaurant.  

Our Mother’s Day brunch will be hosted in the second-floor Riverfront Room.  

Seating times are 10am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm, while reservation space lasts.  

The cost is $34 for adults, $15 for children 6-12 and free for all children 5 & younger.  

CALL 941-729-0616 TO MAKE A RESERVATION OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@RIVERHOUSEREEF.COM 

2017 Mother’s Day Brunch Menu:
  • Build Your Own Eggs Station
  • Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes
  • Fresh BlueberriesMulti-GrainPancakes
  • Hickory-Smoked Bacon & Sausage Links w/Maple Syrup
  • Riverhouse Island Time & Cesar Salad
  • Lobster Corn Chowder
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Pan-Seared Fresh Sea Bass w/Tropical Salsa
  • Roasted Garlic Mash Potatoes
  • Pan Sautéed Green Beans w/Red Bell Peppers
  • Baked Rolls w/Butter, Cream Cheese, & Assorted Jams
  • Fresh-Cut Seasonal Fruit
  • Assorted English Danishes & Mini Pastries
  • Assorted Cheesecakes & Sweet Dessert Bites
  • Prime Rib & Honey-Bourbon Glazed Bolo Ham Carving Station

This is NOT the official menu.  None of these menu items are guaranteed to be on the 2017 Mother’s Day Brunch menu.