Review of Larkin's on the River

318 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Overall Rating


This was our first visit to Larkin's. There was no separate gf menu, but the hostess said to ask the server any questions & they could cook to order. We called them many times/day for 3 days prior to our visit to try to discuss their gf options & methods, but after never getting a response we reserved our table through OpenTable & requested a server who is knowledgable in gf needs/celiac. They did not honor that request & we were given a server who had to go back to the kitchen every time we asked the simplest questions about cross-contamination or ingredients. She brought my food out on trays with gluten items from other tables & brought my soup out with bagel chips on the plate, so I had to send that back. Instead of bringing it back out right away, she visited & cleared other tables before returning my soup. My husband finished his soup by the time my replacement came. Aside from gf needs, the food was subpar. The shrimp & grits was dry, clumpy (clumps the size of large grapes!) & smothered in overwhelming melted cheese. The only redeeming quality of the entire meal was the gf she-crab soup. We do not recommend this restaurant. Go to Grill Marks instead! Not fancy but much better quality, great gf options & much better service than Larkin's!

Updated 6 years ago