RiverGrille on the Tomoka of Ormond Beach Review
The RiverGrille restaurant in Ormond Beach has a prime location right on the Tomoka River. With their expansive, multi-level deck, it offers a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy many Florida-inspired favorites off their menu.
RiverGrille offers a unique drink list along with seasonal specials. My husband tried their signature Pumpkintini. If you do one just one thing this fall, go to RiverGrille and get this drink! It had a rich, smooth flavor with hints of cinnamon and pumpkin. I ordered the MaiTai, which was just $3.50 during Happy Hour. They have generous deals during Happy Hour, which is Sat & Sun 12-5 pm and Mon-Fri 2-7 pm, including $3 house wines and liquors, $1 off Domestic Beers, $2 off Concoctions and more.
We started with the Baked Asiago Crab Dip, which was warm, ooey-gooey cheesy and had large chunks of crab that my husband and I fought over. This is a shareable appetizer and very filling.
RiverGrille’s newest dish to their menu, the Tomokan Creole, was filled with gator, shrimp and snapper over rice. This dish had a good amount of heat, but it wasn’t too spicy. It was paired with crispy garlic bread right off of the grill. Gator can often be tough if not cooked correctly, but this gator was cooked perfectly and came out nice and flakey.
I usually go for the grilled chicken at RiverGrille but ventured out and ordered the fresh fish. RiverGrille has a section on their menu where you can choose your fresh fish (6 choices), choose your flavor and your style of cooking. I ordered the Tilapia with their 17 herbs & spices grilled on the wood fire grill. I topped it off with the mango salsa that has a fruity flavor with a kick. The tilapia was so tender, it was cooked perfectly with the right amount of seasonings.
After your meal, you can grab some fish food (in the machine outside for just $.25) and head to the docks below the restaurant where you’ll attract tons of catfish when you feed them!
Whether you eat inside or outside, RiverGrille offers fun, rustic decor, making it an enjoyable place for families or a quiet night with your friends or spouse. Their view, atmosphere and savory foods that always exceed my expectations are what continues to bring me back to RiverGrille time and time again.
RiverGrille on the Tomoka
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Review by Bethany
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