The River Room has an expansive view of Georgetown’s Sampit River and is one of the town’s timeless restaurants. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009, a true landmark for the Harborwalk. (Read more from the Georgetown Times article River Room Celebrates 25 Years.)
The building the River Room resides in opened in 1888 and was known as the JB Steele Building. The building contained two shops called the Steele-Moses stores. The upstairs was a haberdashery and the lower level of the store sold groceries and dry goods. The stores changed hands a few times, until it became the home for the River Room restaurant in 1988. You will find papers from the early era of the building on display inside the restaurant.
View a photo of the JB Steele Building from 1911 (building is on the left side of photo).
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