The River House

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The River House was a restaurant reported to have closed in 2009. But originally, it was two early 1900s built by brothers Thomas and Reed Bryan. The Bryan family, owned them until the 1970s, when they were merged and converted to a restaurant. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Perry Bryan, who appears as a young boy although he died while in his 40s. He is known to turn lights and fans on and off. Another reported mysterious event: Servers who were setting up for a large party came into the party room, which had already been set up, to find all the chairs turned over and the just-readied tables in disarray.

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301 SW Third Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

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26.119114, -80.14661899999999
Broward County, Florida
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  1. It’s definitely closed and has been for a while. They used the outside/grounds as a set in the Gibtown episode of The Glades TV show.

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