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The River Front Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
+1 760-326-5226
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After Christmas, on our way back to Sedona from our daughter in Visalia, CA. Stopped from lunch at the River Front Cafe. Food was excellent, very busy at 2:30 pm and service was a little slow. Also, a great view of the Colorado river.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 4 rating is an average of what we have experienced. One time we had a pizza and the toppings were plentiful and all the way out to the edge of the crust (5 rating); the next time the toppings were skimpy and there was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IslandKWGirl
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Right on the Colorado River. You get great food and a great view. Boat dock right below so all the boaters can hop off and walk on up for lunch/dinner. If you are really nice, they will take a phone order and bring the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PlaneFoodies
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Well worth the short diversion off 95S. Cafe located right on the Colorado River with outside seasting so you can enjoy the view. Staff very welcoming and food good

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RobHockleyUK
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We were skeptical as we pulled up to the restaurant because it's in a trailer park and looked kind of small. Everything else makes up for the first glance. Servers couldn't have been friendlier and the food was amazing. Find out what the specials are...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 37Tallytraveller11
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It is true about this restaurant being a delightful surprise for a road weary traveller in terms of the location. A truly lovely spot right on the river; with a backdrop of the deserts hills under the spell of the setting sun (if you can...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank T5126IVdandy
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at this cafe that is located on the Colorado River. Friendly owners, excellent wait staff, comfortable environment, and REALLY good food! Their daily specials are substantial portions of good comfort food. Other menu items include pizza, salads, sandwiches, burgers, melts, seafood, and a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Kmt47
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips and parm sub were delicious. Great food and service. Good value! Beautiful view of river. Outside dining available. You need to drive through an RV park to get there---worth it!!! Full bar. We almost settled for fast food. So glad we didn't.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank suebruno
Reviewed 19 October 2017

this place has great food and friendly folks. Right on the river with great seating. Only one size pizza...16 inch and you choose topping.Check it out and tell Cindy the owner JP sent you..............

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank rvsrme1
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Good Cobb salad. Put my hamburger on gluten free bread which was great. Friendly waitress. Bathroom - acceptable. One of the soap dispensers was broken. Seemed clean but there was a strange smell to the place which we could not identify. Overall though it was...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Unsworth7
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Robert M
9 January 2017|
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Response from upfront806 | Reviewed this property |
They have a good Menu, If you want to smell We tried to eat here a couple of months ago and found a odor soooooo bad that we could not stand it, so we left. Beware.
Mindi P
9 October 2015|
Response from FrankC7113 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I wasn't there for dinner but this is an informal place with a limited menu but a spectacular view of the Colorado River.
Mindi P
9 October 2015|
Response from bmwbillk | Reviewed this property |
typical American fare as I recall... I had spaghetti and meatballs... very good. Friends had pizza.. it looked very good as well. friendly service.... mom & pop atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Needles
  • Phone Number: +1 760-326-5226
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