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The River Front Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
+1 760-326-5226
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
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3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Deborah F
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

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.

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..............

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

Thank Unsworth7
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped here for an early dinner on a Saturday. With the sun shining and boats on the river, it was a great day. The pizza made it perfect. Our server was a delight. Even thought it was busy, she took the time to talk...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My husband and I visit the River Front Cafe at least once a week. Everyone there are very friendly and go out of their way to provide great food, drinks, and service. I believe my husband and I have had just about everything on the...More

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The menu is pretty basic diner type faire, plus yummy pizzas. The pizza we had was delicious, and all the food I saw walking by looked very fresh and good. Nice selection of beer on tap, served icy cold. Friendly staff, local place, great value....More

Thank 1269NHD
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I agree with other comments about how wonderful Cindy and Robin are. I don't know how they manage to keep everything straight but they do. When I called to make our reservation for 12 at 6:00 PM, Cindy warned me that another party of 25...More

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife & I stayed in this park in our RV The café is such a bonus for the parks guest as you can walk along the river walk right to the café, and you walk in & the crowd the warm décor is perfect,...More

Thank r2allstarz
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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, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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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