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The River Front Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
+1 760-326-5226
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3520 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-4119
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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

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

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

2  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

1  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 William 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 VirginiaJ267
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

1  Thank Brian C
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 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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