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Riverside Cafe

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955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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07:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There was eight of us eating and we had a wonderful time. The food was all really good. There was a man singing and playing instruments. He was very good, but it was a bit loud for us to have any conversations.

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Thank Marla A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had intended on eating at the Riverhouse, but a wrong turn in the parking lot brought me to this little eatery. Service was efficient. The crab-stuffed grouper was good, but the real winners were the Greek lemon soup and the rolls. Live music was entertaining. Overall, not a bad little place.

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Thank Jennifer H
Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience. Asked for specific table and was rudely told no and further berated me on a very personal level cursing as well. I told the rude host I will not be leaving a tip and he said that's not his problem! Will not return!!!

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Thank mzholly
Clearwater, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Riverside Cafe today based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. The photo posted is misleading. The cafe is only the main roofed building nearest the water with other businesses in the strip. A private boat dock & pier is behind the restaurant. I imagine this is convenient for those boaters & visitors. Inside seating is... More 

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Thank Sligolass2015
Monroe, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here, large selection, great food,not sure what they cook their fries in but they were the best fries ever and we enjoyed the outside eating. Prices are very reasonable. Definitely will be going back

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Thank Debby K
Adrian, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on our way into Bradenton. Sat on a covered deck overlooking the marina. Menu includes Greek food as well as seafood and burgers. I had a fish sandwich. The fish was cooked in a light batter and cooked perfectly. It came with french fries that were battered before cooking. Both delicious. Kathie had a crabcake that was... More 

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Thank Hank C
Greenville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving into Bradenton and wanted a good place to eat lunch and took the advice of trip advisor. Our grouper sandwiches were very good but the service was very very slow. It's a busy place but 45 minutes to wait for the sandwich was a bit much.

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Thank dode53
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just saw another review for this place that gave a good rating to the french fries, and yes, they are terrific. I had fries along with a great crab cake sandwich. Great view of the boats and a perfect lunch stop. Be aware that parking is tough

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Thank Peter L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch on a beautiful day. Great view of the marina. Good sandwiches and great fries. Bloody Mary was a little small and weak. Very popular, lots of people and parking was very busy. A nice spot that we'll stop by again.

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1 Thank Deborah K
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times. My wife and I lived on our sailboat at the marina on the River. The restaurant has both inside and outside dining area, live music, serving breakfast, lunch,and dinner. And has a very friendly staff which makes you feel like family. Can't go wrong eating here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-4402

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?