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Riverside on the Root

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy
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109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
+1 507-467-3663
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of the better places to eat it town. We live here and one of our favorites to go to when we "go out to eat".

Thank Melissa K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy the outdoor seating, especially on the upper deck above the river over looking the bridge. Staff has always been friendly, even playful to joke around. We have enjoyed beverages from the bar and I can't say I have ever eaten anything I was disappointed with there. They also seem to have quite a bit of live music... More 

Thank Purelyhis
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went in thinking that service would be average because they were so busy. Au contraire! The waiter was very funny, spent S great deal of time with us and helped come up with cheap rationalizations as to why we should get dessert. Which was scrumptious btw. As was the meal! A wonderful dining experience in a delightful setting with... More 

Thank Holly A
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is seasonal and we were duly warned that this, the last week of business for the summer, meant there would be some items no longer available. We worked around that and despite an inordinate wait for our food we left pleased and full because the food was great. Try the ribs - they are special. The dining room... More 

Thank BrianK609
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1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, yummy, fun atmosphere , will be back. Summer outdoor music, fall beautiful river view Very very .......,,,,,,,,,,,,,,good

Thank MN1653
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. Outdoor seating was a plus with a good lunch menu. They have a wide variety of items on the menu. Something for everyone.

Thank Scott O
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Cute place with very good food. I had the barbecued ribs and they were great. Had salad and was very satisfied. We ate on the patio and enjoyed the river ambiance.

Thank Thomas R
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

WE enjoyed a mid-week light dinner at Riverside on the Root. The night was beautiful, it was not crowded, and our servers were great. We just had appetizers and drinks, so cant comment on the dinners, but they did the apps well. We had tickets to the theater so were glad that we were able to relax, enjoy our time... More 

Thank fredbon
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11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and quick service was our experience for our Friday night dinner. We ate on the upper deck and enjoyed a few tap beers with our meal. I had the seafood pasta and my wife had the ribs. Both were very good and plenty to eat.

Thank Glen Cindy B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint restaurant right on the Root River. Great deck for seating and the food was good. We had the Ruben and Riverside burger and both were tasty! Beautiful place to grab a bite to eat and head on down the trail.

Thank Renae P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 507-467-3663
Overlooking the Root River and right next to the Scenic Bike Trail. Because the ambiance is so great this is a very relaxing atmosphere. Riverside provides a full bar menu specializing in our martini's and house in-fused Vodka for our Bloody Mary's. All of our food is house-made and we offer a very diversified menu. Deep fat fried foods are not an option as we choose to stay on the healthy side. When in season we use fresh vegetables from our gardens and locally that are chemical free or organic. There are vegetarian options and of course if you have special needs diet be sure to talk with us as it is easy to prepare something that may not be on the menu.

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