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Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (15 reviews)
“spinach pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sadly TripAdvisor thinks this place has vegan options they don’t and certainly don’t know what that means Service was poor. Food likewise. The fish (baha)over cooked and overwhelmed by the accompanied “Mediterranean” preparation Vegetables had to be from a tin and the fries heavily coated...More

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had a Sunday lunch after most of the seasonal visitors had returned to the north. We didn't have reservations but slipped in just before noon and were immediately seated outside under cover- perfect! The service was quick and attentive, and the lunch...More

Thank KenDownSouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed. Nothing good. Nothing to go back for. Heard good about it, but for us, not something to return to.

Thank kaye f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 5 couples for dinner on a Saturday night. Orders included shrimp dinner, liver and onions, and other dishes. All of us enjoyed our meals. Amberbock on draft complemented our meals. All in all, an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the grouper sandwich meal. Absolutely the worst one ever. I live here and would not recommend this meal selection. The grilled grouper is really press fried. I recommend this meal selection at Woody Roos in Ellenton--NOT HERE!

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Poor service is the hallmark of this place.  Our host Kenny gave us a nod of the head to motion us toward our table, threw the menus down, and left without saying a word.  Then Katina came by and took our drink order, later filled...More

1  Thank Al G
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This place serves a variety of food types such as, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, American and Mediterranean fare. There were six of us in our party and everything was cooked to our liking and tasty. We sat outside and had a nice view of the Manatee...More

Thank Robert-C-1943
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We ate outside with a view of the water on a beautiful afternoon. We had fish, and it was good. I liked the fish and chips because it wasn’t greasy. It isn’t fancy, but it was a nice relaxing meal. It was made more enjoyable...More

1  Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Kenny greeted us (my 91 year old dad) and got us seated right away. Sat inside (dad likes the quiet) but there's good tunes if you sit on the deck. Very patient service as it took a little time to make our minds up. BAked...More

Thank geobleu
Reviewed 3 March 2018

good food ..on the river ...menu good ...lots to choose from .......close by ..easy on easy off for getting home

Thank margaret s
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Russ K
November 25, 2016|
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Response from artsifartsy51 | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it. I have been to both. The one in Palmetto is very old Florida. Pull your boat up and eat. Greek themed. More popular with locals than tourist. And reasonable prices. I don't recall that when I was... More
April 5, 2016|
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Response from Sligolass2015 | Reviewed this property |
Well they have Greek salads & grilled fish which have nothing to do with gluten.
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
I looked at the Bring Fido site and it stated: Riverside Cafe Palmetto, FL, US Riverside Cafe menu items consist of breakfast favorites, burgers, mediterranean fare, sandwiches, seafood, and pasta. Dogs are welcome on their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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