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Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (14 reviews)
“spinach pie” (5 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Riverside. We come here usually once a year when we are on vacation with friends who live in the area. The food is always delicious. Our party had a shrimp cocktail, Cuban, bang bang shrimp, Greek salad, Ceasar salad,...More

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I liked the Saganaki or flambe cheese. Lunch time or dinner time anytime is good and the service is excellent. I recommend this place it is a great value.

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We visit the Riverside Cafe for many years for lunch on Saturdays and/or Sundays. The view from their deck is very nice, the food is always of the same high quality and the prices are more than reasonable. Real value for the money. We always...More

Thank Rainer F
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Great place to eat, drink and relax. The drink prices are reasonable, the food that we've ordered has been incredible and the view of the marina is very relaxing. The waitresses are nice and attentive, we never have to ask for anything and they are...More

Thank tntnpc
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Rather crowded seating area but ok. Typical American food menu. Most evenings features live music. Food is good. Our grandson loved the "Philly Cheese Steak" sandwich.

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I have always loved visiting this little Cafe. This year, not so much. Our waitress continuously got every little request wrong. Daiquiri was terrible (little to no flavor other than the rum). Salad came out AFTER our meal. Waitress did nothing to try and correct...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Never disappointed! Do you want a nice meal with great staff and service? You can usually find the owners greeting guests and filling the restaurant with their smiles. Most nights there is enjoyable live music on the open deck flowing out to all the happy...More

Thank Melcynth
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Stopped in last week. We live in the area and we’re looking for a new place for lunch. We chose to eat out side on the patio overlooking the water. It was quite comfortable. One of us ordered fried clams which were outstanding. I ordered...More

Thank pfs67
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Limited menue but every meal has been quite good. Lovely setting at the marina and not as crowded as its neighbor.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Ok so it’s not a really brilliant menu but what they do they do well. First off the ambience is a nice relaxing seaside feel. Ample seating. Seated quickly. No reservations can be made here. The live band played familiar hits that were at a...More

Thank Averagejoe001
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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
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kayecats
April 5, 2016|
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Response from Kathy W | Reviewed this property |
Well they have Greek salads & grilled fish which have nothing to do with gluten.
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longbay102
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
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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