We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
+1 574-583-4532
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent as always. I tried the fresh grilled salmon and was very satisfied. The restaurant is located on the banks of the Tippecanoe River with lots of picture windows facing the river. Five deer passed through the yard as dusk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oakleaf-delphi
autumnl583, General Manager at Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We found this a pleasant atmosphere overlooking the river. I ordered prime rib, and it was good but not great. Portions were more than adequate. My husband ordered fish, and it was good but not great. Our waitress was friendly and professional. It was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jblack500
Reviewed October 27, 2018

My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. Had a really good waitress. I think her name is Brittany. Has a nice tattoo honoring her Grandpa. I got the sea bass and hubby got pork chop. Both meals were very good. If we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kamilouise13
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Probably worst meal we’ve had in a long time. Prime rib tough and chewy, burger not done in the center. Atmosphere cozy, however. We might be willing to give it one more chance, not sure.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hoosiergirls
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Wide array of food. Specials posted on board. Great appetizers. Meals come with 2 sides. Drink specials. Never made it to dessert, but they looked good. Great service. Definitely will go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The food is pretty good , except the jumbo stuffed shrimp not so jumbo. Service is kinda not so good. I wasn't told they dont have the appetizer I ordered until they brought me my meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jimeslis
Reviewed August 13, 2018

While I enjoy lots of items on the Riverside menu , the fried catfish is certainly a favorite. Last evening's catfish was cooked to perfection! For those who have never been to Riverside, it derives its name from being just a few yards from the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank oakleaf-delphi
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This was our second visit here for dinner within the last couple of years and it was just perfect. All three of us were very happy with our meals. My husband and I had one of their signature drinks, "Flood of '08" and it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank m_you73
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Love you Autumn! You are the coolest person I have ever met! I can not wait to get another yummy drink made by you ;)

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Great steak, fantastic service, best french onion soup in the world. GOOD JOB and keep it up the great service!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank roberttK5588KI
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Monticello
Pine View Resort
53 reviews
1.12 km away
Indiana Beach Lodging
21 reviews
1.82 km away
Arbor Lights Resort
22 reviews
1.87 km away
Bay Side Resort
57 reviews
2.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Esmeralda Family Restaurant
46 reviews
1.18 km away
USA Restaurant
39 reviews
1.05 km away
B&K Rootbeer of Monticello
7 reviews
1.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whyte Horse Winery
56 reviews
5.78 km away
Madam Carroll
41 reviews
5.39 km away
Kopacetic Beer Factory
14 reviews
5.39 km away
Altherr Nature Park
5 reviews
4.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ray D
September 22, 2017|
Response from bwilkinson_12 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry not able to provide you with an answer. I'm not vegetarian but I'll try to keep vegetarians in mind the next time I write a review.
Ginny N
July 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
Not their mainstay, but you could order specific items and enjoy a meat-free meal.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 574-583-4532
  • E-mail
The Riverside is a casual restaurant with a scenic river view.We are open 7 days a week at 4 PM.Our steaks are USDA Choice and handcut in house.We also serve a wide array of seafood too.Make sure and try one of our delicious ice cream drinks, our top seller is our famous WOODY.We also have nightly dinner specials and homemade soups too!Our deck is open for outside dining Sunday thru Thursday. Come and join us if you are from out of town we also have rooms available at the Riverside Inn next door to the restaurant! We hope to see you soon!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing