Rocky River Cafe

Rocky River Cafe

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+1 613-466-0777+ Add website
Hours
Mon
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
International, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Fresh Homemade gourmet Comfort food, daily specials, made from scratch soups, with a southern flair. Serving Lunch, Dinner. Fresh Seafood Specials. Mussels while supplies last. Our cocktails are Classic style Cocktails... 2oz fresh fruit!
CUISINES
International, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles266 reviews
Excellent
182
Very good
64
Average
13
Poor
5
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Emma P
Perth18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
A recent visit to this popular eating spot did not disappoint. Service was efficient, we didn’t wait long for our meals and dishes were priced appropriately. I had well prepared fish and chips with a tastey coleslaw that wasn’t heavy on mayo. The fish was tender with a crispy thin batter. My husband had a club sandwich which he also enjoyed. The owner came over to ask us about our meals and we left feeling we had picked the perfect place for a great lunch together.
Written January 9, 2020
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Julien J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
I had dinner plans in Perth and was introduced to the Rocky River River by a trusted friend. Beautiful atmosphere with wonderful service and great food. A wide variety of options were available to fulfill picky eaters and the staff was warm and courteous to address questions regarding options. I will be returning to this gem in Perth.
Written December 14, 2020
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Ledgerbar
Ottawa28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 couples
I love great ribs and find good ones hard to find. During the pandemic, many places including this one are open for take-out (curb side pickup delivered to your vehicle) only. On their Facebook page this place shows what they are featuring that day, with photos of the special. I had seen a few times that Thursdays are rib days. On a whim we ordered two rib dinner specials. I ordered and paid by phone in the afternoon and arranged to pick it up at a specific time. Easy to order. Sure enough our dinners were available for pickup at our appointed time. The ribs were some of the best I have ever had! Lots of tender meat between the bones that fell off the bone easily and that tasted delicious. The fries were also excellent. It is unfortunate that the pandemic does not currently allow us to eat at this place but their take out is the next best thing. Beautiful Stewart Park right next door if you want to eat it hot right away. They have different specials every day. Based on this experience I will certainly return for the ribs and will probably try some of their other specials as well. Well done, Rocky River Cafe. Keep up the good work.
Written June 6, 2020
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Kmabas
Appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. It sure was a tough several months for so many small business’. But now patios are open and Perth is relatively back to normal. Thank you!
Written August 12, 2020
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db1227
Ottawa229 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
As we went to the Rocky River Cafe based on the many favourable reviews our expectations were understandably high. While the inside dining area was closed, the rear side patio had an inviting atmosphere. Even though there was an outside heater, and the cooler temperature indicated it could have been on, the staff opted to hand out blankets. Having lunch with your coat on is not a preferred way to dine for us. Our two lunches consisted of the fish tacos and the fish and chips. Although the fish and chips were good, it is a challenge to eat the fries or cut the fish when the latter is placed on top of the fries. I would prefer the fish on the plate beside the fries making it easier to eat both. The fish tacos wraps were not soft enough with one being more like a cracker. Good portions of guacamole though. With the cooler temperatures, the food was not warm enough. The servers were very nice but it took a long time to get our order served. Overall, we were a little disappointed with that lunch outing.
Written September 23, 2020
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Stuball1
Ottawa216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
This property, form a physical presentation, is nothing out of the ordinary. The interior is bland and has nothing that sets it aside from any other middle of the road eatery. That being said, what makes this property noteworthy is the product. We were a group of four, none of whom were 'locals' and we were pleased with our meals. Three of us had different variations on the hamburger choices while the fourth had the quesadillas. The plates came out at the same time. The generous portion of meat on the hamburgers was just a bit overcooked, but the redeeming factor was the presentation and that the buns were toasted. The quesadillas were likewise well presented. There is good communication between the serve rand the kitchen. All in all we enjoyed our unhurried visit to this property assuming for the moment that the owner/manager fixes the door to the ladies' washroom.
Written October 7, 2021
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PeterLois
Kingston28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We had been waiting ever since the stay-at-home order was imposed to be able to dine at a nice patio cafe again! From across the street, it didn't look like they were open, so don't be fooled! The entrance to the patio is around the side of the building, where there is a small sign. We had lunch here recently for our first time, and quite enjoyed it. We had the Haddock and Chips. The food was plentiful and delicious, the locally-crafted beer was cold, and the ambience of the secluded tree shaded patio delightful! Due to the current limited seating, you may have a bit of a wait, but it's worth it!
Written June 25, 2021
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Rob
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
While the food was good and well presented, the main room of the restaurant which we were in was quite dirty. The ceiling fans were disgusting, with large cobweb clumps hanging down from the center. The slowly turning blades were obviously covered in dirt and dust. The wall sconces were also covered in dust and cobwebs. Not exactly adhereing to the cleaning standards one would expect during Covid. Some of the seating clearly wasn't spaced properly, less than 6 feet from other seating, and no one asked us for our contact information when we arrived. We are trying to be careful during this pandemic while supporting local businesses, but this restaurant fell somewhat short of our expectations.
Written December 10, 2020
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Rocky River Cafe
I’ve read your previous reviews, you’re not very positive. Our staff (and myself) work very hard at cleaning constantly. *As soon as you walk in the door there is hand sanitizer in the vestibule. *when you walk into dining room, there is hand sanitizer in a large pump bottle *When you get to your table, there is hand sanitizer for every table. *If you use the washrooms, there is sanitizer before you go in, so you can use it as you leave washrooms. Door knobs handrails, all touchable surfaces are constantly disinfected. The ceiling fans run constantly, everyday one of the light fixtures get cleaned. Menus are disinfected every time a patron touches them. Tables are 6 ft apart. We are all doing our best right now, Covid is definitely taking its toll on small business. You have a choice to stay or go, if you’re that worried about getting sick, do as so many others are doing, stay home or order take out.
Written December 13, 2020
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Janice G
Ottawa8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I had the beet salad with blackened chicken. The chicken had a great taste, perfectly cooked. The beet salad was a green salad with an excellent dressing, the beet had a wonderful soft flavour, not overpowering. Loved it. My husband had the caesar salad with blackened chicken. All positive. The owners are always welcoming and attentive. Our first dinner out since covid. For sure we made the right choice. Janice & Brian
Written August 16, 2020
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Kmabas
HI! So glad you enjoyed your dinner. And thank you for taking the time to write a review :)
Written August 22, 2020
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Tania B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
I don’t think I have ever written a review before,so believe me I thought about this before writing. I will just tell you what happened and you decide. My Asian husband, daughter and I went to have lunch here, we drove from Ottawa to specifically go here. We were told by the man seating people that there would be at least an hour wait, we were hungry so decided to go somewhere else. Right behind us were 3 people (same as us) who happened to be Caucasian who were not on the list but were told yes there’s a table opening up and were seated... we were dressed nicely, polite and kind middle class family just like everyone else there - when I confronted the man and asked why they were offered a table and we weren’t he said he didn’t know what I was talking about. I know most people will probably think poor them and go anyway but please at least think twice.
Written July 17, 2021
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Rocky River Cafe
Are you joking? we are a very down to earth GAY couple....yes GAY, one American/Duel, and one mixed that run this restaurant. Ive never been this angry EVER in this business. Racist?? Check yourself first before accusing others. We moved to beautiful Perth, and have been so welcomed by the community. The people behind you probably came by earlier and put their names on the list. If you legitimately were ahead of them, then our apologies, we have been so busy, mistakes can happen. We're tired, short staffed and oh ya.... GAY! Have a good day Keith and Brian
Written July 21, 2021
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boundary
Ontario's Thousand Islands353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Figuring we'd try the no. 1 TA restaurant in Perth we went here for lunch. And it was okay. It's off the main drag and a small non-descript room. The server was pleasant and helpful. I started with their daily special pumpkin soup. Their "cup" was enormous. The soup was very thick like a veg side dish without the sweetness that one normally associates with pumpkin soup. And there was a spiciness to it which may have been curry powder. It wasn't overpowering but it was unexpected and I didn't particularly care for it. I then had their Dutch meat croquettes, bitterballen. This was an appetizer consisting of eight deep fried dumpling like balls. They were very heavy and just OK. We also ordered their daily special bbq'd pork ribs. The rib meat was tender, the portion was ample but they were covered with a sticky sauce which dominated them. It came with very good French fries. We found the menu to be a bit less imaginative than others we've seen in Perth and elsewhere. We probably wouldn't go back.
Written November 20, 2020
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Fishingforinfo
Ottawa135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Sorry but our last visit was not up to your usual standard. 2 orders of fish and chips were served less than hot, while my fish tacos were slathered with sauce with not much fish. Would not order again. Sorry to see no bitterbollen on the menu.
Written February 5, 2023
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Simpcy
Perth13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
We arrived with out a reservation and they were able to fit us in. The staff went over and above to accommodate us. The food was wonderful, from the French Onion Soup to the loaded Nachos with adobo chicken everything was good. The service was fast and efficient. We arrived shortly after 5, we had drinks and relaxed, ordered our meal, ate and enjoyed each others company all by 6:30. Our bill was paid and we were out by 6:35. Fantastic experience.
Written March 5, 2020
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Kmabas
Thank you! Happy you enjoyed your food and service
Written August 12, 2020
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mizdot
Brockville191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We got burgers to take away and eat in the park. I had the California burger and my husband had the meltdown. The fries were perfectly crispy and the burgers were succulent. We would hands down eat here again!! Our food was ready in less than 10 minutes to go.
Written July 28, 2020
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Cynthia C
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Decor and atmosphere could use an upgrade. Service was slow and they got our bill wrong (charged another table for our dessert). I had the mussels and they were ok, nothing really special and served with a baguette (dried to be crunchy but really needed some butter as it seemed like simply stale bread). Their fries were the stars of my visit and as such I left a bit disappointed. Still one of the better places to eat in Perth. Also, they should not ask patrons to use the side entrance as you have to walk past waste bins that waft rotting garbage...
Written October 4, 2023
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Sandra D
Ottawa73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
This restaurant has a pub-feel so need to dress up. Glad me made a reservation for 2, the place was hopping and several parties without reservations had to wait. Always on the search for that perfect burger, my guest and I both tried the Rocky Burger and I had cheese and bacon added to mine, both meals came with fries. My guest ordered a local (Perth) beer and I had a glass of red wine. We both agreed the burgers and fries were delicious, but not that #1 ranking elusive burger we were hoping for. I ate the burger and could only eat half the fries. My guest ate the fries first and had to take home a doggy bag for half the burger!
Written April 26, 2023
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