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River City Diner Northside

) #226 of 1,264 Restaurants in Richmond $$ - $$$ American, Diner
803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227-1107
+1 2661500
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried apples” (4 reviews)
“reuben” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227-1107
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I ran across this little diner on a road trip and decided to check it out. They have THE friendliest staff. They were very accommodating. The food was good, reasonably priced, and was in large proportions. I liked the nostalgic decor although...More

Thank lees_2000
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were traveling back to Northern Virginia from Petersburg and we stopped about 8:30 in the evening at this diner on Parham Road just off I95. About half the tables had dirty dishes awaiting clearing. We were seated quickly but then waited...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a little nostalgic diner. It has decent food and the prices seemed to be good. We received vouchers for free breakfast from the hotel which is connected to this diner. The food was pretty good and the service was good. Would eat here...More

Thank Clc2012
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The chocolate malt was great! Liver/onions tough and lots of gristle. Instant mash potatoes. All covered in thick gravy. Green beans were somewhere between nasty and gross. Wife's meatloaf had some weird spice concoction in it baked with cheap ketchup on top and drownded in...More

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Recently, I dined (lunch) at the River City Diner, Northside, with a friend I hadn't seen in years. Although I picked the place (from 3 choices that she gave me), it turned out that she eats breakfast here just about every weekend. That speaks volumes,...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the family to River City Diner to get out of the house on a Sunday. No wait and kid friendly! Ordered the Garbage Plate it was great!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Had the cheese steak sandwich. Better with provolone cheese instead of their cheese sauce. Hamburgers were very good and freshly made. Wife had liver and onions with mashed potatoes. Sad it was very good. The French fries were cut and made...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had lunch here with a group. As we are vegetarians (always a challenge) we ordered the Vegetarian Burger. In a word, it was dreadful. The burger itself was mushy served on a soggy white burger bun with a single leaf of lettuce and a...More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant near an office complex and decided to try their breakfast. It was an average diner experience. Pleasant staff & good service reasonably priced. It's about what you'd expect for a diner adjoining a budget hotel.

Thank Tyson R
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can highly recommend the burgers and fries. On this particular trip was travelling by myself staying at a hotel nearby. I decided to give this place a try vs the usual fast food places. I was not disappointed. The menu had many comfort-food items...More

Thank Leon H
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Is the breakfast voucher free or do we pay for the food?
3 August 2016|
Response from GotMyPassport007 | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast voucher is included in the price of the room. You get one voucher per guest for each morning of your stay. There are specific menu items you can choose from for free, including a drink.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 2661500
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At River City Diner, we are known for our Breakfast, Burgers, Shakes & Fries! If you are looking for quality American food in an all-American atmosphere, this is the place for you. We grind our burgers in-house every other day and our fries are fresh-cut. You'll also be happy to know that we offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. A few of our famous items are our Simply Better Bacon Burger, Richmond's Best Reuben, Mandarin Chicken Salad, and for breakfast the Here's Lookin' at You Kid or our Bacon Pancakes! Breakfast is served all day.