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River City Diner 17th Street Farmers Market

American, Diner, Cafe
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7 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3607
+1 804-644-9418
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 03:00
Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were waiting for our daughter,s train to arrive & wanted a quick breakfast Went River City diner and not only did they help us quickly, the food was delicious. Good omelettes & bacon & coffee was good too! Hope to go again when we have more time.

Thank Anne H
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter lives in Richmond, a nurse at VCU. She and her friends are regulars here for breakfast after work. Went with her when we visited. Not a pretentious place, quaint. Good home cooked food. Everyone very friendly and helpful.

Thank flyingchicken1963
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I stopped off at this place in my last day in Richmond, Virginia, and was in a bit of a flap, having missed my Megabus, and not sure how to get to my next destination in Philly. The waitress who took my order was EXTREMELY kind and helpful. Her name was Chrissy if I remember correctly. She was fast, the... More 

Thank onlyinstruggle
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a place like non other. The breakfast menu is simple and the food is excellent. Atmosphere is urban. Eclectic patrons.

Thank Henry R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast and expected a wait since it was Sunday morning. We were seated with 15 minutes and 15 minutes later, our order was taken. After about 1 hour and 15 minutes, still no food, told it was being cooked because of an error. Ok no problem but others got served that got there after us. I am... More 

Thank Denise G
Chesapeake, Virginia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I would have to say this is one of the best diners I've been to. They have lots to choose from with it all being standard diner food. They are open until 3am on the weekend which makes it a local favorite after hitting the bars downtown - but also makes it hard to get a seat during the early... More 

Thank ReviewingEverywhere
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You guys are nuts! This by no means even rates in the top 25 chicken fried steaks. The fitter was tiny, thing, and lacked any reasonable flavor. The gravy was instant gravy it was thin, and lacked flavor as well. The mashed potatoes we okay, the mac n cheese was decent, however, the one shining moment was the fried cheese,... More 

Thank Joe S
Hagerstown, Maryland
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333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were asking around where to get a quick lunch and this was one of the places that came highly recommended. The servers were very friendly. (even the server that was not waiting on us was quick to advise and give tips on seeing the city like a local). The food was tasty and plentiful. We each couldn't decide on... More 

Thank Mfclingan
Orange County, California
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Following our welcome conference dinner with no plans for the following meal to be fed to us (the only one) - Three of us headed to this local spot recommended to me by a local bartender (day, not night, before) and we were very pleased. We all got traditional breakfasts, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and the ever present southern, grits...Now,... More 

Thank dwhite2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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128 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and want to return the next time we come to Richmond. Very cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Great value for taste, portions and venue. I have tried biscuits from all over. These are the best. Tender, fluffy, slightly salty and buttery. I only wish they had honey and real butter (not margarine). We ordered a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-644-9418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?