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Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (14 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Cynthia H
Reviewed 4 July 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 12 June 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 9 June 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
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly TripAdvisor thinks this place has vegan options they don’t and certainly don’t know what that means Service was poor. Food likewise. The fish (baha)over cooked and overwhelmed by the accompanied “Mediterranean” preparation Vegetables had to be from a tin and the fries heavily coated...More

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Four of us had a Sunday lunch after most of the seasonal visitors had returned to the north. We didn't have reservations but slipped in just before noon and were immediately seated outside under cover- perfect! The service was quick and attentive, and the lunch...More

Thank KenDownSouth
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Not impressed. Nothing good. Nothing to go back for. Heard good about it, but for us, not something to return to.

Thank kaye f
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We had 5 couples for dinner on a Saturday night. Orders included shrimp dinner, liver and onions, and other dishes. All of us enjoyed our meals. Amberbock on draft complemented our meals. All in all, an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Thank Mike M
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Russ K
26 November 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
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sligolass2015 | Reviewed this property |
Well they have Greek salads & grilled fish which have nothing to do with gluten.
28 March 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
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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