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Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You just can't get a bad meal here! We came earlier in the day so live entertainment which is always a plus for us, great vocals and overly loud. We keep coming back and trying something different to eat each time.

Thank Max J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us last night with only five or six other customers.Menu is quite extensive.Dinners are a bit pricey for Plastic chairs and tables,however the sandwiches are quite and fairly priced.Fries were hot but coleslaw was tasteless ground up cabbage.This place could do better.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to eat by the water for a reasonable price and good food, this is great. Always consistent in quality and service. Many years of enjoying this restaurant.

Thank slc-artist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverside Cafe's got some of the most gorgeous real estate in little ole charming Palmetto, FL--beyond beautiful! HOWEVER, you can't eat that. The food gives new meaning to mediocre. It's boring, uninteresting, flavorless, and sometimes just terrible. With a great chef this place could...More

Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Ambience delightful with a choice of sitting inside or out. Service was good and prices reasonable. Had spinach pie with a Greek salad....fantastic. The view overlooking the marina off the Manatee River was fantastic.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this great spot by the water. Kenny the host invited us in and promised a great dinner He did not disappoint. Kenny and the staff were engaging throughout dinner checking on us frequently. Would absolutely come back. Greek lemon soup - best...More

Thank donnadenver
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely horrible service...example waitress ask us" what would you drink? " doesn't wait for answer just leaves. Wtf? Then she comes back with one glass of water. Then after we finally get some service brings back a overly watered down drink and silverware for one...More

Thank Troy W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We should have known better. They had crab cakes on the menu, and we asked the waitress how they were. She told us they were made on site with only enough filler to hold the crab meat together. She said they were mostly crab meat...More

1  Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The four of us got there ate 9:00 o'clock that's when they open , I asked the woman that was setting tables out on the deck were is everybody? Answer we are not open I'm running late , you can sit inside! We did not...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good food, great service. Could use more fans for outside setting. Enjoyed our experience there. Food was good for the one I had.

Thank Connie P
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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