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1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
+1 574-583-4532
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“baked potato” (2 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First time going to Riverside restaurant. My girlfriend and I went for dinner on a Friday. We both ordered the ribeye. She asked for hers to be very well done. I asked for medium rare. She ordered the salad and baked potato. I had the...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing service! Fun atmosphere and good food! Great view of the river. Will recommend to friends. Fun place.

Thank Autumn L
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband had training in Monticello, so we were in the area for a few days. This restaurant had good reviews, so we decided to give it a try. The setting is absolutely beautiful, so if the weather is right, eat outside! The food is...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good place to eat, but not for kids. Good smelt, pork chops, prime rib. French Onion soup is good. Nice scenery on the Upper Lake Freeman near Norway Dam.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

One kitchen, but you can dine in the bar, the dining room, or the outdoor patio. Bar has horseshoe seating around the bar, as well as regular and high top tables. Dining Room has typical layout with a glass wall providing an uninterrupted viewing of...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful establishment the service, food, and waterfront view was great. I'd like to personally thank our server Sabrina for the service she provided she was knowledgeable and had a friendly energetic attitude. I enjoyed the meal she recommended. THANK YOU.

Thank bwilkinson_12
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had a table of 9. Very accomodating. I really enjoyed my fish. Tried the steak ...a little chewy compared to what I remembered several years ago. Great onion soup. Wonderful service. Would go back next time we are in town.

Thank donna w
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our first time here and wished we would've found it years ago. We had their steak and shrimp and it was awesome. What really surprised me was their french onion soup. Amazing!!!! I would rank it no. 2 on my list. If we ever come...More

Thank Topper865
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on the final leg of a Knoxville TN to Rapid City SD and back roadtrip loop - coming from visiting relatives in IL. Along the way we found a number of beautiful waterside locations - this spot looked to be...More

Thank jt_powell
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Its on the riverfront its small dark and romantic. Best spinach artichoke dip we have ever had. Excellent steaks, good portion size and very friendly attentive service from the local waitstaff. Loved the soups as well and the view from the room overlooking the river...More

Thank Stephanie K
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Ray D
23 September 2017|
Response from bwilkinson_12 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry not able to provide you with an answer. I'm not vegetarian but I'll try to keep vegetarians in mind the next time I write a review.
Ginny N
11 July 2016|
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Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
Not their mainstay, but you could order specific items and enjoy a meat-free meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 574-583-4532
  • E-mail
The Riverside is a casual restaurant with a scenic river view.We are open 7 days a week at 4 PM.Our steaks are USDA Choice and handcut in house.We also serve a wide array of seafood too.Make sure and try one of our delicious ice cream drinks, our top seller is our famous WOODY.We also have nightly dinner specials and homemade soups too!Our deck is open for outside dining Sunday thru Thursday. Come and join us if you are from out of town we also have rooms available at the Riverside Inn next door to the restaurant! We hope to see you soon!
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