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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)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I recommend the pork chops and baked potatoes. As you sit on the back deck you can see the fish juming going down the river.

Thank MaxineR45
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really enjoyed the smoked pork chops (though the second one went home in a box, which seldom happens to me). A second dinner involved fried blue-gill, tasty but not as tantalizing as those ham-like smoked pork chops. Weekdays, children are not invited, invokes a...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The three of us got together on 8/13/16 we had their special house steak,all three of us really liked it.Great service the view of the River was real nice to.

Thank carpetbaggers86
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Riverside has proven itself to be a great, solid restaurant throughout the years. They finally have figured out how to make a rare steak, so I am most thankful for that. Their Friday & Saturday menu is typically larger in offerings, but every night their...More

Thank TravelGavin
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Interesting that they have Playboy / Maxim type pics in mens restroom and Thunder Down Under type pics in ladies room. I have been told that is why kids are not allowed. Food and bar is average But it is the 2nd best place to...More

2  Thank Gregg B
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We ate dinner one night here while staying at Indiana Beach. If the weather is good, I recommend sitting outside where you can stare at the river while sipping and eating. The service was pretty good as well as the food. I highly recommend and...More

Thank m_you73
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My husband and I order 4 appetizers which included frog legs, fried shrimp with a wasabi sauce, portobella mushrooms, and fried smelt. The shrimp alone was nothing special but with the wasabi sauce it was fantastic, the frog legs...meh, the smelt was good, and the...More

Thank ReneaD_12
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere kindly loud but fun. The food was good and not super pricy service was good and beer was cold. We had steaks I would not recommend the ribeye but the prime rib was fabulous as well as the tenderloin sandwich.

Thank kristencoondog
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Good food and atmosphere. Usually our first stop for dinner on our annual golf vacation. All cuts of meat are good as well as the beer battered onion rings. You can keep the smelt ! attentive and courteous waitresses. nice view of the flowing river.

Thank eliseo g
Reviewed 3 June 2016

In town for my daughter's wedding. came here with her & had an Excellent pork chop dinner. Came back a few days later with my husband, daughter, future son-in-law & his mom & had another Excellent broiled Tilapia dinner. The Service is Fast, friendly, brought...More

Thank Colleen S
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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
Bar Scene, Groups
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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