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1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
+1 574-583-4532
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Monticello, Indiana
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Never the same! Salads are the worst anywhere! But a fun place with good staff. Menu needs to be stepped up!

Thank Noreen_Gr
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Our first visit came in with mixed reviews. The blue cheese dressing was great! The creamy coleslaw was nice, cottage cheese was watery(?). The lake perch was good, needed some seasoning. The frog legs were old and rubbery and quite tasteless. Thinking that a steak or tenderloin is more likely to turn better results. The wait staff was very accommodating... More 

Thank shineon6
Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Riversides food was delicious! The mushrooms are marinated in red wine and really very tasty. We enjoyed an unusual appetizer- deep fried gizzards. They were quite good as well. My meal was a Filet which was grilled to perfection. The meal ended with a signature Woody. The Woody was actually the best part of the meal. It is an ice... More 

Thank Krissy765
Chalmers, Indiana
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408 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

This place would have been a five star locale for us if we could take our kids here occasionally. We enjoy the bar and the locals there are friendly. The view of the river that this restaurant sits on is unsurpassed in Monticello. A table inside or outside allows you to watch the river flow by almost at what seems... More 

1 Thank wetravelalot007
Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Very good food for the prices.. It was our 48th anniversary, they where friendly with good service. Our waitress took our pictures for us.. We live 30 miles away, but will be going back again. It is a no one under 21 bar-restaurant .

Thank John B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Good food, sadly we did not get the river view table we had made reservations for. Our large group was seated in the bar, which was loud.

Thank NHowland
Upland, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

The signature fish is terrific. Fried is best. Ask for malt vinegar with it. The catfish is also very good.

Thank George D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Couln"t find restaurant. Called at 8:45pm said they were closing at 9:00pm. Got there at 8:50 pm said we can order a dinner sit where we want. great service. Very friendly had drinks and awesome STEAK & STUFFED SHRIMP did not rush us out of restaurant. Food was great & will be back again & again.. :)

2 Thank Sandra B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Yes, I know its a bar. There was nothing special about it at all. The food was not great, a cheeseburger from Burger King is far better. The cheese sticks were still frozen how hard is it to fry some cheese sticks? Skip the food and stick with the drinks.

1 Thank mandy10mm
Dixon, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We made our first visit to Riverside last week with friends who live in Monticello and recommended it. We started by sharing some appetizers - sautéed portabella mushrooms and fried banana peppers. Two people ordered the special - huge stuffed peppers. I had a pork chop (loved that applesauce was offered as one of the sides) and DH had a... More 

1 Thank Laurie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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