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Riverside on the Root

$$ - $$$American, ,
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
+1 507-467-3663
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First, our waiter (young man with arm sleeve tattoos) was excellent. Pleasant and attentive. Bloody Mary with stick of bacon in it was very good. But..... Deviled eggs with ham and cheese? Say what? Halved hard boiled eggs with a small cube on ham and...More

Thank TheKid1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared an appetizer and beer at this restaurant right on the root river by the bridge. The bruschetta was excellent.

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch while bicycling the Root River Trail and had a delicious lunch. The menu was full of delicious choices plus some daily specials. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the traffic of motorcycles, bicycles, and tubers in this quaint town.

Thank LauraZWoodstock_IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ...right on river.. We had a beautiful day..had an early dinner..food was pretty good..service good..

Thank vicsdahlias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Lanesboro for the afternoon and found this spot for lunch. I ordered the Avocado Seafood Salad and it was outstanding. Hubby ordered the pork burger with Dijon and loved it. We were also happy to find that our pups were welcomed and...More

Thank kmurtz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the restaurant was short a couple staff since it seemed like everything was in a panic. We still had a good experience and got to hear the live music while eating. It seems the restaurant is currently for sale so maybe something to...More

Thank Sammy0222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had great service and food. The waitress even brought us blankets as we dined outside and the sun went down it was getting cool.

Thank brigida1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stoppped here after riding bike on The Root Trail. Love the outdoor seating by the river. Food is great & so is the beer. The service was little slow, but it was busy too.

Thank Bonnie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were both very good. Beautiful view of the Root River and can easily be accessed by bike. It's right in the middle of the adorable town of Lanesboro so it's a great place to eat before and after enjoying the town.

Thank gypsylady75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived into town late and the hadn't eaten. Riverside stopped serving food just a few minutes after we arrived but they were so pleasant and never once said anything about that. Our waitress was wonderful and I left my glasses on the table when...More

Thank Beckygeez1029
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 507-467-3663
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Overlooking the Root River and right next to the Scenic Bike Trail. Because the ambiance is so great this is a very relaxing atmosphere. Riverside provides a full bar menu specializing in our martini's and house in-fused Vodka for our Bloody Mary's. All of our food is house-made and we offer a very diversified menu. Deep fat fried foods are not an option as we choose to stay on the healthy side. When in season we use fresh vegetables from our gardens and locally that are chemical free or organic. There are vegetarian options and of course if you have special needs diet be sure to talk with us as it is easy to prepare something that may not be on the menu.
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