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Rivara's Grill House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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6-18 Maple Ave Fair Lawn, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
+1 201-797-4878
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11:30 - 01:30
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Sun 11:30 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Rivara's many times over the years and whether I eat in the bar or restaurant I always feel that I have enjoyed a quality meal at a reasonable cost. Frank, the owner is a great guy. Always something entertaining going on in the evenings and I recently enjoyed Uncle Floyd who performs on Wednesday nights. The... More 

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Thank Thomas D
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Have been to Rivara's many times for dinners with friends and for the specials... They have ribs on Mondays, Italian Nite on Tues...Fish on Wed (2 meals for $20) ...and Sizzliing Steaks on Thurs...Have had all but the Tues specials....Ribs are good...Fish and chips are excellent (among the best I've ever had), and have always enjoyed the Sizzling Steaks...My wife... More 

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Thank hikepark
NYC
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Came here after a funeral. My son was eating the salad and pulled out a long grey hair from his mouth. It was so disgusting but I didn't say anything because it was a somber day for goodness sakes. I didn't want to be the one to ruin the meal for everyone else. On top of that, there was dried... More 

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Thank Jasmine O
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I had grilled salmon and it was average. A little overcooked for my taste, but not bad. The veggies were fine and the salad was good. The rest of us had burgers and pizza. The black bean burger my husband ate was fine--nothing special. One thing that was very good was the lava cake which the waitress said was a... More 

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Thank Eileen_Cos_10
Roselle Park, New Jersey
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A group of us had a great meal here with very accommodating service. We wanted the bill split by three, two and five single persons, and the five were put together (we could see how that confusion occurred, not the waitress' fault). Not only was she completely unfazed by this, she quickly re-did the bills. Not many places would be... More 

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Thank CMKS
new jersey
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Great established . Family run. Excellent beer and wine selection. Great entrees Fish. Chicken and beef on menu. Great specials of Ribs during week

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Thank legalbeag
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Rivara's....Owl Pub. The food was reasonable good for bar food. The drinks were fairly priced and the service was exceptional. The band that evening was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed the night. I would return to Rivara's with friends for food, drink and music.

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Thank Jim C
NJ
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Let's start off with ample amount of parking, the staff and service were very helpful,they were on point. The food was very good from soup to desserts over all very good, I went with a few friends and we all ordered different things and we went on a week night'. I will be going back.

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Thank Traveler201NewJersey
New Paltz, New York
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We placed our simple order 45 minutes ago and are still waiting. We had to ask for bread ask for water. They just came and apologized for the delay. No good. Not worth it

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Thank ChuckNY352
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

we went for dinner with a group.....they had Octoberfest going on....we all ordered something different and it was all horrible...one member of our party ordered a hamburger and she had the best meal. It wasn't cheap and we were not looking for cheap we wanted a good meal. Will never return there for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:30
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:30
Saturday
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-18 Maple Ave Fair Lawn, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fair Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 201-797-4878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?