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Riverbound Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8005 Creighton Pkwy Ste K, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4594
+1 804-559-3663
07:00 - 21:00
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our father here for lunch since it's close by to him and he likes. It's located in a strip mall and non-descript from the outside. Inside the decor could use some TLC and updating, but the food was delicious! My father-in-law ordered one of the lunch specials, The Chicken Parmesan sandwich and I ordered the other lunch special... More 

Thank Robertoisfun
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got it to go,even the kids didn't eat it,completely black pancakes,all of them,& I mean burnt to a crisp,not a little burnt,why would you send that out????Because it was to go???I don't know,but I figured,any so called cook that would send out food like that,what else would they do,never been back,deserves no stars but was forced to give at least... More 

Thank lilbit1961
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town to visit family and we went here. Casual, quiet, hometown joint. The Friday night specials offer a little something different. Simple American food. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was quick and hot. Will definitely go back!

Thank TravelMore17
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Gentlemen, sometimes the ladies need a break from the kitchen but you still crave a home cooked meal. You could go to mom's or you could save your marriage by going to Riverbound. Friendly waitresses, family atmosphere, and a meatloaf w/gravy & mashed potato's that would get your mother to hang up her apron. There are more meals like that... More 

Thank B173UOpault
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great restaurant for family meals. My wife and I love the triple decker club sandwiches and onion rings. Excellent hamburgers and homemade fries. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials. Most selections $10 or less. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. Just an all around good restaurant.

Thank Douglas C
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I have visited the River Bound Cafe for breakfast a few times this fall. Service is always quick and friendly. The food is good and pretty inexpensive. It's definitely a good place to take young kids.

Thank KrisM86
Lesley_RBC, General Manager at Riverbound Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review. We really do pride ourselves on being family-friendly, so we're glad you and your son have had that experience. Come see us again soon. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Been here a few times... service was always good but the food is ok. I think it's a good spot to go to for those who live in the area and aren't looking to drive far but there's really not a dish or menu item I crave and think, I got to go there! It's convenient.

Thank Peggy A
Lesley_RBC, General Manager at Riverbound Cafe, responded to this review

Peggy, We're always happy to hear nice things about our waitstaff, but are sad that we've yet to "wow" you with any of our offerings. We hope we'll have another chance very soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Came upon this cafe while avoiding Sunday traffic around 295. Food was plentiful; split a Monster Omelette, tasty but a little dry. Potatoes would have 5 stars had they been served hot, great taste. Waitresses seemed more interested in their 2 pm close up prep than in waiting on the few last customers in the restaurant. A little disappointed!

Thank Harriett M
Lesley_RBC, General Manager at Riverbound Cafe, responded to this review

Harriet, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you were able to find us and get a little break from the pre-holiday traffic. Please allow me to apologize for the lapse in etiquette from the staff. I'll be sure it is address; every customer deserves our best, whether they're the first or among the last to join us during any... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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519 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Turkey and bacon on ciabatta bread with Gouda cheese was fair. Not much taste. Fries were fresh and hot. Chicken breast with avacado on toasted buttered bread was delicious service was slow and they were not that busy. Both kitchen and waitress were slow. An Ok rating for this Mechanicsville local hang out. Sandwich and fries $10 or so

Thank Jeff S
Lesley_RBC, General Manager at Riverbound Cafe, responded to this review

Jeff, Thank you for your honest, discerning feedback. Like most restaurants, we are always looking for ways we can improve our service, both from a "front-" & "back-of-house" perspective. You deserve our best and I hope we'll have a chance to show it to you on a future visit. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We looked online, & ordered from online menu, when we picked up up order it was double the price as advertised & the pancakes where burnt (black) the children didn't even want them,I have never been there again, I mean what kind of cook sends completely black pancakes out of the kitchen ,disgusting & over priced. Only gave a star... More 

Thank lilbit1961
Lesley_RBC, General Manager at Riverbound Cafe, responded to this review

Lilbit, Very saddened by your review; we're fairly well-known for our delicious breakfast offerings. If you're willing to give us a chance in the future, we hope that you'll let us know if you receive anything that is not as you expected. Our goal is to please each and every customer and I'm deeply sorry that we failed to do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8005 Creighton Pkwy Ste K, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4594
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 804-559-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?