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River City Diner Northside

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
+1 2661500
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. Had the cheese steak sandwich. Better with provolone cheese instead of their cheese sauce. Hamburgers were very good and freshly made. Wife had liver and onions with mashed potatoes. Sad it was very good. The French fries were cut and made on site. Very good. Service was very good. Was treated very good.

Thank Mark M
Powhatan, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here with a group. As we are vegetarians (always a challenge) we ordered the Vegetarian Burger. In a word, it was dreadful. The burger itself was mushy served on a soggy white burger bun with a single leaf of lettuce and a halfway decent slice of tomato. I always appreciate restaurants that provide a "veggie" option and... More 

Thank Janice G
Rome, Georgia
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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant near an office complex and decided to try their breakfast. It was an average diner experience. Pleasant staff & good service reasonably priced. It's about what you'd expect for a diner adjoining a budget hotel.

Thank Tyson R
Southport, NC, United States
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223 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can highly recommend the burgers and fries. On this particular trip was travelling by myself staying at a hotel nearby. I decided to give this place a try vs the usual fast food places. I was not disappointed. The menu had many comfort-food items to choose from as well as a large selection of sandwiches. Prices are reasonable and... More 

Thank Leon H
Richmond, Virginia
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506 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not bad for breakfast. The coffee was fresh, hot, and it kept coming 😀. Omlet was ok Fried apples ok. Waitress could not have been better

Thank Jeff S
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered lunch for take out. Food was ready when we got there hot and delicious.. luau burger was great and lots of chicken tenders in the basket ... best sweet potato fries I've had yet

Thank Bobbie M
Norfolk, Virginia
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591 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The exterior neon was somehow comforting at dusk after a couple of hours on I-95 north of Richmond. The diner was near the first exit after passing the Richmond beltway. A favorite is the fish and chips. Huge portions and the largest hush puppies ever. Others in the party had breakfast items and one corned beef. The place was cheerful... More 

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Cary, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped while driving on a long trip. Don't expect more than a good burger and fries and you won't be disappointed. And, don't be in a hurry.

Thank Suzanne H
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stop in with my grandson for a order of onion rings and decided to try the Livery and onions, gravy, mash potatoes and green beans were all great.

Thank William T
Hope Mills, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had great food dished up with great service. Prices were reasonable and it was quick in and quick out which is what we were looking for on our drive from NY to NC. Would definitely recommend this diner and go there again on our next visit.

Thank Dina Vasta S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 2661500
At River City Diner, we are known for our Breakfast, Burgers, Shakes & Fries! If you are looking for quality American food in an all-American atmosphere, this is the place for you. We grind our burgers in-house every other day and our fries are fresh-cut. You'll also be happy to know that we offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. A few of our famous items are our Simply Better Bacon Burger, Richmond's Best Reuben, Mandarin Chicken Salad, and for breakfast the Here's Lookin' at You Kid or our Bacon Pancakes! Breakfast is served all day.

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