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Riverside Cafe

955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (15 reviews)
“spinach pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful outside deck overlooking the river and the marina. Best thing is the food and Kenny, the host. Great fries and a Cubano sandwich this week. Kenny makes this place a joy. Gracious and always singing some tune, he makes you want to come back...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG amazing pancakes and French toast unfortunately lost the images I had taken but believe me was fab! The Marina is a great place to hung out and surrounding area it out of a film set so go visit you won't regret you did! Plus...More

Thank BusterBristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is All tops here, Service food and atmosphere. What more can we ask for. Only place that I know of that serves “Steak Cheval” and it is delicious.

Thank James99946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kenny, the Host is very personable and remembers names and faces, he’s very accommodating too. My husband loves the Steak Cheval and I love the Veggie and Greek Omelets. There is a bar with seating too. They have flavored creamers for your coffee, indoor and...More

Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prices reasonable, on the water. Inside and outside dining. Full Bar. Spinach Pie the best! Great staff. Also serve, sandwiches, meat, fish and chicken dishes. I always get that Spinach Pie....yum.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a casual lunch, fish is fresh. Located on the Manatee river with an outside eating area. The greek salad is great, There are sereral greek dishes to choose from.

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is one of our go to places when we want good food and outside dining. There is inside dining but who wants to be inside when the weather is pleand]t.

Thank itsdig
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We come every so often for breakfast and it is the best tasting meal for the money. You can't beat their prices for breakfast. We love the view and just never feel rushed. We decided to have lunch instead and were not disappointed in our...More

Thank Susie P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sat outside and the food was good, unfortunately the musician was inside. Also, the waiter was too talkative. He did not really check on us once we got our food but when we were done he came and just kept talking. It was too much....More

Thank 63Kathyd
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Not only is the food very good but you get entertained by talented singers when you sit outside on the deck and relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The Spinach Pie with a side of Greek Salad is one of my favorites and also the Crab...More

Thank H9326VHcatherineb
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Russ K
26 November 2016|
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Response from artsifartsy51 | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it. I have been to both. The one in Palmetto is very old Florida. Pull your boat up and eat. Greek themed. More popular with locals than tourist. And reasonable prices. I don't recall that when I was... More
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sligolass2015 | Reviewed this property |
Well they have Greek salads & grilled fish which have nothing to do with gluten.
28 March 2016|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
I looked at the Bring Fido site and it stated: Riverside Cafe Palmetto, FL, US Riverside Cafe menu items consist of breakfast favorites, burgers, mediterranean fare, sandwiches, seafood, and pasta. Dogs are welcome on their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-4402
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