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Riverside Cafe

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955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Perth, Australia
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had simple sandwiches and a burger plus drinks for our lunch with old friends up from Punta Gorda. Service was efficient and smooth. Food was good. Great place to go, but extremely busy on the specialty fish night - we couldn't get in so we'll go earlier next week.

Thank Injipoint
Punta Gorda, Florida
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four adults in our group and everyone's meal was fantastic. The shrimp was the best we have had since arriving in Florida four months ago. The basa and all the other entrees were prepared wonderfully. Our service from Naomi was the best. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Janine S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love coming to Riverside for lunch or dinner. During the winter time with many visitors in the area, you may have to wait but off season you can get in and have a relaxing meal watching the water and looking at the boats in the marina. Tasty food at reasonable prices. Whether you want a sandwich or a dinner, they... More 

Thank Donald T
Ellenton, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place at a marina. Varied menu very reasonable. Greek flavor but has all types of food open for lunch and dinner inside and outside dining.

Thank acandrilli
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday night fish fry features Lake Michigan Perch! If you REALLY want some great white fish from the lakes of MI, you are in for a treat!

Thank Lynda E
Brigantine, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit, atmosphere very enjoyable and beautiful setting. Food was fine not extraordinary. However havin said that we all left satisfied.

Thank Marty P
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful find. Indoor or out door dining right on the water. Service and food is the best. My wife and i have been here several times and have never been disappointed. We usually select the Greek or seafood options and enjoy. Highly recommended.

Thank Raymond R
Bradenton, Florida
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208 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for a casual lunch with marina and river views. An occasional house cat will wander through keeping the facility clear of unwanted guests. We enjoyed the Spinach Pie, Greek Salad, Greek Chicken Pita, Mediterranean Chicken. The service was prompt and courteous and the food was delicious. The restrooms need improvement, dark, dingy and products in short supply.

Thank Rick M
Bradenton, Florida
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love going here for lunch -- used to do it on a regular basis. It was over 15 years ago but I had nothing but wonderful memories. Took some friends there this past weekend. Getting a cocktail took over 15 minutes - for ONE cocktail. The bar was empty. Two Desoto Cuban sandwiches, one chicken alfredo, one... More 

Thank ImLindy
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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231 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife had crab cake, very good. Three of us had fish and chips. Fish and fries very good. Fish done correctly (cod); fries crispy on outside but done right. Cold slaw so-so. Went back nest day for lunch w/ visiting relatives. Salads plentiful and good. Ownership no longer Greek - avoid the gyros. Mediterranean salad so- so.

Thank Larry R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?