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Riverside Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
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3422 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2329
+1 708-442-0434
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Forest Park, Illinois
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks unimpressive from the outside, but after you have enjoyed the great food and service you will be back. The menu is not huge but the selections are varied and tasty, I personally can recommend the bread pork tenderloin, with dill gravy the ribs and the chicken Parisian. One of the other members of our group had duck... More 

Thank Paul S
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a perfectly grilled rib eye steak which was tender and nicely seasoned. The price was right! This is probably my most favorite meal of my trip and we dined at other more expensive places! Give this place a try! If u r a big eater you'll leave full!

Thank ALice R
Chicago, Illinois
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3,162 reviews
2,474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We gave some thought to what country we were going to have dinner in and decided on Czechoslovakia, or Bohemia (an area of the Czech Republic). We decided on the Riverside Restaurant located on S. Harlem Ave., which has been doing authentic Czech and Eastern European food since 1982. When we arrived at Riverside Restaurant it was 6:40 p.m. on... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Riverside, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for authentic bohemian. Get the paprika she on Tuesday and the goulash on Sunday. Big portions soup and desert

Thank Daniel G
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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287 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My husband who is a very picky eater when it comes to restaurants had the fish and was very pleasantly surprised. The French fries are fresh and not frozen and are really good and the portions are plentiful. Great service and average prices. We will definitely return.

Thank lovetotravel0075
North Riverside, Illinois
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Every meal I've had here has been superb. The size of the meals is very sufficient and the choices are plenty. Prices are great for all the food you get. The service is also top shelf.

Thank Ken R
Chicago, Illinois
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3,162 reviews
2,474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Since about 1982, Riverside Restaurant has been serving up Eastern European cuisine in the area of Riverside, Berwyn and Cicero among others. We were seated immediately and found a couple of great entrees on the menu. We went with the stuffed cabbages which really took me back to when my Mom made them. They were excellent. We also ordered a... More 

Thank Allen21096
Aurora, IL
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

True european flavor Large portions Basic, but good service Great value Thinking about going back really soon

Thank underx1
San Antonio
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Family recommended this restaurant. Meal started with a basket of fresh rye bread with assortment of butter/margarine. There was enough bread to feed three people. Ordered a bowl of their fish soup, very hearty and tasty. One can make a meal of just the bread and soup. Wife ordered the Weinerschnitzel plate which came with two huge pieces of schnitezel,... More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Lots of variety in the menu. Very cheap, nothing over $10 I think. Ruben sandwich was good but nothing was terribly special. Service was fair. Waitress was too busy taking cigarette break to remember to bring salad dressing.

Thank trujcs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3422 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 708-442-0434

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