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The River Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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614 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706-4729
+1 989-894-5500
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Bay City, Mich
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Met with friends for lunch recently. Everyone's lunch was very good. Portions were good as well as the service.

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Thank aschaffer
Bay City, Michigan
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Monday Meatloaf is AWSOME. This is a nice extremely affordable place to eat along the Midland Street Business district. They have daily specials for lunch and dinner. The Meatloaf was $6.95 with a salad, mashed potatoes (not real potatoes) gravy, vegi, and a roll. They also have a good smothered chicken plate. If your on Midland street you also have... More 

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Thank MarkonVacation2016
Bay City, Michigan
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My son and I tried their burger and fries combos and enjoyed our experience there. Service was fast and friendly and the food was of quality and a value for what we paid. We both enjoyed the decor as well. Will be back again soon to try other menu selections!

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Thank Julie E
Bay City, Michigan
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Wife had the goulash I had the world famous BLT. 20 beers on draft. My sandwich was awesome. Goulash needed sauce, to dry. Not a lot of flavor. Good salad and garlic bread.

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Thank Michael K
Bay City, Michigan
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

The $1 burgers and $1 fries special on Sundays is great! The burgers are small, but you can order more if you want. They offer several craft beers on tap. I have been to this bar several times over the years, but had never eaten there. I will definitely be back for the food!

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Thank MBayCity
Springboro, Ohio
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Food was fine. We had the fried perch that was lightly battered so you could actually enjoy the fish. My son had the chicken fingers and they were pretty average. Fries were good. Service was quick and efficient with helpful waitress.

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Thank AdamKM45458
Bay City, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

They have perch and wall-eye every Friday, both are good. They also have other specials and good eats. Examples are nachos, tacos, burgers, steak sandwich, and turkey meals. The servers have all been working there a long time and that says a lot. They are all friendly and building is beautiful inside - historic area and home town feel. I... More 

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Thank Kathlene Y
Tifton, Georgia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Stopped in for lunch without knowing anything about the place. The decoration is very interesting made up of lots of vintage poster/Flyers. We both ordered different burgers off the menu. When they arrived they were wonderful, they were delicious. Also the fries were great. If we are ever in Bay City again, I know where I'm going for lunch. Great... More 

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Winter Haven
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The staff are from a different restaurant that I frequented as is the chef. They moved for better. The menu is small due to kitchen space for now, but the limited menu doesn't mean limited flavor. One surprise to the Bro, and twist his arm to try was the Parm potatoes. Once he tried he was smitten, now will get... More 

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Winter Haven
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

I was told that the "Ladies" of another place to eat were going to make a run of the breakfasts. I was very pleased to hear this, as I come to visit family twice a year and breakfast is one of my favorites to go out for. I am not a huge fan of chains, local is always preferred. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-894-5500

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