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Riverside on the Root

$$ - $$$American, ,
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
+1 507-467-3663
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our meal out on the covered porch overlooking the river. Even with the drizzling rain, it was a great experience. Good food and great service.

Thank RandK1999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing setting next to the root river. Fun to sit outside and enjoy the setting. Food was very tasty and service was very good.

Thank bob t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks right on the Root River with a couple outdoor patios below and on top. They run 5 specials in the evening along with a regular menu of sandwiches and flatbreads! Flatbreads were great, bacon cheeseburger just ok! They make an awesome margarita!

Thank suzuki1100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after biking. We each had a different variety of flatbread. Both were delicious. The server was great.

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here. The outdoor seating is right on the river. The atmosphere was good. The service was ok. The food was also ok - not anything to brag about but more than adequate. Prices a little on the high side.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, our waiter (young man with arm sleeve tattoos) was excellent. Pleasant and attentive. Bloody Mary with stick of bacon in it was very good. But..... Deviled eggs with ham and cheese? Say what? Halved hard boiled eggs with a small cube on ham and...More

Thank TheKid1111
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We shared an appetizer and beer at this restaurant right on the root river by the bridge. The bruschetta was excellent.

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped for lunch while bicycling the Root River Trail and had a delicious lunch. The menu was full of delicious choices plus some daily specials. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the traffic of motorcycles, bicycles, and tubers in this quaint town.

Thank LauraZWoodstock_IL
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice ...right on river.. We had a beautiful day..had an early dinner..food was pretty good..service good..

Thank vicsdahlias
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were in Lanesboro for the afternoon and found this spot for lunch. I ordered the Avocado Seafood Salad and it was outstanding. Hubby ordered the pork burger with Dijon and loved it. We were also happy to find that our pups were welcomed and...More

Thank kmurtz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 507-467-3663
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Root River and right next to the Scenic Bike Trail. Because the ambiance is so great this is a very relaxing atmosphere. Riverside provides a full bar menu specializing in our martini's and house in-fused Vodka for our Bloody Mary's. All of our food is house-made and we offer a very diversified menu. Deep fat fried foods are not an option as we choose to stay on the healthy side. When in season we use fresh vegetables from our gardens and locally that are chemical free or organic. There are vegetarian options and of course if you have special needs diet be sure to talk with us as it is easy to prepare something that may not be on the menu.
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