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Riverside Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (15 reviews)
“spinach pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside with a view of the water on a beautiful afternoon. We had fish, and it was good. I liked the fish and chips because it wasn’t greasy. It isn’t fancy, but it was a nice relaxing meal. It was made more enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kenny greeted us (my 91 year old dad) and got us seated right away. Sat inside (dad likes the quiet) but there's good tunes if you sit on the deck. Very patient service as it took a little time to make our minds up. BAked...More

Thank geobleu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food ..on the river ...menu good ...lots to choose from .......close by ..easy on easy off for getting home

Thank margaret s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great family friendly place with very tasty food. Live music on the weekends for your enjoyment. I have never been disappointed in any thing I have eaten there. GREAT oysters on the half and GREAT LAKE perch on Fridays! Where else can...More

Thank janicem1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to eat on the porch and meet Gary! The grouper is delicious, and he crab dip. Key lime pie too!

Thank MikeAndCherieVestal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t mind sitting outside on plastic chairs at a plastic table it’s a great place with great food great prices your sitting at yacht club marina which is really cool. The same waitresses have been there for awhile they often have someone playing...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

My husband met "Duane" and he mentioned the he plays the saxophone at this restaurant on Saturday nights. We said great, we both th enjoy music. We brought Alice no another couple with us for dinner and music - no regrets - what a wonderful...More

Thank CurlingFan2011
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Traditional pub food with a great view. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Seasonal salad tasty but chicken was dry and overcooked. Calamari was almost too greasy and lacked taste.

Thank Armina H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Love the grouper and fries! Say hello to Boot's the cat when you are enjoying your meal! Fantastic service and by the second time you eat there you are family ! Great view of the Manatee River and marina ! Outside dining in good weather...More

Thank Pushrod2911
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Want back to the Riverside for lunch since we were in the neighborhood. Was better than last time, and in fact, very good. The host, Kenny, I believe, even remembered me from last year w/ a personal detail. I had complained abt. the weak Bloody...More

Thank Deborah K
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
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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