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Riverside Cafe

) #5 of 48 Restaurants in Palmetto €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
+1 941-729-4402
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
955 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience delightful with a choice of sitting inside or out. Service was good and prices reasonable. Had spinach pie with a Greek salad....fantastic. The view overlooking the marina off the Manatee River was fantastic.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this great spot by the water. Kenny the host invited us in and promised a great dinner He did not disappoint. Kenny and the staff were engaging throughout dinner checking on us frequently. Would absolutely come back. Greek lemon soup - best...More

Thank donnadenver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely horrible service...example waitress ask us" what would you drink? " doesn't wait for answer just leaves. Wtf? Then she comes back with one glass of water. Then after we finally get some service brings back a overly watered down drink and silverware for one...More

Thank Troy W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We should have known better. They had crab cakes on the menu, and we asked the waitress how they were. She told us they were made on site with only enough filler to hold the crab meat together. She said they were mostly crab meat...More

1  Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us got there ate 9:00 o'clock that's when they open , I asked the woman that was setting tables out on the deck were is everybody? Answer we are not open I'm running late , you can sit inside! We did not...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Good food, great service. Could use more fans for outside setting. Enjoyed our experience there. Food was good for the one I had.

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This venue is part of a marina community. Nearby is the Riverhouse Reef & Grill which is also part of the marina. We checked it out as we are thinking of getting a boat and mooring there. The Happy hour is a great bargain. Did...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this place for several years. Very difficult place to beat, both for price, taste and service. They make you feel right at home. And if you are lucky, the owner even visits with you. The place overlooks a Boat Marina...More

Thank B3758FIfrankb
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have lunch here once a week for several years and never disappointed. Corn chowder on Thurs is wonderful. Prime rib sandwich fantastic. Best shrimp cocktail for the price you will find. Greek salad and specialities excellent. In the evening sit out on the outdoor...More

Thank craigxt
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is one of our fav restaurants for Sunday brunch. We live on the Manatee River and travel to the restaurant by boat just 5 minutes from the house; if boating weather is not so good we easily travel by car. The service is right...More

Thank Jim G
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Russ K
is this related to the restaurant in Dillsboro North Carolina
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
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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.
Can I have my dog on the patio?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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