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Riverside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Riverside, Illinois
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently moved to Riverside, and were recommended to try Riverside Restaurant. The flavors of our dinner were incredibly, and so much more than we expected! The Svickova is awesome, especially paired with dumplings. Pirogis for a starter are a must! All is very reasonably priced as well. Definitely happy to have this restaurant near by, especially for a cold... More 

Thank Meghan O
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with my wife, food was very good. A bit plan for me but my wife loved it . The soup was very good too. Happy to go back.

Thank darren b
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Best Czech restaurant in Chicago. Must try the ribs, veal paprika, and of course knedliczki. We return weekly. Highly recommend it!

Thank Bartłomiej N
Oak Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Because the prices are really great, they only accept cash. The portions are abundant, and we always end up bringing half of our meals home. Although the servers are not always friendly, the food is always good, so we keep returning. The roast duck is a favorite of ours, as well as the breaded pork tenderloin. The meals come with... More 

Thank Katherine1228
Wilmington, North Carolina
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stopped off in Chicago for two days to visit relatives and friends. I was dissapointed that the Czech Plaza is under new ownership and likely not going to be the same. Riverside was always the better of the two, so two close boyhood friends and I came for lunch. It was outstanding. Great food at great prices. Everything on the... More 

Thank woondwinds
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Food average Parking small lot It's just plain Few booths rest all tables Prices reasonable Small orders or large orders

Thank fificody
Berwyn, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My wife and I had driven by this restaurant many times and just decided to try it out when we were out for the day. They do not take credit cards or checks. So bring cash. There is an ATM at the entrance. We did not know this until we went to pay the bill. There was a sign at... More 

Thank jimmytischer
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you want authentic Czech cuisine for a very reasonable price, this is the place. Home cooked faire, good variety, friendly waitstaff, good prices. Best roast duck around!!!! They only take cash though. No credit cards or checks.

Thank Rockabird
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family comes here very often. The food is authentic and even good for kids. I personally love the jello and pudding at the end of the meal!

Thank Eam233
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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165 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stopped here for late lunch on our way to the airport. What a great Bohemian meal. I had the roasted pork & Deb had the weinerschnitzel. Our meals came out fast & hot. Both meals were very tender & flavorful with large portions. We also took dessert home. We will be back.

Thank Edward N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?