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Riverside Restaurant

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3422 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2329
+1 708-442-0434
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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San Antonio
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family recommended this restaurant. Meal started with a basket of fresh rye bread with assortment of butter/margarine. There was enough bread to feed three people. Ordered a bowl of their fish soup, very hearty and tasty. One can make a meal of just the bread and soup. Wife ordered the Weinerschnitzel plate which came with two huge pieces of schnitezel,... More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of variety in the menu. Very cheap, nothing over $10 I think. Ruben sandwich was good but nothing was terribly special. Service was fair. Waitress was too busy taking cigarette break to remember to bring salad dressing.

Thank trujcs
Riverside, Illinois
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
10 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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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?