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Riverside Farm Market and Cafe

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291 Fairfield St, Oakland, ME 04963-5203
+1 207-465-4439
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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washington, dc
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great local food, great people and service, really outstanding wine and craft beer list, fairly priced, locally sourced -- what's not to love? For me, it was a great find at the end of a long and hungry day, since in addition to outstanding quality, the portions were very healthy. As a native Mainer and now Bostonian, I promise that... More 

Thank the_voyageurs
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 5-star restaurant and it's only 1 mile from Colby. The food is what you'd expect in Portland, not the Waterville area. The service is great, food is phenomenal, and the owner is a Colby mom. Also fresh baked goods and a wine market. I come here when ever in the area, favorite time is summer brunch out... More 

Thank Philip C
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fresh and innovative... service was great. This is an unassuming high quality restaurant by the side of the road. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Andrew304
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful and welcoming atmosphere both outside and inside. It was a gorgeous Thursday lunch so the deck was busy with only one server but she was pleasant and attentive. The food was wonderful with lots of fresh flavors. It will be my new 'go to' place when I'm in the area.

Thank John G
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had dinner on Friday night 9/30/16 at Riverside. This place is very nice I kept thinking what a great spot for a wedding party or any special occasion.we have been there probably 4 times over the past few years. We were the first couple in the place at 6pm for dinner.We waited for our drinks, appet and for the... More 

Thank fran a
Justin B, Head Chef at Riverside Farm Market and Cafe, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your experience was anything less than perfect. I assure you, the issues you had with your service are being addressed and we will be rolling out a new menu very soon. We hope that you return and check out our changes. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to better ourselves and make sure... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Everything about Riverside was impressive: the brunch menu, the service, the atmosphere and the wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely go back.

Thank Allane B
Northborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

An extended day of summer weather. September in Maine can be crisp . We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the outdoor patio overlooking rolling hills, vegetable & wild flower gardens & an amazing view of Messlonski Stream. The wait staff was friendly & informative,the menu eclectic ( offering local veggies & seafood ) , the beer & wine selection was... More 

Thank GingerD369
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Riverside is worth going to for all the right reasons - food, service, atmosphere. Quality of food is superb. The charm of the restaurant adds to any meal, and the outdoor deck is a bonus. The owner has done it all the right way.

Thank Dan B
Central Maine
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food was freshly and attractively prepared and presented. Perhaps a bit too many flavors competing for my attention but not distractingly so. Great atmosphere and adequate service. You definitely do not feel rushed here.

Thank zoemom32
Pittsford, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Best food we have found so far in the Waterville area. Fresh ingredients--they have a small garden. Not much seafood--not a "lobster place." Nice outside deck with view of river. Friendly staff. Part of family had Sunday brunch here last year and enjoyed it. We will be back next year!!

Thank DocDiastole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Fairfield St, Oakland, ME 04963-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-465-4439

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?