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Riverside Family Restaurant

8295 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623-9002
+1 989-695-5563
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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8295 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623-9002
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sick you occasionally desire a scratch made meal, add Riverside to your meal schedule. The specials are my favorites because some are made from scratch like grandma made. Sunday brings beef pot roast with boiled red skin potatoes and carrots. I usually get the included...More

Thank CareerCritic
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Career Critic for your review. The Sunday Pot Roast special is something my Mom made when she was alive and we have been making it the same way ever since. I really appreciate your review and I am happy to hear...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The food is very good home style cooking with little seasoning for those that have certain tastes. Daily specials are always available but until sold out. Seating is limited but turn around is reasonable. View of the tittabawassee river and local squirrels feeding is available....More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I stumbled in to the Riverside by chance a year ago and loved my breakfast with the toast made from home-baked bread. This year I came here on purpose. In a land full of great, family-style diners, Riverside has some claims to fame: The bread,...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a late breakfast today, a Sunday. Waited 15 minutes to be seated. They were very busy, and it's apparent they need more staff. I have called to order for pick up before, and those times were always very busy, took awhile to get...More

Thank 683rosek
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Less busy times are the best to get one of the coveted window seats looking down at the river and watch the squirrels and birds feed on the back deck. More famous for their wonderful homemade pies and daily specials. Great selection in the menu,...More

Thank CareerCritic
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Riverside has great food and some of the best pies you'll find anywhere. The staff is friendly and make your visit an enjoyable experience.

Thank chuckwallace
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Riverside Family Restaurant. Thanks for sharing on Trip Advisor!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This place is good for older people on a budget who are looking for quantity over quality. Interior is "dated". Large servings of mediocre French fries with most meals. Bones in walleye fish! Large variety of pies, but they are not much better than some...More

Thank Travelalot963
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

So sorry you weren't happy with your meal. I would like to respond in all fairness to my Restaurant about a couple of your comments. We have been in the process of remodeling our dinning room over the past 3 months and 85% of it...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped for lunch. Very clean, waitresses very friendly, quick service. We ordered burgers and they were better than perfect! They use fresh hamburger - never frozen. Cooked perfectly - excellent taste and very filling. They are quick to keep your coffee cup filled and...More

Thank Rosemary S
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

So happy to hear we will get to see you again. We work hard and want all our customers to have the same experience you did! Thank you so much for sharing your review on Tripadvisor!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a family friendly environment. I loved the seasonal house preserves that they offered me to put on my toast. It's a great breakfast place! I tried a black bean burger recently and it was surprisingly delicious! They have these cute little squirrel feeders...More

Thank LimitlessCmf
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed our homemade raspberry jam! Thanks for the review on Tripadvisor.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband and I ate here once several years ago, and finally just got back into that area yesterday so we decided to go back to the restaurant that has the windows in back overlooking the river. They have bird feeders and corn feeders for...More

Thank Chattyaholic
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review Riverside Family Restaurant and post it on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon!

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 09:00
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8295 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623-9002
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Freeland
  • Phone Number: +1 989-695-5563
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An independent family owned business that specializes in home cooked meals and desserts. Riverside Family Restaurant has been open for over 22 years.
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