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Riverside Family Restaurant

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8295 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623
+1 989-695-5563
06:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:30
Fri 06:00 - 09:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:30
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Freeland, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 outside of the windows that overlook the river. If you can get a booth next... More 

Thank LimitlessCmf
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this review

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

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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 the squirrels. Sadly it was a rainy (which later turned to snow before we left)... More 

Thank Chattyaholic
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this review

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! More 

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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in my grandparents little farm town. We always go there when visiting. The menu is huge and they have daily specials. The prices are awesome. And pie ! They have tons of pie! Soups are good too. Go on Fridays for perch and walleye specials. I guess it's considered the old people restaurant but don't let that... More 

Thank ontheroadlovetravel
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Limited menu, lunch is the same as dinner. I had the Liver and Onions, I will not be doing that again, my wife had Shrimp they were decent, she like the fries I did not. they seem to have some sort of coating on them I prefer naked potatos, I had bread pudding just so so.

Thank traveled0ne
Bay city, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

really great home cooking with great pies for desserts. take one home. They have great menu with various choices.

Thank Christine H
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for a meal at Riverside AND we really appreciate the great review on Trip Advisor. Thanks for taking time to post a review! More 

Freeland, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat, locally owned, incredible pies!!!! If you are in the are its a must try! We order take out at least monthly and always are pleased with the food and service!

Thank smurphy1976
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Riverside for a meal this week. I am so happy to hear you liked our Harvest salad with the onion vinagriatte dressing. It is a family recipe that we are very proud to serve to our customers! More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Most menu items are average, the Monte Cristo should be avoided; just a sandwich make between cold factory made French toast. The specials however, are wonderful, get there early enough to try them. Breakfast is well done and pies have made them famous. Take some of your meal home to save room for pie. Atmosphere and service will put you... More 

Thank CareerCritic
Mt. Pleasant, Mi
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner on our way to MBS Airport. Excellent food and service. The prime rib was perfect. So many kinds of pie!

Thank jim_mcdonald
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

When we are here visiting from Texas, we like to go here. The food is always good, and the service is good as well, and it is hard to find this combination in this part of the country. Thanks for a nice experience each time we visit.

Thank J W
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114 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The tip-off to how bad this place is, is in the parking lot where there are two spaces right beside the door that should be for handicapped individuals but are reserved for the owners. This is a seat yourself place and that is what we did. Our first contact with staff was for staff to tell us they were REALLY... More 

Thank Jaim68
RiversideRest8295, Owner at Riverside Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Jaim68: I am sorry to hear about the bad experience you had at Riverside Family Restaurant 2 weeks ago. I hope you will give me a call at the Restaurant at your convenience so I can talk to you about your experience. I do want to respond to the comment about the parking arrangements at Riverside Family Restaurant. Yes there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Freeland
  • Phone Number: +1 989-695-5563
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?