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Riverside on the Root

) #4 of 8 Restaurants in Lanesboro €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Grill
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
+1 507-467-3663
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy
€€ - €€€
109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had spent the weekend in town so just went out for dinner. We've eaten here before. It had been a rainy weekend so we chose to eat inside which we've never had to do before when we've come to Lanesboro this time of year....More

Thank Marie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated overlooking the Root River, don't be afraid to wait for a table on the top floor deck. The Martini menu is tight, yet very creative. The Caribbean Martini transports you to an island in the sun. Stayed 2 nights, and had dinner and drinks...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had excellent service at a table just by the window that overlooks the Root River. There are times when people report slow service here but we had an outstanding wait person with a sense of humor and a commitment to serving. We ordered a...More

Thank ruralminn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of lansboros upscale restaurants. Nice interesting menu, full bar. Patio and deck dining. Was very busy the Sunday evening we dined there they could use more staff but it was worth it.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is great! Very scenic! The food was pretty good but a little overpriced. We would visit again.

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the porch. This place is not fancy. Plastic tables and chairs. The patio would be lovely, but it was a bit chilly to sit outside in April. The food was good. I had the salmon. My husband had the prime rib. The...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of the better places to eat it town. We live here and one of our favorites to go to when we "go out to eat".

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy the outdoor seating, especially on the upper deck above the river over looking the bridge. Staff has always been friendly, even playful to joke around. We have enjoyed beverages from the bar and I can't say I have ever eaten anything I...More

Thank Purelyhis
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We went in thinking that service would be average because they were so busy. Au contraire! The waiter was very funny, spent S great deal of time with us and helped come up with cheap rationalizations as to why we should get dessert. Which was...More

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant is seasonal and we were duly warned that this, the last week of business for the summer, meant there would be some items no longer available. We worked around that and despite an inordinate wait for our food we left pleased and full...More

Thank BrianK609
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 507-467-3663
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Root River and right next to the Scenic Bike Trail. Because the ambiance is so great this is a very relaxing atmosphere. Riverside provides a full bar menu specializing in our martini's and house in-fused Vodka for our Bloody Mary's. All of our food is house-made and we offer a very diversified menu. Deep fat fried foods are not an option as we choose to stay on the healthy side. When in season we use fresh vegetables from our gardens and locally that are chemical free or organic. There are vegetarian options and of course if you have special needs diet be sure to talk with us as it is easy to prepare something that may not be on the menu.