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River City Diner Northside

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American, Diner
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803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227-1107
+1 2661500
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ran across this little diner on a road trip and decided to check it out. They have THE friendliest staff. They were very accommodating. The food was good, reasonably priced, and was in large proportions. I liked the nostalgic decor although the tables could still stand a little upgrading. We would revisit.

Thank lees_2000
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were traveling back to Northern Virginia from Petersburg and we stopped about 8:30 in the evening at this diner on Parham Road just off I95. About half the tables had dirty dishes awaiting clearing. We were seated quickly but then waited for over twenty minutes to have our orders taken and the server apologized saying they... More 

Thank Donald F
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a little nostalgic diner. It has decent food and the prices seemed to be good. We received vouchers for free breakfast from the hotel which is connected to this diner. The food was pretty good and the service was good. Would eat here again.

Thank Clc2012
Falmouth, Virginia
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305 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The chocolate malt was great! Liver/onions tough and lots of gristle. Instant mash potatoes. All covered in thick gravy. Green beans were somewhere between nasty and gross. Wife's meatloaf had some weird spice concoction in it baked with cheap ketchup on top and drownded in gray. She left most of it. Add a sweet tea and the tab was $39.00.... More 

Thank mikesxpress
Richmond, Virginia
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375 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Recently, I dined (lunch) at the River City Diner, Northside, with a friend I hadn't seen in years. Although I picked the place (from 3 choices that she gave me), it turned out that she eats breakfast here just about every weekend. That speaks volumes, I think, to the breakfast, which are served all day. Although she had a breakfast... More 

Thank urbanguy
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the family to River City Diner to get out of the house on a Sunday. No wait and kid friendly! Ordered the Garbage Plate it was great!

Thank Andrew B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Had the cheese steak sandwich. Better with provolone cheese instead of their cheese sauce. Hamburgers were very good and freshly made. Wife had liver and onions with mashed potatoes. Sad it was very good. The French fries were cut and made on site. Very good. Service was very good. Was treated very good.

Thank Mark M
Powhatan, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had lunch here with a group. As we are vegetarians (always a challenge) we ordered the Vegetarian Burger. In a word, it was dreadful. The burger itself was mushy served on a soggy white burger bun with a single leaf of lettuce and a halfway decent slice of tomato. I always appreciate restaurants that provide a "veggie" option and... More 

Thank Janice G
Rome, Georgia
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198 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant near an office complex and decided to try their breakfast. It was an average diner experience. Pleasant staff & good service reasonably priced. It's about what you'd expect for a diner adjoining a budget hotel.

Thank Tyson R
Southport, NC, United States
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252 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can highly recommend the burgers and fries. On this particular trip was travelling by myself staying at a hotel nearby. I decided to give this place a try vs the usual fast food places. I was not disappointed. The menu had many comfort-food items to choose from as well as a large selection of sandwiches. Prices are reasonable and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 2661500
At River City Diner, we are known for our Breakfast, Burgers, Shakes & Fries! If you are looking for quality American food in an all-American atmosphere, this is the place for you. We grind our burgers in-house every other day and our fries are fresh-cut. You'll also be happy to know that we offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. A few of our famous items are our Simply Better Bacon Burger, Richmond's Best Reuben, Mandarin Chicken Salad, and for breakfast the Here's Lookin' at You Kid or our Bacon Pancakes! Breakfast is served all day.

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