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1809 Francis St., Monticello, IN 47960
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Ranked #7 of 40 Restaurants in Monticello
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Riverside is a casual restaurant with a scenic river view.We are open 7 days a week at 4 PM.Our steaks are USDA Choice and handcut in house.We also serve a wide array of seafood too.Make sure and try one of our delicious ice cream drinks, our top seller is our famous WOODY.We also have nightly dinner specials and homemade soups too!Our deck is open for outside dining Sunday thru Thursday. Come and join us if you are from out of town we also have rooms available at the Riverside Inn next door to the restaurant! We hope to see you soon!
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English first
Upland, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The signature fish is terrific. Fried is best. Ask for malt vinegar with it. The catfish is also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Couln"t find restaurant. Called at 8:45pm said they were closing at 9:00pm. Got there at 8:50 pm said we can order a dinner sit where we want. great service. Very friendly had drinks and awesome STEAK & STUFFED SHRIMP did not rush us out of restaurant. Food was great & will be back again & again.. :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Yes, I know its a bar. There was nothing special about it at all. The food was not great, a cheeseburger from Burger King is far better. The cheese sticks were still frozen how hard is it to fry some cheese sticks? Skip the food and stick with the drinks.

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Dixon, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We made our first visit to Riverside last week with friends who live in Monticello and recommended it. We started by sharing some appetizers - sautéed portabella mushrooms and fried banana peppers. Two people ordered the special - huge stuffed peppers. I had a pork chop (loved that applesauce was offered as one of the sides) and DH had a... More

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Filet and scallops special the steak was tender but somehow the bacon was still raw. The scallops were big, but the were lost in a sea of melted butter. And I tried the butterfly smelt. Nicely fried, but an acquired taste.

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Delphi, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My DH and I have dined here several times and must say that their steaks are every bit as good as most places 3 times as expensive and up-scale! One time we had their pork chops and they were every bit as good as their steaks! Will go there again and again. It was good to read other reviews to... More

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frankfort, illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We really like this restaurant, but they don't allow kids and that keeps us from going there. Good menu, good service

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Royal Center
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My wife and I went for dinner , we sat down at 6;25 PM. We sat outside since the weather was nice. The waitress took our order about 6;28 PM. About five minutes later we got our drinks, twenty minutes later we got our appetiezer, 7;09 ( 41 ) minutes into service we got soup and salad.I am a disabled... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

It's a bar that is a resturant and vice versa. You can eat at the bar, away from the bar or on the river. The food is very good and plenty of it. The service is very good. If you are in the area you will not be disappointed. BUT remember it is also a bar.

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Monticello, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food wasn't bad but it wasn't worth what I paid for it. It was the same thing that every other restaurant is offering just 5 to 10 dollars more. The staff was nice but too many drunks there for us. I'll try a different restaurant next time.

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