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219 Front Street, Niles, MI 49120
269.684.2233
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been closed for a long time

This restaurant was ok while it was open, but not a must stop. Really wasn't on the riverfront, more like across the street and a parking lot from the river. Best thing they had going for them was the live music.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Niles, Michigan
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Niles, Michigan
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant was ok while it was open, but not a must stop. Really wasn't on the riverfront, more like across the street and a parking lot from the river. Best thing they had going for them was the live music.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

There food was good but family issues and frozen water pipes which burst forced them to shut down. Property up 4 sale. The reason I'm writing this long of a summary is that this field requires 100 characters.

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NILES
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This restaurant has undergone several owners and changes is management over the years and never reached the level as when it first opened. RIP Riverfront

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's a shame that this restaurant is not on the lake Michigan water front or in a well know town along the lake front. They have an excellent menu and their beer selection is superb. The service is excellent and their manager, Nick, aims to please. Definitely a stop when you are in Niles, MI!

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Niles, Michigan
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Remember folks, this is Niles, MI and for those of us who live here, the Riverfront is a nice place to enjoy a meal especially out on the patio in the summer. But for a girls night out, it is great too! They have wonderful martinis which are pricy, but they have specials on their drinks and food midweek which... More 

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Buchanan, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had eaten here many times in the past, but will not be back after this visit. There was only one other couple at the restaurant and they didn't have 1/2 the menue available including hamburgers and there is a grocery store one block away! The service was dismall at best. We ordered one of the few things available and... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

my husband, son, and i went to riverfront cafe before we headed to the park for family night. we are from south bend and our son likes the skate park for his scooter, so we thought why not just enjoy a whole night by the water and maybe take in a movie later. i am in the restaurant business myself... More 

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Bangor ME
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299 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived for dinner on at 7 PM on a slow Wednesday August evening, only to find that half of the entrees on the limited dinner menu were not available, leaving a choice of salads, burgers, and pizza. The salad were very good, while the pizza was small for the price. The service was a trifle slow but acceptable as... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I like the lunch I had at the Riverfront Cafe Friday. It was "just" a French Dip with fries, but the meat/cheese was delicious, the bun toasted nicely, and the sauce they drizzled over the sandwich a nice touch. I enjoyed every bite...and I had thought I woudn't be able to finish it! I love the patio. I found out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hosted an event there and everything was poor from having to set our own table arrangements to our guests not being served and the staff being rude and clearing tables and chairs before the end of the event.

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Address: 219 Front Street, Niles, MI 49120
Phone Number: 269.684.2233
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Niles
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 219 Front Street, Niles, MI 49120
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Niles
  • Phone Number: 269.684.2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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