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420 River Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-8980
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Below average bar food, lousy service and loud

We ate at Rivals on Monday and had a bad meal, bad service and could barely hear each other even though the place was half empty. Mexican night is a joke. $7 nachos with beef were made with liquid "cheese", like you might expect at a gas station or movie theater. Terrible taste and waitress never... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
OCC04
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Pennsylvania
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English first
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Rivals on Monday and had a bad meal, bad service and could barely hear each other even though the place was half empty. Mexican night is a joke. $7 nachos with beef were made with liquid "cheese", like you might expect at a gas station or movie theater. Terrible taste and waitress never came back to the... More 

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wilkes barre, pa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Food used to be better years ago when we lived in Williamsport. I think they need to change the menue and add few thing. Service is very good. Food blah and wings like any bar wings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have eaten here many times and always enjoy my meals.Staff is friendly and service is always good. Will keep coming back.

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Canton, PA
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I haven't been here in awhile but my son wanted wings and we know to avoid chain places when it comes to good wings. Ordered the bucket of wings because my son wanted to see what a bucket of wings looked like. They didn't come in a bucket but that was no matter. Wings were great service awesome.

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Madison,CT
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Noooooo Goooood Drinks- Terrible Wings- Tasteless Service- less then average This place was recommended by the Front Desk Clerk at the hotel I am staying at I will talk to the manager in the morning I

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Rival's was a great place to get the best wings in town. We are very disappointed to discover the quality of the food here. Wait time was not bad and so the service but when food arrived it was not only tasted bad but it was not cooked. I am surprised that owners are letting the place slip this bad.... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were recently in the area to watch my brother's Lycoming soccer game. Afterwards we decided to grab a bite to eat. The wait at the new Buffalo Wild Wings was over an hour, so he recommended Rivals. We got a table right away and were pleased to see a kids menu as my two daughters were with us. They... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 20 yrs and seen owners change few times. New owners are nice but food quality is been going down every year. You hear regulars talk about it all the time but don't tell the owners because I've been told that owners don't care. I am local and hope someday this place is managed... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The rudest place in Williamsport. Lousy food and poor service. If you like screaming kids all over you when trying to watch football then this is the place for you. Would never go back and get insulted again by the owner and staff.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My wife and I went to Rivals to celebrate St. Patrick's Day (Sat. 3-16-2013). We debated as to where to go and settled on Rivals. We were seated in a corner and waited for an opening at the bar. When one opened we moved and were enjoying ourselves listening to the crowd and bagpipes waiting for our order. The Cornbeef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 River Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: 570-322-8980
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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