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“Friendly with a million dollar view.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River View Restaurant

River View Restaurant
102 Business Hwy 18, McGregor, IA 52157
(563) 873-9667
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in McGregor
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly with a million dollar view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in and sat at the bar right before sundown and enjoyed the panoramic view of the Mississippi River. We soon found out of that Karen, our bartender likes to joke around while delivering our drinks. We were offered fresh popcorn by the owner, Rick and had the fish and chips. Fried yes, but not greasy.( For the previous reviewer-you mustn't be from along the river, because I wouldn't eat anything that came out of it.) We would come back in a minute. In fact, we're going back for breakfast-with pie!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“An increcidle waste of time and money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is pretty much a bar with some dining tables. Usually, you get really good food in a bar, however............. This is not a "multi-course" place; they bring you your drink and bring you your food order, all on one plate, which is fine. The problem we had was that we lost two hours of our lives in this place! There were seven in our group. We all ordered hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, fish and chips (since this place is located right on the shore of the Mississippi River), and the 21-piece shrimp. Although our table was right next to the bar, it took about 20 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order, then another 20 minutes to get our drinks, which were sodas and coffee. Our order was not taken when the waitress brought our drinks, she walked away. She came back after a while and took our order. Then we had another 20 to 30 minutes or so until our food came. I had ordered the Fish and Chips, expecting fresh fish, since we were right on the Mississippi River, however, I got frozen fish fillets (and not good ones). Another person in our group ordered the 21-piece shrimp and she said there was so much breading she couldn't even taste any shrimp. So, by the time we got our bill and paid at the bar (once the bartender finally decided to wait on us), we had been there for about two hours. I would NOT recommend this place!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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