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$7 - $12
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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

We came here for dinner while visiting Florence. We thought it'd be nice to eat in the middle of the harbor. The view wasn't as great as I had hoped. This place would have better views if it was closer to the mouth of the...river or at the edge of McFarland Park. The inside was nothing special with somewhat tacky nautical decor. The upstairs bar area which was near where we were seated had boxes of supplies for the bar and restaurant stacked up instead of being put out of sight of the customers. We asked if the fan overhead could be turned on as we were rather warm, but were told it was broken. It was also awfully dirty and looked like it hadn't been cleaned out in forever. I will say the food was decent. My husband had steak and shrimp and they were both quite good. However my chicken was bland with a pineapple topping that tasted canned with no other seasoning. It was too expensive for what we received.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious and the waitress was great. They were slammed but she fit us in and our order came perfect. My sister is a really picky orderer but the waitress took it in stride. Will definitely go back next time I’m visiting.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink. Hot day in the desert. Quite loud inside do to being busy at the time. When beer is 2x the cost it’s time to move on. Nice place but no we’re near paying double the price of elsewhere.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

3 of us stopped in for dinner on a Monday night around 5pm. Seat yourself. Ambience is biker bar; noisy and dimly lit. Parking lot was crowded but not full. We found a table inside and were greeted reasonably soon after entering. Menu is mostly...burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and some steaks and salmon. I opted for a sirloin, and my wife and my aunt opted for cod tacos and a cod sandwich. Mostly domestic brands on tap, but there were several craft brews that were appealing. Food arrived in a reasonable amount of time, but I noticed some tables who showed up after we did had to wait some time for service. Food was good - my wife raved about her New England clam chowder. My steak was done to order and was good quality. Sides and salad were also good - really liked the apple cider vinagrette dressing. Place got quite noisy shortly after we arrived as the walls are block and is dependent on the crowd that stops in. Karaoke was going on outside on the nice, spacious patio, with some good and some bad singers doing their thing, also adding to the noise level. Prices were all reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022

5 of us waited 1 &1/2 hours for our lunch. Table was beside the gravel parking lot away from others. just as our lunch was coming i was told to leave because I had a dog sitting quietly at the table end leashed in the...shade. They waited all that time to give me the bums rush!! I've been coming here for 17 winter years for the food & always had a dog as I won't leave her in a hot car. All of us are near 80yrs & we will spread the word in our seniors park.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

WE enjoy eating at places with a view. We were fortunate and were seated outside with full view of the marina, water, boat action and fishing. It was a nice site for the senses as we dined and enjoyed our drinks. On advice of some...people we visited for work they recommeded this restaurant. We were truly glad they did. Our food was good for bar food. The drinks were also enjoyed. Maybe it was the fun atmosphere with all the views but it was an enjoyable night out. Our ratings for this restaurant are: Service 3 stars Food 4 stars Atmophere 5 stars Romantic Appeal 5 stars Value 5 stars Renown 4.5 stars All rounds to a solid 4 in our books (4.4 to be exact). It is worthy of a stop.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 4, 2021

We like to eat at dives. Sometimes the food is bad, sometimes it is amazing. It's really a hit and miss situation. This place appealed because it had a large outdoor patio which helps with social distancing. None of the customers were wearing masks and...several of them were smoking. Most of the servers were wearing masks - although a couple of them were wearing them below their noses - which it has been a pandemic for a year now, so people should know how to wear a face mask at this point. We asked about the chili. The server told us it is Hormel chili out of a can. This is a bad sign when a place can't even be bothered to make chili or soup from scratch. My husband ordered a burger with garlic fries. I ordered the wings. The burger was actually really good - very substantial and juicy. The garlic fries were also very good. The wings were cooked properly, but I am pretty sure the BBQ sauce came from a container. Service was slow, but the server was friendly and kind. I would not recommend this place simply because the food was "meh" and I don't like being exposed to second hand smoke.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 23, 2020

Fun place. This is a true Roadhouse, nothing fancy. Food is good, live band outside on Fridays. Inside area is smaller and remember it is a Roadhouse bar first and foremost.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 14, 2020 via mobile

Dirty inside, dirty tables, extremely slow service and food was horribly greasy. Servers did not wear masks during the height of the pandemic season summer of 2020. Safe distancing and sanitizing were not practiced.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Stopped in here while visiting Case Grande Ruins. Looked like they had space for entertainment outside; but we were there for lunch. Service good and food was good. Pulled pork and fish and chips were good, Kids had grilled cheese and chicken tenders, Good beer!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

The food was good, not great. The service was lacking efficiency. The price was a little high for what you got.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

What's not to like? The service is always excellent, even at the busiest times. Waiters are very good and very friendly. The menu is varied, and the food is well prepared, at reasonable prices. The bar is well stocked and there is a variety of...beers on tap. Frequent live music from the best local cw and rock bands.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Fish and chips are a favorite at this place, so 3 of our group chose that (rated good but a bit greasy), I had the fish sandwich with sweet potato fries and that was great. Beautiful day so we sat outside on the patio. Big...hit with the biker crowd, generally the more senior group that winters in the area (gorgeous bikes!). Our service was great!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Beer was cold, food was ok, the service was not. The server was more interested in visiting with some friends than attending to our needs, oh well, lesson learned.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Don't even try fri/saturday! We go sunday or through the week! That tells you that the place is really good. He brings in fresh seafood from Wash State & it's the best east of Frisco. Breakfast is new & tried it once & ok but...the waitress was severely hung over so pancakes with no butter or syrup & no decaf. Try the calamari as it's the best in the west!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes you can get a wheelchair inside and I suggest you consider sitting outside if the heat is tolerable. Check their website for the schedule of entertainment too.
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River Bottom Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4