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1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live about 45 minutes away near Lafayette, IN, but come to the Riverside at least once every 6 weeks. Their entrees are exceptional and the service top notch!

Thank Rick R
Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Very nice clean restaurant. The service was excellent very friendly staff that created a fun atmosphere. The food was very good too.

Thank merlegirldanville
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I recommend the pork chops and baked potatoes. As you sit on the back deck you can see the fish juming going down the river.

Thank MaxineR45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I really enjoyed the smoked pork chops (though the second one went home in a box, which seldom happens to me). A second dinner involved fried blue-gill, tasty but not as tantalizing as those ham-like smoked pork chops. Weekdays, children are not invited, invokes a pleasant grown-up dining experience. The restaurant is nestled along the Tippecanoe River which provided a... More 

Thank Jay K
champaign Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The three of us got together on 8/13/16 we had their special house steak,all three of us really liked it.Great service the view of the River was real nice to.

Thank carpetbaggers86
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Riverside has proven itself to be a great, solid restaurant throughout the years. They finally have figured out how to make a rare steak, so I am most thankful for that. Their Friday & Saturday menu is typically larger in offerings, but every night their specials board is often filled up with items which sometimes can be more exciting than... More 

Thank TravelGavin
Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Interesting that they have Playboy / Maxim type pics in mens restroom and Thunder Down Under type pics in ladies room. I have been told that is why kids are not allowed. Food and bar is average But it is the 2nd best place to eat in Monticello for a steak, chop or fish.

1 Thank Gregg B
Homewood, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We ate dinner one night here while staying at Indiana Beach. If the weather is good, I recommend sitting outside where you can stare at the river while sipping and eating. The service was pretty good as well as the food. I highly recommend and would go back.

Thank m_you73
Kingston, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

My husband and I order 4 appetizers which included frog legs, fried shrimp with a wasabi sauce, portobella mushrooms, and fried smelt. The shrimp alone was nothing special but with the wasabi sauce it was fantastic, the frog legs...meh, the smelt was good, and the mushrooms were good but overall nothing to write home about.

Thank ReneaD_12
Danville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere kindly loud but fun. The food was good and not super pricy service was good and beer was cold. We had steaks I would not recommend the ribeye but the prime rib was fabulous as well as the tenderloin sandwich.

Thank kristencoondog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: 574-583-4532
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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