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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early morning breakfast at the Riverside Cafe & Diner was so relaxing. Our waitress had her hands full taking care of those of us sitting outside and manning the pick-up orders. The coffee was good and the Portuguese-style French toast was so delicious and worth...the wait.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

Been here several times and usually, it's decent. Not the last time. Our waitress Crystal was entertaining and just a terrific person, but from the time we placed our order till the time we received it was one hour & ten minutes. Let me repeat...that 1 hr & 10 min. Unacceptable. They now are paying more attention to Doordash orders than they are to the in-house patrons. Nuff said.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022

We stopped in for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and very reasonable priced. We sent back 4 empty plates! Will definitely return to this hidden gem. The service was goo and the food was excellent! Lots of menu options as well, nice...choices!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

Steps away from the riverfront just off of downtown Newburyport, this classic diner is a perfect breakfast or lunch destination. With a cheerful and efficient service team, Riverside has a wide range of omelettes and delicious eggs Benedict along with deli sandwiches. My personal favorites...with the vegetarian bowl and the Portuguese French toast. Enjoy them there or take some home with you! And after your meal, take a leisurely stroll along the riverside.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

This family run diner is outstanding. Excellent for both breakfast and lunch. Wide range anywhere with some thing for everybody: fancy eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit, real eggs, Best sausage in town. Their lunches are equally great and often have Greek specialties. And they...have very reasonable prices with quality and quantity food. We’ve been patronizing this restaurant for two years. I can’t believe they’re not on TripAdvisor.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

Enjoyed a nice breakfast here. Generous portions, reasonable prices and good service. Plenty of free parking.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 15, 2021

I got 2 eggs over easy with 2 english muffins toasted well done with butter and asked for home fries well done with sauted onions added. Service was fast and they got it all right. Everything tasted fresh and their Decaf coffee was excellent. They...even had honey and almond milk for the coffee. Without asking topped off my coffee twice and brought extra napkins.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after rehab in that building - EXCELLENT choices - on a chilly morning great breakfast - good portion with the kindest staff - Ashley was the BEST ! I’ll be back for sure !!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

The worst hummus wrap ever! Saw the guy making it, did not wash any veggie and used outer part of carrot (the part you peel off) inside wrap. Tasted like dirt! Won't ever go back!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Breakfast was great, service great, yellowjackets, not so great, get rid of the flowers around your outside dining area. May help, could not go inside as I had pet, took food to go.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We had to wait a while this morning to get a table (on Labor Day) - we figured because of the holiday, people were out and about on this beautiful day. We also had to wait a long while for our food but it was...quite worth the wait. Two of us had the Riverside combo that included a choice of meat, two eggs, and wither pancakes or French toast. I had the pancakes that were thick and hearty and delicious as well as poached eggs (perfect!) and crispy bacon. The meal also came with fried potatoes which were also really good... I just couldn’t eat all of them. One other in our party had the patriot waffle with bacon - patriot fruit included bananas, blueberries and strawberries. Also delicious! We found out from our server that this little town was where The Perfect Storm originated and filming took place here. The restaurant was in the Old Towle manufacturing plant (as I Towle Silver). It was a quaint little stop and we enjoyed wandering around the town looking at the cute houses and walking on the boardwalk to see the drawbridge and sailboats. Check it out!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

Decided to take a little ride to have breakfast. We ended up at the riverside cafe. Nice setting in the back of an old manufacturing building ( used to be silver smiths ). Just back from the Merrimac River. We both ordered omlets ( one...veggie and one western). Also the regular coffee was very good. The omlets were loaded and light. The staff pleasent and attentive. Best of all the price was very reasonable for the portion. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Stopped here For Lunch. I Got A Yummy BLT . It Was really Good. As Was Our Waitress. It Was Right near The Cashman Boat Yard.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

I've been here a few times because it is nearby. It is a bright, clean place. In the summer, they have a few tables outside with river views, which is nice. Unfortunately, the food is bland, uninspired and often overcooked. I doubt I'll go back.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

After reading mixed reviews, decided to go out with family over the holidays. What should be any easy omelet, was more like overcooked egg pancake. Served round and flat, and lacking in any flavor. Will not be back nor will I recommend.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Riverside Cafe & Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5