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Riverside Pizzeria

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98 E Genesee Street, Iron River, MI 49935
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Irving, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband grew up coming to Iron River every summer and has talked about this pizza since we met, it was my first time here and now I get it...it's delicious. You don't come here for atmosphere or frills, it's paper plates and no-frills menus. Nothing trendy, just the same as it has been since the 50s. The rootbeer is... More 

Thank travelgirl_emily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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384 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have dreamed of revisiting this place since my last visit 4 years ago. Words do not describe the tastiness of this pizza. The toppings are ample and the square pieces make it easy to eat. We ate here twice on a 4 day visit!

Thank barbgoodkin
Shorewood, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don't take credit cards. The decor is extremely dated. Pizza is average, but it's one of only a few restaurants in the area, so it is ok.

Thank Lori A
Iron River, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza, foot long hot dogs, and Friday fish fries. People who grew up here are known to stop here for a pizza as soon as they hit town even before going to their homes or motels! Crust is fairly thin but different than a regular thin crust pizza- sauce is very flavorful. They don't put on a lot of... More 

Thank Lois B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A good sized place with good service and nice people. Prices were good and was served quickly. Would go back again!

Thank Honesty1977
Jackson, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

By far the best pizza anywhere, and, yes, I have been to Italy...it's the place I HAVE to stop at whenever I am in the U.P.

Thank silverdome76
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Was told this is the best pizza in the UP and, indeed, the pizza is great! (But I will say that Spud's Bistro in Iron Mountain, MI has the best pizza in the world...just FYI). VERY nice staff. Casual tavern, family place. LOTS of fascinating memorabilia especially of the Packers. They do not take credit cards so be aware of... More 

Thank Mark M
Iron River, Michigan
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Best pizza in the Midwest. Eaten here for over 40 years. Always quality pizza. Great sauce, cheese and sausage. Love the bite size squares. Waitresses are efficient and remember our choices.

1 Thank Kimehlinger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Extremely slow service!! The bartender had to also be the server on the floor. Great pizza for carry out, definitely not for sit down service. Also, don't order, and pay for extra cheese, it's a service charge but doesn't end up on the zaaaa. I understand why the carry outs exceeded the dine-ins.

Thank Shasta K
Lancaster, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the best pizza ever. I have been eating this pizza since I was a little girl and it had always been great. If you have not stopped by you have to. You will not regret it

Thank Gpackergal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 E Genesee Street, Iron River, MI 49935
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Iron River
  • Phone Number: 265-9944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?