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River City Diner 17th Street Farmers Market

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Chicken Fingers
strips of breaded chicken, seasoned, deep fried and served with honey mustard
All American Slider Plate
three baby burgers served on mini rolls, topped with american cheese. served with pickles and grilled onions
Carolina Sliders
three mini buns filled with pork bbq and served with a side of cole slaw and pickles
Basket of Onion Rings
12 rings served with dipping sauce
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Diner, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This location (downtown, on the 17th Street Farmer's Market) closed down a couple of months ago. It was sold, and I understand another restaurant (no idea what kind of restaurant) is supposed to be opening in this spot.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank dpa_tim
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This diner was recommended by our hotel driver and he was right on!! The service was friendly and atmosphere was comfortable. We had the pancakes which were so yummy. I'm glad the waitress recommended that I don't get the 3 stack or I would have...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 28AnnaH
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Great old fashioned diner in downtown Richmond next to the Farmer's Market . My husband had the rueben and I had the cobb salad. Both were delicious. Our waitess Julia was kind and attentive. Next time I want to sit on the upper level and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sarasotadaze
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This place is crazy...and I do mean crazy "good". We sat up on the balcony and had the cat bird seat...we could look down in the kitchen and I can tell you first hand that the cooks knew exactly what they were doing. The meals...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank AEP97
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Home visiting the RVA and have to take my guy to my favorite breakfast spot in Richmond. The crab cakes and eggs are fantastic. House make crab cakes were perfect, lotsa crab, little filler. Dave, our server, was on it the entire meal. My guy...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Tgriff3
Reviewed February 27, 2017

If your a breakfast person,this is the place to go in Richmond,until I visit again and find a better place.Fast friendly service,good prices,good coffee,huge pancakes with real fruit in them,not fruit gooo plopped on top of them like some places.Nice selection of omelettes and other...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank BruceG614
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We were waiting for our daughter,s train to arrive & wanted a quick breakfast Went River City diner and not only did they help us quickly, the food was delicious. Good omelettes & bacon & coffee was good too! Hope to go again when we...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Anne H
Reviewed January 19, 2017

My daughter lives in Richmond, a nurse at VCU. She and her friends are regulars here for breakfast after work. Went with her when we visited. Not a pretentious place, quaint. Good home cooked food. Everyone very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank flyingchicken1963
Reviewed November 25, 2016

I stopped off at this place in my last day in Richmond, Virginia, and was in a bit of a flap, having missed my Megabus, and not sure how to get to my next destination in Philly. The waitress who took my order was EXTREMELY...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank onlyinstruggle
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is a place like non other. The breakfast menu is simple and the food is excellent. Atmosphere is urban. Eclectic patrons.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Henry R
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