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“Don't be in a hurry when you dine here”
Review of Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Menu prices are wrong from years ago need to delete old prices.
Tallahassee, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't be in a hurry when you dine here”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Cool, fun small town restaurant. Just off the bike path from Tallahassee and right on the St Marks River. Small kitchen which results in slow service when busy....average Friday/Saturday night wait is 90 minutes sometimes two hours. Would recommend visiting during the week and not on the busy weekend.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CdPnavfl
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tallahassee
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Left Me Desiring More”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We made the trip with approximately 20 employees for dinner on a Thursday evening. I called 3-4 days in advance to let them know we were coming. I was told they would have appropriate staffing to accommodate our group. When we arrived there was only one person to service our party. The food orders came out late, the food was cold, my order was wrong and I didn't receive what was requested (left without it), the drinks were room temperature. I'd asked for the alcoholic drinks to be accounted for separately - most were but the others were comingled with the food. There were dinners left sitting on the table that no one had ordered. At the end of the night a gratuity of over $100 was added to the food ticket and an additional $20 added to the alcohol ticket.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank tharisicia
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Valdosta, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Food was good and very reasonably priced. Service can take awhile since it gets so busy and the kitchen is small. The view makes up for the wait, and we took our daughter outside to feed the birds on the dock. If you get there when it is busy you can have a 2 hour wait after sitting (they do have a sign there that warns you of this).

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank ODZ85
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atlanta
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Wish it was better”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is not what it use to be or could be unfortunately. Yes it's a tiny old end of road village in an idyllic spot on the river. The reality is however that since it's just 16 miles to Tallahassee, the closest water to town, and at the end of the bike trail from town; on nice weather weekends it is packed. Which somewhat spoils the mystic of a local hangout with local color. Consequently you can be prepared for a 2 hr. wait for very mediocre food, and I'm not exaggerating. There's T V blaring and music going, making it hard to enjoy the river's serenity. This past weekend we waited for 20 minutes for a waitress, tables were sticky dirty, 1.5 hrs later all we had were soft drinks. Many patrons were complaining. We we finally flagged down a waitress and tried to ask about our order she yelled back at us, we're crowded today, we're doing the best we can, I don't know when your order will be up. Not acceptable for any place calling itself a restaurant. One of the worst experiences we've had anywhere.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank buttondeb
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Tallahassee, Florida
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere-okay food”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went on a beautiful cool sunny day. That in itself made the whole experience worth the trip. The raw oysters were pretty good and we probably should have stuck with that. It wasn't that it wasn't fresh--it just didn't have much flavor. I would go back because it is so calm and serene and it really does have that "Old Florida" feel.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank 293peggyw
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