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“Good Burgers near the Pier in Surfside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of River City Cafe

River City Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Topeka, Kansas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Burgers near the Pier in Surfside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant sits right on the beach. You can dine inside or outside. They have large windows that they open, so even if you are inside you can feel the breeze off the ocean. They have a variety of items on the menu, but are known for their burgers. The atmosphere is fun with great music playing and lots of cool décor. The burgers and fries we ordered were good. It's a nice casual place to go grab something to eat after spending the day at the beach.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It is how you deal with a problem that makes a place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We recently ate here and the salad had a moth in it. After the kitchen initially said it was a piece of burnt chicken the manager came and said it was a piece of mushroom. I believe it was the remains of a moth. In any case it doesn't matter what it was. We were the customers and we were given food that was not up to a standard that a normal person would expect.
The way that the incident was handled was quite poor. Deny there is a problem. Give the meal for free (it was hardly eaten!!). Just say sorry and replace the salad. Don't argue about what the extra addin really was it just makes you look pathetic.
I am not eating here again.

Visited July 2014
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Princeton, West Virginia
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great burgers oceanside!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Have a gourmet burger while you sit on the deck and catch the ocean breeze! The RC burger is my favorite with chilli and a lil kick of jalapeño. The onion rings can't be beat and service with a smile. Afterwards walk on the pier next door and see a few sharks swimming around-a great beach experience!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ocean side dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great location to SBR. You can dine inside or out. Burgers were tasty and large. Able to view the ocean as well as the pier while dining.

Visited July 2014
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324 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great view and awesome sweet potato fries!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited on 4th of July and were surprised to get seated right away. The service was very good. The menu is limited, it's mostly burgers, but the burgers are big and juicy! The view of the ocean is very pretty and you can walk right off the beach into the restaurant. Definitely worth a visit for lunch!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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