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Review of Riverside Lunch

Riverside Lunch
Ranked #42 of 567 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Best burgers in Charlottesville!
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Description: Best burgers in Charlottesville!
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Very busy place and you can see why. It seems like everyone from the area could be found or seen here. You wouldnt know it from the outside but the food is 1st class!

1  Thank Jade G
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

What can I say about the most amazing burger ever. Riverside Lunch serves fresh cooked to order amazing burgers any way you can imagine. The service is always fantastic, the place is always clean, and the burgers WOW! What I love about them most is they are juicy, moist and delicious. The burger hangs just slightly over the perfect bun with the lovely grilled brown edges. I order mine all the way with grilled onions in lieu of raw. It provides a smoother taste. We always order a basket of onion rings and sprinkle them generously with their seasoned salt. When we take the kids we get a split basket, half fries and half onion rings. They are happy to accommodate any request (within reason of course). Stop by when you are in the neighborhood. You definitely won't be sorry.

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Thank Soccermotha
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Pretty simple and straight forward burger place although they serve other things as well. But basically it's about the burgers. You can get them a bunch of ways: single, double, with cheese or without, bacon, or none, toppings etc. And you can get a basket of fries, onion rings or a half and half which is, cleverly, half fries, half rings. Everything is on paper or in styrofoam for easy clean up. They press the burgers really flat on the grill (hence the slogan). Lots of regulars. We go every month or so. Cheap and good.

Thank wombat1223
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Look, I know many locals are gaga over the simplicity and cheapness of this joint, and it is a great alternative to, say, McDonalds, etal. But it still comes down to this: hot food served fast, on paper plates with napkins and plasticware, just like a backyard picnic. The food is OK, but not particularly high quality. It is OK. Far from "gourmet" burgers, or even decent ones. Average sandwiches. Normal sides. Nothing particularly special.

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Thank Eric S
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

So, where do you take five kids to eat where it fits your budget and more importantly where they all agree to go to? But of course... Riverside Lunch. They have a simple menu with plenty to choose from. I had the chicken Philly loaded with onions, peppers, etc. My kids had their usual; chichen tenders, chicken sandwitch, and fries.

We sat on the only table they have outside. Not a great view, you're basically setting in the parking lot but we didn't care; the restaurant was full and this was the only seating available. I was impressed with the service. Not only were they very fast about bringing our food but our server checked on us with great regularity. She got a great tip!!

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1  Thank wineloving
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