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Riverview Restaurant

1320 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2744
+1 847-658-5200
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“fish fry” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1320 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2744
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times stay away from the fried pizza dough at all cost. It is delicious and you will have no room left for dinner. Dining room has an inviting small town atmosphere. Good service and the menu items are all good that we’ve...More

Thank cmykogv
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent feedback! We're thrilled you're a fan of the pizza dough so much. We look forward to welcoming you in for another great meal soon. All the best, Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team

Reviewed 17 January 2018

It's my local bar. I visit weekly to see many friendly faces. The bartenders are attentive and make certain you have what you need. My favorite is the broasted chicken. No other restaurant can compete. And the pizza is the best in the county. Passing...More

Thank lonotejim
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for being such a fan! We love having you here. Whenever you're in the mood for the broasted chicken or pizza, we're here for you. See you soon. Until next time, Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

After reading a review of the restaurant in our local paper, we decided to drop in for lunch. The bartendress was also our waitress; definitely very friendly, attentive, and efficient. We both got the $6.95 (a little more if you add fries or other extras)...More

Thank Calmac3
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for stopping in to give our lunch a try! While it sounds like you found plenty to enjoy, we're disappointed your plates didn't fully meet the mark. Nonetheless, we can't wait to have you in to give our dinner offerings a try. We're...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

We heard a lot about this place for dinner, pizza and fish fry however, we were in the neighborhood and stopped in for lunch. The had a special lunch menu which included a wide variety. My friend had the Cuban and I had the Cajun...More

Thank dmc1956
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Daniel, we're thrilled that you enjoyed our special menu that day, and it's excellent to know that the Cajun Chicken and Cuban both hit the spot. Your recommendation is much appreciated, and we hope you'll join us for another round soon. Best wishes, Riverview Restaurant...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

It's probably been about 35 years since my last visit. They've moved but kept the most important part. The pizza was just as I remembered it. The thin crust is just the best. Mighty tasty sauce too.

Thank Laurel F
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

It was such a pleasure having you by for another visit after all these years, Laurel! We're happy it was just as you remembered it. Hopefully, you'll stop by and see us again soon! Take care. -Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the fish was delivered warm and crispy. Melissa was a great hostess. The beer nuggets they came to the table with marinara sauce covered in Parmesan cheese was very good also.More

Thank terbear2015
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Thank you so much for this excellent review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the beer nuggets. Those are certainly a crowd favorite here, so we're glad they hit the spot! There's more where all of that came from, so we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We have only been here for the Friday all you can eat fish n chips and never dissapointed! They are very generous with the fabulous battered cod! Sit at the friendly bar eat, drink bloody Mary's and enjoy the classic rock.More

Thank Debra H
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Debra, we're so happy to hear you enjoy our fish 'n' chips! It was great having you by for a visit. Folks like you are why we do what we do, and we're lucky to have you. Come back and see us again soon! -Riverview...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went on an early Friday evening. Had a party of ten, called ahead and they were able to seat us all together. Dining room area is small. Great selection of menu options, standard bar food. Fish fry was good. Aunt raved about the garlic parm...More

Thank Lisa N
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Lisa, we're so grateful for your review! The pleasure was all ours, we can assure you. We love having big groups, and we're so happy you all were pleased with your experience here! We can't wait for you all to try our pizza. See you...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

When we went it was storming out, and the power went out for a minute the second we walked in. Everyone 'booed and yayed', was nice and home-y feeling. We ordered the buffet which advertised as being ribs and chicken. They had a few things...More

Thank jcmacsue
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

It sounds like you caught us on an interesting night! We're glad we could make you feel right at home -- that's what we love doing here. We put a lot of love into our dishes, and we're pleased to hear it hit the spot...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken pot pie. It was real big and very good. Wife ate the roast chicken and wasn't real good. Large portions. Will probably come again. Very quiet. The server turned the lights on after we had already ordered.More

Thank lcrib
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

While we're happy to hear you enjoyed the pot pie, we're bummed about the rest of your review. We want every dish we serve to blow you away, and we're sorry if that wasn't the case. Similarly, you should never feel rushed when you're here...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1320 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2744
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-658-5200
Riverview Restaurant & Tavern is a family owned restaurant specializing in all around delicious food in Algonquin, IL. From pizza to chicken, ribs & more - you will love our food!
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