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Riverview Restaurant

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1320 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2744
+1 847-658-5200
11:00 - 02:00
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Algonquin, Illinois
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Chicken. We upgrade to the deluxe and he selected the soup and I elected to... More 

Thank Daniel C
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 & Tavern Team More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 review

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 More 

Elgin, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank terbear2015
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 back in here again soon. All the best! -Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Debra H
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 Restaurant & Tavern Team More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 potato wedges. Overall the food was good, nothing gormet. The service however was incredible, best... More 

Thank Lisa N
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 soon! -Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team More 

McHenry, Illinois
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 out the. The ribs were succulent and fell right off the bone. I do not... More 

Thank jcmacsue
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 for you. We can't wait to have you back soon! Cheers. -Riverview Restaurant & Tavern... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank lcrib
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

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 -- again, we apologize if that happened. Hopefully, you'll come by for another visit so... More 

Jenison, Michigan
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Riverview dozens of times over the last probably 10 years. The pizza is always so delicious and I always have to get the potato skins. It has always been my favorite pizza place. Unfortunately I have moved away from the area and haven't had Riverview in far too long now. I may need to find a... More 

Thank Jessica J
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

Jessica, thanks for being such a loyal fan of ours over the years -- your support truly means the world. We're bummed you aren't as close as you used to be, but we sure hope we'll be getting the chance to welcome you back over soon -- just like old times' sake, as you said! Warmest regards, Riverview Restaurant &... More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

It may look old and out dated on the inside. But that ok cause the service and food make up for it. Pizza is great, fish and chips are great. If u like nachos, u will go nuts for these. By far my Fav on the menu. We go every month to eat there and take out every two weeks.

1 Thank Biz M
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to know you love your nachos time and time again! We're always happy to see you every month and can't wait until next time! See ya soon, Riverview Restaurant & Tavern Team More 

Fox River Grove, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We decided to try the Riverview after friends told us about their pizza. We're not food snobs by any means, but when we arrived, there was no one there to greet us or even show us a table. We waited for about 6 minutes until finally my husband walked up to a waitress and asked if it was seat yourself.... More 

Thank jeanine928
Jeff B, Owner at Riverview Restaurant, responded to this review

It's disheartening to read about your visit. Rest assured, the customer experience is our top priority, so we're deeply sorry if you ever felt ignored or uncomfortable, as that's never our intent. In regard to our food, we use the freshest ingredients and tried and true recipes, so it's a shame the ribs or the buffet weren't up to par.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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