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Monte's Riverside Inn

903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
+1 815-434-5000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I took my wife to Monte's for our 10th wedding anniversary and they gave us one of the best dining experiences of our lives. The food was absolutely amazing, from the unbelievable french onion soup to the perfectly cooked steaks we are completely blown away....More

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Arrived late in evening, no reservation. Seated immediatly. Large menu -many items. Servings were more than one can eat. Service was outstanding. This restaurant next to the Fox River on north side of town. Been in business for many many years. This was a return...More

Thank Johnrip22
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

How often can you find delicious trending recipe foods in a supper club atmosphere of the past where you sit in old rustic booths that are spacious enough to fit four wide?! We felt treated as royalty even though we had never been here before....More

1  Thank Northwoodsmoose
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Subdued lighting and European deco perfect for our special night out. Plenty of light to read menus by. Chicken piccata was seasoned to perfection and hubby's shrimp very meaty. Nice selection of cocktails. Prices a little on the high side, but service and flavor worth...More

Thank roadtripmajik
Reviewed 23 February 2018

What was once an upscale but affordable place to eat has turned into an overpriced has been. Used to be such a fun place to eat because it was booming and it used to be open for lunch and dinner was always busy. Now it's...More

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I would recommend Monte’s for a dinner for sure. The food was really good; they steak was cooked to perfection! Service was also very good - the ladies in the bar were great; very attentive and made sure that you didn’t leave waiting on them!...More

1  Thank farmtraveler83
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Just stopped out of necessity as we were hungry and getting gas. Fabulous service, fast and good quality food, the peppercorn veal was splendid. The Brussels sprouts were fantastic. Super old school Italian atmosphere, loved it! Go!

Thank Leah S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Monte's has been one of my family's favorite restaurant for years (since it was in Naplate). We moved away and returned to the area at Christmas time to visit family and friends. We decided to eat at Monte's. The two things that we noticed was...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

hadnt been to Monte's for ages, but recently went there for a party. servers were friendly and efficient, checking on us often to see if we needed anything. we ordered several appetizers, including bruschetta. the bread was cold and dry, not toasted. when they brought...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great place for lunch, dinner,meetings,or large parties. Reasonable daily special. The Garlic Steak is excellent.Atmosphere is dimly lit to give a different ambience.I entertained friends from Germany who said the food, especially the meats, were what they were used to eating in their country. They...More

Thank dakotajude73
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-5000
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