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Monte's Riverside Inn

903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
+1 815-434-5000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
“breadsticks” (3 reviews)
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903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

we went here for the 14oz prime rib and it was the best we had in a long time. they were cooked just the way we wanted them

Thank butcher103
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We have been there 5 or 6 times over the last year. This is a great fine dining experience in a romantic atmosphere. The main dining room evokes a 1960's era Steak House with dim lighting, quiet booths with a lot of wall and other...More

Thank rhackley
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Fine dinning atmosphere, waitress was attentive but not overpowering! I had broiled grouper and it was the best broiled fish I have ever had!

Thank bethen3
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Was a little let down with the food quality and presentation. The server was efficient and very friendly. The restaurant was quite chilly and of course very hard to read the menu with the lighting being so dim. Not sure we'll be going back anytime...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is the darkest restaurant I have ever been in. The president could be having dinner in the next booth and you would never know. If you want not to be seen, this place is great. Do not let them seat you near the front...More

1  Thank IloveJan
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went here for our 38th anniversary and we'll never go back. We ordered our steaks medium and told the waitress we would like it to be pink in the middle. She wrote it down, but when we finally got our meals, both steaks were...More

3  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Monte's has been in business for years. They have great food & wonderful servers. Some of the items are a little pricey, but they do have some specials on Friday nights which are delightful, i.e. the beef tips w/ fettucini and the cod fish dinner....More

Thank srohrdaus4
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the steak dinner I had at this restaurant on the river. Its naustalgic inside, like the table clothes and cloth napkins. Reminds me of what the older dark steak houses used to look like inside. Just missing the piano in the bar.

Thank nursesrock43
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We took our teenage daughters here on a father/ daughter fishing trip and they really enjoyed it. They even put their phones down to eat because the food was so good! The service was excellent an Mo our waitress was very good also. We had...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was here recently for a meeting. We had a private room, which was very nice. We had drinks out on the patio, and then came inside for meal. The food was good, I would not recommend this place for families with young children

Thank Marjorie N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
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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