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1809 Francis St., Monticello, IN 47960
+1 574-583-4532
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We both had the catfish sandwich. It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it was pretty good. Cole slaw was yummy, as was the french onion soup. We stopped there later for a drink and the martinis were surprisingly good. The best part is definitely the water view while dining.

Thank Catheryne P
Lafayette, Indiana
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxed dinner with family. Beware, you must be 19 or older to enter. They had a good selection of fish and seafood for a small Midwest town. Atmosphere was laid back and cozy. Nice place to enjoy a few cocktails, have dinner and watch the river flow by outside.

Thank elconquistador765
Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We ate in the bar which seemed to be filled with locals. The dining room look like it had a fantastic view of the river The service was a little slow but what do you expect for a bar Hamburger was good and so were the corn nuggets

Thank freberd
Monticello, Indiana
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Never the same! Salads are the worst anywhere! But a fun place with good staff. Menu needs to be stepped up!

Thank Noreen_Gr
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Our first visit came in with mixed reviews. The blue cheese dressing was great! The creamy coleslaw was nice, cottage cheese was watery(?). The lake perch was good, needed some seasoning. The frog legs were old and rubbery and quite tasteless. Thinking that a steak or tenderloin is more likely to turn better results. The wait staff was very accommodating... More 

Thank shineon6
Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Riversides food was delicious! The mushrooms are marinated in red wine and really very tasty. We enjoyed an unusual appetizer- deep fried gizzards. They were quite good as well. My meal was a Filet which was grilled to perfection. The meal ended with a signature Woody. The Woody was actually the best part of the meal. It is an ice... More 

Thank Krissy765
Chalmers, Indiana
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413 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

This place would have been a five star locale for us if we could take our kids here occasionally. We enjoy the bar and the locals there are friendly. The view of the river that this restaurant sits on is unsurpassed in Monticello. A table inside or outside allows you to watch the river flow by almost at what seems... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Very good food for the prices.. It was our 48th anniversary, they where friendly with good service. Our waitress took our pictures for us.. We live 30 miles away, but will be going back again. It is a no one under 21 bar-restaurant .

Thank John B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Good food, sadly we did not get the river view table we had made reservations for. Our large group was seated in the bar, which was loud.

Thank NHowland
Upland, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

The signature fish is terrific. Fried is best. Ask for malt vinegar with it. The catfish is also very good.

Thank George D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 Francis St., Monticello, IN 47960
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Monticello
  • Phone Number: +1 574-583-4532
The Riverside is a casual restaurant with a scenic river view.We are open 7 days a week at 4 PM.Our steaks are USDA Choice and handcut in house.We also serve a wide array of seafood too.Make sure and try one of our delicious ice cream drinks, our top seller is our famous WOODY.We also have nightly dinner specials and homemade soups too!Our deck is open for outside dining Sunday thru Thursday. Come and join us if you are from out of town we also have rooms available at the Riverside Inn next door to the restaurant! We hope to see you soon!

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