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River City Diner Northside

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
+1 2661500
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Falmouth, Virginia
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305 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The chocolate malt was great! Liver/onions tough and lots of gristle. Instant mash potatoes. All covered in thick gravy. Green beans were somewhere between nasty and gross. Wife's meatloaf had some weird spice concoction in it baked with cheap ketchup on top and drownded in gray. She left most of it. Add a sweet tea and the tab was $39.00.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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349 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, I dined (lunch) at the River City Diner, Northside, with a friend I hadn't seen in years. Although I picked the place (from 3 choices that she gave me), it turned out that she eats breakfast here just about every weekend. That speaks volumes, I think, to the breakfast, which are served all day. Although she had a breakfast... More 

Thank urbanguy
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the family to River City Diner to get out of the house on a Sunday. No wait and kid friendly! Ordered the Garbage Plate it was great!

Thank Andrew B
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Had the cheese steak sandwich. Better with provolone cheese instead of their cheese sauce. Hamburgers were very good and freshly made. Wife had liver and onions with mashed potatoes. Sad it was very good. The French fries were cut and made on site. Very good. Service was very good. Was treated very good.

Thank Mark M
Powhatan, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had lunch here with a group. As we are vegetarians (always a challenge) we ordered the Vegetarian Burger. In a word, it was dreadful. The burger itself was mushy served on a soggy white burger bun with a single leaf of lettuce and a halfway decent slice of tomato. I always appreciate restaurants that provide a "veggie" option and... More 

Thank Janice G
Rome, Georgia
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190 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant near an office complex and decided to try their breakfast. It was an average diner experience. Pleasant staff & good service reasonably priced. It's about what you'd expect for a diner adjoining a budget hotel.

Thank Tyson R
Southport, NC, United States
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240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can highly recommend the burgers and fries. On this particular trip was travelling by myself staying at a hotel nearby. I decided to give this place a try vs the usual fast food places. I was not disappointed. The menu had many comfort-food items to choose from as well as a large selection of sandwiches. Prices are reasonable and... More 

Thank Leon H
Richmond, Virginia
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521 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not bad for breakfast. The coffee was fresh, hot, and it kept coming 😀. Omlet was ok Fried apples ok. Waitress could not have been better

Thank Jeff S
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered lunch for take out. Food was ready when we got there hot and delicious.. luau burger was great and lots of chicken tenders in the basket ... best sweet potato fries I've had yet

Thank Bobbie M
Norfolk, Virginia
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612 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The exterior neon was somehow comforting at dusk after a couple of hours on I-95 north of Richmond. The diner was near the first exit after passing the Richmond beltway. A favorite is the fish and chips. Huge portions and the largest hush puppies ever. Others in the party had breakfast items and one corned beef. The place was cheerful... More 

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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 9 - USD 15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 2661500
At River City Diner, we are known for our Breakfast, Burgers, Shakes & Fries! If you are looking for quality American food in an all-American atmosphere, this is the place for you. We grind our burgers in-house every other day and our fries are fresh-cut. You'll also be happy to know that we offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. A few of our famous items are our Simply Better Bacon Burger, Richmond's Best Reuben, Mandarin Chicken Salad, and for breakfast the Here's Lookin' at You Kid or our Bacon Pancakes! Breakfast is served all day.

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