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“Casual dining at it's best”

River Rat Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$23
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Neighborhood and boater favorite, moderate prices and large portions, full bar service and carry out service. Open at 3:00 pm daily. County best seafood award winner 2014. Go to spot for fish & chips and creative seafood entrees, cut to order rib-eye steaks, ribs, pizza, salads and sandwiches.Fast casual service and atmosphere.
Harrison Township, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Casual dining at it's best”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Whether you are in the mood for a great prime rib dinner, a tasty pizza, a fresh perch dinner, their daily special ,or one of their many other menu selections, this place is the pick for whatever your mood. The food is always great. I am local and this and Luigi's are my favorite restaurants, hands down.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank dazzem
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Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice, local hangout!”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Staff is very welcoming. And the food is great! Especially like the River Rat dipper. A french dip type sandwich... best ever!

Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Kim T
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Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A new High in Food”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We have eaten here many of times and always enjoyed the foods. My wife like the maurice salad as her favorite and I usually go for the chicken or beef dinners. Our last visit suprised us with an upgrade in meal quality. I had the prime rib king cut and was served an excellent plate of potatoes, veggies and a cut of prime rib on a scale of 9 of 10. The wait staff have been there along time and dote on you regularly. The resturant serves many returning guests. Come on over and enjoy.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Richard T
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Troy, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average Food - Overpriced”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We tried several items on the menu and none were very flavorful. This is a restaurant that charges $$$, above average for their entrees. Pasta dishes are your best bet.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Bob T
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River R, Owner at River Rat Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Our focus is on high quality products and large portions, and as our reputaion and all other reviews show we execute this well on a daily basis. Our taste and qaulity has made us a local favorite for the past 4 years. We somtimes may not please someone, but always will correct any issues a quest may have if brougt to our attention durring there visit, but we can only respond and go on our reputation after the fact. Thank You.
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Detroit, MI
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous dinner for 6!”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had a wonderful dinner last week, from the nice bottle of white wine (not too expensive), appetizers and dinner. The clam chowder was excellent. The potato parmesan crusted cod was amazing. Not to mention that our table of 6 had a nice round table, so we could all talk together. I'll be back!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank SALSCS
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