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“Good Food Away from the Seaside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio Station

Rio Station
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food Away from the Seaside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Rio Station provides a good meal at a reasonable price. The crab cakes were the highlight, but everything ordered was solid to very good. The only nit pick is the wings in an appetizer were very small, but otherwise, there isn't much to complain about when it comes to the food. For my visit, the service was also very attentive, informative and friendly. Obviously, being on Rte 9, Rio Station doesn't have the atmosphere or ambiance of a seaside restaurant, so, if you are visiting from a nearby town on the shore, you'll have to do without a view. However, the food makes up for it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lousy Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Can't believe the lousy service we received this afternoon at the bar. The Bartender was completely in attentive!
We waited forever to for him to take our drink order. We ordered food from the waitress, and she was great-, but when we ask the ignorant bartender TWICE for salt and pepper, he ignored us. We ask for the check when we were done, and he still ignored us-
We left, and will never revisit the Rio Station! We'll be sure to pass this along to our friends in Wildwood as well!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank nick_edelman
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Wilmington, Delaware
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very disappointing experience!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Visit started out well with a very pleasant experience with the hostess. Our party of 7 was seated fairly quickly in a beach weekend (not a common occurrence near the beach). Unfortunately the experience went downhill quickly... Took about 10 min for our waiter to acknowledge us and then it was to say he'd "be right back". 5-plus min later he was back to quickly take our drink order which took about 10 more minutes to arrive .... And the rest of the dining experience was similar (flagging down the waiter to ask for something and then .... Wait!). The place was busy, but not crazy -- seems just like very inexperienced waitstaff .... Maybe a temporary situation, but we won't be going back again for that reason. Food was decent at a decent price ... But I know I can get that elsewhere. I hope if you go for a visit that they have improved the waitstaff!

Visited June 2014
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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem at the Jersey Shore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

For several years now we've had the pleasure of eating at this wonderful restaurant about 5 miles from Cape May, New Jersey. We felt very lucky to discover it, and have gone there many times since and have and have never been disappointed. It's a very comfortable place, relaxing, and fun, and perfect for families too. Not only is the food delicious, the staff are wonderful and make you feel right at home. We always ask for John and know we'll have excellent service, but we also request Jim, or Ryan, too, they're all great! I have some serious food allergies, but they always look out for me, and never make me feel like I'm a bother. Luckily, they use the purest ingredients. I love their scallops and shrimp, my husband, the steak, and our kids each have their favorite food. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. And the prices are really fair, especially for a restaurant at the Jersey shore! It's not far at all from Cape May, or Wildwood, so it's good to reserve if it's a weekend because it does get busier then. Go to Rio Station for some good food and nice people, and you won't regret it!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank PeggyPennsylvania
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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“In the mood for a burger..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

And it was great! Done just the way I like it -medium rare.My husband had the corned beef special- corned beef with Cole slaw. He added a bit of horseradish sauce which came with our scallops wrapped in bacon. Really liked everything! Thanks Jason.

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