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“Drab atmosphere with interesting menu”

Potbelly's Riverside Cafe
Ranked #37 of 88 Restaurants in Rockaway
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Denville, New Jersey
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149 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Drab atmosphere with interesting menu”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The menu here is very eclectic but some items I had were not prepared well. The wait staff are all very young and friendly, although seemed somewhat inexperienced. Dining outside really isn't good since the outside area is on a heavily travelled road with buses driving by and fumes, noise right at your table. Inside the place realy could use some sprucing up or at least a makeover for a more inviting, cozy atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Esperance, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food, Reasonably Priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Family restaurant with very good food. The wait staff were friendly and prompt. There were four of us for lunch, no one was dissatisfied. Our group ordered corn beef, swordfish, soup, and tuna salad plate.The bill with tip was $50-where are you going to beat that for good food and service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice neighborhood restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

The place is intimate and friendly, the staff courteous and the food served in a very timely manner. The food is standard American fares, not very fancy, but very good. I would recommend it as an alternative to home cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. An excellent place for a quick business lunch or entertaining friendly guests. Outside eating weather permitting is another attraction to keep in mind. Been there quite a few times and always came away satisfied with the experience. Yes, it's by the Rockaway river but you will have a hard time getting a good view at any of the tables, except perhaps at 1 spot outside at the very edge.

  • Visited August 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice salads”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

We have been here many times this is a good local place for salads and breakfast. I wish they would brighten up change carpet and update menu.

  • Visited May 2013
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“This place could be a gold mine!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

If the staff only were trained and cared. Our server desperately needed training. A nice young girl but doesn't have a clue how to serve and impress the customer. The food? Eh... A requested rare steak arrived well done. Cannelloni was ok. In an area with lots of good Italian food, this wasn't. Our first time there will also be our last. Too bad...

Visited May 2013
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