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“Friendly atmosphere with average, strip mall food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riverside North

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Riverside North
Ranked #260 of 538 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maryland
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439 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere with average, strip mall food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Took my family to Riverside North Cafe for Sunday brunch. The breakfast buffet is similar to those served in many hotels that provide free breakfasts. There were scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, creamed beef, french toast sticks, and a fruit bowl with fresh melon and grapes. While I have no complaints about the food, there was nothing about it that made me say wow. It was average. The employees were very friendly and the price was reasonable. For a quick, inexpensive breakfast, it served its purpose.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Riverside North in Charlottesville”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

I understand there is also a Riverside South in C'ville...haven't visited that one but if it is anything like Riverside North it's pretty good!...extensive menu of burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings...no frozen burgers here...all fresh and made to order...wait staff and cooks very friendly and attentive the entire time you are here...has an adjourning "sports bar" to watch all types of sporting events...very UVA atmosphere...great spot for a quick and good lunch...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank George M
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food but really enjoy the original location more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

God burgers any way you want them. The restaurant feels a little stiff not comfy like I wish to feel when I am dining

Visited November 2012
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Thank Soccermotha
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Dyke, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great burger joint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

You can't get any more casual than Riverside North. Walk in, sit where you want and if there aren't enough seats, move the tables where you want them.
The flat-pressed burgers are served with the cooks' thumb on the bun, but it's so good you don't care. The beer is cheap, the burgers are cheap, the onion rings are hot and cheap. Everything is fast.
There's TVs on every wall and coloring books to borrow for the kids.
The staff shares all the tips, it seems, and you don't have a dedicated waitstaff, as far as I can tell, but everyone does a good job of watching out for everyone else.
The decor is all University of Virginia, and the TVs are all sports, all the time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank dkarnes
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