The Riverside Market Cafe
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Loki:
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
I can't say enough about this local treasure. Friendly staff. Great food and lots of it. (Pizzas, subs, salads, apps, etc.) Then throw in 12+ coolers slammed full with some of the best craft beer you can buy in Florida. I couldn't have been happier. OK, the music could have been better, but it changed after awhile.
You walk in, choose your beer/beers from the cooler. Grab a table, and then they come around to see if you want food or just want to hang out. Had some beers in cans, mostly bottles ranging from 12oz to 750s. Domestic Craft beers to a ton of European beers, especially Belgians. I went through two Cigar City Brewing (CCB) 12oz and a Victory Hop Wallop with my meal. Then I got two CCB 750s to take back with me.
I had a small sandwich (9" hoagie packed with meat and toppings!) with fantastic fries! The pizzas looked fantastic. The fries were so good I had them put on another order.
It is a bit of a PIA to find, so make sure you have good directions, a good cabbie, and/or GPS to get there.
All the staff and even the owners were supper nice. Lots of locals having fun. A small group playing dominoes while eating pizza and enjoying beers.
There is a cooler with N/A drinks and a cooler with some less exciting domestic stuff if you have a mixed crowd. Also have couches for just hanging out.
I wish this was my local haunt!
01-30-2012 22:32:44 | More by Loki
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +14%
Basically, Riverside is a long wall of fridges filled with beer, like WOB. The spin is, you grab your beer, open it, sit down on one of the many sofas or chairs, and chill until it's time to pay and leave. I love that you can browse and grab whatever you want, and it's cold.
Food is also served.
06-29-2014 05:33:48 | More by JulioH
2.19/5 rDev -47.2%
Absolute nightmare experience. Unless you like food poisoning and racial slurs!
I had the fish tacos and thought that they tasted a bit off. Well I should have listened to my taste buds because they made me very sick. Some more BIG red flags were the fruit flies
(yes plural) that we both found in our draft beers and the dried food stuck to our table. We like hole in the wall joints (and that is what this place is) and our server was nice so we gave it the benefit of the doubt.
But just to top off our experience we over heard the owner or who we thought was the owner (big fat loud mouth) using derogatory insults and making jokes about a former black employee. Well that was enough and this black man payed his over priced bill and walked out of this dump and will not return.
So again if you like dirty, disgusting places that serve bad food, and racist loud mouths then you will love this place. I saw another review from an usatisfied customer and they said it looks like a dirty TGI Fridays and a dirty 7-11 combined. LOL thats about it.
03-25-2013 22:01:12 | More by Swadd
The Riverside Market Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL
92 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.