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The Riverside Market Cafe

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The Riverside Market CafeThe Riverside Market Cafe

16 Reviews
Reviews: 16
Visits: 35
Avg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

608 SW 12th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312-2421
United States
phone: (954) 358-8333

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Place added by: Reagan1984 on 04-15-2011

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 35
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jet-Feds_13
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of valrxman
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

You have to go if you are in Fort Lauderdale. Cool little place. Beer all around you. Cheers

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Photo of tyjo26
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Bad ass spot to chill.

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Photo of djhowell
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Grab a beer from the cooler, pick a board game to play, order some snacks (the margherita pizza was good), relax. Settle up at the end with your empties.

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Photo of nrokh
4.81/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Paponetti44
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gourmet2390
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Good local place becoming more & more popular to both locals and tourists with a great mixed crowd. Low key vibe, casual & cool. Awesome beer selection, the best in the area. Has a lot of history, so go check it out.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Agentveba
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Biggcatch
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ralphsharp
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of RyanSoFla
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Riverside Market is one of my favorite places in Ft. Lauderdale. The sandwiches are pretty good and the rest of the food is decent, but the beer selection is just excellent. You grab a beer and just bring the bottles to the front when you are done. They have some great Florida beers and other brews from around the country. If you are in the area, you need to stop by.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

We checked out this place last month when we were down there for the Pats/Dolphins game. It was strange at first, but this place is in a residential neighborhood near the Las Olas Fort Lauderdale are.

Upon walking in, you are mesmorized by the amount of beer stocked there. Over 500 bottle and cans to choose from and 20 rotating draft. The fridges are self serve too. Pick and choose what you want to consume and then bring your empties to the register to pay for them.

You can also take beer from those same fridges to go to be consumed at your hotel and to be packed in a suitcase like we did. Beer drank there is reasonably priced while beer to go is at a premium, but expect that when purchasing singles. 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs, and cases can be bought at a normal retail price too.

Food is minimal, but tasty. We enjoyed a salad and a sandwich while drinking local Florida beers from Due South, Miami Brewing, Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Florida Brewing, etc.

Atmosphere is cool with some patio tables outside, couched and high tops inside, and beer signs and everything else beer related inside.

So excite about this place that I went back twice more to make another six pack and get beer to bring back here to Boston. Next time we visit our friends in Hollywood, this will be the first stop from the airport. Well worth it folks. A can't miss if you are in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of JulioH
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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The Riverside Market Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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