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The Riverside Market Cafe

Not Rated.
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 zeff80:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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%

Photo of Roos
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of drkastner
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of brianc629
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Marc_wiltshire
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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Photo of eliselaurel
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of chris1919
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Swadd
2.19/5  rDev -46.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1

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.

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The Riverside Market Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL
91 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.