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Riverside Inn, Norland, ON

Riverside Inn

4.8
4.8
348 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Well known for great portions and great people - come check us out!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 454-1045
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Kawartha Lakes
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cinco De Marcho

    Mar 5, 2024 only
    We love making up holidays - and this is everyones favourite!!! Cinco De Marcho - cuz we need the fantasy of May weather with Margaritas and Tacos - Aiee Aiee Aiee!!!
  • March Euchre Sunday

    $20.00 per person

    Mar 10, 2024 only
    Euchre Tournament 2-4pm $20pp includes all you can eat pizza and non-alc drinks $50 prize to winner

What 348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Good for groups

  • Central Ontario

    Healthy

  • Central Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central Ontario

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Ontario

    Lively

  • Central Ontario

    Most Booked

348 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really appreciated a really large serving and good service. We have eaten at this establishment quite a few times over the course of many years and find the food is still good and like I say, the servings are very generous, but I feel like it’s not quite as homemade as it used to be.

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  2. Lilllian

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was wonderful. Very friendly staff and attentive to your needs. I just find that every visit is always to noisy. The restaurant is small, quite cozy but very loud. I will continue to eat at the Riverside Inn despite noise as I really enjoy the food. The menu is full of wonderful choices of both drinks and food. Makes it hard to decide what to order. My husband loves the chicken Parmesan, we both think the French onion soup I to die for.

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  3. JohnW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here so many times as my cottage is just down the road. Excellent food and service as always. Will be returning in the future!

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  4. MarkS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice. Appreciate having it there to stop off and have dinner on our way up to the cottage.

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  5. MonicaN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentines dinner event at the Riverside Inn. Our host Vicki was an awesome game show host as we laughed our way thru the game ! Dinner was amazing as always! Many thanks for always accommodating my husband who does not eat red meat! The chicken dinner he was served was awesome! I LOVED all the courses made from Julia Child recipes! The beef bourguignon was spectacular! Looking forward to our next visit for Cinco de Marcho!!

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  6. HelenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was excellent, prices comparable. Would certainly recommend it.

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  7. SusanB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got together with another couple to catch up. We chose your facility because you can never go wrong with any dish you choose. I wish I could remember who our server was but she was excellent.

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  8. MarleneL

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live local and go to the Riverside all the time. The food is great, the service is excellent, owners are lovely and always accommodating. Located by the Norland river, very pretty on the patio in the summer too. We enjoyed Sunday brunch. Thank you we will return. The Love's!

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  9. MonicaN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 2 year anniversary dinner was so much fun! Vickee and her husband are impecable hosts. The food was fabulous and particularly fun as the evening menu was planned around a local business "Fat Bottom Girls" garlic farm. Love it that The Riverside Inn supports local businesses in this way. Looking forward to our next evening on Valentines Day!

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  10. CollinD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed eating here. The food is great. I suggest making a reservation as it is very popular

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  11. LoriK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and great service, as always at Riverside Inn!

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  12. PatA

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were the only ones in the Dining Room as it was an early dinner, so it was nice and quiet. The music was at a good level. The room was a bit chilly and we wished they had the fireplace on. Overall it was an excellent meal and great service.

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  13. AnneC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing! We all enjoyed our food, good size portions.

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  14. NANCYL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was awesome as usual!! Everyone took home enough for another meal! Sooo good! Highly recommend the steak, schnitzel and Asian chicken...they were all delish!! Thank you Vicky and staff for keeping it good (taste and value)!

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  15. Barb

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food, service and attention to detail was outstanding.

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  16. Local

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good. Problem is we were there with our family and staff for a Christmas dinner at a supposedly fine restaurant. There was a table next to us with very loud patrons who were drinking heavy, very loud and swearing. We couldn’t even hear ourselves talking with each other. What kind of people swear out loud in front of kids?? I was about to complain as this is quite offensive behavior. I was thinking is this a raunchy bar or a classy restaurant? Then, the loudest one who was swearing the most, went into the back of the restaurant kitchen and I realized this was the owner! Well, at that point the other drinking/loud patrons left and it quieted down, and we were almost done. So I didn’t bother saying anything. The staff working there have been there for years and are quite nice but these recent owners need to show respect for their patrons, or decide whether they are a raunchy bar or nice sit down restaurant. That will be the last time we go to the Riverside In.

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  17. WAnthony

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was fantastic as always. Fresh, made from scratch. Portions are very large, most can be shared amongst two people, would most definitely recommend anyone stop in if in the area.

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  18. PatJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! Large serving, you certainly didn't leave the table hungry.

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  19. PeteM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Riverside for years. The food and service are always excellent and dependable.

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  20. SilviaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Friendly atmosphere. Great food. One of our favourite places to dine! Never have had an issue with anything over the years. Not once!

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  21. tell1610

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service! Our food was delivered in an efficient amount of time. Will revisit!

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  22. LoriC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for your money, food was delicious. Very quiet service was great

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  23. JimV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation on line which was seamless and easy. When we arrived we were greeted promptly and seated at our table right away. The service was exceptional and the food tasted great. We didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive either. Our reservation was for 6pm and I think we were done and out of there by 7pm. We will definitely be eating at The Riverside again.

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  24. JohnW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Need vegetables with the schnitzel , other that it is always a great place to go . Thanks

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  25. LisaF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant around! Love everything about it!

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  26. DonnaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Everyone was very helpful and friendly! We will definitely go back! A really great experience, thank you to the Riverside for all they do!!

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  27. DanaO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went to the Riverside to celebrate our 49th anniversary. We used a gift card my daughter had gotten for us as a present. When getting seated our server asked if we were celebrating anything special so we told her, she congratulated us. For dinner I had the wings. I asked for mild but I should have gone for medium. Wings come breaded and are good size. My wife had the fish and chips which was very good. Both our portions were a good size requiring a doggie bag when we ate what we wanted. After our server cleared our table she returned with a piece of yummy cheese cake as a gift from the restaurant. Nice touch.

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  28. Linda

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. Our waitress was awesome.

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  29. DorotheaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Woonderful ambience. Friendly and welcoming.

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  30. GailL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table ready on time, service outstanding, food excellent!

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  31. francag

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food arrived cold. Was offered more bread with our spinach dip (wasn’t given enough for the amount of dip) thinking it was free and instead we were charged. Capet looked Ike’s like it hasn’t been clean for a long time. The hamburger meat was not homemade Shots over priced for the location of the restaurant Over all not impressed and will not go back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was extremely friendly, portions of food were great and overall food quality was exceptional

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  33. Beau

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere , consistent good food at affordable prices over many years, never disappoints.

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  34. KarenG

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another FABULOUS meal at 'The Riverside Inn!!!' We are never disappointed!!

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  35. RANDYA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waitress, food was good. Schnitzel was to big. 😄

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  36. DADMDG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, service was great. We would highly recommend this place.

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  37. MarilynR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick. Everyone enjoyed their meals and found the servings were more than sufficient. Our waitress was cheerful and handled our group of seven with ease. She was more than happy to ask the chef for a couple of changes with the menu and he obliged.

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  38. TerryD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We rent a cottage in the area and we go here every year for my wife's birthday Great meal. Service was good. Meal came with a complimentary dessert. This was our fourth year.

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  39. DarB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great dining experience at Riveraide - just like being welcomed back into the family. Great food, wonderful owners and wait staff…always love coming home🥰

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  40. KimM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for hubby's Birthday service was great and the food was awesome! They brought a dessert on the house for Birthday wishes. Thank you.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Riverside Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 454-1045.

Riverside Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Riverside Inn

7497 Highway 35, Norland, ON K0M 2L0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kawartha Lakes
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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