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  • Riverdale Family Restaurant

  • 3.0 stars
    (18 reviews, average rating: 2.4/5)
  • Cuisines: Family
  • (519) 473-7777
  • 360 Springbank Drive London, ON N6J 1G5
  • Neighbourhoods: Southcrest
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Adam
1 Review
2013/05/12
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Best Fish and Chips in town. The Burgers are homemade and excellent. My wife and I had a great time. We went to celebrate mothers day and the owner greeted us with Strawberry Dipped Chocolate. The place was jam packed with costumers. The waitresses were very nice and helpful. I also ordered Take Out, that's how much I enjoyed their food.

  • Order: Fish and Chips and Cheese Burger
 
AgeJ
1 Review
2013/04/10
  • Do you like food? Don't eat here
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Its hard to believe, but someone actually screwed up a hamburger, actually two.

    I ordered a double burger, when it came the burger was literally falling apart, I showed the waitress and she agreed that the food looked like $hit. So the replacement arrived, and it seems that the chef at the Riverdale is a rather black and white thinking individual, so of course when the burger arivevd this time, it was literally swimming in grease, again I showed the waitress, and asked" can I just not pay for any of this? and " would you eat this? " She shook her head no.She went and spoke with the manager, he agreed not to charge and we left.

    The waitress was nice,the food was the worst looking I have ever seen. \please consider eating food off the ground before eating here. The End

    PS. the water there is good and i got two pickles for free

  • Order: Double Angus burger with fries
 
LondonFoodie135
1 Review
2012/05/30
  • ROTTEN MEAT!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • We were in for lunch as we work in the medical building just up the road and we have been there several times with ok food. We will NEVER go there again!! We had ordered a corn beef sandwich with a salad, salad was ok as it is hard to screw up a salad, corn beef was rotten. It was brown and smelly, we let the server know she asked the kitchen and gave us the same corn beef back and told us it was brown from sitting the steam table to long. We asked for another one and we got the brown rotten smelly meat but this time it was ice cold, so this time the reason for the brown smelly meat was that 'when meat sits on top of it's self it goes brown'. Since we aren't as dumb as they want us to be we sent it back and said the said was enough. Once the bills came our server told us there was nothing she could do and the whole meal needed to be paid for. We ended up speaking with 'owner' who told us he 'didn't give a sh** what our problem was we had to pay' We argued for a few minutes with the 'owner' continuing to swear at us.( 3 women). He seems to think he is untouchable since one of his rants was that it didn't matter what/or who we told 'everyone knows who I am, it doesn't matter what you do'. Even after we told him that we come in often for lunch he 'still didn't give a f**k'. Those words came out of an owners mouth to paying customers.
    We will NEVER go there again. Only go if you want
    bad rotten food and like paying for it.

  • Order: Corn beef
 
networker
1 Review
2011/12/23
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Thank you to the Riverdale Family Restaurant for looking after a group of 30 business owners who were told on very short notice that the usual breakfast meeting spot would not be able to accommodate us. One call to Riverdale and everything was in place for us to meet at their facility. Food and facilities were great and the staff was phenomenal with excellent service!

  • Order: breakfasts
 
Meldy
1 Review
2011/11/20
  • It's pretty hard to ruin breakfast but they...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • It's pretty hard to ruin breakfast but they managed it! My husband had a hair in his poached eggs. He pointed this out to the waitress who returned the dish of eggs to the kitchen, only to return three minutes later with the same dish of eggs and requesting my husband to point out the hair as the chef couldn't see it! My husband showed her the hair and she made her way back to the kitchen again. By this time, the rest of my husband's breakfast was cold and I was about half way through mine. No apology and there was nothing taken off the bill for ruining our breakfast! The restaurant is shabby (and not in a good way), the seat upholstery is split and tired looking. The place is dirty (we watched a waitress spill milk all over the carpet and not clean it up), the service is clearly lacking and the breakfast, minus the hair, is mediocre at best!

  • Order: Breakfast, poached eggs, bacon with toast.
 
JessD
1 Review
2011/11/18
  • Rude Owner
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • We walked in and seated ourselves like the sign said. It took about 5 minutes before we received menus and water. We were then ignored for the next 10 minutes even with our menus folded on the end of the table. Finally we placed our order, 2 southwest burgers with fries. We then waited 30 minutes, even though we were only one of 4 tables in the restaurant. The burgers were dry and bland and overcooked and side of fries consisted of 10-12 undercooked fries. The waitress never returned to check if the food was ok or to see if we needed refills on our drinks. When we were done we had to approach the waitress to get our bill. We then proceeded to the bar to pay with visa. The owner asked how our meal was, and we politely told him of our poor experience . He got defensive and rude, raising his voice as he told us that we weren't there very long and we were impatient and spoiled. What a nasty little man. I won't be back.

  • Order: Burgers, fries, pepsi
 
DanP
1 Review
2011/11/05
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  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • Today my Wife, Mother-in-law and myself were out taking care of some business. We decided to go out for Lunch as it was approaching 1pm. We were headed to the "Tasty Coast", but it was closed due to being Saturday.

    My Wife suggested going around the corner to "Riverside Family Restaurant". We arrived at after the lunch rush at about 1pm. When we arrived we seated ourself as the sign said. Within a reasonable amount of time "Patricia" greeted us at table 23/1. We ordered from the lunch menu and had two roast beef sandwiches which need no prep time and should be ready. Also my Mother-in-law had a Seniors pork cop meal. In addition we had two garden salads.

    We received our salads after a short while and then nothing else came. After right about a hour of sitting there and trying to be patient, we mentioned to a waitress that we had a need to check on our order.

    The amount of time was unacceptable and the crowd had subsided and there was still no food. When it finally came there was no customer service. One waitress walked past and said, "Pork Chops do take a long time. The attitude was that it was not there fault and we should just deal with it. I was very unhappy and the waitress did not keep us informed or handle us in any correct manner. Also no follow up visits to the table. I felt like we were completely invisable. I will not give another opportunity to be treated this poorly. The food was very simple and the hot beef sandwiches were not worth the 10.45 a piece. The actually added 50 cents per meal for gravy on the mashed potatoes. May be they dont care about customers and just want a greasy spoon sort of place that pays the bills.

  • Order: We ordered from the lunch menu and had two roast beef sandwiches which need no prep time and should be ready. Also my Mother-in
 
prophecy
18 Reviews
2011/06/21
  • Mediocre
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Are you over 80? Have you never been outside of London? Do you care what you eat? Do you eat a lot of caned food?
    If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this this the place for you.
    Medicare at best.
    Atmosphere? They don't know the meaning of it.
    You can do better at home.

  • Order: Veal Parm, Sole
 
Nic
2008/09/30
  • A nice place to eat
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The Riverdale Restaurant is staffed by wonderful people that make the dining enjoyable. The food is not fancy but it is tasty properly cooked and the serving sizes are always just right. Over All a nice place to bring the family for a meal

  • Order: Supper Special
 
Kellyc
1 Review
2008/06/26
  • Good service until you want to pay. Bacon was as...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • Good service until you want to pay. Bacon was as if if was overcooked then reheated terrible. One of the waitress it's obvious she does not want a table for one let alone a women I have waitressed in the past and tip even you

  • Order: breakfast special
 
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