Friday, February 22, 2008

Riverside Lunch

The name is rather deceptive as we ate at this hole-in-the wall at 9PM and did not see a river nearby. Regardless, if you're in the mood for something greasy and are willing to loosen your standards for proper food handling, Riverside Lunch is the place to go. They claim they serve the "Best Burger" in Charlottesville, and I'd say they beat out Five Guys.

Service was attentive and friendly, but they do allow customers to smoke which can become an issue when the place gets crowded.
Despite the large portions, the fries were bland and tasteless.

I ordered a cheeseburger with tomato, lettuce, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. I may have been super hungry, but this burger was delicious and dripping with grease. It was also pretty cheap for a local restaurant at $3 for my burger.

This restaurant falls into the category of "one-timers", places that were delicious at the time but were too greasy to return. As a temporary resident of Charlottesville, this is the sort of place that I'd like to go once just to try and say that I've eaten there.


Anonymous said...

I hope you're no longer a resident of Charlottesville. Nobody should tolerate this slander against a great spot for burgers.

Next time stick to Subway.

PS--I'm not sure where you usually hang out, but since when is Riverside a "hole in the wall." I hope you enjoy living in Snobville.

Ellen said...

The river that gave Riverside it's name is the Rivanna River... just across the street from the restaurant. Riverside also provides each table with a shaker of seasoning salt, to be used on the fries liberally. That's how you eat 'em.

Anonymous said...

Riverside burger too greasy? You might as well complain that your rib-eye steak is too fatty. You should stick to chicken.