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Riverboat Inn

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514 State Rd
Croydon, PA 19021 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (215) 785-1993
63% say Yum
38 people voted
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Croydon

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Reviews of Riverboat Inn

James posted on 08/05/2014

Place is nothing special. All frozen stuff and over price drinks

MLG posted on 05/05/2014

The chef here used to be a chef at Bookbinder's in Old City, so he really knows his seafood. The problem is that it's old school recipe with heavy cream sauce - delicious but so unhealthy.

julia dandy posted on 07/30/2012

Great food! Retro atmosphere - friendly and fun!

Deb posted on 07/14/2011

The Crab soup was great, but it was WAY over priced.<br /> Our meal was nothing special, the place was dark and dirty.

kym posted on 04/01/2011

I had heard that the Philadelphia magazine wrote a wonderful article about the Riverboat Inn, so I decided to check it out for myself. The review I read in the magazine, based on my dining experiences here, was right on the money. The crab soup and shrimp scampi IS the BEST on the east coast. The Riverboat Inn does have great prices, a nice selection of craft beers and superior entertainment. You can?t get a better review than one that comes from a more legitimate source than the Philadelphia Magazine, after all, the reviews are written by professional food critics. The Chef at the Riverboat cooks every meal with care and from scratch, which, in my opinion, is a good thing. I like to know exactly who is in the kitchen cooking my food and the Chef that is preparing the meals, prepares it in a way that the love of their career, reflects in the end result. I can?t say that I know exactly who is preparing the meal at some of the places I have dined at & I have actually walked out of some establishments, once I saw who was preparing the dishes. Word of mouth is the best advertisement you can get and I will suggest the Riverboat Inn to all of my friends and family. I highly recommend stopping in to enjoy their great craft beer selection or to dine at the Riverboat Inn.

Kymberli posted on 03/24/2011

Subjecgt: DATE WITH THE NEW GUY!!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> I was asked out to dinner and my date took me to the Riverboat Inn & I have to say, I was impressed with the Victorian dťcor.<br /> <br /> I noticed two Philly baseball players having dinner at a table not too far from mine, so I asked the server what they were eating. He informed me that a lot of baseball & hockey players come in for the seafood and crab soup. He said they enjoyed coming for the great food and private dining experience.<br /> <br /> I began to look around at the pictures on the walls & was amazed at the number of sports players that have eaten there over the years. I am a HUGE Flyers fan so I was fascinated at the picture of the owner drinking out of the Stanley Cup when the Flyers won in 1974-1975.<br /> <br /> He also informed me that Chef Summers cooks a lot of the special order dishes requested by the team member that they are unable to find at any other establishment.<br /> <br /> So my date & I ordered the Crab soup & stuffed flounder Floridian & I have to say, I now see why they make the journey to the Riverboat Inn to order these dishes. I was astounded at the flavor and freshness of the food.<br /> <br /> I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back to eat at the Riverboat Inn again, not necessarily with the new guy, but I will be back.<br /> <br /> I highly recommend this restaurant for great food, company and atmosphere.<br />

duke posted on 03/22/2011

after stopping in for a drink was plesantly suprised. THe bartender was a funny guy why started playing music and the drums. He had an amazing voice. Later I asked him if he was a pro. of what he said he had been for many years. I have to have him play for my friends.

larry posted on 03/16/2011

Love the decor not you TYPICAL bar of smoke and someone who can make a great Martini. Cheapest place I know and we go everywhere! From Philly to bucks county. We get out at least 2x;s a week. well definitely be back.

Long Island Girl posted on 03/15/2011

1. My friends and I stopped here on a Saturday night about a week ago, a big sign outside says $10.00 meals and craft beers which my one friend had seen when going to her boat at the marina to prepare to get it ready for the summer season. <br /> Well let me tell you about this crap hole, the meal was about as good as a frozen TV dinner and the craft beers are anything but craft, but that is the least of your problems with this dump. <br /> <br /> So now we settled into the bar, it took us a few minutes to find 6 bar stools together that were not broken, but we managed too, so we sat down and ordered our drinks once the bartended took a break from talking to the patrons at the far end of the bar, who incidentally had stared at us since we entered the door, which is amazing that they could see us considering how dimly lit this place is. <br /> Now we came here with the thought we might have a few drinks and dance together, but the music was that which you hear in an elevator, oldies and old top forties stuff. As it turns out the DJ is the owners son whose dad / cook jumps on the drum set and does the worst impersonation of a musician you have ever heard which added to our wait (45 minutes) for the food we had ordered considering he is also the cook. <br /> <br /> All we wanted to do was have a decent meal, spend some time together, and dance a little and catch up with each other; this is not at all the place that anyone can do that. Between the bad food, bad musician, and obnoxious owner and customers, we could not wait to finish our drinks and meal and get the hell out of the place.<br /> <br /> Oh, the meal might have been $10.00, but the drinks were way, way over priced. If we were going to be treated like a piece of meat for the derelicts of Croydon, and harassed the entire time we were there, the drinks should not have equaled out to $8.00 a drink, hell they were using bottom shelf liquor and had absolutely no wines other than a cheap red and white. <br /> <br /> Believe me, life is way too short to spend one second in this hole.<br />

john summers posted on 03/11/2011


Bob H posted on 02/26/2011

I spent a few moments here last evening, it is definitely very dark to the point you canít see the menu or your check for that matter. The music is a mix of old Vegas tunes and old Top Forty. <br /> Itís hard to describe the dining area, the tables and chairs are like those in a school cafeteria covered with a plane cloth and paper napkins. There are no windows, adding to the darkness and my feeling of being in a box, and the wall paper is something from the 70ís or so, its blue designs on a reflective silver backing and stripes.<br /> I wish I could write something great about this place, but we sat there for ten minutes without service so we decided to go else were. We never got to eat or enjoy a glass of water. And it wasnít like the place was busy. There were 4 or 5 men at the bar and that was it. I guess this is an ok place to stop for a drink if you live in Croydon. But if youíre looking for a place to relax and enjoy a good meal we didnít find it here.<br />

Jay p. posted on 02/09/2011

Went here the other day great service and great prices. Only tried the Buffalo Shrimp 1 word Amazing! Read some reviews about how expensive they are. I paid 4.50 for a Hoegaarden. Where do they go? I guess they drink crap beer for a buck. Go to 3 monkeys where we ordered 3 drinks for 27$ now that's expensive!

South Philly Boy posted on 01/27/2011

My friends and I were here last week, So what can be said that hasnít already been written here before? This is the biggest cockroach motel on the Neshaminy Creek; filthy, dark and dank donít do this place justice. It is much, much worse in reality. <br /> We should have gone to Under the Pier and had much better food at half the price in a clean dining area. <br /> Not only was the food terrible, but the place is patronized by the dregs of Croydon. <br /> But hey, if you donít mind eating with crack heads, this is the place for you. Just hold on to your wallet, this place will definitely take you for a ride.<br />

Runner posted on 05/16/2010

I was just at this dive last evening, what a dump, and even though there were other people here, everyone agreed that this place was a one in a life time experience, but just once. Watered down drinks, slow service, and the worst food you have ever tasted are the fare of this place. The only thing worse than the service and food, was the music. You have to be very desperate to eat and drink here. If you want good sea food at great prices, stick with Under the Pier on RT13. It might not be fancy, or have music. But once youíve experienced the Riverboat Inn, you will be glad they donít. I cannot describe how bad this place is. What a joke.

Bucks Diner posted on 05/06/2010

The service is painfully slow, the food is subpar at best, and even thought they tout their food to be homemade it is anything but.<br />

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