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Riverside on the Root is a full service restaurant overlooking the Root River and downtown Lanesboro’s old railroad trestle bridge. 

Located directly on the Root River State Trail, Riverside on the Root has indoor seating for fifty people and outdoor seating for one hundred, Riverside on the Root can accommodate almost any group. Our extensive menu along with our new alternative Entrée choices that will change weekly with new and creative dishes and many delicious signature items.  

  • Walleye, Seafood, Prime Rib, Pasta, Barbecue Baby back ribs.
  • 14 signature martinis
  • House infused Bloody Mary’s

As well as pizzas, sandwiches, wine, martinis, and much more!

Riverside on the Root voted “Best Outdoor Dining in Southeast MN” – 2010

 

Our Story
Riverside on the Root has been Family Owned since 1992 at 109 South Parkway and was originally the Northern Iowa Oil Company in the 1930’s.

In the 50’s it became a city car garage and car wash.  Later to be purchased as the Johnson Fur Company. It was then purchased in the 80’s as a rental store for canoes.

In 1999 Mike and Julie Charlebois purchased Riverside on the Root and started their dream of owning and building the Riverside on the Root opening the restaurant in July of 2001.  As it is now 3 of the walls partially exist.  When they added on there was no sewer,  one outside water hydrant and three electrical outlets in the building. What a dream!  Because the marriage of the two businesses out grew each, Root River Outfitters moved 2 locations North in 2010.

 

RIVERSIDE ON THE ROOT
NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016 SEASON
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 4P-CLOSE
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12P-CLOSE

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!

Riverside on the Root

Entrée Choices for the Week of Thursday April 28th

10 Ounce Blackened Waygu Steak10 Ounce $26
Served with Choice Potato
Vegetable of the day

Honey Glazed Pork Chops  $18  Two 6 ounce chops
Served with Choice Potato
Vegetable of the day

10 Ounce Walleye Almondine  $28
Served on a bed of rice
Vegetable of the day

Mediterranean Pasta $24
(Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Kalamata Olivies Artichoke Hearts and Feta Cheese)
Served with Choice
Noodles Side Salad