The Rivers Eatery

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

We serve quality food at a reasonable price in a timely manner.

We serve 14 stone oven pizzas, salads, appetizers, fresh baked pies and a great selection of craft beers and wines in an old warehouse building.  We have seating for 100 indoors and seating for 60 outdoors weather permitting.    We are a fast casual environment.  We look forward to serving you soon.

Late Summer Hours * note significant changes to summer hours

**Closed Sunday Monday and Tuesday beginning August 19
Wednesday 4-9
Thursday 4-9  
Friday 4-9
Saturday 11-9
Sunday 5-7 Final Sunday for Summer is August 18!!

We’re looking for a few more good customers!

Don’t be scared by the cars on the street or around the block.  We have seating for over 100 inside, seating for 60 more outside and a pie shop that seats 15.  The street is full because our customers like to stay a while. If you have friends or family in town, we’d love to serve them.  Our process is simple, our food is fresh and our space is why you come to the northwoods – lots of fresh air, outdoor seating and a great old building to enjoy your friends.  Oh, we serve pizza.  This time of year we have lots of people ask why we only serve pizza.  Mostly because we are a pizza restaurant.  My favorite food is prime rib … unfortunately we only serve pizza, salads, appetizers and fresh baked pie.  My wife likes fish… but we only serve pizza, salads, appetizers and fresh baked pie.  You get the gist.  So if you have friends or family who like  stone oven pizza, pie and great beer in cool space send them our way.  We will take good care of them.  Hope to see you soon.

Happy 2019! Online Pie orders, Our 250k pizza

2018 continued a 10 year trend of steady growth.  This year in particular seems to have been extra special.  Sometimes simplicity is a good thing.  We offer beer, wine, pizza, salad and some appetizers in a hundred year old building in a town of 800.  This year we added Tilly’s Pies to our business.  Pie brings a whole other type of experience – and we like it!  Tilly’s Pies exceeded our expectations and we have plans to double pie production for 2019.  Thank you for sharing your friends and family with us.  In case we haven’t said it enough it is a privilege to serve you.

A Word on the Fire

December 6th was a sad day on the corner of County Road M and Highway 63.  Several years of planning, collaboration and craftsmanship went up in flames.  What was envisioned to be an iconic establishment serving the north woods now looks like a burned out ruin and soon will be leveled for safety reasons.

What comes next has yet to be determined.  What I know and can share is that the energy and commitment that created the vision and the structure in the first place still exists.  A fire won’t stifle that.

We, like you, had visions of sitting at the bar, on the deck or on the patio celebrating the beauty of the forest lakes and streams with our friends and family.  But that was our selfish side.  It wasn’t us that put our personal lives on hold or spent a small fortune of our own money to give such a beautiful and selfless gift to this town.

Our thoughts are with the owners and the craftsman and consultants that made this a priority in their lives for the good of others this holiday season.

Winter Developments at Rivers

  • Online gift certificates.  Rivers and Tilly’s now offer online gift certificates.  You have all been very patient tracking us down over the years to buy gift certificates for friends and family.  Now you can purchase them online!  See below.
  •  Online Pie orders!  You can now order your pie online.  We’re very excited about year 2 in the pie shop.  As you have seen, we are pretty deliberate.  We want to be sure our pies are of the quality we want and our business model is sustainable before we make a lot of promises.  We are becoming quite confident in our process and consistency.  Look for variable pricing, greater convenience and a “pie it forward” board in 2019!
  • A new series of events!  You’ll need to add some new punches to your dance card this year.  We are working on a new series of events that we hope will enhance your appreciation for the beautiful world we live in.  Stay tuned.

Online Gift Certificates Now Available for Tilly’s Pies and The Rivers Eatery

You can now give the gift of a Tilly’s pie or a Rivers Eatery Pizza online.  To order visit Gift Certificates.





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