Restaurant re-opens in Monticello: The River

Erin Anthony
Staff Writer

    A familiar restaurant re-opened in Monticello, this time under new ownership. The River Restaurant and Private Club made its debut on Labor Day.

    The River, owned by Greg Berryman, sits off Highway 278 near the Dollar General Store. Specialties of the restaurant include guitreau catfish, aged sirloin steaks, Cajun barbecue ribs and crawfish. The restaurant serves something for everyone, with a choice of kids menu and various pasta and salad options.

   Berryman bought and remodeled the building that previously housed The Madison. He said he made sure to create an inviting atmosphere.

   “It’s just a fun place to be,” Berryman said.

   He also changed the rules created by The Madison, allowing all ages to dine in the restaurant as long as the kitchen remains open. Kitchen hours run Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 or 10 p.m.

  A pianist plays weekly on Friday and Saturday nights. If that is not enough entertainment, the restaurant features a Wall of Shame open for picture posting and televisions in each of three main dining rooms. You might even see a familiar face since the restaurant employs five UAM students.

   For more information call 367-6135.

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