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Always do sober

what you said you'd do drunk. 

That will teach you

to keep your mouth shut. 

~Ernest Hemingway~

 Seafood &
 Salads &
Beef &

The RIO was started February 16,1947 by the Rice and Olson families as a place to make cheese and ice cream from milk produced at the farm next door. It was called "The Rio Dairy." (See pictures under the saws at the end of the building) As time passed the Rio Dairy became " The Rio Restaurant." I am not sure of the progression of ownership after the Rice family sold, but the Johnson family were the last owners before myself. It had become a roadside tavern. After some remodeling and some new decorations the plan was to keep it a tavern. The world changed and the RIO is a restaurant again! The staff and myself welcome you and hope you enjoy your time with us!


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