A Facebook post indicates some sad news from Mottville.
Riverview Tavern, better known by people as Ma’s, is closed.
The restaurant at 12394 Riverside Drive, White Pigeon, is a bit east of Mottville. It’s been in business for decades and became well-known for its fried chicken, which was just a bit sweet. The recipe was a secret, but the restaurant wasn’t. People drove for miles to get a chicken basket and perhaps an order of bar cheese and crackers. Other things were on the menu, but nearly everyone got chicken.
Reader Orv Myers tipped me off that the restaurant may be closed. The Facebook post indicated that he was right.
Another reader, KathyJo Mayer-Strukel said they tried to go there to eat the other day and saw the sign on the door indicating they needed to close due to circumstances beyond their control.
I hope Ma’s can reopen soon. I know I’m not alone in hoping that.