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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (51 reviews)
“pancakes” (48 reviews)
“fries” (65 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant wasn't as good during this visit as we had experienced in previous years. We ate breakfast there two mornings early. The food was average. All employees were exceptionally friendly and took good care of us.

Thank MKCN47933
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a good piece from Pigeon Forge. Nice country to drive through. Don't hurry and don't rush dinner. Lot's to choose from and all very good! Do come hungry. Great value too.

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average meal. Ok but not what I was hoping for. Steak was bland. Restaurant was out of lettuce for salads.

Thank amsmith4210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to get the fried green tomato appetizer they are awesome. I had the grilled chicken with Moonshine BBQ sauce.( they charge $1 extra for bbq sauce which is strange but it was good) My wife had the Pot Roast and she loves it...More

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside on the back deck. It was enjoyable, the service was great, and the food was yummy. Try their grilled cheese and tomato sandwich!!

Thank hubjeanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times (2 dinners, 1 breakfast) while visiting the GSMNP. The food was good country cooking, plentiful and a good price. Each time we came in, they were short staffed (one waitress). But both ladies worked hard and got our food out...More

1  Thank TheTwinsMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good experience here. Would consider it a hidden gem. It's very rustic inside but clean and the food was very good. We had a sweet waitress and great service. We had a nice relaxing lunch and would definitely go back.

Thank ccchVincennes_IN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to stop here for breakfast. Kept getting our coffee and tea but after waiting an HOUR still NO breakfast. Horrible service. Everyone else got their breakfast but we got nothing!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

In a town of not many choices for a sit-down restaurant this was a rustic, not fancy restaurant with little decor. The restaurant has mostly wooden tables and chairs with a few booths up front. I will say we found the food to be good...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have ate here one other time and it was good and the service was pretty quick. They have went up on their prices and even though they weren't that busy, we waited at least 30+ minutes for our food this time...More

Thank Patrick S
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Questions & Answers
Toni B
11 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
14 July 2016|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure about that. You would probably have to give them a call.
11 May 2015|
Response from smokymountainhotel |
Yes we do allow dogs on outside patio as long as they r on a leash. Also great to hear from someone from Punta Gorda. My wife and I own a house there we bought 3 years ago but been so busy we haven't had much time to spend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8816
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The Riverstone Family Restaurant was originally opened and owned by Terry & Belinda Haley in 2004 and gave it its name and the reputation of having the very best food anywhere around. We share the same Rep at the Riverstone Lodge right next door.We truly do have the best of quality of food anywhere. We are from Mississippi and really, really know how to cook real southern food with many years exp. We are open year round 7 days a week serving breakfst, lunch & dinner.We have been licensed as a CERTIFIED ANGUS RESTAURANT serving only certified angus beef for all fresh beef items on menu. If your not aware, certified angus is now said to be better than "PRIME".Nothing but the best. Even our hamburgers are fresh Certified Angus. Hope to see you soon! Don't forget the fresh homemade Fried Green Tomatoes.
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