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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 good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pot roast” (54 reviews)
“fries” (80 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The meat and vegetables were very good, however the kitchen was very slow in preparing our lunch. Very very slow. Don't get me wrong, once the food finally arrived, I enjoyed it, but again, the service was very very slow. The waitress was very nice,...More

Thank Camera F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten her several times over the years. The food is has always been excellence. Today they were out of salad and the service was very slow. They had several waitresses that were just standing around. Also, not affecting the food or service, the...More

Thank rwtamt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually like this little cafe when visiting Townsend,but not this time. My husband and I both ordered the two egg breakfast. Both of them were cold when they brought them out. We ask the server to get more eggs and she never brought them.Also,had...More

Thank CantonGagirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family atmosphere, relaxed, and good food. Somewhat short staffed but they worked hard to get our food out to us in a timely manner

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several times this past week for breakfast & supper. Clean, good menu variety, Good service, reasonable prices. Ribeye steak was great. Enjoy eating here every year.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on Sunday, the last day of our stay. They were very busy and seemed a little under staffed. This resulted in a somewhat lengthy wait. The staff was very friendly and attentive even though they seemed spread thin. The food was...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day of hiking we stopped in Riverstone. We ordered several things. Fried green tomatoes and frog legs for appetizers. Burgers, hamburger steak, fries, turnip greens, fried okra,... all were cooked well and came out hot... Would definitely go back...

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Country fried stake was great. The Smoked pork was very good - tender and tasty. They were extremely busy today at noon, but waitress was very friendly and good.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time here and over all it was a good experience. We were seated right way. We orders the frog legs appetizer and they were very good! I got the country fried steak, my mom got the steak and my dad got...More

Thank corinthians346
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast one morning and it was very good. My husband is a lover of biscuits and white gravy for breakfast and he said their gravy was some of the best he has every had. Nice staff and interesting location. Will visit again when...More

Thank briddle54
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Questions & Answers
Toni B
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
July 14, 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.
May 11, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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