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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%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (50 reviews)
“hash browns” (26 reviews)
“fries” (56 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Most recently, the prices have gone up for what should be considered average quality food. The prices are no longer reasonable and the lack of their ten percent discount to locals makes it unaffordable to this customer. Almost every time I stop by there are...More

Thank livet0ride
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I am glad we got this recommendation from a local because we likely would have driven right past. Great prices for a large breakfast. All five us, including our vegan daughter, were happy with it. Very friendly waitress.

Thank CBNurse
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a quick early dinner on Friday, not bad, good service, I had a hot ham and cheese which was on big bread and had some kind of sugar cured ham, my wife had a large salad which was big but uninspired, all salads should...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The title of my review tells you everything you need to know. My wife and I stopped in for breakfast and was blown away by the food. We had omelets and pancakes. The pancakes were so good that I did not eat them with butter...More

1  Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here yesterday. Very good traditional breakfast foods, family atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Food decent but large portions, prices very reasonable. Waitress we had was amazing and outstanding when interacting with our daughter.

Thank kimborene
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Thought we'd give this place a try since we'd not been before in our Townsend trips. Was a very good surprise. Although 3 of us ordered the trout and they were out of it , we changed to the catfish and were not disappointed. Had...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Our family of four dined here for dinner. My daughter really likes mashed potatoes and said these were as good as her grandma makes them! I had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and salad all were very good. My husband had the pot...More

Thank Sara I
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Stopped in for breakfast while in town. Wait time was short on our order. I had biscuits and gravy and my husband had one of the larger breakfast meals with hashbrowns, eggs, and bacon. The food was ok, not bad but nothing special either. Gravy...More

Thank Kjeanette
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Decided on lunch at this restaurant and drove past it twice as they have a very small sign. They are next to the Riverstone Lodge. My BLT had tons of bacon but the bread was very soggy. My hubby had a salad with mesquite chicken...More

Thank FLresidents
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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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