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Riverstone Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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8503 Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Springboro, Ohio
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Riverstone has diner food with a home cookin' Southern influence. The setting is nice, the people are nice. First time you drive by you are going to notice all of the cars there. If you listen to a bit of conversation you are going to hear locals talking about the happenings in Townsend. I've had lunch and dinner here a... More 

1 Thank mattblick
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We always stop here on our way to Cades Cove. The hamburgers and fries are good. Cozy stop for our family.

Thank scottsgirlTn
Saucier, Mississippi
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Coming out of Cades Cove in the evenings in early March doesn't leave a lot of options for a later supper. Riverstone was still open and willing to squeeze us and some other travelers in before closing. The burgers were great!

Thank Janice S
Rush, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We eat here every time we are in Townsend we love this place they are all so nice the food is great the staff is amazing and they do whatever they can to make your dinner just perfect and the prices are affordable

Thank sassybandit
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

My family and i come in about once a month, we had a server that we've never had before. Service was good, so was our waitress. Although in the end we did not tip her, due to the fact, my husband and I watched her go to tables that weren't even hers, and take money off it and put it... More 

Thank megs753
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We love the atmosphere and the food. The burgers and catfish are great! The fried green tomatoes are perfectly crisp with a good sauce. Breakfast here does not disappoint either. In the winter, the fireplace is warm and cozy. In warm weather, eat on the back deck and walk next door to sit around the fire pit or in the... More 

Thank Patti G
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I live in Chicago, but whenever I end up in the Smoky Mountains (which is about once a year), I find a way to get to this restaurant. Townsend is in a more remote part of the Smokies, but it is worth the trip. Riverstone has good local food and is in a very quiet location.

Thank Steven P
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had a group of 11 and we were treated like family. We got fried green tomatoes & fried frog legs for appetizers. Then everyone ordered a variety of dishes. Several got the hamburger steak and 1 came out too well done. They brought him another hamburger steak out. We got hamburger, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken & steak. It was... More 

Thank Priscilla L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We needed a good breakfast after a cabin stay. Everything we tried was good. Good country cookin' !!!

Thank Mike C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

After dining our first night in Gatlinburg and being let down, we found this gem of a place. Service was very fast and friendly. Food was excellent. Home cooked and very affordable.

1 Thank Jennifer H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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 Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8816
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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