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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (53 reviews)
“pancakes” (50 reviews)
“fries” (68 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The vegetables they had listed on their website brought us here. Once we arrived we were told to find a table, but most tables needed busing. When we were given the menus, they were worn out and dirty. Doesn't start the meal off very well....More

1  Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Riverstone was recommended by a local and after a long morning hiking, this place hit the spot! The place was busy for lunch, but we were seated pretty quickly. Our drinks were served in mason jars. The iced tea was fantastic (unsweetened). The wife and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped for breakfast one morning and dinner the next night. Fast service and great tasting breakfast. For dinner we were pleased again. Although the restaurant was busy, we were greeted with fast friendly service. The steak was great. We definitely did not walk away...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were seated immediately but waited probably 45 mins on breakfast. Had eaten here for lunch before and same story. Big portions. Reasonable prices. Good average. Waitress good. Just don't be in a hurry as you experience the quiet side of the smilies.

Thank sharon f
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place was super busy and fully staffed with friendly people. Did not have a long wait for my food. I had French toast and bacon, and it was so delicious.

Thank Meghann H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

After a wonderful afternoon in Cades Cove, I was hungry. In my quest of trying all local restaurants on the quiet side of the smokies, I stopped here. I was seated immediately and my drink order arrived immediately. That appeared to be the end of...More

Thank Cowellboy
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place looks a bit rustic inside and out, but don't let that keep you from enjoying a good meal here!! My rib eye steak was fairly priced, cooked to perfection and not one bit tough!!

Thank sdkennerly
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went here on a Friday evening, a busy time; which is not a problem for us. We understand a wait. The problem was with my order. I ordered a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. After a took a couple bites I realized there was...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had burgers and the fried green tomatoes. Not being a burger person myself I was very impressed. And the tomatoes.. YUM! Only drawback was the service was slow and the place was not busy. Food and appitizer came out at the same time. We...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 11 September 2016

After checking Trip Advisor, we thought we would give this one a try. There were 5 us for breakfast. On a holiday - Labor Day - there was no wait. However, it did take a while for the server to get to us and once...More

Thank Diana E
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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