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River Terrace

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1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
+1 931-223-5135
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far our favorite restaurant in the Columbia/Spring Hill area. Authentic cajun cuisine served by friendly, efficient staff in a very beautiful atmosphere. Who could ask for more?

1 Thank Rocky M
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime I'm in Columbia I make it a point to go to River Terrace. I have never been disappointed in my meal. I'm a steak lover and Chef Randy always prepares it perfectly everytime. I recommed River Terrace to anyone traveling to the Columbia, TN area.

1 Thank hokenpone
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor. The place is very charming with several rooms for dining, but we ate at the bar which was also charming. I had the eggplant parmesan and boyfriend had crab cakes both of which were excellent. The wait staff were all friendly and efficient. The owner chatted with us and told us how she and... More 

1 Thank Biglegged
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

What a find during our overnight stay on I-65, traveling from Ohio to Louisiana. Authentic New Orleans Cuisine with Crab Cakes and Crawfish - Shrimp Etouffee. Natchez Trace - Northern Terminus nearby. Terrace view of the Duck River. Very attentive staff. If looking for light dining, try a soup with salad or hors d'oeuvre with vegetable side dish. Very reasonable... More 

1 Thank Two-Bagger
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband used to live near New Orleans and misses the food. River Terrace was amazing. I had the crab cakes and was not disappointed. Will be returning again soon.

1 Thank PJMaple
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have visited multiple times and enjoy the service and the authentic cajun entrees! They are pricey on some items, but the service and quality are above average!

2 Thank Mike R
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I travel a lot for work and the thing I miss most about home in Louisiana is the food. I was told there was "really good New Orleans food" at the River Terrace. Good?? That's an understatement! It was amazing - I had the Shrimp Elizabeth, crab cakes and all of the sides. River Terrace, by far serves the BEST... More 

2 Thank Hungrygirl504
Princeville, Hawaii
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Your waitress told us that you were out of town. Our hotel (Fairfield Inn and Suites Columbia) recommended this restaurant and told us that we would given a discount. The waitress told us that there was no such policy and offered us free dessert. We order 2 key lime pies and were charged for both. The meal was mediocre for... More 

Thank 934SamanthaK
EPLandry, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this review

I'm Elizabeth Landry - my husband and I are the owners and for the first time since we opened almost 6 years ago, both had to be out of town on business during the same 3-day period. I have no idea why anyone with the Fairfield would tell their guests that we offer a discount. That is not and has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening. The owner and his wife are great people. We had a person with a diet restriction and the owner personally made a sauce and dish to accommodate us. Exceptional service

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A large variety of seafood items for Columbia plus Cajun/Creole dishes and other local favorites can be found here. The house dressing is delicious - be sure to try it. You'll get a mini scoop of sherbet after your salad as a palate cleanser then your entree course. The oysters (fried) are just perfect! Easily the nicest restaurant in Columbia... More 

Thank Volrooster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-223-5135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?