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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 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Date weekend with husband found this restaurant. 3/09/18 We eat supper there it have very flavorful and so good. We went back the next morning for breakfast. My goodness it was fabulous. I got the south western omelette.It was great. We even got 3 pancakes...More

Thank fsw4266
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little restaurant off the beaten path. This is located on the Cade’s Cove side of Townsend. They serve very good country style food, with large portions. Worth the stop if you are in the area. Also, they are open even in...More

Thank seslie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive into Townsend even if you aren't staying there. The food was good down home cooking. Staff was friendly, place was clean. Might be a little pricy for some but no more then getting at cracker barrel. The portion size is more...More

1  Thank cncstivers
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The restaurant was nice. The staff was very helpful and the food was amazing. This is our go to spot in Townsend.

Thank Tammie F
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

As much as I visit Townsend, I don’t often eat in Townsend. Today, after a beautiful frozen waterfall hike, we didn’t want to wait too long to eat. We decided to stop here for food and warmth. I’m glad we did ! The staff is...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is where we always go for good food in Townsend. This time I had the Pot Roast for the first time "Extraordinary". Have never been anything but thrilled with any dish I have ordered and the service is always top notch. Very quiet down...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

New years eve 2017 my wife and I were hungry, and cold and had stopped at the only other restaurant that was open on this miserably cold evening ( 14 degrees ) and was told there was over an hour wait. We found Riverstone, who...More

Thank geraldthurmond
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We tried this place for dinner one night and ended up there twice the next day.Everything we had was really good and the portions are very large.Staff are very friendly and helpful

Thank thepeacockhouse
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We stay in East TN every year and always make it a point to drive here for their great food. I don't know what they do to their hamburger meat, but it's so good. Lots of flavor and fresh, their fries are some of the...More

Thank cagedbird09
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Stopped for dinner in the early winter and ordered the Philly cheesesteak and a burger for the hubby. Burger was good he said and the philly was good except no au jus came and when I prdered the mashed potatoes she said she'd bring gravy...More

Thank psam6
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Toni B
12 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
15 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.
12 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
USD 5 - USD 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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