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Riverstone Family Restaurant

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8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
07:30 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint small restaurant next to a resrt of the same name. The service was outstanding, The food Excellent. Hame and Cheese sandwhich was perfection. Also the philly cheese steak was awrsome. We tried Fried Okra for the first time in was wonderful. The Price was fantastic.

Thank Ipswitch00
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't expecting much from this quick stop, but found a great selection of local favorites to sample: fried green tomatoes, frogs legs, smoked pork, turnip greens, fried corn bread. Everything was made on the premises and delicious. Very good prices, big portions and friendly service. Recommend if you are in the area and hungry.

Thank Lisa H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never ate here before so I thought I would give it a try. Sorry to say I was not impressed, run down building with erratic customer service. There at 2pm was out of several things kept telling people we don't have this or we don't have that. Roast was ok but pinto beans was nasty, they were so... More 

Thank Brenda t
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was wonderful.. the portion was huge... hoping they do this again.. need home made cocktail sauce to go with it... really good job guys... loved it...

Thank Judy C
Downers Grove, Illinois, Usa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and enjoy returning. Nothing fancy, but good home cooking at reasonable prices.

1 Thank Bob E
Valdosta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a terrific made-to-order breakfast at a reasonable price, try Riverstone Family Restaurant. The cooks do a great job of preparing breakfast to your specifications. I am a fan of their fluffy, delicious pancakes and though they make sawmill-type gravy, you can order sausage patties and quickly have fluffy homemade biscuits and sausage gravy.

1 Thank Sue M
Clearwater, Florida
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803 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about this place. My wife particularly loved her rainbow trout lunch. Service was superb. Coffee was hot and free-flowing. Brought home a full take-out box of leftovers. Plenty of parking in the rear. They have a pretty fireplace inside and additional seating outside.

1 Thank Bob19512014
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped in after four days camping in the park. Darrell greeted us promptly and served us fantastic omelets and pancakes. Loved the way they grilled the veggies before stuffing the omelets and cakes were fluffy and sweet. Kindly bid farewell with coffee to go for our trip home. Excell not hospitality.

2 Thank h0teln0mad
Townsend, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great food !! They fill up fast. Try the fried green tomatoes! It's very unassuming place but inside is warm and welcoming.

2 Thank Connie D
Townsend, Tennessee
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Friends and I usually eat here every few weeks after hiking. We went yesterday hoping to get a good meal in front of the fire on a cold day. After 15 minutes at the table, someone finally asked us if anyone had helped us, we said no. 4 minutes later, we finally got some menus. A while later, just as... More 

1 Thank Betsy L

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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
USD 5 - USD 17
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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