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Betty's Parkway Restaurant

912 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2409
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Ranked #32 of 120 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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Franklin, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped there for the first time today because we were in Columbia out for a Sunday drive. Our server was very nice, we were seated at a 6 person table for the two of us by the window looking over the Duck river. The windows needed a good dose of Windex inside and out. I ordered the steak sandwich... More

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I always heard about Betty's thought to try it tonight. My husband and son got the 12 oz ribeye steaks. Both were good and they were content. My steak tips were over done dry and mushrooms too salty. The waitress hardly came to our table. Had to get another server to get us butter, steak sauce and refill on tea.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When i come thru Columbia, i usually like to get steak from Betty's to go. Usually a great experience, until recently. I reached my destination an my steak was tough and BURNT, so i called in. Thinking no big deal, im a loyal customer and i just want a good steak not the money. The lady whom i spoke to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Betty's has a great rib eye and fantastic burgers. The best for this area. Fair price for both.They also have a few tables with a nice view of the Duck River. Decor needs a bit of help though, which leans toward cool NASCAR pieces. Service is a tad slow, but they make up for the pace with their attentiveness. Overall,... More

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Columbia, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Food here is always good. Service is about average. The time spent waiting on food is easy longer than expected, and the pricing has also increased. This is average for the cost and time, but other options are available.

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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went in April for the first time. Figured we'd try it since Betty's has been voted "Best Steak" in the Best of Columbia magazine. It was a great steak. Not a fancy restaurant which sometimes is a good thing. Just good food.

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Columbia, Tn
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have dined at Bettys parkway for a long time. The food is always good, the steaks are very good and cooked just right The staff is pleasant but when the restaurant is crowded they tend to get a little behind. The restaurant can get crowded, but overall the dinning experience is very good. I like to sit overlooking the... More

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Columbia, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is right on the Duck river, over looking with great view, if you could see through the filthy windows, the bar/dining area is so filthy, makes you wonder what the kitchen looks like. 4 times we gave it a chance, 2 of 4 times there was a double charge on our card for lunch. Staff is friendly, wish... More

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Columbia, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went about 2 weeks ago to Betty's the service was HORRIBLE! We sat there for almost an hour and a half before we received our food. When we got our food it wasn't anything to brag about. Our waitress was absolutely terrible we all sat there multiple times with nothing to drink. We also bought the groupons off of... More

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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555 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Overlooking the scenic Duck River, this NASCAR themed eatery is serving up very good food. Steaks are their specialty, but lots of other options are offered. I opted for a grilled pork chop with a salad and baked potato, all very good. Service is good as are the prices. Ask to be seated in the room with the river view.

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