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Betty's Parkway Restaurant

American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers
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912 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2409
931-388-5570
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More than meets the eye

This place was recommended by my son-in-law and he was right. Steaks were really good and the chicken is also excellent. It does not look like much from the outside but the food makes up for it. Staff was really courteous and helpful. Have been back for the hamburgers as they are the best in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Tdugan1949
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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Steaks are supposedly what this restaurant specializes in, and when we found ourselves in the area and unexpectedly needing to eat a casual dinner out, we decided to give this a go. However, I am stunned that this restaurant survives as a steak restaurant. They offer "marinated" steaks and burgers, which sounds like they would be terrific, of course, but... More 

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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place was recommended by my son-in-law and he was right. Steaks were really good and the chicken is also excellent. It does not look like much from the outside but the food makes up for it. Staff was really courteous and helpful. Have been back for the hamburgers as they are the best in town. The only thing on... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This has to be one of the best kept secrets in the area. My family and I found this by accident and stopped in only to discover one of the best steak restaurants ever. Everything has been wonderful so far, and the steaks are easily the best in town. Granted it doesn't look like much from the outside but do... More 

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Columbia, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife & I went for dinner to Betty's after they were voted for the best steak in Columbia. I thought the steak was OK, but nothing special. It was a ribeye, which normally has a substantial amount of fat, but these steaks were simply not up to standards of a good ribeye cut of meat. Wait staff was not... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Service is terrible and the food isn't much better. I was not at all impressed with the setup either. The restrooms were in plain view. There was a table that could see right into the mens room whenever the door opened! It looks like they haven't done updates in decades and I can easily make better food at home. And... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 reviews
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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Nashville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 912 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 931-388-5570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers

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