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Red Bones On The River

316 West Race Street, Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 248-8552
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Ranked #6 of 21 restaurants in Kingston
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A few of us went to the Kingston 4th of July festivities and just decided to try this place out for lunch and was happy with our meal and service. We did sit on the upper deck and for a short time was bothered by someone smoking, but luckily she only had one! The server was prompt with taking our... More

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Colfax, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first night in TN. We were very disappointed in the service. Some of our party was done eating before others even got their food. We had to ask about it several times. It took over a hour to get our food and that did not work well with small children. We were never told what the problem... More

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Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We started out sitting on the balcony upstairs to have a view of the river, but had to go inside because of cigarette smoke (I have allergies). We ordered fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, they were good however they came out with our food !?! I had the crab cake sandwich, it was good. They had a live band... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, but the service was the worst I have ever experienced at a restaurant! Some members of our party were served over an hour before others. We received no explanation or apologies. When we spoke with the manager about this he was very rude and unaccomidating. I was extremely disappointed.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food and atmosphere are both good. However, the service is incredibly slow and it appeared that they were severely understaffed. I have no idea if that is normal or if it was just that night. Nice view of the lake, though.

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Family of 6 visited and each had a different entrée. We ordered cheese wedges, oysters rockefeller, and fried green beans as appetizers. All were excellent! I ordered crab cakes and they were excellent. Our son and daughter in law had the shrimp po' boys and they were excellent. Our other daughter in law had the patty melt and said it... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went here, frankly, with low expectations.....enticed only by being able to sit outside with a nice view of the lake. The menu was much more interesting that we expected, and the execution was quite good. This was lunch on Saturday. First, was a very good Bloody Mary. Then my wife and I shared a plate of crawfish. I'm sure... More

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Kingston, TN
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are looking for Oysters on the Half Shell in Roane County on Watts Bar Lake, this is the place! I have lived in Kingston for 30 years and this is the best place for seafood hands down. Great local bands on Friday and Saturday nights year around. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the bands play outside... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

very slow...food just ok. Great view...could have so much potential with the right management and staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed this simple restaurant. It offers a scenic view of the lake. This restaurant also has excellent food. We appreciated the hard work of the staff during a very busy dinner hour.

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