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Red Bones On The River

316 West Race Street, Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 248-8552
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Ranked #5 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
Crossville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our first time there and my wife and I both tried the fish and chips for lunch with the pepper jack wedges for an appetizer. I had slaw with my meal, my wife had mac and cheese. All was awesome and the service was great. Great prices, great service and great food. We'll be going back for sure.

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Ramona, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was very happy with both food and service. The spinach artichoke dip was the best I have ever had with lots of chunky artichokes. Good food at a good price !!! Will return soon. Loved the view of the river also.

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Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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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
56 helpful votes 56 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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318 reviews 318 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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
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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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