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Riverside Grill

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100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-862-8646
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best View in Town

The Riverside Grill is the perfect place in town for reasonably priced, consistently good food and great service. The bonus factor is the beautiful location right on the river. Wonderful relaxing waterfront place to meet friends for a leisurely meal or just cocktails. The salad with strawberries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
TLWGray
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I were in Oak Ridge for the weekend on our way back to Virginia Beach. We met his family there for dinner on a Friday night. The place was pretty busy so we sat in the bar area. The food was very good and the prices wee reasonable. Our server apparently was also taking care of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Riverside Grill is the perfect place in town for reasonably priced, consistently good food and great service. The bonus factor is the beautiful location right on the river. Wonderful relaxing waterfront place to meet friends for a leisurely meal or just cocktails. The salad with strawberries and caramelized nuts topped with grilled chicken is terrific.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had biz dinner for 5. Food decent but view if rowing lanes on the river/lake were great. Recommend the pork chops. The fish was a little overlooked and dry.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopped by for dinner while attending SIRA 2015. We sat on the patio and enjoyed watching the crew teams. Service was prompt and friendly. The bread basket was delicious. The onion ring appetizer was excellent and not at all greasy. My wife had mahi mahi and I had talapia. Both had great taste. Prices were comparable to other local restaurants.... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant sits on the river with a great view of the start line (SIRA 2015 of course). We ate outside, Thursday night, not that busy. Staff was friendly and polite. That being said.... they couldn't have one entree for vegetarians? PS - fish is not a true vegetarian option. Bread is amazing and delicious, served piping hot in generous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I was in town recently looking at places to live, as I'm moving to Oak Ridge, and The Riverside Grille was one of the first restaurants I visited. It was absolutely amazing. The bread is WONDERFUL! Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and what a view! I can't wait to go back when the patio is open. A+!

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131 reviews 131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We haven't been to the Riverside in awhile and decided to take our friends there for lunch. It was a beautiful, blue sky day and we sat at one of the tables near the windows so we could enjoy the view. Our friends had never been there and were impressed with the view and the food. I ordered the Buffalo... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Mom & I visited this place on Sat, just as they were opening for lunch, so we were the only ones there. We're both trying to lose weight, so we split a starter....I think they were called "Steak or Filet Bites" and they came with onion rings & horseradish dip. Very tasty! Then we split the Club Salad and that... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

after taking a nice walk to the boat house we were ready for a nice meal. We had a nice variety to choose from. Some of us had salads that were very generous. The cheeseburger that I had was very tasty. The gentleman who served us was very courteous

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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177 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I took my parents here one Saturday for lunch. This was my second visit. We ate a late lunch (2 PM) and the restaurant was almost empty. The host and waitress were very nice. There are nice views of the water from all the tables. We started the meal with friend green beans and ranch dip. It was excellent. Fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: 865-862-8646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?