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Riverside Grill

100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-862-8646
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Ranked #8 of 76 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I went here with several coworkers after a conference. I ordered the fish tacos; they were huge! The fish was cooked perfect, and there was just the right amount of spicy. I will eat there again when I visit Knoxville. The windows were large and offered a great view of the river outside the restaurant.

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Oak Ridge, TN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant has an outstanding Sunday Brunch with all the regular breakfast items. The omelettes are great and the best part is you can order it from your table and it will be brought to you rather than standing in line. The brunch also features many great lunch items. The location is right on the water and you may even... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The view was great, the service stellar, but the food was not so great. We chose 2 items from their Signature dishes and found both to be of low caliber. The fish tacos were overly moist, mushy and lacked seasoning. The black bean and corn salsa was just that with a leaf of cilantro - no other spices. The slaw... More

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oak ridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This spot has gone through many owners. The current ones are serving very good food-its menu bears a resemblance to the previous ones (meatloaf, pot roast etc.) and the food is quite good but not great. It is not the cheapest place to eat in Oak Ridge but not unreasonable either. The setting and the rowing course view are beautiful.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We enjoy going to Oak Ridge to see a play or just drive around. A favorite restaurant is the Riverside Grill (previously the Flatwater Grill). It is right on the Clinch River/Melton Lake where it is smooth and set up for crewing races. The start line is right at the dock outside of the restaurant and along the windows or... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As you can tell from most of my reviews, I can find something I like most places I go. I didn't find that true at Riverside Grill. This experience was due in part to a lazy hostess busy talking to her coworker friend and the assistant kitchen manager for the night. We came In around 8:15 from a 3 mile... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant was previously called Flatwater Grille and had different owners. It was an outstanding value and arguably the best restaurant in Oak Ridge. Sadly, it now has different owners and is not worth a visit. Had poor service and average food. This place sits on the river and yet the only seafood options were Salmon (which they were out... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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211 reviews 211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went for the first time 4th of July weekend. Our waitress was S Ragan (on the receipt) and she was excellent. Now her help were not as good. When they would bring food they did not take the empty plates from the table. She would have to do it. So ask for S Ragan when you go there. We... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not sure about this one anymore...we've been going for a while, but the last couple of times have been pretty bad. The atmosphere and service were great as usual, but the food quality seems to have gone down. The chicken was really gross in my salad and the fish tacos were BAD...no other way to put it. We did complain... More

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New Jersey
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260 reviews 260 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I expect a certain level of service with a more expensive meal. The waiter was friendly and I think he was trying hard, but the service was like a comedy skit! When the waiter first came to our table, we ordered drinks, or we tried. The waiter could not remember our drink order, and did not have a pen, so... More

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