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Riverside Grill

100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-862-8646
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Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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stony point,nc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were here with a group. Had a private room and the food & service was great. The view of the lake was nice.

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Dacula, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you get a chance to enjoy Sunday Brunch at the Riverside Grill, sitting out on the patio enjoying the view of the lake....you should not miss it. That brunch is amazing!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food is generally okay but the service is almost always lousy. I almost never recommend but will eat there if friends want to

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Powell, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We finally decided to try the Riverside Grill on Melton Lake. I always assumed it would be too expensive to eat there, so we never went before. Two days ago my husband and I decided to go there for a lunch date. He ordered chicken tenders with fries and cole slaw, while I had the stacked meatloaf with green beans... More

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