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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Better than expected.

I was put off eating here by some of the earlier reviews and I guess, like any other restaurant, it can be variable. This visit, made with work colleagues, was very enjoyable. The location is the best of all those we visited in Oak Ridge. The service was nothing to get excited about but was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Waldo54
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Berkshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped by with the family on recommendation of a friend. Ate waterside and everyone's food was as good as the view!

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Troy, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The location, on the bank of Melton Lake, is a great setting for a meal. The interior seating is very welcoming and comfortable. If you just want to sit bar-side, that's another option. We chose to sit in the very roomy outdoor patio. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. Food was very tasty and served very promptly. Prices are... More 

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Berkshire
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was put off eating here by some of the earlier reviews and I guess, like any other restaurant, it can be variable. This visit, made with work colleagues, was very enjoyable. The location is the best of all those we visited in Oak Ridge. The service was nothing to get excited about but was friendly and perfectly acceptable for... More 

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Tennessee
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Entrees are huge. You must share. Seem to have a great happy hour but no top shelf bourbons, such as Angel's Envy, Buffalo Trace, Larceny or Maker's 46. No Tito's Vodka or Cointreau. So no Cosmo for me. We will skip for dinner but may return for a casual lunch.

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San Antonio, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are going for a good view then this is a very nice place. I have been a few times and thought the food was okay. It was horrible, just not my favorite.

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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Whenever we come to Oak Ridge we make it a point to come to Riverside. Wonderful place to eat. Food is always good!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The location on the water can't be beat. If you're in during rowing season, it's exciting to watch the races start outside your window, but I especially love sitting on the porch during non-rowing season and watching the fog roll on the water. Oh, and the food is great too! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I Love This Place! So close to home and great menu choices, wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, great staff! Such a pleasant dining experience every single time! The appetizer bread is Sooooo Good, I could make a meal from it! Their fried asparagus is Fabulous! And the beef medallions are Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I took my parents out for lunch and wanted to try something new. My wife said it is so hot let's find a place with a water view. I did a search and we selected this place and I'm glad we did. First of all the staff was fantastic we could not have asked for better service... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our daughter found the Riverside Grill on her way to work and she knew I would enjoy it. It sits right by the water of the Clinch River and Melton Hill Lake. It is a great location just on the outskirts of Oak Ridge, TN. Whether you sit inside or outside, you have a nice view of the water, a... 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, 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?