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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
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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fauxmaven
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254 reviews 254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Kingston, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We eat here a few times a month. The food is usually really good. The service can be lacking at times. I think often its from new servers. May find a good one and start asking for them every time. Best bread when its fresh! Salads are the best around. Enjoy a beautiful evening on the water with outside seating.

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Lantana, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We enjoyed lunch for an early Mother's Day. Sitting outdoors was great. They have many tables available, and the view inside is pleasing as well. It's a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Their bread is delicious. We finished the whole basket. Fried dill pickles--be sure and try them. Just the best. The men enjoyed the burgers, and I... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been here many years under many different names. Food and service are consistently good.

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