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Riverside Grille

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100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-862-8646
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful location, excellent food, a bit on the expensive side.

This is Oak Ridge's most upscale restaurant and has a lovely view of the river. Service is superior. Full entrees a bit on the expensive side but if you don't have much of an appetite you can get a grilled chicken salad or just a side salad with soup. The complimentary bread is out of this world!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
HeartMs
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "terrible" rating is a misnomer, but I did so to let people know that Riverside Grill was closed and sold on February 1, 2016 to Knoxville's Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants. The Copper Cellar provides everything from craft brewery/pub stuff to upper end steak restaurants. Work began immediately to renovate the interior, but I have not yet heard what... More 

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Thank freqtraveler86
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Oak Ridge's most upscale restaurant and has a lovely view of the river. Service is superior. Full entrees a bit on the expensive side but if you don't have much of an appetite you can get a grilled chicken salad or just a side salad with soup. The complimentary bread is out of this world!

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Thank HeartMs
Powell, Tennessee
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of this restaurant's best features is the setting. The restaurant has its own peninsula on Melton Hill Lake. It has windows from floor to ceilings. What a great view! The brunch is really good here. I like the cement floors. The restaurant is very clean and has a variety of desserts on the brunch buffet.

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Thank AER111
Amarillo, TX
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view at this restaurant is, by far, the thing that stands out most in my mind. The food is average quality with good-size portions. I ordered the spicy chicken and shrimp pasta, which was good but not spicy at all. The strawberry cake that I had for dessert was good. My friend ordered the crab cakes and said they... More 

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1 Thank Trayci2684
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess coming from MD, ordering crab cakes was not the way to go. With that said, everything else I had from creme Brulee to appetizers was not worth the $$. The creme Brulee did not have the crisp layer, instead it was soggy and very dense. They view was beautiful but I would eat at a waffle house then... More 

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Thank Dr. J C
Knoxville
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a second chance for Riverside: first time, an untrained or distracted server annoyed some in our group (Manager was properly apologetic), but it WAS a beautiful setting: large windows overlooking the river, so we knew we had to give them another shot. THIS time, server Megan was excellent, but we stuck to basics: a salmon/avocado salad and fish... More 

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Thank centaur41
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and my co workers went out and I had the meat loaf unfortunately it was a little not my taste. I wasn't fond of it. The service was not good so I wasn't impressed. Maybe it was an off day everyone has those. But the view was awesome.

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1 Thank Hoodleha
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

It was the second time my pasta was not only cold but had a HAIR in it! The manager was awful, rude doesn't even begin to describe him. Also the wine always seems to taste old and sour, like it's been opened for a long time. I wouldn't spend money or risk the food until they get people who know... More 

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1 Thank Molli I
Maryville, Tennessee
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I've been wanting to check this place out and finally made it. PRO: This place is really nice inside and out with a nice atmosphere, service and views. CON: My wife and I both had the 10 oz Sirloin ordered medium and it was perfect but I'm not sure what kind of grill they use or if it was a... More 

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1 Thank Russell F
Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The food and service were excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly. The meal was well timed from appetizer to salad to entrée. The wait-staff was friendly and efficient. We will come here again the next time we are in the area.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?