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“One of the best meals I've ever had out.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverstone Family Restaurant

Riverstone Family Restaurant
8503 Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
8654488816
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Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Townsend
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: The Riverstone Family Restaurant was originally opened and owned by Terry & Belinda Haley in 2004 and gave it its name and the reputation of having the very best food anywhere around. We share the same Rep at the Riverstone Lodge right next door.We truly do have the best of quality of food anywhere. We are from Mississippi and really, really know how to cook real southern food with many years exp. We are open year round 7 days a week serving breakfst, lunch & dinner.We have been licensed as a CERTIFIED ANGUS RESTAURANT serving only certified angus beef for all fresh beef items on menu. If your not aware, certified angus is now said to be better than "PRIME".Nothing but the best. Even our hamburgers are fresh Certified Angus. Hope to see you soon! Don't forget the fresh homemade Fried Green Tomatoes.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I've ever had out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I'd heard the food was good, so the wife and I decided to give this place a try on one of our many excursions through the mountains.
Fantastic food! True home cooking Southern Style.
Everything we had was fantastic.
I loved the Fried Trout while the wife had the pot roast which I sampled (it was awesome as well).
Highly recommend.
They do take credit cards as well as cash (no sign on the door to indicate so we asked)
Service was great and friendly.
An older place but very homey feeling.
Excellent iced tea as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westland, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Local Flare....Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Had breakfast and dinner....omlet was good....fixed basted eggs to my husbands liking. Had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner...tasted good....could
Even get a side with spaghetti....selected green beans which were good. The bread was just toasted piece of white bread
....no butter..no garlic. I asked for parmesean cheese and was
told they didn't have any but over
all it was pretty good. They have live music on Friday and Saturday nights but we left just as they were setting up.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good to stumble upon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We had just visited Cades Cove and needed lunch when we saw the Riverstone. Sam, our server was most attentive and super friendly responding to our queries about various local things. We tried our first ever fried green tomatoes and were not disappointed. I had a chicken salad that was most acceptable and my husband had grilled jumbo prawns that were very succulent and juicy. The soft drinks were free flowing and we even got take outs for the road.Thanks Sam and see you at Nashville Valley Fair!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best hamburger and fried green tomatoes in Townsend TN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were burger hungry after church, so we went to Riverstone Restaurant in Townsend TN and were not disappointed. Flavorfull and juicy, cooked to order. The green tomatoes are outstanding. We have had several items from their menu and have been happy each time we go.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Too early for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stopped for an 1115 lunch, since the Heritage Center did not open till noon....heard great reviews for lunch and dinner. But was forced to have yet another breakfast for the day. Although the pancakes were awesome.....my butter(or shall I say trans fat plastic butter spread) was so unhealthy when I asked for butter...none. Would have liked to try lunch or dinner, but will not be traveling back that side of the mountain.

Visited September 2013
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