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River Terrace

1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
+1 931-223-5135
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my father out to eat a day early this year for Father’s Day and had another fabulous experience at what has become my favorite restaurant. The service was phenomenal as always, and the owners are always there to ensure that every guest gets the...More

Thank RussellGrissom2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

the owner/manager asked us to leave "his" restaurant because we asked for a handicapped rest room for my wheel chair bound wife. He said he didn't have to provide a handicapped bathroom for wheel chair or handicapped guests because his restaurant was "grandfathered." When I...More

Thank jej302
Randy L, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

People always tell a version of a story that they embellish the part they want to prove a point. This man wondered around the restaurant looking for something, I approached his and asked if I could help, he was looking for a a handicapped restroom...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated quickly and had excellent service. Food was prompt and very well prepared. My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and our evening out.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner because we were kid free for the evening. We didn't intend on stopping by and were hesitant because we had never eaten here before. As a teenager I had eaten at the Ole Lampligher which...More

1  Thank Kellie W
Randy L, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone, it means a lot to me when someone has a expectation and we meet them. We hope you will return and enjoy your visit as.much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was delicious! we went after dark but there's a great view of the duck river that i'm sure is nice when it's lighter out.

Thank Mia Y
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Our family stopped here last night on our way to Orange Beach, Alabama for dinner after scouting out places in the area to eat on TA. We arrive about 45 minutes before closing and were surprised at the lack of cars in lot but happy...More

Thank William J
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Came here with some business associates and were amazed at how great this little restaurant is. Definitely a gem that's hidden away in Columbia TN, who new you could find great New Orleans food in the middle of Tennessee!! We ordered a few appetizers (fried...More

1  Thank CDNTerry
RiverTerrace1, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review - is most appreciated, and I hope we have the pleasure of having you back sometime soon!

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Excellent experience. My wife e-mailed the owner and asked about celery in their recipes due to my food allergy. The Owner returned her e-mail on the next day, which happened to be Friday. We went on April 16th for our anniversary. The service was above...More

2  Thank Zach G
Randy L, Manager at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you Zach, my beautiful wife usually responds to all of the reviews, It means a lot to us when someone enjoys their experience at the Terrace. It ensures we are meeting expectations of our customers, hope to see you again soon, Randy Landry

Reviewed April 5, 2018

I had been wanting to go here since moving to Columbia in February, so it was with great anticipation that friends arrived from Wisconsin and we could try it out. The owner greeted us at the door and told us the history of this 200+...More

3  Thank JeniShoub
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Chef Randy is amazing and personally ensures every dish that leaves his kitchen meets his standards.

2  Thank firefighting-chef
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Questions & Answers
June 9, 2017|
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Response from EPLandry | Property representative |
My sincere apologies for delay in response. This is the first time in all these years that I've ever actually missed answering anyone's question. We have a nice variety of gluten-free options. In addition to our filet and... More
Rebecca M
August 13, 2016|
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Response from EPLandry | Property representative |
Our only request is that men wear sleeved shirts (no tanks or sleeveless ones) and no ball caps.
April 6, 2016|
Response from EPLandry | Property representative |
Actually, we've never had quail on the menu, though we offer duck as a special now & then. If you;ll go to our website at RiverTerraceRestaurant . com, you can see our full menu there. Hope you will join us soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-223-5135
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