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Betty's Parkway Restaurant

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912 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2409
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, Tennessee
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food there is usually outstanding, especially the steaks marinated in the Betty's sauce. You will find you don't need to ask for A-1 or 57, just because it's that good, when they are on top of their game, but like any restaurant it has its off times too. The view of the river is nice as well. The building... More 

Thank jukho
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

My husband and I loved this out of the way place. The decode is nothing to brag about, but the food and service is wonderful. We had ribs that were just right and beef tips that melt in your mouth.

Thank Teresa D
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Wow this place is GREAT. You know it's good when you see the line of people waiting outside the door. IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT! The steaks are so good they almost melt in your mouth. Then there are the burgers, some of them are so big you might have to have help or take it home for later.

Thank George C
Chino Hills, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were driving along the river in Columbia looking for somewhere to have dinner. Always being intrigued and often pleased by local eateries we stopped in. The exterior appearance is not at all impressive. The interior is the same with worn chairs and well used tables. We were seated by the window with a view of the river. The server... More 

Thank Claude L
Columbia, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Married to a local, I was introduced to this place right away. Upon first glance I was highly unsure of my spouse's choice in selecting this restaurant. Then the food came. Absolutely one of the best steaks I've ever put into my mouth! The catfish is also excellent. Betty's may not hit the mark when it comes to environment or... More 

Thank Travelmeaway
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the decor fool you. The food is so delicious. They have an amazing ribeye and I love their shrimp jammers and Texas toothpicks! Definitely a favorite. And Friday and Saturday their 2 for $22 is a great deal!

Thank Rebecca U
Nolensville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We were there last year, around the same time as this year (late February). Last year, the steaks were thin and too salty, barely could eat them, however, we found ourselves super hungry this weekend and all the other restaurants in the area were packed full, so we went back to Betty's. The steak's were GREAT, just like their menu... More 

Thank 08harleyglide
Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place is right out of the 70's with every bad design choice but I love holes in the wall places and this is for sure one of them. Now if you are looking for "The Best Steak" I don't think this place is going to give you that. A lot of their food is prepared by wherever they purchase... More 

Thank Ary K
Nashville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good burgers, good fish, good steaks, most all the food is well prepared here. The waitresses are real sweet and take good care of you while you look out at the Duck River out of windows in the back. Nice views of the river here and again real great selection of fried foods. This is kind of a dive bar... More 

Thank TLM64
Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We went here late about an hour before closing wanting a steak and what a bad idea this was. Upon entering we noticed the decor was very dated and gross looking including floors, tables, chairs, etc. The staff seemed more concerned with getting everything done to leave than they did serving us. My actual server stopped serving us to take... More 

Thank Durell C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 931-388-5570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?