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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charming little place. Quick service, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and efficient waitress. The only thing was $5.99 for three pancakes, but it was delicious. Will go back again. Loved the place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trinaneeloy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced, good portion sizes and friendly employees. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at this location.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ronaldhenley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the drive in to Cades Cove. You will miss it if you aren’t careful and you surely do not want to miss it. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Even when they are super busy they do not get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jturnerfnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a family dinner. They had a nice fire burning in a cozy fireplace and let my husband stoke the fire. Missy, our wonderful waitress said, "Make yourself at home". My daughter tried frog legs for the first time! The drinks are served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrZ2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group which goes somewhere each Thanksgiving to do a little hiking and lots of dining ended up in Townsend this year with 10 of us in the group. Not much open in the way of dining but 2 of our group had come early...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Betty R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The meat and vegetables were very good, however the kitchen was very slow in preparing our lunch. Very very slow. Don't get me wrong, once the food finally arrived, I enjoyed it, but again, the service was very very slow. The waitress was very nice,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Camera F
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten her several times over the years. The food is has always been excellence. Today they were out of salad and the service was very slow. They had several waitresses that were just standing around. Also, not affecting the food or service, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rwtamt
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We usually like this little cafe when visiting Townsend,but not this time. My husband and I both ordered the two egg breakfast. Both of them were cold when they brought them out. We ask the server to get more eggs and she never brought them.Also,had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CantonGagirl
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice family atmosphere, relaxed, and good food. Somewhat short staffed but they worked hard to get our food out to us in a timely manner

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited several times this past week for breakfast & supper. Clean, good menu variety, Good service, reasonable prices. Ribeye steak was great. Enjoy eating here every year.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas W
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Toni B
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure about that. You would probably have to give them a call.
May 11, 2015|
Response from smokymountainhotel |
Yes we do allow dogs on outside patio as long as they r on a leash. Also great to hear from someone from Punta Gorda. My wife and I own a house there we bought 3 years ago but been so busy we haven't had much time to spend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8816
  • E-mail
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.
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