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Riverstone Family Restaurant

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8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (53 reviews)
“fries” (77 reviews)
“pancakes” (50 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here many times on our way to Cades Cove. Breakfast is very good as well as lunch. I think we ate dinner here once and was good as well. The burgers are good, usually can't eat it all, but my husband and teenage...More

2  Thank Candi S
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We visit Townsend once a year.....at least. Of course, Cades Cove is our "prize". This little restaurant is always here to feed us and make us feel welcomed. We've eaten at this place more times than I can count. We've always had the best food....More

2  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were excited to try this place as it came recommended by one of the locals. Instead what we found was overpriced food with little taste, horribly cooked and only semi-friendly staff. The meat was ordered Med-rare, but came almost well-cooked, dry, and lacking taste....More

2  Thank Mr_Mrs_Abrams
Reviewed November 13, 2015

We had two delightful home cooked breakfasts at the Riverstone during our stay in Townsend - perfectly cooked, over easy eggs, sausage, grits, home fries, and good coffee. We were so pleased with breakfast, we decided to try dinner. We were not disappointed. We started...More

1  Thank Patty S
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Very friendly, helpful staff were very welcoming. Delicious breakfasts... eggs cooked perfectly! Huge fluffy pancake! Busy on the Saturday morning that we went, but well work the 20 min wait. We will definitely be back on our next visit.

1  Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed November 3, 2015

We pulled into the Townsend KOA rather late & it was already dark by the time we were done setting up. This place was literally 2 doors down & recommended by the KOA staff. The food was good & homemade. I wish I would have...More

2  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch while exploring Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We were seated immediately despite the fact that they were a little busy. Our waitress got our drink and food order right away. We both ordered cheeseburgers, which were outstanding...and...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Just like going to Mama's ! Broad menu, filled with down home items; full breakfast too! Friendly and capable staff, all make for a most satisfying experience!!!!

1  Thank JackDeBlanc
Reviewed October 29, 2015

After eating breakfast here our first morning, we returned for breakfast the next day. The pancake breakfast is very hearty and delicious. The omelet was wonderful and the biscuits and gravy were great. The bacon and sausage were both very good. The waitresses were so...More

Thank Bjaya
Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had dinner here because we were staying in Townsend after a long day in the Smoky Mountains. Food was really good, waitress was very helpful, even going so far as to tell us that the peach cobbler was not that good that day. Points...More

Thank JimO889
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Toni B
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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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