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River Terrace

1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
+1 931-223-5135
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“etouffee” (13 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant , étouffée is the best ever, wonderful atmosphere , delicious salad and sides! The asparagus side is terrific !

2  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a memorial service and saw the 4.5 star review, so we checked it out. Great find. We got a nice table with a river view. Service was good. The food was fantastic. We visit NOLA each year. The food here...More

1  Thank jmctn
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous! Owners are very talented in the kitchen and gracious hosts in dining area. Our waiter, Esteban, was knowledgeable and personable. Stuffed flounder, crab and etouffee were delicious. Atmosphere great. We'll be back!

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Good food, great service. View is nice but wait till the sun goes down much more impressive at night.

1  Thank Reynard98i
EPLandry, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you, we appreciate your having joined us for dinner.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

First time with some local friends. Had the Andouille appetizer and the filet with crawfish étouffée and glazed sweet potato fries. Very tasty meal with wonderful staff and a nice view overlooking the Duck River.

2  Thank Robin03448
Randy L, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you Robin, I am Randy Landry, my wife and I own the River Terrace, sorry I was not there to meet you, glad you enjoyed your meal, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Brought my Business Partner here for an early dinner. Elizabeth(owner) seated us herself and provided a 5star experience! The cooks had everything perfect. We arrived at 6pm and the whole place was empty. We chose our seats by the river and enjoyed Softshell Crab and...More

2  Thank Austin C
RiverTerrace1, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So sorry for delayed response, but thank you so much for the positive review! I remember visiting with you two at your table, and appreciate the comments made here. Elizabeth

Reviewed 3 September 2017

First of all, I LOVE me some Cajun food. The étouffée was awesome. What cost them a 5th star? No Jambalaya or Gumbo. You gotta have that on the menu if you advertise Cajun cuisine. I will definitely return to dine when in the area.More

Thank DocCP
Randy L, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed your meal, we are not a Cajun restaurant, we do not offer gumbo or jambalaya, we do offer etouffee and lobster bisque. No where in our menu, advertising or street sign does the word Cajun appear. Sorry you were expecting something different...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Although we arrived late (30 minutes before closing) the staff were gracious and friendly and the food was simply incredible. Sadly it was after dark when we arrived so we missed the view of the river, but that just means we have to come back...More

3  Thank Laurie N
RiverTerrace1, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, Laurie!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lived in Columbia for two years and just saw the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, finally had a chance to visit. I had a very good experience. I'm familiar with Cajun and Creole cooking, I tried the craw-fish and shrimp etouffee, and it was...More

1  Thank JerryCampbell
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and wonderful view of the river Crawfish and shrimp etouffee And soft shell crab with etouffee Oh my! Delicious

3  Thank slyColumbia_Tn
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Questions & Answers
10 June 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
14 August 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.
6 April 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
US$17 - US$32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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