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River Terrace

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1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
+1 931-223-5135
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16:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always enjoyed great food and service. Be sure and get a river view table. Adds to the warm feeling of this historic location.

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Thank J Spence C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon River Terrace when we stopped in Columbia Tennessee on our way back home to Owen Sound Ontario. It is the best dining experience we've had in a long time. The food is absolutely amazing, our server, Terri A., was excellent in every way. The owner seated us and made a point of checking with us to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

love the warm and romantic atmosphere and the caring people we always seem to end up in our corner the service and the food is always absolutely wonderful every time.

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2 Thank Connie S
Columbia, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've been to River Terrace a few times now, and overall do recommend it. The cocktails are very nice, the food is delicious. It's hard to put my finger on it, but there's something that's keeping me from giving it five stars. It's pricey; I don't mind paying for a great dining experience, don't get me wrong. But River Terrace... More 

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Thank RandKinTN
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I had the lobster bisque followed by shrimps Thai style on rice, with asparagus. Very nice view on the river. Very nice atmosphere inside. Busy for a Monday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was the best food I had ever eaten. The restaurant was peaceful an overlooked the Duck River. You were able to see the wildlife in the water, it was amazing. The owner made every customer feel like they were the patrons of the night and were catered to accordingly. He is such a nice and personable man as well... More 

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1 Thank sara F
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went for a Tuesday night birthday celebration with a small group of five and were given a private room. Three of us had the crawfish and shrimp ettouffee which was fresh, piping hot and excellent. I also tried the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Elizabeth Landry checked... More 

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Thank Stephen J
Dyer, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the best restaurant in the area. My husband and I both had the red fish and it was delicious. Our waitress was fantastic. She took the time to explain what was in each entree that we asked about and was very efficient. We will definitely go back to one of our favorite restaurants.

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Thank DonnaOrlo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The owner-managers relocated to Columbia from New Orleans (following hurricane). This was our very good luck. They took over a riverside (hence the name) restaurant and have done a great job. Food is wonderful. Service is better than average, but not as great as the food!

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Thank Robin G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The atmosphere is nice, the food is good but one thing I didn't like was... When you get the bill, it states that if you leave the server a tip in your credit card, they get charged the credit card processing fee. I think that is ridiculous. I'm a business owner and I would never do that to my employees.... More 

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Thank Ivonne124
EPLandry, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this review

Unfortunately for us, you misread the insert and this 3-star, erroneous review has affected our overall rating. We have never, ever charged any server any portion whatsoever of any credit card expenses. WE, the OWNERS, incur all those costs, and even specify that the charge is to us versus a server, by referencing that cost being TO SMALL BUSINESSES in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?