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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (49 reviews)
“hash browns” (24 reviews)
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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11 - 20 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and had a really nice breakfast before heading out. The portions were really nice so we weren't feeling to full for our long haul. The staff were super friendly, highly recommend

Thank Willits13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here on Saturday evening, late lunch. We had been meaning to stop before but for one reason or another it never worked out. Absolutely fantastic cheeseburgers and fries!!! We both had burgers but everything we saw come out of the...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to go. The wait staff is always so nice and super at recommending something. We normally sit outside with our two Aussies and the wait staff caters to them with water and lots of petting. Pot roast is so good...More

Thank Angie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Townsend, we ate here twice. The food was good, more than enough to feed us more than twice, good service, and friendly. I would recommend. The fried bologna sandwich was to die for. LOL Really, it was one of the best I've had....More

Thank winniec1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good, portions are adequate and service is friendly and helpful. Good selection for dinner and location is quite handy as you leave the park.

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quaint small restaurant next to a resrt of the same name. The service was outstanding, The food Excellent. Hame and Cheese sandwhich was perfection. Also the philly cheese steak was awrsome. We tried Fried Okra for the first time in was wonderful. The Price was...More

Thank Ipswitch00
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting much from this quick stop, but found a great selection of local favorites to sample: fried green tomatoes, frogs legs, smoked pork, turnip greens, fried corn bread. Everything was made on the premises and delicious. Very good prices, big portions and friendly...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I had never ate here before so I thought I would give it a try. Sorry to say I was not impressed, run down building with erratic customer service. There at 2pm was out of several things kept telling people we don't have this or...More

Thank Brenda t
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was wonderful.. the portion was huge... hoping they do this again.. need home made cocktail sauce to go with it... really good job guys... loved it...

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We have been here a few times and enjoy returning. Nothing fancy, but good home cooking at reasonable prices.

1  Thank Bob E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Toni B
Do you have take out and where are you. We are at Big Meadows campground
12 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
Do u have gluten free options ?
15 July 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.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio
12 May 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
US$5 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
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
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.