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River Terrace

1000 Riverside Dr, Columbia, TN 38401-2411
+1 931-223-5135
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (9 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 162 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank Laurie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JerryCampbell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

2  Thank slyColumbia_Tn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Cajun style cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the river. We love to eat here when we have company in town or we just want a quiet dinner date. The food is great, the drinks are strong and the owners are friendly. I recommend...More

1  Thank Lexi B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I like cajun food, but this has a new elevation. The sauce on the Seafood Trinity was so yummy and served over angel hair pasta. I can't wait to visit Tennessee again just to eat here!

2  Thank Trisheee
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

After a long day of driving, my husband and I stopped off for dinner in Columbia, TN. When we checked out the nearby options, we were surprised to see a "Creole" listing, and we debated over the idea of eating Creole food so far from...More

1  Thank Michael C
EPLandry, Owner at River Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! Just a quick note - we do have Hurricanes on the cocktail menu, and I make Sazeracs whenever they're requested. We just don't have them on the cocktail menu itself because 99 out of 100 people have...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in the area on business and we love trying unique (non-chain) restaurants. Thankfully, River Terrace popped up when I googled best places to eat in Columbia, TN. Quite possibly the best Cajun food we've ever had. I would have been...More

2  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I first heard about River Terrace on the Tennessee Crossroads show on public television. Our visit there was everything they said it would be! The exterior of the building does not reflect the quality of food served. It is a quaint little place with many...More

Thank SpringHillMary
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at River Terrace with the view of the beautiful river and food as fine as the best French cuisine. They even served a small sorbet between courses as we had received at a dinner at the Versailles in France!

1  Thank Mildred B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Arrived at closing and so fortunate they would accept us. Not to be missed for wonderful, eclectic selections with a New Orleans cuisine influence. Because of the late hour, several featured dishes were sold out. We did try fried shrimp, blackened salmon. seafood trinity, scallops,...More

2  Thank stevejohnston2108
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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
Restaurant features
Television, 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, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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