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Riverstone Family Restaurant

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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“fries” (77 reviews)
“pancakes” (50 reviews)
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8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

As a local who frequently eats at the Riverstone and enjoys it. Today was the worse day ever. Not because of the service or the food, but because the owner of the establishment decided to scrape the gravel blowing dust on the 2 ribeye meals...More

Thank mlharsh220121
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Not for those in a huge hurry- if you are ok with a mild to moderate wait these folks are working really hard and all putting together an excellent meal. Catfish kids meal was PERFECTLY fried, not greasy and nice crispy golden and not burned....More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A nice little place to eat. We had to wait for our food, refills, and to order. They did not have enough staff to cover the crowds. Good food, but no beer.

Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Go here often. Never had anything bad. Food is terrific and the atmosphere truly an amazing place. Great place to go.

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I had breakfast here twice and dinner once in a two-day visit to Townsend because I liked the relaxed atmosphere and personal service. This is one of the first restaurants coming out of the National Park so it's easy to find. Highly recommended for both...More

Thank 75dj
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our family had dinner here during Smokey Mt vacation. Our waitress was polite and very helpful. We had small children that ordered from kid’s menu and they were very happy. Adults ordered a variety of items and all seemed pleased with their choices. Restaurant was...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Date weekend with husband found this restaurant. 3/09/18 We eat supper there it have very flavorful and so good. We went back the next morning for breakfast. My goodness it was fabulous. I got the south western omelette.It was great. We even got 3 pancakes...More

Thank fsw4266
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant off the beaten path. This is located on the Cade’s Cove side of Townsend. They serve very good country style food, with large portions. Worth the stop if you are in the area. Also, they are open even in...More

Thank seslie
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive into Townsend even if you aren't staying there. The food was good down home cooking. Staff was friendly, place was clean. Might be a little pricy for some but no more then getting at cracker barrel. The portion size is more...More

1  Thank cncstivers
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The restaurant was nice. The staff was very helpful and the food was amazing. This is our go to spot in Townsend.

Thank Tammie F
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Toni B
11 May 2017|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get a carry out there.
Sandra E
14 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.
11 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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