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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (51 reviews)
“pancakes” (49 reviews)
“fries” (65 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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11 - 20 of 733 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Tried to stop here for breakfast. Kept getting our coffee and tea but after waiting an HOUR still NO breakfast. Horrible service. Everyone else got their breakfast but we got nothing!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

In a town of not many choices for a sit-down restaurant this was a rustic, not fancy restaurant with little decor. The restaurant has mostly wooden tables and chairs with a few booths up front. I will say we found the food to be good...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have ate here one other time and it was good and the service was pretty quick. They have went up on their prices and even though they weren't that busy, we waited at least 30+ minutes for our food this time...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone's food was very good! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The actual restaurant was somewhat rundown. The bathroom door wouldn't close.

Thank JJDerek
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Attempted to eat breakfast around 9:30 a.m. Restaurant wasn't crowded. No service whatsoever. Waited 5 minutes to be seated, followed by 20 minutes with no one doing anything. Left and went to another restaurant.

Thank Shaconage
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've driven by Riverstone many, many times and never noticed it. The building is very rustic. The waitress told us that a couple of the cooks didn't come in that night, so it might be a while before we were served. We were meeting friends...More

Thank tnslp
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Had a Great Breakfast at this little restaurant. I am an East Tennessean and grew up on Gravy & Biscuit's. The food is authentic, service is Great and the setting is homey. I had a slab of country ham.biscuit and Bulldog Gravy that's what my...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went in Saturday July 29 around 530 p.m.. Just a few customers at that time. We had just ordered our food and heard one of the waitresses raise her voice. We thought she and someone were just having fun, WRONG, the waitress took off behind...More

2  Thank dclabough
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Came here with no high expectations. It's eatable. Place is semi clean. Service is fair. Lots of parking

Thank speedg00se
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A cousin and I stopped here for a later (2 PM) lunch after traveling the Cades Cove Loop Road. We were hungry, and the burgers here were big enough to satisfy our hunger, hearty, and tasted good. I had fries with my burger and also...More

1  Thank Heminway
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Questions & Answers
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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