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Riverstone Family Restaurant

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8503 Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Independence, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Sunday breakfast here on our way out of town. We arrived at a busy time and waited about 15 minutes. My husband got a western omelet and it was huge! The hash browns were pretty greasy but not in a good way that enhanced the flavor. The dishes were affordably priced. I saw a plate of the... More 

Thank Mel F
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, great food, great service. I had a country ham sandwich with fries, the ham was good, thick and salty. The fries hot, fresh and cooked to perfection. My wife had a cheeseburger and fries, the cheeseburger was hot and juicy and cooked just like perfectly. Love coming here and will again!!

Thank chris_stfc
North Carolina
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there on a Sunday evening. The food not the worst we've ever had but it was nothing special. My wife's salad had a whopping total of 4 croutons. The main issue was the flies that we had to constantly swat away from our food the entire meal (and yes we were sitting inside the restaurant).

Thank visionsindigital
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here six years ago and somehow we felt it had run down a bit. Last time we could hardly get a seat to eat and now it was almost empty. The food was good, but the staff was kind of uninterested in serving you.

Thank Blok
Grayson, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave them three stars because my wife liked how her ribeye was cooked, though it took them two tries. The spaghetti and meatballs were terribly under-seasoned and the marina clearly wasn't home made (i.e., it came from a jar). The green beans were bland. Service was haphazard with no clear system of greeting and seating. The servers did the... More 

Thank stevencaswell
Mandeville, Louisiana
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were wanting to find some good country cooking and found this place was rated very good on trip advisor. Best turnip greens and fried corn bread patties! Liver and onions...the best!!! Wait staff is very friendly!

Thank jagrimley
Tupelo, Mississippi
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After trying to get in to a "fancier", but crowded place down the road, we came to Riverstone. It was busy, but the food was prompt and excellent, our server was friendly and attentive and it had a very homey atmosphere. An added bonus was the photography gallery attached to the restaurant! We will make this a favorite!

Thank Cabingal55
Lakeview, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late night dinner and a breakfast. All the food was scrumptious. It was very busy but staff tended to our every needs. Love the pictures displayed of Townsend animals and plants.

Thank 619Betsy
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Simple country based menu. Good trout. Quick friendly service. It is not a large facility but the service was quick and the prices were reasonable

Thank Bob D
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very friendly staff, quite busy for breakfast at 10am, and mostly locals; that tells me something. Food was quickly served (good, I was in a hurry) and the eggs were perfectly done. They know how to make biscuits, and the grits were done just right!

Thank ChuckAtlanta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?