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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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“pot roast” (49 reviews)
“hash browns” (25 reviews)
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family of four dined here for dinner. My daughter really likes mashed potatoes and said these were as good as her grandma makes them! I had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and salad all were very good. My husband had the pot...More

Thank Sara I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in for breakfast while in town. Wait time was short on our order. I had biscuits and gravy and my husband had one of the larger breakfast meals with hashbrowns, eggs, and bacon. The food was ok, not bad but nothing special either. Gravy...More

Thank Kjeanette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided on lunch at this restaurant and drove past it twice as they have a very small sign. They are next to the Riverstone Lodge. My BLT had tons of bacon but the bread was very soggy. My hubby had a salad with mesquite chicken...More

Thank FLresidents
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my husband one morning before we took a drive through Cades Cove. The breakfast was fantastic! The hubby had biscuits and gravy, sausage and grits, and loved every bite. I had sausage, eggs, and pancakes. Those were without a doubt the...More

Thank mrshillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third year eating at this place. The food is great, the servings are large and the people are very friendly. It is open until 10 when other places close at 8 or9.

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was well prepared and served in a timely manner. The portions are large, I had country ham the slice was the size of a small plate. It was like being back at grandma's house for breakfast

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in to town over Memorial Weekend and had breakfast here every day! Consistently great food and service always. This continues to be my very favorite restaurant to go to in Townsend.

Thank Compton4879
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and the food is always great. Small dining room with a limited menu but a good place for a good meal.

Thank majbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about this place for the looks, but the service and food were great. Will eat here again.

Thank ChristineBrown92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All around great restaurant. Not your usual tourist place. Prices reasonable Service prompt and good.

Thank 7459chef
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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.
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