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Riverstone Family Restaurant

8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
+1 865-448-8816
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (49 reviews)
“hash browns” (24 reviews)
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8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed yesterday

I think it has new owners - it's not a bad thing - just a new menu and new help. The food was very good but the server was not quite on her A game. The soup was an interesting mix - but very very...More

Thank lange1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tasting food and friendly atmosphere. Clean and convenient country style place right next door to their lodge. Most definitely will be back soon

Thank _scootpaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying at the KOA right next door and stopped in for a quick breakfast. We sat outside because we had a dog with us. Since we were the only ones out there we weren't sure if we'd get great service. Krystal was our...More

Thank JSKW89
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I got 2 eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, 2 toast, and a coffee which were all delicious. My wife got the biscuit and gravy meal with a side of grits. Our total cost was a little over $16. Really good deal for great food.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is good and reasonably priced. Nothing fancy, but the service is great and you won't leave hungry.

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stopped here for a late lunch after visiting Cades Cove. Very nice rustic interior and friendly staff. My sister had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of turnip greens both of which she enjoyed and thought were delicious (I tried...More

Thank papyrus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here several times this week while on vacation. There food was excellent as usual and Angela did an awesome job. Besides the food and service, what stands out is that they are "pet friendly"! There is a large outside patio area and your...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent biscuits and good pancakes & bacon. The rest of the meal was not outstanding but quite good. Service was good, parking could be tight if the place is packed.

Thank a_elkins1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful seating near the river and the food was well prepared. Friendly waitstaff. Opens early so if you are anixous to go to Cades Cove, you can get a nice breakfast before going. The coffee was very good.

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and had a really nice breakfast before heading out. The portions were really nice so we weren't feeling to full for our long haul. The staff were super friendly, highly recommend

Thank Willits13
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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
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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.