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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%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (53 reviews)
“pancakes” (50 reviews)
“fries” (68 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

A true find. Amazing burgers. Fresh hand made burgers and hand cut fries. Wonderful atmosphere with wood burning fireplace. Excellent service. Highly recommend to all. Will return.

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Went to Elkmont to see old buildings and decided to stop in at Riverstone Family Restaurant for lunch on way back home in Sevierville and what a great decision that was. If you like home cookin’ this is the place in Townsend to go. Six...More

Thank HillbillyBiker
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

in the last week Had dinner here on December 2, 2017. The food was poor. Turnip greens were burned, crispy chicken salad had very little lettuce which was surprising to say the least and there was way too much cheese in the "salad". Pinto beans...More

Thank Glenda B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice on our recent trip and honestly could’ve eaten all of our meals here. All the food was great - especially the omelets, BLT’s & country fried steak and the portions were huge! I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank Ohiomom9977
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Got takeout one night, and dined in for breakfast on last day. Both meals were terrific! So happy this restaurant is still there !

Thank sostella
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Welcome home...that's how the staff here makes you feel.It can be a light breakfast of a pancake and side of taters,a biscuit breakfast sandwich...to a western ommlett with all the fixns.You are always welcome even if you come in around closing time and you are...More

Thank disis8
Terry H, Owner at Riverstone Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice for owner of a restaurant to read something that great. In the 14 years my wife and I have owned Riverstone we have put everything in to down home quality country cooking and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

If you blink going through Townsend you can easily miss this little gem. I searched for places to eat in the area and this place had great reviews and for good reason. The food was very good and the portions large. So large in fact...More

Thank Suelynsmith0912
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Just spent a week on “The Quiet Side of the Smokies” and I have to say it was far from quiet at Riverstone. That could have something to do with it being one of the few restaurants in the area that stays open year round...More

Thank VeeBee66
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The food was very good. We went there all 3 nights we were in Townsend. Ordered different things and all were good. Service was very fast and friendly. They treated their guest like family. Food was serviced quickly and piping hot.

Thank evelynsis57
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Standard breakfast meal fare. As we were one of the first to arrive, it took a little longer than anticipated to get our food. No complaints nor praises. Average.

Thank dtiparker
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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 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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