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Rio de Brazil, Johnson City, TN

Rio de Brazil

4.5
4.5
217 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian
Rio De Brazil is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full salad bar with over 35 items, Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of different types of meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and of course, our famous Caiphirinha cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian, Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (423) 328-7043
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Johnson City
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Good for special occasions

217 Reviews
  1. Harry

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good, nothing too crazy. We never spoke to our server after we got our seat. We would have ordered drinks but no one came to take our order. The bus staff never cleared our table when there was clearly empty plates when we got a desert. Lastly they automatically put a 20 percent tip on the bill.

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  2. MarkC

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If your staffers are going to be trained to immediately offer water to customers ( Spring or Sparkling”), they should be made aware that it is NOT complementary. Too bad otherwise a terrific experience ruined by cheap tricks. I’m glad we didn’t fall for the “sample” of the house liquor too. Congratulations, for the profit you made off of two bottles of Italian bottled tap water, you lost a loyal, 20% tipper and lots of word of mouth advertising.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and a great experience. The price does make it something you probably can't do often, but as an occasional thing? It is worth every cent for the experience alone at the very least.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here. Great selection of meats, great salad bar. The pineapple and banana with that cinnamon sugar holy crap amazing! Don’t skip it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  5. GForce

    London

    237 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    You get what it says on the tin. Brazilian barbecue with a wide variety of good quality meats

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  6. GarlandC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was very good and the staff were exceptional. A bit pricey but had a great time and a very enjoyable evening.

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  7. ChristineR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time and we will definitely be back! Everything was excellent…from the cocktails to the dessert and coffee. Bring your best appetite as there is so much great food to enjoy!

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  8. HungryDoctor

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating here. A little pricy but good value for the money. They have just added Sunday brunch with a slightly more narrow array of meats at a lower price, which we will probably try. The staff is bothy efficient and friendly.

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  9. PCR8

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great experience! Very kind, professional staff as well. We love to eat here for special occasions!

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  10. Cabello

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic 👍.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food quality wasn't as expected for the price. The salad bar, hot or cold, doesn't have a lot of choices. The desert was expensive also and not homemade. This will be our only visit.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and selection. The staff and my waiter was amazing. I would definitely recommend this Brazilian Steakhouse to anyone.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining at a Rio de Brazil franchise. Experienced good food and generous portions with the various meets. Will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at this location, the food is very good lots of variety, salad bar needs to be up a little bit in terms of the variations but what they had they was good. Service was outstanding.

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  15. AngelaL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Juicy meats, very flavorful. Loved their salad bar and sides. Bread is addictive. Will be back!

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  16. GeorgeO

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service! Was there for a birthday dinner, Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service !! We had more than 5 waiters come to our table asking us how everything was !! AMAZING

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were extremely attentive and personable. We enjoyed the experience!

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  19. mariet

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, prices are high. Don't get the drink that comes around with the meats. The drink is $8 extra and not included in the overall $49 for the buffet.

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  20. MarkB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for my son's 13 birthday he is a big steak fan. Every food item in the salad bar was delicious and the meat just kept coming it seemed like every new meat was better than the last. I especially enjoyed the filet mignon. Yeah it's seems a little pricey but is actually very reasonable for the quality. We all left full and happy. Thanks for a memorable birthday meal!

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  21. DONNAS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and very attentive. A perfect way to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary!!

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  22. EmilieD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful place! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is delicious! Come hungry. When we go we make it the only meal for the day because it is so much food!

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  23. KandiceB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! The friendliest staff around! Everyone was so nice, and never hesitated to answer questions. Very attentive, but not disruptive. The cold bar offered some of the best treats (heart of palm, a mix of cheeses, variety of peppers, and sauces to try with your meats). Every bite of meat was tender, juicy and flavorful. Zero disappointment!!! And, the cachaça was fantastic! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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  24. AmberC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed all the great food, and the service was wonderful.

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  25. MichaelS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great salad and hot bar (potatoes, rice, polenta and mushroom gravy). Salad bar included peel and eat shrimp and salmon. Service was excellent. Did not get meats, just added too much money to our bill in our opinion. We will definitely go back!

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  26. TamaraB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The décor is very nice and the service was excellent. We do wish there was a few more sides on the hot bar. However, the gauchos were awesome and the meat brought to my table was exactly the cook we told the waiter. Sometimes they came by when the red side was flipped up, but I didn't mind because it allowed me to grab an item I was waiting for that came while I was "taking a break".

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  27. PatriciaO

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food, attentive and responsive Waitstaff. Thank you for a very enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant. Worth every penny.

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  28. RickNH

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and wine were Outstanding! The service was Excellent. The waiters were friendly and accommodating.

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  29. CraigW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to the Rio de Brazil for my 50th birthday. We had a great meal. The side bar was well stocked. Our favorite meats were the flank steak, ribeye and beef rib. The servers were attentive. We went on a Wednesday evening, and there were not a lot of other diners. I have seen other reviews where others have nit picked on meat doneness and price. They probably have not been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before, and did not know what to expect. If you want a certain type of meat, or it done more or less done, or more or less rare, just ask the server. They were happy to accommodate our requests. I am glad this restraunt is in Johnson City. It is a great place for special occasions. We will be back.

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  30. KimberlyH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I Visited Rio de Brazil with my 2 sons for the first time last night, the food was amazing and the waiters were fantastic. It is a little pricey but worth it overall.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service!!

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  32. ChuckW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was clean, quiet and tastefully decorated. The food was Wonderful and the service from both the waitress and the gauchos was excellent ! The salad bar was cold and fresh and the hot side dishes were Very Tasty ! It was a very nice place to celebrate our anniversary ! ! Thank You Rio de Brazil !

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  33. EmilyE

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Rio de Brazil! The food was fantastic, and the servers were super friendly and helpful. We were there for the meat, haha, but the salad bar was fresh and super tasty! I ran out of room way too quickly. The picanha was so juicy and tender, I could have made a whole meal just out of it. We splurged on creme brulee that was some of the best I've had.

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  34. BobbyA

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was either over cooked or undercooked depending on type. Expensive for poorly cooked meat.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so very good here. Good cuts of meat and we'll cooked. The sides are good as well but don't fill up on them. It's pricey but for all you can eat definitely worth it.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day

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  37. MarkN

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was great and it was a great atmosphere for dining. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

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  38. Shay

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and seasoned and marinated so well… it’s around $40 a plate but it’s all you can eat and you can constantly try new things or let your stomach settle then eat some more

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  39. PCR8

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the food here, and the service is great. Very neat experience m!

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  40. Anon

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the price. Food would be good when they first bring it around but not after that

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FAQs

Rio de Brazil is rated 4.5 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Rio de Brazil

1091 Hamilton Pl, Johnson City, TN 37604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Johnson City
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian, Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
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