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Top O The River

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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
256-547-9817
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to dine

We ate dinner here while staying at The Secret B&B in Leesburg, AL and greatly enjoyed the peaceful setting, the food and the service. Especially loved the cornbread and cole slaw while waiting for our meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Mary R
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Macon, Georgia
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Macon, Georgia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We ate dinner here while staying at The Secret B&B in Leesburg, AL and greatly enjoyed the peaceful setting, the food and the service. Especially loved the cornbread and cole slaw while waiting for our meals.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

When we arrived on a Saturday night, the lobby was full and people were waiting outside. Only had about a 30 minute wait, but the lobby was HOT!! They seemed to be getting people in and out quickly, and there were people walking everywhere. The group behind us was very loud, and the overall environment was loud and chaotic. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Party of nine constantly pressured to order despite having drinks and appetizers. When dinner arrived again pressured to finish. No request for dessert order. Restaurant not full and no one waiting. Food decent for a small town.

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Silsbee, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Only in town for one night and found this spot right down from our hotel. Great Catfish , huge plates, lots of everything, and did I say Great Catfish??!! Service was outstanding! Can't say enough about the staff, and the food and the restaurant as a whole!

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Gadsden, Alabama
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent service, food and quantity for a good price. We went early about 4 pm on a Sunday. It was already getting very busy. They have their act together. We were seated and ordered quickly. The catfish is excellent.

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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The steak was the best I ever had. They specialize in catfish so no whiting, no cod. No white fish at all. Also, they will NOT substitute out a vegetable. Potatoes, that's it. They won't even give you greens instead. They really should invest in pinto beans. The slaw is not that great and the corn bread is grainy. There... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I saw the reviews and pictures for this place and had to give it a try. I was visiting a friend in town and it was one of his favorites as well. I love southern specialties though I have lived in Asia for the last few years so I was looking forward to some catfish and hushpuppies. My wife and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food is always good. Cornbread, slaw and pickled onions served before the entree. Turnip greens are the best. And to top it off if you are cruising the Coosa you can pull your boat up to the dock and come in to eat.

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Kosciusko
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222 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the seafood platter which was more than enough for two. We also had the Rings & Pickles which were very good and it was a really big platter. Easy to find easy to park. Opens at 5:00 PM on Friday, but they let us in at 4:30. Service is really good and food came out quick. We will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pleasantly surprised that the 2 of us were seated immediately around 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon. Our server was nice, informative and prompt. He kept our tea glasses filled, a big plus! The complimentary slaw, cornbread and vinegar soaked Vidalia onions were as great as I remembered them to be. Which typically, Im no cornbread fan, but here, its just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gadsden
  • Phone Number: 256-547-9817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?