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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 - 10:00 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: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 104
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top of river

Great place and God/service is consistent. You get near a full in the adds free before you're order. Ie, cornbread, pickled onions, etc. don't forget to order greens and their excellent fried dill pickles. Well priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Roaddancer
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Gadsden, Alabama
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Gadsden, Alabama
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place and God/service is consistent. You get near a full in the adds free before you're order. Ie, cornbread, pickled onions, etc. don't forget to order greens and their excellent fried dill pickles. Well priced.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of food for the money. We both had the catfish platter dinners. I'm not big on cornbread, but theirs was excellent!

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Thank Jesse K
Sylvan Springs, AL
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for our daughter in law's birthday. Worried when we arrived because it looked so crowded but we were seated without a long wait. Excellent service. Really good food. Will certainly return here again!

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Thank Lynn C
Gallant, Alabama
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistency, great food, awesome sides. Impossible to leave hungry, they give you so much to eat. Awesome menu variety and the service is always tops. Going again next weekend with friends, we can't wait. Great portions and prices are very reasonable.We love this place.

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Thank Paul B
Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive up to Top Of River from Birmingham because they have the BEST catfish in Alabama. The catfish fillets are plump and tender, and the slaw is to die for. Great food, Great price!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visit this restaurant, they are packed with people, primarily because of the quality of the food and stellar service. Their catfish is of such great quality, I can eat it right out of the fridge (if I ever have leftovers). Portions are always great; easy to share a plate and still have plenty to eat! Cole slaw... More 

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Thank Wayne H
Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got in late on a Sunday night. They were nearly closing, so there weren't many in the restaurant. Service was quick, and the catfish is very good. They also give you a lot of greens and cole slaw as an appetizer - more than we could eat, so we took it home and enjoyed it again. Obviously, they were very... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We just had a marvelous family dinner!!! Everyone really enjoyed it! The staff are so very efficient, and spot on!! Johnny the Manager is fantastic & always asked if everything is good. Just a very good place to eat!!

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Thank Mark W
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food here is very good. Cornbread is excellent! The portions are large so you certainly won't leave hungry. It can get crowded during weekends so be prepared to wait.

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Thank Marsha41
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go to the Top of the River after looking at Christmas lights. We had a party of 19 people and we had a very little wait. Our service was quick and awesome. The slaw, cornbread and onions were awesome appetizers. My husband and I decided to order the largest seafood platter which is the largest in the... 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: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?