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Top O The River

1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
256-547-9817
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Ranked #3 of 99 restaurants in Gadsden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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canton ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had heard many great things from the locals while on the Route 127 Longest Yard Sale. Very happy we tried it. I had been advised to get there early to beat the lines. We did just that. We got a great seat in a booth viewing the river. It was quite entertaining looking out and watching 12 - 20... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Although the food was good, especially if you like fried food, for my husband and I, it was too big and way to loud

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West Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a very nice, very large restaurant over looking the river. The food was very good. A suggestion - Arrive early - it gets busy. We were there on a Monday night and it was packed.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best fish in area, and wonderful side dishes as well. Fried pickles? Yes, wife loves them and not bad once I tried. Greens, cornbread and okra are outstanding and served family style, so be aware of serving sizes.You'll be needing a "to-go" box, either way, as they serve so much, and our eyes always exceed our capabilities, but hey- the... More

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Ozark, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ate at Top O' the River with two friends on Sunday night. It is nicely situated on the river and several of their booths in the rear of the dining room have a great view of the water. There were numerous herons and other birds that were on display the entire time we were there. There were also ducks... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The experience was peaceful and comfortable. The waitress was on track. She knew what everyone order. Shanire was awesome. She did a wonderful job with our table of 17. We had family members from Wisconsin to Florida.

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gadsden,al
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Always great service and food. You'll need a doggie bag for sure! The cornbread and slaw come with every meal as an appetizer and are awesome!

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Windsor, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was in Gadsden Alabama on business and my group had dinner here. The service(Jaly) was excellent and the food was very good. I had a grilled rib eye steak which was cooked perfectly. The restaurant provides coleslaw and cornbread when you are seated and I think the coleslaw may be the best I've ever had! It was amazing! The... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As always, the food was delicious. We ordered the catfish platter. The server was very good and checked on us several times. We are never disappointed with the service or food. They were very crowded but we only had to wait a few minutes. We will be back again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The fried pickles are great! Don't eat too many 'cause you won't have room for the main course. Fried whole catfish (bone in) gets you 3 fish. And there's cornbread & hush puppies, cole slaw, & greens. Large place, but service is quick. Overall, a great place to eat!

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