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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: Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    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 greens!

Five family members went for dinner on Wednesday night. The atmosphere was conductive to us relaxing and chatting during our meal. We all ordered catfish for our entrees and a large order of greens. The slaw, greens, pickled onions, and corn bread were fabulous!!! When the catfish arrived we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Janet C
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

What a great time had by all of us there were 17. have you have never been to Alabama so take them there to get the experience of fried catfish and a whole bunch of other southern food. Son in law was able to see that huge platter of everything possible and was fun to watch. I'd give it a... More 

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alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have given this place second chances more than once but always say we won't return. We were constantly interrupted with bus carts going back and forth. It was so loud we could barely carry on a conversation. We were seated beside the fish tank which was nasty looking. If you are going to sell fish as your main fare,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Five family members went for dinner on Wednesday night. The atmosphere was conductive to us relaxing and chatting during our meal. We all ordered catfish for our entrees and a large order of greens. The slaw, greens, pickled onions, and corn bread were fabulous!!! When the catfish arrived we were partially full but still had to eat more of everything.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Good meal; very generous portions. Very friendly and helpful waitress. Fast good service. Had fried catfish and fried shrimp with a fried pickles appetizer. All very tasty. Fun assortment of sides with the mini skillet of cornbread, cole slaw, and pickled onions (very unique taste). All very good, but would not recommend getting appetizer unless splitting a meal with another... More 

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CArtersville, Georgia
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105 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta anad found this place, Very busy and locals say its great so we decided to try it, they were correct, it is very good. Not the absolute best that i have eaten--like in florida fresh caught, but very close! We truly enjoyed our meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really good food. Great service. Even when it is crowded the wait time is very minimal. Rarely ever had to wait over 5 minutes to be seated. The absolute best catfish! Connot go wrong eating at Top of the River! We eat here at least once a month.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten here several times over the years. I normally eat the catfish plate while my family chooses the chicken finger plates. This is the place where I learned to eat coleslaw. I have never eaten slaw before trying it here at Top of the River. It is so good that even I think it is excellent.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is fantastic!! Love the cole slaw, hushpuppies, catfish, and especially their crab claws when available. We have never gotten a bad meal here. Recommend to anyone who loves great catfish. They also have great chicken, steaks, grilled shrimp!!

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Augusta, Georgia
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51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have eaten many times at this great seafood place! still love their steaks if not in the mood for seafood. The best coleslaw I've ever had. Very easy to make a meal out of their appetizers. The pickled onion is great.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great Southern food especially the River boat Special" Catfish" , I recommnd asking for it blackened. They are also noted for thier cole slaw with complementary Pickled Onions and thier "Pot o Greens" appetizer.

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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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