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Top O The River

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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Enjoyed the meal, servers were courteous, and food was prepared just as I ordered. Each employee encountered contributed to my enjoyable meal at this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gerry N
Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed the meal, servers were courteous, and food was prepared just as I ordered. Each employee encountered contributed to my enjoyable meal at this restaurant.

Thank Gerry N
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Sunday after church and it was busy. The service was good though, and the food even better. The World's Largest Seafood Platter was excellent, and is enough to share. Nice views of the river. My 5 year old loved feeding the ducks. Good, good, good!

Thank Derek R
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, but the greens, cornbread and onions as an appetizer are the best! You enjoy those and are so full by the time your meal arrives. But fish, steak, shrimp ...all is great.

Thank Ginger S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are good for the price, but I really need them to serve more than just catfish. I would really love to see some PERCH on the menu!!!!

Thank chinadoll1973
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and prices. They have great service. The food is unbelievable. If great food and service is what you want this is for you

Thank Donna C
Orlando, Florida
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282 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My hotel recommended this restaurant. Oh, my gosh....it is fantastic. Server was very friendly and efficient. Wish I had written down her name. Started out with Fried Pickles, then the most delicious coleslaw arrived with warm cornbread and pickled onions. My fried catfish and fried gulf shrimp entrée came with a large potato. Everything was great! Prices are very good... More 

Thank PhyllisD534
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We drive from Savannah GA to eat here! Please go try it!!!! Turnip greens, fried pickles, pickled onions, cornbread and cole slaw are totally worth the drive!!! The catfish filets are top notch! Hush puppies yep gotta have those too!!! We ordered the seafood platter and it was enough with all the appetizers to feed 4 average eating adults! Go... More 

Thank Tommycrutch
Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had dinner tonight with friends & we all enjoyed our visit. Tommy was our waiter & he did a wonderful job serving us. We sat nest to one of the windows looking over the lake. We could see ducks, cranes, turtles & so many huge fish around & in the lake. I had the catfish popcorn shrimp combo with fries... More 

Thank haughtsauce
Gadsden, Alabama
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Top of the River is an excellent seafood restaurant but if you love catfish and hush puppies this is your place! Excellent place for families and a room for larger parties. A definite must eat.

1 Thank janetmpete
Ding Dong, TX
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you don't get there early there is plenty of waiting room space. They only accept reservations for parties of 20 or more. The food is great. Bring an appetite and still walk out with a doggie bag.

1 Thank Brad R

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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: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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