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River Street Deli

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American, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Diner
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151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
423-756-3354
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Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The closest thing to a classic New York deli in Chattanooga

Bruce does an outstanding job carrying the tradition of a Jewish New York deli. With reverence for the greats like Katz's or 2nd Ave, the sandwiches and salads are made and served in a similar manner. Plenty of options to consider and daily specials to boot. An excellent option if you're on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
f s
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bruce does an outstanding job carrying the tradition of a Jewish New York deli. With reverence for the greats like Katz's or 2nd Ave, the sandwiches and salads are made and served in a similar manner. Plenty of options to consider and daily specials to boot. An excellent option if you're on the north shore.

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Thank f s
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I visit the River Street Deli every chance I get. Everything I have had here has been great! Bruce (the owner) will direct you in the right direction. Everything is fresh and delicious. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Gail H
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Always good and like a real New York deli. Bruce came from NYC to consult with a new deli and decided to stay. He's been here many years now.

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Thank Love2eat32547
Chattanooga
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The owner Bruce will charm you treat you to the best lunch in town! The roast beef with Boursin cheese never disappoints.

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Thank Lynda9004
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a very neat place on River street in Chattanooga. Love their deli sandwiches and they make something everyday as a special.

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Thank Lisa3882
Carrollton, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We ate here on a Monday while in Chattanooga so we could try the Stromboli that's only made on Mondays. It is incredible, the flavor just explodes in your mouth! Waiting to eat here was definitely worth it. The owner was giving samples of the Stromboli to eat person in line. I ended up eating a Reuben but my husband... More 

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Thank jlsharpe66
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

It has been years since I've gotten anything but lox and bagels here. I remember everything else I've had was good in the past, but

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Thank Trey H
Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Best Roast Beef sandwich I've ever tasted. Great service! Authentic New York style sandwiches! Will definitely return for lunch again!

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Thank sspastor
Trinity
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206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, solid sandwich (loaded with meat), and a fair price. Not too much else is needed to be said. Nicely done folks.

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Thank Ryan K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Got talking to a lady watering plants on the pedestrian bridge that leads to the River Street Deli, and she recommended it to me. The New York owner recommended a rare cooked beef sandwich which was simply one of the best ever. I loved the layout of the place, and the music being played (70's rock) was perfect for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-756-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?