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River Street Deli

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American, Sandwiches, 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: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
A New York Deli meal.

This deli is dangerous! Bruce has an amazing vision and a New York attitude that is contagious and delicious. The rare roast beef gave me chill bumps.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
mike r
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chattanooga
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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chattanooga
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This deli is dangerous! Bruce has an amazing vision and a New York attitude that is contagious and delicious. The rare roast beef gave me chill bumps.

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Cullman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Isn't it wonderful when you unexpectedly discover a new place to eat that exceeds your expectations? The River Street Deli did exactly that! We ate two of the recommended specials and couldn't have been more pleased! Delicious & unique food, fast and friendly service, with a homey, locals type atmosphere. Gorgeous area around the deli--parks, a river walk, and lots... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We started with the outstanding Monet exhibit at Hunter Museum...followed by a really good Deli lunch at River Street Deli. Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches. Interesting place...order at counter...very good food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We accidentally happened upon this place because Subway was closed down the street. A nice man walked us from Subway to the door. The food here was amazing! My wife had the Ruben and it was the absolutely best Ruben I have ever had! I had the French dip and it was so good! My daughter had the turkey, cream... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food and friendly staff! We just happened on this place at Coolidge Park, and we were pleasantly surprised!

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went there and found a pleasant little hole in the wall place to eat located on the waterfront. The menu is very limited when compared to the classic NY deli that they seem to be trying to emulate. Had the Rueben, and others had a muffuletta and rare roast beef sandwich. Decent food, but again, not a NY Jewish deli.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Stromboli was excellent! You should def find his hole in the wall and enjoy some NY style deli shop! You will not be disappointed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really enjoyed this food!! Nice portions and all very fresh. Could use some updating interior but food good enough to ignore decorations

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Hixson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The best deli I have ever eaten at period. Let Bruce the owner pick your sandwich for you he is a master at creating sandwich extremes.

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Murfreesboro, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is great. It is a true NY style deli down to the owner. You walk up to order and I ask the owner who is taking the orders what I should have and he says, "how do I know, I dont know you." I say Ill try the Ruben and he says, "try the Philly Ruben," I say... 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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?