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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
Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Super sandwiches

absolutely one of the best, if not the best deli in town. the owner comes up with new sandwiches and they are always good. Just don't ask him to substitute anything or make it less fatting. He hates it when someone messing with his food (creation). Just go with it. You cant go wrong with his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Michael C
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chattanooga
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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chattanooga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

absolutely one of the best, if not the best deli in town. the owner comes up with new sandwiches and they are always good. Just don't ask him to substitute anything or make it less fatting. He hates it when someone messing with his food (creation). Just go with it. You cant go wrong with his pick

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Arab, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service, had a great time! Small place but wonderful atmosphere. Located near longest walking bridge.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Sandwiches to beer and a place we just came to relax and kickback....the sandwiches are made to order and the salads are great...

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped here on a way from Georgia up to Nashville. We had read the reviews online and thought it sounded like a good place for lunch. We were really glad we stopped here. We were there on a Monday, and the owner (Bruce) gave us a sample of the stromboli to try. It was delicious, and we had it... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stumbled across this place on a quick visit to Chattanooga. What a great find! Take your standard deli and take the flavors up several notches. I had mozzarella, tomato, and arugula on ciabatta bread with a fig jam, grilled. Fantastic. My husband had a club sandwich, but the bacon wasn't just plain old bacon. It was thick cut, applewood smoked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

REALLY great sandwiches. Unusual mixture of ingredients put together in tasty combinations. Locally made bread. Not sure what to have? Ask the owner and he will tell you what you will have. Quick service. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place isn't much to look at. The chairs don't match. The ceiling is low and the entire restaurant is showing its age. What it lacks in charm and decor, it makes up for in the quality of its offerings. We have yet to have anything that we didn't like but on this occasion we found ourselves unsure of what... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The sandwiches are delicious! I always get the one with the melted pimento cheese. They are kind of pricy though and do not include anything other than just a sandwich. I told the owner I'd like a recommendation for small children and he made something quite spicy. Not a big deal but I had hoped they'd eat their almost $9... More 

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Grayson, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

4/10/2015 We took our older grandkids for a trip to Chattanooga and had been told that this was the best deli in town. Great grill cheese, black bean soup and the roasted pork sandwich was very good. We all ate for under $30, very reasonably price. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Yep we will be back the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great sandwiches in neat little area. Fresh ingredients and excellent selection. Had turkey with Brie and honey mustard. Really good-spicy honey mustard. Philly Reuben was great as well!

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Additional Information about River Street Deli

Address: 151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
Phone Number: 423-756-3354
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Diner

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?