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River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant

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406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
+1 806-765-8165
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: River Smith's Chicken & Catfish is a family-restaurant serving...
River Smith's Chicken & Catfish is a family-restaurant serving made-from-scratch Southern specialties! Serving Southern, Cajun favorites, everything is made from scratch at River Smith's. Try our famous chicken and catfish or try our delicious burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts.
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
If you love fish and chicken then this is the place

River Smiths has catered a lot of employee meals where I worked for many years. The food is always great and they take a lot of pride in what they do. This is one place where I can easily say I have yet to have a single complaint whether it be the quality of service or the quality of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jason M
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Littlefield, Texas
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Littlefield, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

River Smiths has catered a lot of employee meals where I worked for many years. The food is always great and they take a lot of pride in what they do. This is one place where I can easily say I have yet to have a single complaint whether it be the quality of service or the quality of the... More 

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Thank Jason M
Lincoln, NE
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160 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally from New Orleans, I couldn’t help but try a place that serves catfish in Lubbock, TX. I entered on a fairly quiet Tuesday evening around 6:30 and noticed that this is a place where you order at a counter and they bring the food to your table when it’s ready. I studied the menu for a few moments, noticing... More 

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Thank Paul K
Oklahoma City
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven-by River Smith's a dozen times, but never stopped. But during the Goliath snowstorm we stayed in a motel very close to River Smith's so it was a dinner necessity. We enjoyed a delicious catfish dinner. Ordering is a little strange as you order when you first walk-in and then you find a table...but a waiter will deliver your... More 

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Thank Philip M
Tulsa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried River Smiths for dinner tonight and it was amazing! I had the combo platter with fried catfish and clams, it came with fries, slaw and hushpuppies. Best catfish I have eaten anywhere! Service was excellent and friendly, helpful staff! I ordered a sweet peach tea, and it was so delicious I bought a gallon to take with me!... More 

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Thank flipflopmamaTulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Here with my mom for New Years Eve dinner. The customer service was amazing, polite and helpful. there was a mariachi band that was very welcoming and made the environment feel warm and homely. Loved the experience!!

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Thank Amanda M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I really like this place. The set up is nice. There was no waiting in line so I was able to order right away. I had the Blackened Catfish and it was really good. The price and the portion was right and the dining room area is clean and plenty of tvs for your viewing pleasure. If you are a... More 

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Thank Junior A
Denison, Texas
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We needed to get a quick supper after a long drive to attend funeral. Food was fast. I didn't even finish at the salad bar before order got to table. The shrimp were good, French fries were a barely warm. Salad bar might be a little over priced for its size. I thought the entrees were very reasonably priced. I... More 

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Thank Vickie M
Lovington, New Mexico
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This restaurant was a nice surprise. The cashier was very friendly and helpful. And we got our food quick! The catfish was good and the salad bar looked very fresh.

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Thank Melessia W
Burtonsville, Maryland
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224 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a weekday, no crowds. Ordered the 3 item combo plate, it was OK. All items came fried, including the sides. Reasonably priced, considering the area. Clean. Plenty of parking.

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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We work at the airport and River Smith's is close enough to go to lunch and be back in an hour. The last time we went was Tuesday Aug 4th for lunch. We had a light lunch consisting of the salad bar and drinks. The salad bar was OK, but the beans were so salty I could not eat mine... More 

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Thank Anthony R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-765-8165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

River Smith's Chicken & Catfish is a family-restaurant serving made-from-scratch Southern specialties! Serving Southern, Cajun favorites, everything is made from scratch at River Smith's. Try our famous chicken and catfish or try our delicious burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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