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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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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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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
It was good...

It was a country cooking type place. It was a walk-up and order then go sit down with your number, someone will bring your dinner to you. It was all pretty good, the lady behind the counter said they've been in business for 30 plus years. I mentioned it was my first time there ever and we got a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Springville, Alabama
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Springville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a country cooking type place. It was a walk-up and order then go sit down with your number, someone will bring your dinner to you. It was all pretty good, the lady behind the counter said they've been in business for 30 plus years. I mentioned it was my first time there ever and we got a free... More 

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Yellville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed at the La Quanta about 3 blocks from this restaurant. We had to order at the counter. The salad bar was fresh but we had to hunt for silverware to eat the salad. The Catfish was delivered before we had started the salad. The fish was not even close to cat fish in Arkansas or Louisiana,. Soft and... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

You order your food from the counter and then it is brought to you. Everything is cooked to order and you are told how long it is going to be. I had the combo of catfish and chicken with all the sides and it was twenty minutes and by golly well worth the wait!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

the food was average, crowd was noisy, there was live music, and sports on TV. Too much going on. We just ate our food fast and got out for some quiet.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stopped by here because of the cool old Dodge truck out front and the neon lights. Reminds me of an old roadhouse joint you'd see in a movie. I ordered the blackened catfish, salad and a corn cob and two little hush puppies. It was delicious, the size was perfect and the Corona was cold. They had a fellow... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went in for lunch and had catfish sandwich. I thought it was good. Lots of people eating in and lots coming in when I was leaving.

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Hewitt, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The restuarant opened up their back rooms to over 170 people and met all of our needs in a very timely and professional manner. The food and service were excellent. We really appreciated the hospitality.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First impression: gross. The bathroom was absolutely disgusting. The clientele and staff...well, I'm a snob, and that's all I'll say about that. A good friend said it was the best catfish he ever ate (first time he ever had it). Everyone else I'm with said the food was good. I ordered rice & beans, but I can't tell you how... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stay with the fish and seafood dishes. A member of our party tried chicken fried steak...it was OK but far from the best that they had at other locations. My fish was good. I have been here before and will be here again. We travel through Lubboch at least 2X a year.

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Paul C, Owner at River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reaching out, gmcannon! Sorry that chicken fried steak didn't live up to what it should be -- we'll definitely forward that info on to the kitchen team. Give us a shout next time you're passing through! Cheers, Paul and Chris More 

Lubbock, Texas
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403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We ate early dinner last night. Ordering at the counter was challenging due to the many combo selections. Not many grilled items and other choices ( baked potato, cole slaw, salad) could be subbed for fries. I had the regular catfish dinner with cole slaw. The catfish was lightly fried and seasoned with a thin batter which allowed for the... More 

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Paul C, Owner at River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant, responded to this review

We're bummed we didn't blow you away, Badgelady! We do appreciate all the feedback though, and we'll be sure to forward it onto the kitchen team. Let us know when you make it back again -- we'd love another shot. Cheers, Paul and Chris More 

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Additional Information about River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant

Address: 406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
Phone Number: +1 806-765-8165
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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