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“Tasty catfish, yummy hushpuppies and Cole slaw” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverside Catfish House
18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
423-821-9214
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Ranked #253 of 707 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $0 - $12
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Frankfort, Indiana
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Tasty catfish, yummy hushpuppies and Cole slaw”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

I found this restaurant while searching for a catfish place online. Wow - what a find! This is a great little place sitting right on the river. Family-owned and friendly people make this a nice place to eat. The hushpuppies have a sweet flavor and a nice crunchy breading. We had the catfish strips dinner, and the portion was good - maybe 4 large pieces of catfish, a big baked potato, cole slaw and hushpuppies. Although it is a little drive from Chattanooga, it isn't far off I-24.

The place must get crowded, because there were a lot of seats for waiting. We got there around 4:15 p.m. on a Saturday in the winter, and we were in and out before the crowd. I would highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alabaster, Alabama, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great fried fish and on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We drove out there from where we were staying downtown and one comment I overheard from a nearby table summed up the place - "Y'all need menus or do you want your regular?" A little out of the way, but a scenic drive (on the river side) landed us at Rivrside. The fried food was good, but if you are looking for healthy, you may want to look elsewhere. Fried catfish and ice-cold beer hit the spot and the locals appear to love it. Not much for atmosphere, but a great view out the windows...

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Tennessee
1 review
“Best Catfish Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Our first time to try Riverside Catfish House And it was wonderful!! Everything was very good.You gotta have a piece of Nancy's homemade dessert.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chattanooga, TN
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Some of the best catfish I've had. Great, fast friendy service. Highly recommended. Worth going out of the way for!!

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Oak Hill, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great catfish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2006

They mostly serve catfish and it is great. The shrimp, chicken, coleslaw, potatoes, you can get as good anywhere, but the catfish is why you come here. Big portions, or for a few dollars more, get all you can eat.

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