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Top O The River

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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
+1 256-547-9817
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The catfish was cooked and seasoned just right. The cornbread and coleslaw was yum. By far the best was the pot of greens. I could have made a meal of the cornbread and greens! So much food for a very good price. Delicious!!

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Thank Melanie M
Minnesota
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is huge and will accommodate hundreds of people. The staff were friendly and helpful. The seafood platter was our favorite, which includes the catfish and shrimp. The catfish is lightly battered and delicious. You got to try the collard greens for appetizer. They are wonderful too. Would definitely come again!

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Thank bhuston47
Rainbow City, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this restaurant numerous times as I live nearby. NEVER have had bad service, bad food, this is the best food!! I do not eat seafood, so I get the chicken fingers, they are out of this world good!!

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Thank Teresa G
Lyerly, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can make food better than this place at home. Was disappointed since it had come recommended by friends. Just was not my idea of good eating. My husband didn't like it either.

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Thank wayside824
Dallas, Georgia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the meal was very good, but the only fish they have is catfish, and I don't eat that. Also, almost everything is fried. The have chicken strips, but the only one steak choice, and it is pricey. The coleslaw and cornbread are awesome. I could have made a meal of that. But, the pickled onions I did not like.... More 

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Thank Dotcom2012
Guntersville, Alabama
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The starter of cornbread and cole slaw is awesome. We had The Riverboat Special, catfish filets, hush puppies and baked potato. Catfish was fried to perfection, hush puppies were wonderful, what can you say about a bake potato, it was delicious. The huge drink glasses were never more than 1/2 empty. Our server was delightful and very friendly.

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Thank SGML
Ranger, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the shrimp kabobs and my husband had the catfish...both were great! They bring Mexican cornbread and onions to the table, so appetizers are not required. The service was great, and I had enough food to take home for 2 more meals. I will definitely visit again!

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Thank Cindy T
Gautier, Mississippi
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first experience at this restaurant, and it will be my last. Luckily, we decided to go on a holiday night, so it wasn't busy and we didn't have to wait. If I'd had to wait, I would have been even more disappointed. Our server was polite and friendly, but once the food was served, he hardly ever... More 

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Thank theytookmyname
Berry
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to other Top O The River but this was the first time for This location. Food could not have been better!! I got shrimp and my husband got the steak. Steak was one of the best he's had in a long time!!! Will be going back.

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Thank Pam T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It's worth a visit for sure. They have both fresh and salt water fare and it's good stuff, just not great. They do great coleslaw though and the portions are good, so I'll be back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gadsden
  • Phone Number: +1 256-547-9817

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?