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Top O The River

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$$ - $$$
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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
+1 256-547-9817
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Biloxi, Mississippi
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the fried catfish and grilled kbobs. Both were very good. The bring slaw and cornbread to the table automatically. Both of these were wonderful. Lots of food, big place, very busy and noisy.

Thank scato2016
Gadsden, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top OF The River Is not only a restaurant it is a experience. The food is great but what makes this such a nice place is the atmosphere. The staff is friendly and this is where all the locals go to eat. Do not let the crowded parking lot scare you away they it is worth the wait.

Thank 302guyb
Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time back in almost a year and was pleased as ever. Seated quickly and served even quicker. They are always staffed to handle the flow and food does not suffer, even when waiting. Food is so good and plentiful that I always have a to-go plate. Catfish is excellent and I eat cold as a snack. Love coming here!

Thank Wayne H
Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to eat here whenever near by. Food is always good and plentiful. Never liked catfish until I ate here several years ago.

Thank T6769YSmargaretp
Kenner, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 5 was headed from NOLA to Chattanooga and we wanted a quick dining experience and were so over the fast food!!! This was place was great! It was reasonably priced and so quick...service was great!! It was a nice hidden treasure!

Thank nburdett
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

First visit here was last Saturday for a surprise birthday and *I* was pleasantly surprised. :) I'm not really a big seafood fan, but the atmosphere was awesome! The place is HUGE! There were at least 3 party rooms. This is definitely a great place for large parties! The dining room seemed to be full, but we were never overlooked... More 

Thank Brittany W
Los Angeles, California
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278 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Every table gets some of their delightful cornbread, coleslaw and pickled onions right away. We had their broiled catfish and shrimp kabobs. Both very good with delicious hushpuppies. Would definitely go back.

Thank specialklc
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 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!!

Thank Melanie M
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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!

Thank bhuston47
Rainbow City, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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!!

Thank Teresa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?