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Top O The River

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
+1 256-547-9817
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friday and Saturday nights are usually very crowded - but worth the wait. My husband and I get the large seafood platter and split it & even then we can't eat it all. Especially like the cornbread and coleslaw they bring to your table while your entree is being prepared.

Thank Jackie S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family-friendly atmosphere. We love it here! Nothing beats the complimentary, yes...FREE cornbread, coleslaw & pickled onions except the scrumptious catfish accompanied by amazing hush puppies & your choice of side. On the other hand, you can't go wrong with the Seafood Platter which is more than enough for two, maybe three adults. Don't miss out on the greens which are... More 

Thank Amy C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we eat there , we always have enough for take home ...I love the Catfish . Hush puppies , and cole slaw ....Ample portions . I always enjoy eating here . We have gone as a couple , taken friends , celebrated special events . They are always very cooperative . They strive to make every visitor feel comfortable... More 

Thank Tim F
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a family-friendly, relaxed restaurant. The cornbread, coleslaw, drinks & pickled onions appear almost as soon as you are seated. Whether you chose the Riverboat special (generous portion of fried catfish, baked potatoes or fries, and hushpuppies) or grilled chicken, shrimp, or any of the entrees, you will not be disappointed. Most of the seats have a view... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, courteous service and delicious food. Not all locations are as good. The seafood platter was great. We shared between 2 people. Plenty of food and low cost high quality seafood

Thank BURNS1979
Ankeny, Iowa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much when I decided to try Top 'o the River, but they deserve their #1 ranking. Great catfish- worth the trip!!

Thank Ella B
Biloxi, Mississippi
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

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 January 17, 2017

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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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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?