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Top O The River

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1606 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, AL 35901-5324
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner tonight at top o the river. We enjoyed a feast of crawfish, Cajun shrimp, catfish. The corn bread and slaw were excellent. We had wonderful service by Jacob.

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Oneonta, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family has frequently dined at Top 'O the River in both Gadsden & Guntersville. We have consistently enjoyed outstanding seafood at both locations. Tonight, my wife and I shared delicious Gulf Fried Shrimp and onion rings. The portion size is enough to share, because every meal comes with complimentary Cole slaw, pickled onions, and a hot pone of corn... More 

Thank drdbradford
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oct 12, 2016 My wife and I had dinner at this place. Ordered the broiled catfish filet and their so called "Worlds Largest Seafood Platter" Broiled catfish was very bland and dry. The platter was a joke. The imitation crab was tasteless, the hush-puppies where store bought and very dry, fried catfish was okay, fried shrimp was over breaded, boiled... More 

Thank Roy W
Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to eating here as we had heard so many good things about it. We went on a Sunday evening around 6:00 pm. We were seated right away, but service was very slow. The cornbread, slaw, and pickled onions were good. My husband got the fried shrimp dinner....very average. My daughter and I ordered the broiled... More 

Thank kc2354
Ding Dong, TX
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the catfish special for dinner. Already knew to get there a little early. Seated immediately next to the window overlooking the river. Kevin was friendly and courteous while providing great service.

Thank Brad R
Wharton, Texas
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I were travelling and stayed in Gadsden, AL on Friday, Sep 23. We found Top O' The River from the Trip Advisor reviews. This is not an elegant dining experience. It is a large restaurant that can handle many people at the same time. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. It is VERY... More 

Thank bu67
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by family and passerbys, we just had to try ty his place. Boy are we glad we did. The food is awesome. The fixins can't be beat. The seafood is delicious. Our server was the best. And, the window seat near the river made the whole experience special. Our first trip, but certainly not our last...

Thank timandrende
Taichung, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local tourist trap. A fried food fiesta of the first order. Catfish, shrimp, cornbread, and pretty much anything else you can imagine all served in large portions with large prices. It's prepared well and tastes good, but only time will tell if it's good for you.

Thank Todd B
Bluefield, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Plenty of food on the platters and we had a table on the side of the restaurant by the water. Our waitress was great, the food was tasty, and we left stuffed!

Thank AleciaLester
Murphy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Stopped here once before on a Sunday afternoon and was amazed by the waiting crowed...almost left, but was glad we did not. This time we came on a Monday evening and almost thought it was closed due to the few cars in the large lot...but, again, glad we went in. We tried the "world's largest seafood platter". As a big... More 

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, 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: 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?