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River Street Deli

Certificate of Excellence
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best deli in Chattanooga. The owner, Bruce, is a great guy who runs a authentic deli with authentic recipes. Highly recommended.

Thank hlh1956
Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a good place for lunch and found this place on Tripadvisor. Had the Muffaletta hubby had ham and cheese. Both were awesome. Mine was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Was on delicious bread. Will for sure be back.

Thank Jennifer L
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chefs specials are always delicious! I have been coming here for years!! The rare roast beef and Boursin cheese is worth fighting over if it came down to it!! I suggest toasted! Great atmosphere!

Thank BoyceCS75
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vacation trip to one of our favorite destinations, Chattanooga and we ended up at the deli. The owner Bruce, took our order and helped decide what to get. After a sample of the Stromboli it was what most had because it was delicious. I had the Philly Reuben and it was great! The staff was very nice and Bruce worked... More 

Thank Lovemyfam78
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by Bruce who offered us a sample before ordering. One bite of the Stromboli and 4 out of the 5 of us immediately said that's what we wanted! I can't recommend this place enough. Friendly and delicious. You won't regret eating here.

Thank Kellykelley224
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very very good sandwiches. never had a bad one there and there's always a lot of people there, which means something. please ask for the daily specials as they always come up with new combinations.

Thank heygauthey
Julian, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Great food selection. There were four of us and we each ordered something different. All of us raved about how good our food was. I had the "three salad" combo... chicken salad, tuna salad and shrimp salad. All were excellent! The wait staff were all friendly and attentive.

Thank Judy B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The Southside is the emerging neighborhood...new housing,restaurants,neighborhoods etc....then lunch at River Deli...not a New York deli but the closest to that. Great sandwiches,ask about daily specials...extensive menu...something to please everyone..owner is really an interesting character..good fun....good food...order at counter

Thank hcohn31
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The food here is amazing and wonderful atmosphere. Even the staff is nice, the only issue I have is with the owner. We eat here regularly but 3/5 times our order is wrong, there was also a time where the owner Bruce went around to everyone in the dining room except us. Not sure if it is because we were... More 

Thank Erin B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I almost always recommend this place to people who ask me where to eat in the North Shore. Never has anyone been disappointed. But, more than one has said that when they walked in, they did not know what to expect. The decor (if you can call it that) is a little tired, and with windows only on one side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $8
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-756-3354

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