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River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant

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406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
+1 806-765-8165
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lubbock, Texas
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grease Grease Grease..... but overall if ou like greasy food this place is pretty good......At least once a year. Service is good and people are friendly

Thank Rascin
Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to having a great catfish lunch at Riversmith. I had never eaten there but decided to give it a try as I was passing thru. After waiting in line about 10 mins for the the cashier to process one order , I ordered the Pirates Catfish. I went to find a seat which took awhile because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in! If you like good catfish this is the place!!! 🙌🏼 we will be back on our next visit!!! Hush puppies were awesome!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Morton, Texas
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on a whim. It was a pleasant meal and they had lots to choose from. Really enjoyed this place and the wait staff were very friendly and courteous!

Thank Hope A
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I eat here often! The food was great! I love the salad bar! They have great hush pupppies also! We will definitely eat there again and again!

Thank Emily G
Groesbeck, United States
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Fresh salad bar with good food. Nothing fancy but good eats at a good price. Menu a little limited and atmosphere loud but I'd definitely go back.

Thank Charles B
Lubbock, Texas
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283 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I've eaten at River Smith's quite a few times over the years and it's always been a consitently good place for catfish when you are in a hurry. I typically just go through the drive-thru, but I've been inside a couple times too. The interior has plenty of seating and TVs to watch. There is also a defensive driving course... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
Whitehall, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was in Lubbock Texas in April. We had drove from Lamesa to check out the stores there. So we were hungry for lunch. We stopped by River Smith's because our family said they had the best fish there. Wow! was I impressed. I had breaded catfish. They also serve these sweet desserts as a choice. All you need to... More 

Thank mjaysteph
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I liked it. But I'm leaving the review because the front counter and bussing staff were so friendly. Family friendly as well. Older business, but if you like catfish it is good. Best food item was the Cole slaw.

Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I had a restaurant .com coupon I wanted to use here. They flat out refused it. Very dishonest. Left and went somewhere more friendly.

Thank falc0ntex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-765-8165
River Smith's Chicken & Catfish is a family-restaurant serving made-from-scratch Southern specialties! Serving Southern, Cajun favorites, everything is made from scratch at River Smith's. Try our famous chicken and catfish or try our delicious burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts.

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