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“As good as it gets” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Top O The River

Top O The River
Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Anniston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“As good as it gets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

I ate here yesterday with my parents and was completely blown away by everything. First of all they bring out a huge tin cup full of awesome cole slaw, cornbread and some onions. I'm very picky about my cole slaw and this was some of the best slaw i've ever had. I ordered the "biggest seafood platter in the world" and that is exactly what it was. It had crab cakes, catfish, hushpuppies, and so much other stuff i cant even remember. My parents had chicken fingers and fries. The chicken fingers were giant and there were 6 of them i believe. We couldnt eat all this food so we asked for take home boxes and she asked us if we needed more cole slaw to take home. LOL Of course we said yes. Everyone was super friendly and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. If you are not a fan of fried seafood, however, you will not like this place but if you like good, flavorful, awesome food with down home friendly southern service this place is for you.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Etowah, North Carolina
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This is The place to eat in Anniston Alabama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We just got in town at 7:30 pm on Thursday evening and headed straight to the restaurant. We were promptly seated. We were greeted by a friendly waitress. Our food was served hot and delicious. We all ordered the catfish fillet dinner. We ordered the fried pickles as an appetizer. The cornbread and coleslaw are included with the meal. We had an amazing meal and had enough food left over to take some home. We have always ate here when we get to town to visit relatives. This is one of the highlights of our vacation. You can always count on great food and service here!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K F
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great price, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Small skillet of cornbread and large tin of coleslaw are complimentary with order. I ordered the worlds largest seafood platter. Husband ordered fish and crab. There was so much food on our plates, it looked like a buffet serving for six people. Everything was A+ beyond excellent delicious. Get there early or prepare to wait to eat because the place fills up fast.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alabama
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great catfish in a homey setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great restaurant if you want to experience local cuisine. You have to try the fried pickles. The catfish -- and everything else -- is fried to perfection. The cornbread -- also fried -- melts in your mouth. Everything is well seasoned, including the wait staff. It's a great place for a large group and the setting lends itself to being a great ice-breaker for those conferences or extended family groups.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ghostwriter62
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Bluff Park, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Catfish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food is awesome if you love a good fish fry! Make room for the fried pickles...they are delicious!

Visited December 2012
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