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“Amazing Dinner! Great service and wonderful view.”
Review of Top O The River

Top O The River
Ranked #2 of 117 Restaurants in Gadsden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel desk clerk. A little out of the way from main highway, but only about a 10 minute drive. Well worth it! I got the Grilled Catfish dinner. It was delicious. Hubby got a steak and did an add-on of fried Crawfish tails. My goodness, they were the best we've ever tasted. We are from the South, so that's a real compliment! Have told friends about how good this restaurant is. We will make it a definite stop on our travels.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The food is overrated. Catfish is dry dry dry. They drop reservations when they realize there's a special event.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The staff at Top of The River, Gadsden hit a GRAND SLAM HOMERUN today. They had a plan for the very large crowd from the parking lot to the system to get folks seated with the meal. They set up a tent outside for folks and ran a golf cart for folks who had walking problems, or have to park a distance from the restaurant. Our party of four checked in, was given a number and within 25 - 30 minutes was enjoying view from our river side booth. Our orders consisted of the Fried Stuffed Crab, Whole Catfish, and two of the Riverboat Specials. We also had the Cornbread and Cole Slaw with turnips greens. All the meals were once again cooked to perfection. Our server, Lacee, was very attentive, checking back to be sure everything was ok, which it was. Thank you Top of The River for making this Mother's Day very special for 90 year old Momma.

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Thank SGML
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Your table is served a great starter of cornbread, coleslaw, and pickled onions. The combination is super good! The fried catfish fillets were tasty, and the tarter sauce added to that. Large glasses of tea :) Great service!

Thank betselle4
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place used to be awesome, but we were very disappointed on our last trip there. We ordered two of the Riverboat Specials and a fried pickle/onion ring combo. The catfish was cooked so hard that you had to bite into it and then twist it to get it to break off and it tasted like it had been cooked in old oil. We didn't even eat half of what they brought us. The cornbread was very, very dry. The fried pickles were good, but the fried onion rings were cut so thick (about 2") that there was no way I could comfortably bite into it. I had to cut it into pieces to eat them. To top things off, when we got the bill, nothing was itemized - it was just a total, and was about $20 more than what it should have been. When we took it to the cashier, we asked to see an itemized bill, and that's when we discovered that we had been charged for a steak combo which we didn't even order. We won't be going back.

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