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Top O' The River

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664 (Formerly Top O The River)
+1 256-582-4567
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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West Yellowstone, Montana
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great. Food, excellent service, great Atmosphere, you won't be sorry. Be sure to checkout the old pictures for years ago that are all over the restaurant.

Thank Tommy G
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like things fried and then maybe fried again, this place is a 5 star. It's also great for big groups and a classic for anyone at Lake Guntersville for the weekend. The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because options were very limited outside the fried options, and my wife cannot eat heavily fried foods. It... More 

Thank Anderson H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here when I was pregnant and craving the crab meat. It was absolutely perfect. Great customer service, fast food after ordering, and wonderful atmosphere. Love this place!

Thank AshtonsMom16
Marianna, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has EXCELLENT catfish and a super view directly on Lake Guntersville, The catfish were what I would call MEDIUM sized. I am used to eating the small fingerlings in the past because the larger sized fish can get gamey. Not these. Not the least bit gamey and cooked to perfection. Loved the breading on the fish. The portions... More 

Thank Spartacass
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have are her two different times. Awesome food best catfish and shrimp. It's fresh can't go wrong eating here get here early so you don't have to wait long for a table the view is awesome

Thank Hubub
Gardendale, Alabama
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102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite catfish and chicken fingers. I always get the same thing and my wife always gets the steak. She says they have the best ribeye and its always perfectly done. The bite I have each time is really good. BUT this place is about seafood, particularly the catfish. The fish is always fresh and not a bit... More 

Thank AM4774
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place . It's different from other restaurants . The crawfish tails yummy ,corn bread ,coleslaw OMG

Thank Ayat A
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go here, we are never disappointed.. doesn't matter if it's only my husband and I on a special date night, my husband, myself, and our 2 children, or if we are with a really large group of family and friends.. the service is always wonderful... I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Jessica J
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good as usual. Service is A+++. It is time for some maintenance on the building, like pressure washer the building so it doesn't look like it is closed. The view out the back of the dining room [would be] spectacular if the windows were replaced. The seals have failed on the insulated glass and they look awful. Come... More 

Thank slideone1
Madison, Alabama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by this place on the way to Jacksonville State's homecoming weekend. I love the catfish and the homemade cornbread and slaw that comes with every order. Despite it being a Friday night, I was seated quickly and in and out quickly. Just note that it can be a bit pricey if you have a large family to feed.

Thank akt85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664 (Formerly Top O The River)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Guntersville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-582-4567

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Huntsville, Alabama
East Ridge, Tennessee
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?