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Top O' The River

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7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664 (Formerly Top O The River)
+1 256-582-4567
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by on a busy Saturday evening and we enjoyed our dinner. This has to be one of the most popular restaurants in North Alabama, the line of folks waiting to eat at 6pm was unreal. The wait staff did a great job handling the masses and it didn't take forever to get seated. The food was very good and... More 

Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Great Cornbread. Catfish unbeatable. Nice view, good service. Family and friends plenty of room😊👍👍👍👍👍i

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner. Everything was fresh. Greens very tasty. Service pleasant and fast. Great Hurricanes. Enjoyed more than Gadsden location.

Thank Gadabout2010
Big Spring
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Turnip greens and corn bread to start with yummy. Catfish is awesome wait staff excellent. View is of lake Guntersville and it is a very pleasant atmosphere. We will go back agai. Prices are average

Thank Cynthia W
Maumelle, Arkansas
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given a 5 rating because it was very very good. But I didn't give it a 5 because it wasn't the absolute best catfish that I have ever eaten. There was nothing wrong with the taste at all but I only give 5's for the very very best. I got the broiled catfish with French fries and... More 

Thank David r
Adamsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group for lunch and were disappointed, I do not know what has happened to the catfish, not crispy at all. The noise level is to extreme for me.

Thank woodruff3050
Rogersville, Alabama
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love that you are served cole slaw, pickled onions, and cornbread in a cast iron skillet! Oh my goodness! I could have eaten this all night long! My husband had the largest seafood platter and it was huge! He devoured it! I had a delicious fried gulf shrimp plate! It was just perfect! We had a seat by the... More 

Thank Kristin E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I love this restaurant. The fish is amazing..definitely worth the 45 min drive! Food is always fresh & hot when it's ready. The waitresses are great. They do a lot of work. Although there is always a crowd and a wait, they get you in fast. Shrimp, steak and chicken fingers are good as well. Wish they... More 

Thank Sonya W
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is highly regarded in the area. However, on the night that we visited I was overwhelmed with how much SALT was in almost everything!! The hush puppies were salty!! As well as the Onion rings and the fish!! is it possible that someone dumped too much salt in their batter mixture?? I would give it one more chance... More 

Thank soccermom1973
Guntersville, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Top O the River is an affordable family restaurant with a great view. The price is very affordable. It is always very crowded so come early. They do have a bar and plenty of seating if you have to wait.

Thank Wkb222

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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Moulton, Alabama
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?