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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 - 22:00
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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Guntersville, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Abingdon, Virginia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told not to eat at this establishment, we decided to give it a try since we wanted seafood. The wait was not bad, that where it all ended. I have never seen a hostess with more of a bad attitude. After the menus were thrown on table and not a smile, she left and 20 minutes and not... More 

Thank Frost9112015
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to get a taste of the south, head over to Guntersville for a southern feast. And if you don't eat fried food they also do broiled and blackened. They serve up delicious skillet bread, pickled onions and coleslaw before your meal. The atmosphere is casual along lakeside Guntersville and your kids will love the giant fish tank.

Thank Sylvia D
Helena, AL, United States
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here because we had never tried it and we have always heard good things. The fried pickles and onion rings were amazing. I had the fried gulf shrimp and catfish. The catfish was ok but nothing to write home about. The shrimp on the combination plate were few and I expected more shrimp. They were good but again... More 

Thank Roger K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Food was great, service was even better! Always heard great things about Top O' the river but finally experienced it for myself. Can't wait to eat there again!!

Thank FishHunt24
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 December 2016 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 22 November 2016 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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, 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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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?