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River Street Deli

Certificate of Excellence
American, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Soups
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151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
+1 423-756-3354
10:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best Deli in Chattanooga, nothing else close. The Muffaletta is as good as any you'll find in NOLA. The Cuban Sandwich and Philly Reuben are my favorites also. The owner, Bruce is as much a draw as his food. As I said in the title, just eat, you won't be disappointed.

Thank FredofChattanooga
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at the River Street Deli. Owner takes your order, gives recommendations in his own unique way, and then comes around to check on all diners, he is an authentic Yankee and very friendly! Had outstanding Reuben sandwich, lean corned beef and very good flavor. Tables are bussed quickly and with a smile. Also, bonus for, a cool... More 

Thank MaJones37
Wildwood, Georgia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a great place for fantastic sandwiches & service. The owner has such a great personality! You are welcomed at the counter and whatever he recommends - just get it! You will not regret it.

Thank trippingbillies2014
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162 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The many contributors of TA directed us here and it was everything we read. The gregarious and jovial owner welcomed us and was typical friendly NY'Orker. Everything in the deli case looked great. The bread was perfect and the Turkey\ brie was tasty. Has a great local feel to the place.

Thank lewwjr
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had lunch here on our trip to Chattanooga. The Muffaletta was outstanding. The tapenade on the Muffaletta was an olive and artichoke mixture, which to me was a delicious change from the usual Muffalettas I enjoy. The owner of the Deli was delightful and great fun. We would love to go back and try some of the other sandwiches.

Thank LanierSinger
Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just happened to walk by looking for lunch. Owner is from the Bronx with a great personality. Food was great, just ran out of Cuban sandwiches and got the muffalota that was great. We ordered 3 different sandwiches and they were all good! Very quaint place. seats maybe 30 people. Will definitely go back when in town.

Thank Ron B
Maryville, Tennessee
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

cured turkey with cream cheese and strawberry preserves OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! We just happened upon this place, asked one of the shops next door where to go for a good, quick sandwich......WOW what an unexpected treat!!! The Elana Ruz is melt in your mouth GOOD!! Friendly staff, Quality & Quanity ...can't beat it! We look forward to our next... More 

Thank TNtravles
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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348 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My grandson & I get together once a week depending on our schedules. This is one of our favorite spots....conveniently located in the North Shore area, Meter parking always available. Board in front shows daily specials. Indopor seating only...great place for a good sandwich

Thank hcohn31
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best deli in Chattanooga. The owner, Bruce, is a great guy who runs a authentic deli with authentic recipes. Highly recommended.

Thank hlh1956
Decatur, Alabama
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a good place for lunch and found this place on Tripadvisor. Had the Muffaletta hubby had ham and cheese. Both were awesome. Mine was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Was on delicious bread. Will for sure be back.

Thank Jennifer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$8
American, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-756-3354

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Rossville, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?