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River Street Deli

Certificate of Excellence
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
+1 423-756-3354
10:30 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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5 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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9 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Chefs specials are always delicious! I have been coming here for years!! The rare roast beef and Boursin cheese is worth fighting over if it came down to it!! I suggest toasted! Great atmosphere!

Thank BoyceCS75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Vacation trip to one of our favorite destinations, Chattanooga and we ended up at the deli. The owner Bruce, took our order and helped decide what to get. After a sample of the Stromboli it was what most had because it was delicious. I had the Philly Reuben and it was great! The staff was very nice and Bruce worked... More 

Thank Lovemyfam78
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by Bruce who offered us a sample before ordering. One bite of the Stromboli and 4 out of the 5 of us immediately said that's what we wanted! I can't recommend this place enough. Friendly and delicious. You won't regret eating here.

Thank Kellykelley224

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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, Soups, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?