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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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206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time eating here. First off, be prepared to wait because they are busy. Not quick to get in. The hostess that seated me was great and we had a good conversation going upstairs. The waitress that I had was new, but she done a really good job. I got the Riverboat Special that is half pound catfish fillets,... More 

Thank Chris L
Dutton, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at this location many times. It has always been excellent, but this time it was just not what we have come to expect. We took my in-laws for their birthdays. They enjoyed their food (creole peel and eat shrimp and stuffed crabs). The cornbread was great as always. My son's popcorn shrimp was also very good. My... More 

Thank 74Bigboy42
Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great...especially the catfish. We also had greens, cornbread, coleslaw, fried pickles and onion rings. Everything was yummy!

Thank Hsv-Family-4
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving 10 hours we sure hoped to find a restaurant still open in Guntersville, the problem was that Zack was sure not happy about is sitting down in his section a good 30 minutes before closing time. He tried to get us to order our food with our drink order. Then after he brought our food he disappeared. Our... More 

3 Thank Kristina M
Fort Myers, Florida
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got the sampler platter with shrimp, hush puppies, and some catfish. None of them had any flavor what so ever. Just the flavor of ketchup as that was the only sauce available. The cornbread that comes as the app was very dry and again, tasteless.Very disappointed with the food. Service was good.

Thank Rhett D
Huntsville, Alabama
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 18 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. Great Cornbread. Catfish unbeatable. Nice view, good service. Family and friends plenty of room๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘i

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 

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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
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?