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River Street Deli

151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
+1 423-756-3354
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place Awesome food the atmosphere is awesome. The staff was excellent. The Ruben was great if not the best I have ever eaten. The sweet tea was awesome.

Thank Jeremiah I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No this is not 2nd Ave. Deli or Katz Deli but is a great place to have a deli sandwich. Be sure to meet owner Bruce Weiss, a New York native & an enjoyable character. I suggest you order any one of the many choices...More

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Lox, capers, cream cheese, bagel. Need I say more? Yes? Okay, well, it's a gem, an authentic NY-style beauty that's a rare commodity in the south. The smoked salmon was the standout sandwich that I'd been looking forward to since pulling up River Street's online...More

Thank 168rachaelm
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Definitely will be visiting this deli again next time I am in town. Right by the river park and great food. I had the Elana Ruz sandwich and will have a hard time not getting that sandwich every time I go! SO GOOD!

Thank merrys712
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stopped in at this Deli to eat on our way back home and it is a hidden gem. I can't remember the older gentlemen's name that was taking our order but he was really nice and enthusiastic. He named off several sandwiches that he...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We found this deli by accident when we were in Chattanooga, so three years later we are back and had to try it again. Not disappointed. Lovely smoked salmon as suggested by the owner.

1  Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

No....Chattanooga is not New York City..e to met.best delis in the world. River Deli comes close.....excellent sandwiches....big portions...many,many regular choices plus daily lunch specials...great place to meet friends for lunch.Owner Bruce Weiss is a character to enjoy.

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This deli was recommended since we would be spending time in Coolidge park. It is adjacent. Place was crowded at lunch and the service was quick. Friendly workers. The owner was sweet to make recommendations. When I mentioned I was picky, he just took the...More

Thank tidbit1020
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great sandwich shop on Chattanooga's North Shore, right by Coolidge Park and lots of neat shops. They have wonderful sandwiches, salads and plenty of deli-type sides to choose from. The sandwiches are huge and the staff were all super friendly.

Thank jdaquarles
Reviewed 23 May 2017

8 guys looking for place to take care of a craving for a sandwich which would fill us up. This is the place! Definitely the closest thing you'll find to a NY Deli in the Chattanooga area. Servings are huge, the sandwiches and soups delicious...More

Thank Dennis g
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29 September 2016|
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Response from hcohn31 | Reviewed this property |
River Deli does not carry Matzo Ball soup.
John S
25 July 2016|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
DEFINITELY! And, the food is fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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