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Riverside Catfish House

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18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
+1 423-821-9214
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:30
Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 16:00 - 20:30
Sat 14:00 - 20:30
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times in years past but it was such a disappointment tonight. The food was extremely greasy. The chicken and shrimp were prepackaged frozen and dropped in a deep fryer. The catfish was crunchy and a bit over cooked. The best things I had were the sweet tea and the slaw. The food looked and tasted like... More 

Thank Marcia D
Baton Rouge LA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have visited this restaurant many times. Best catfish in the Chattanooga area. Even if it is a little distant the scenic drive is always nice regarless of the time of year. Service is quick and the atmosphere is down home, country. Nothing fancy about this place but the view of the river, but thats OK!

1 Thank Hot-metal
Ringgold, Georgia
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our recent visit to Riverside Catfish House once again proved to be worth the 30-45 minute drive. Unless you are a huge eater, no need to order the all-you-can-eat meal. The regular catfish meal includes 2 large catfish fillets, delicious coleslaw, hush puppies, and baked potato. Oh, and sweet, sweet tea, if you choose to order. We had food left... More 

Thank dohar1968
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank u so much for such a wonderful review More 

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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place we usually hit once or twice a year. Spectacular Summer and Fall views. Recently updated back deck for eating as well. Food is good, mostly all fried food. Great catfish. Service isn't always the best, but we are there for the food and views. Our last visit, we got in just after 6 other parties, but... More 

1 Thank davidisrael126
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are new to Chattanooga and thought we'd try this restaurant for my husband's birthday since his favorite meal is catfish. The catfish we were served tasted like it had been sitting in grease for an hour. Rather than crispy, ours was so tough and leathery it was hard to cut with a knife. We saw other customer being served... More 

Thank dhchoat7
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this review

Sorry for your bad experience! We have new ownership now and we would love to have you back. I promise you won't regret it. Check out our facebook page for times and menu. Thanks More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great. I bug my Mom to go every time I'm home and I'm 59 years old. You can't go wrong for catfish. If your in the area it's a "must try".

Thank Randy O
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review More 

Fort Oglethorpe
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This Restaurant has new management. It does seem to be better. It has always been cold in there, bring a sweater with you. Family place, some seats you can see the river. They give you more then enough food. If you don't go early, you feel like your in a hurry to leave. They are constantly sweeping and running a... More 

Thank 826jefferys
East China, Michigan
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Taylor our server was super. Friendly, attentive all good just a sweetheart. Taylor recommended the buttermilk pie. I had never had it tried it was very good would definitely would order again.

Thank Mary Sue S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Food was decent although the fish was a little mushy but the service SUCKED !!! The waitresses seem to spend most of their time sitting around the front room reading the paper and totally ignoring the customers. I waited almost 20 minutes for my waitress to come take my credit card, finally gave up and left some cash on the... More 

Thank es2es2
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This place was located just inside the Marion County line next to the Tennessee River deep in the gorge. The sign just inside the door said 'Please Seat Yourself' which did not seem very attentive considering I walked in to 6 workers sitting/reading/watching tv. My group was only the second seated in the joint which for dinner at 5:30 on... More 

1 Thank Jason D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 20:30
14:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-821-9214

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