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Riverside Catfish House

18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
+1 423-821-9214
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (46 reviews)
“filet” (12 reviews)
“fingerling” (4 reviews)
Open Now
14:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

*This place is a Dive with a capital D. Think 1970's high school lunchroom. One that could use a good power-washing. And is in the middle of nowhere. *No need to dress up. Whatever you're wearing right now will be absolutely fine. *The view is...More

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This fish has chemicals in it that were outlawed in our dogfood almost 50 yrs ago.Folks it is what it is!No longer serve U.S. FARM RAISED ! They havent and reason is its 3.00 lb.cheaper for them to buy it than the U.S. dont be...More

4  Thank Ibehungry
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were with a large group from church and despite there being more than a dozen of us, our service was fast and the food was delivered fairly quickly. My catfish and popcorn shrimp was delicious. The cole slaw was okay, but I am not...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the stop...not fancy but very good, i usually like bone in fish but these were fingerlings so pretty small obviously to work with but still very tasty..husband got filets very good too.

1  Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Food super Yummy Staff was great, attentive, and made sure we could get what we anted. On the side, half and half, and refills without asking.

Thank spirit750mom
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Marcia D
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...More

2  Thank Hot-metal
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...More

Thank dohar1968
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank u so much for such a wonderful review

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...More

2  Thank davidisrael126
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We appreciate your great 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...More

Thank dhchoat7
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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

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5 June 2016|
Response from Hattie A |
the day us the 19 th of September and the time us at 8:00 in the morning at Erlanger hospital ok it will last about two hours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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