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River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant

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406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
+1 806-765-8165
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Abilene, Texas
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While in Lubbock to visit family we decided on River Smith's for our Saturday evening meal. I had not eaten there since they moved from their old location many years ago, and was curious whether the quality had diminished. I am happy to report it has improved if anything. The atmosphere makes for a good ole set down an' enjoy... More 

Thank JR J
Lubbock, Texas
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Party of 8. We found a table without much problem. It was fairly crowded even at 5:00 PM. No table waitress, must get in line to order. Food was brought to the table in a timely manner. We ordered several different selections and they were just average.

Thank JimP1943_04
Amarillo TX
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was our 1st time at this location and we were glad to find the food still as great as its always been. Good selection of fish, shrimp, oysters, chicken & Burgers. Fish is available grilled/blackened as well as fried. Salad bar was fresh and well stocked. Very friendly staff. Will definitely go back.

Thank colonel69
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Best place in town to get fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, or whitefish. Nice crisp salad and I am in hog heaven. They also grill and bake.

Thank glennehill
Topeka, Kansas
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142 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

When I walked in I was a little confused, but was quickly greeted and brought to a counter to order my lunch and drinks. I of course ordered catfish and fries and added on a one trip salad bar. The food was good, but not what I would call excellent. Everything was hot and cooked well. It just wasn't prepared... More 

Thank dkrug10042
McKinney, Texas
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was the first time that I've dined at River Smith's in over a decade and it was exactly as I remember it being. The fish was perfectly cooked and the fries and hush puppies were delicious. Of course you can't dine here without eating the puffs, which are perfect with a little bit a honey. The kids loved their... More 

Thank Clint C
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a big fish person but the catfish here is so good! Really the place to go when your craving some catfish!

Thank Sarrahh7
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The staff was very friendly. I had the catfish dinner and it was cooked just right: not mushy and just the right amount of crunch. They do not have a standard wait staff but employees are more than willing to help you.

Thank Echoing T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food is hot, catfish crispy, salad fresh and tea just right. The catering service is a good deal for special occasions. The hush puppies and bread are very good. Salad bar is good start for a great meal.

Thank Gladys W
Dallas, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was very good - fresh and hot. We had fried catfish, fried chicken and grilled chicken. The hush puppies were good, too. Not too crazy about the coleslaw.

Thank Deborah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-765-8165
River Smith's Chicken & Catfish is a family-restaurant serving made-from-scratch Southern specialties! Serving Southern, Cajun favorites, everything is made from scratch at River Smith's. Try our famous chicken and catfish or try our delicious burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?