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River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant

406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
+1 806-765-8165
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (50 reviews)
“hush puppies” (19 reviews)
“coleslaw” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went through Lubbock on a Sunday. All was closed except River Smith's. They specialize n fried catfish, fried shrimp and fried whitefish- which they said was cod. Our meal was substantial and wholesome. The coleslaw as well as the fries were plentiful and delicious....More

Thank Rubén Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Counter girl did not know beer or how to pronounce them. Said they did not have wine but manager said they did. Catfish was rubbery and cold. Been there twice, first and last. Huge portions but could not finish them

Thank dlpa2000
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Went here three times during a recent visit. Really enjoyed the food. Tasty hushpuppies and fish. The service was friendly and good. The fried fish here is the specialty and it is done well. Liked it the first time and had to go again...and again.

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Ate their two days in a row when staying in Lubbock for a convention. The reason we went there is because it was down the street from the motel. We were very satisfied with the staff the environment and the food. It was affordable but...More

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Thank mopperdude
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Used to be really good. Not so much now. Fries never cooked properly, doughy and under cooked hush puppies, need to clean up the dinning room as it is dirty and the salt and pepper shakers are very greasy and dirty. Veggies are ot of...More

Thank raiderred0
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you are looking for good fried fish, hush puppies, fries, the works, this is the place. We love River Smith's and eat there every chance we get in Lubbock. Their tea is wonderful too!!

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Thank lindamL8822GS
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Rude bus lady. Kids apparently got too many crumbs on the floor for her liking. Food was decent at best.

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Thank charliew1974
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I am part of a Toastmasters club that meets here every week. The food is consistently great! I really like the Pirate's Catfish Dinner and the Chicken Bit Salad. My children love the big fish tank and the food.

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Thank M7075AS
Reviewed 16 July 2017

They have good food, atmosphere is good, overall a good place to eat. I would recommend them to family and friends

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Thank susie_mendoza120404
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Love me some Bob's Chili Burger. White fish plate is AWESOME as well...Atmosphere is really cool for Lubbock, TX

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Thank doobie10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-765-8165
  • E-mail
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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