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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“catfish” (43 reviews)
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“coleslaw” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
406 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401-2610
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Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank dkrug10042
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...More

Thank Clint C
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
Reviewed 30 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
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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was very good. I think the prices are a little high for how much you get on your plate. Overall, it was a good place to eat.

Thank John S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't expect to stay on your diet if you go to River Smiths. What would be the point of going if you can't eat fried fish and hush puppies! The food is very basic, no surprises, but maybe that's how they keep the consistency. Delicious...More

Thank WorldAwayFromLubbock
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I always look for a catfish restaurant where ever I am and this was a great choice. The catfish was small pieces but it had good flavor. Would definitely go back next time I am in town.

Thank Kay B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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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