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“Best place close to downtown.”

River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 617 Restaurants in Lubbock
Price range: US$0 - US$10
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: 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.
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. Personnel made it easy to like the place although we wanted a waiter and server site. We ordered at the front and servers brought our plates to our seats. It was enjoyable and easy to like. The Dallas Cowboy game was on TV and the place reflected their heritage of being faithful fans.

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Thank Rubén Z
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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

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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.

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Thank daddymo2
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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 nice portions . I would recommend lunch or dinner there especially if you are limited on time because your food is prepared quicker than most restaurants.

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Thank mopperdude
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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 can reheated. Other options in the area are much better

Thank raiderred0
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