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Riverside Catfish House

18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
+1 423-821-9214
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“catfish” (45 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
“fingerlings” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
18039 Highway 41, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2626
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 9 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

Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 23 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 21 March 2017

Thank u so much for such a wonderful review

Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank davidisrael126
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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 21 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

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great. I bug my Mom to go every time I'm home and I'm 59 years old. You can't go wrong for catfish. If your in the area it's a "must try".

Thank Randy O
Riverside C, Owner at Riverside Catfish House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful review

Reviewed 19 June 2016

This Restaurant has new management. It does seem to be better. It has always been cold in there, bring a sweater with you. Family place, some seats you can see the river. They give you more then enough food. If you don't go early, you...More

Thank 826jefferys
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Taylor our server was super. Friendly, attentive all good just a sweetheart. Taylor recommended the buttermilk pie. I had never had it tried it was very good would definitely would order again.

Thank Mary Sue S
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Restaurant Details

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