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Top O' The River

7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664
+1 256-582-4567
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (147 reviews)
“catfish” (124 reviews)
“fries” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tried Top of the River suggested by the desk at hotel. What a delicious surprise. Cornbread,salad greens, slaw and catfish was delicious. I will return on my next trip to Guntersville!!

Thank Craig P
Reviewed yesterday

My family loves Top O the River! The cornbread that they bring out before the meal is delicious! Service is always great. The food is consistently good. The river view is a nice bonus. My biggest complaint about this restaurant is that they should offer...More

Thank camal1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We selected this restaurant as there was many good reviews. The catfish had good flavor but not a lot of meat. A lot of batter. Coleslaw was good but I thought the cornbread was rather bland. We had an exceptional server though! Really nice young...More

Thank Sks1251
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though there was a line to get in the wait staff had us seated in no time. The food was good and plentiful. We ordered the small fried pickles and ended up taking some home. Between the appetizer, the cornbread, and the slaw I...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove down to Guntersville to eat here on a whim, we are so glad that we did! The parking was the only bad experience we encountered. It was extremely busy but the wait wasn't too bad. The restaurant is large and...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful seafood! Especially enjoyed the shrimp! Huge portions. Wonderful start with cornbread and slaw! Great service, nice big booths!

Thank sarobinson7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The catfish was tasty, but the cornbread and slaw were my favorite! We also had fried dill pickles and they were crispy and not greasy. We had seats by the window with a wonderful view of the lake. We will be going back soon!

Thank kr0dgers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third location we've visited. They all are great. We always get a pot of mustard greens and after we eat that and the cornbread and slaw, we're nearly full. Seafood platters are great and you gotta get fried.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with a group of friends on a fishing trip. The food was good but not great. The breading on the seafood was not our favorite. However the service was great and it was an overall good experience.

Thank bigbass175
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been eating at Top O’ The River my entire life, first in Gadsden and now in Guntersville as well. I’ve been a part of large parties (before prom, after a wedding, gender reveal, after graduation) as well as just with my small family. I’ve...More

Thank whitneybaugh
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Herman W
January 25, 2018|
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Response from AngieGar50 | Reviewed this property |
They open at 4pm on Sat
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Christopher C | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do for large parties but not for 2-4 people. I have never known them to take call ahead seating!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7004 Val Monte Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-2664 (Formerly Top O The River)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Guntersville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-582-4567
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