Got tired of bad meals at Outback, Olive Garden and Applebees so I thought we would give Guntersville Top of the River a shot. For starters the fried catfish may have been the best I ever had. Hot, not greasy and ditto for the fries. The slaw, cornbread and other sides were decent also. The portions were very generous and not that expensive for all the food you got. The place packs up shortly after opening on weekends so get there early if you don t want to wait. The openness of the building makes it noisy with all the employees and customers running around, so if you are looking for a quite candle light dinner don t come to this place. The menu is lacking variety but what is on it is pretty good, considering it is mostly fried food. Most customers I saw had fried catfish or shrimp so if your into this kind of food this place likely will please.
Had Dinner at the NEW resturnat in MICHIE, TENNESSEE. Arrived 7:10pm - waited 35 minutes for a table for 4 adults and 2 children. I had to direct the hostess to a open table after 8 numbers were called past mine.. Ordered standard items off the menu and it took almost 45 Minutes for the food to be delivered. Fish Fillets were only fish FINGERS or Strips ( cheap cut of the fish) with basic frozen fries and standard hushpuppies all of which was very bland- standard fast food grade (Capt Ds) . Not true Fillets as advertised. The Greens, cornbread and slaw were good. Menu items are over priced for the quality of food delivered.
Drove 14 miles for this first time visit but will not return nor will I recommend this to my friends based on the price and quality of the food.
ate there this evening for the first time. it was the best ever ! the turnip greens were the best i ever had. everything was. i loved the cornbread and catfish . i never had pickled onions, loved them ! and the service was wonderfull. we drove from fayetteville tn. we will visit again ,soon
We ate at the Gadsden location last night. We had a party of 10 and it was wonderful!! Teresa was our waitress and she is great in fact, we requested her. We ate here about 5 weeks ago and had Teresa on our 1st visit.
Most had the catfish but also steak, boiled shrimp & catfish & shrimp kebob. Everyone enjoyed the coleslaw, greens, fried pickles, cornbread...everything!! We are not from Gadsden but this is our restaurant while in town.
Tonight which is March 26,2011 had a suprise party for my aunt at top of the river in Guntersville, al. We had right at 40 guest at this suprise party. We get there and they would not give us our room and one server and manger were extremely rude! It was awful. They were loud with us and disrespectful. Even got in one of my cousins face! So we leave and they loose right at 600 or more dollars. We relocated else where which was Crawmama's and their service was incredible. No waiting, no nothing. Amzing waitresses and everything their food was fantastic! We were extremely glad we relocated our party some where else.... Top of the River needs to be put out of business or something until they can get some better service and management. One of the door greaters as well remarked i dont care if they are leaving, doesnt bother me any at all! I PROMISE WE WILL NOT GO BACK THIS IS 2 YEARS IN A ROW TIHS HAS HAPPENED!!!!
Usually a pretty good place to go, but Sunday June 27th it was not that great. Erica-server- was just plain RUDE! They were having her train Sara-server, but I would hope Sara doesn't pick up Erica's Rude behavior. I've had the stuffed crab several times before, but it was nasty this time. I don't know what they put it in, but it was awful. On average we visit this place three times a month, but we probably won't be back any time soon, and when we do go back, we will be sure to get a different server!!!! She needs to work on her manners. We are generally very generous tippers and we never really have an issue, but this just wasn't our day. The sad thing is, we had a guest from out of town, and that ruined his rating of this place after we had spoken so highly of it before taking him here. (THE GUNTERSVILLE LOCATION)