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River Street Deli

151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
+1 423-756-3354
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stromboli” (17 reviews)
“reuben” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (45 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Contemporary
151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
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Reviews (159)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this deli by accident when we were in Chattanooga, so three years later we are back and had to try it again. Not disappointed. Lovely smoked salmon as suggested by the owner.

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No....Chattanooga is not New York City..e to met.best delis in the world. River Deli comes close.....excellent sandwiches....big portions...many,many regular choices plus daily lunch specials...great place to meet friends for lunch.Owner Bruce Weiss is a character to enjoy.

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This deli was recommended since we would be spending time in Coolidge park. It is adjacent. Place was crowded at lunch and the service was quick. Friendly workers. The owner was sweet to make recommendations. When I mentioned I was picky, he just took the...More

Thank tidbit1020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwich shop on Chattanooga's North Shore, right by Coolidge Park and lots of neat shops. They have wonderful sandwiches, salads and plenty of deli-type sides to choose from. The sandwiches are huge and the staff were all super friendly.

Thank jdaquarles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 guys looking for place to take care of a craving for a sandwich which would fill us up. This is the place! Definitely the closest thing you'll find to a NY Deli in the Chattanooga area. Servings are huge, the sandwiches and soups delicious...More

Thank Dennis g
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Most visits I would give RSD very good, but unfortunately they get an average based on the sand which I got today. It was the Reuben, the amount of meat and cheese was adequate, there could have been more kraut and dressing. But, where the...More

Thank DealScout
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Bruce Weiss is a New York transplant...he has tried to bring the New York flavor to Chattanooga. Great place for lunch...place has charm...order at the counter. This is a fun experience. Very creative sandwiches...always good..reasonably priced. Ask Bruce for a recommendation.

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What more can i say...these guys know what they are doing - went for the Reuben...makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

Thank JamieOliver1986
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best Deli in Chattanooga, nothing else close. The Muffaletta is as good as any you'll find in NOLA. The Cuban Sandwich and Philly Reuben are my favorites also. The owner, Bruce is as much a draw as his food. As I said in the...More

Thank FredofChattanooga
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at the River Street Deli. Owner takes your order, gives recommendations in his own unique way, and then comes around to check on all diners, he is an authentic Yankee and very friendly! Had outstanding Reuben sandwich, lean corned beef and very...More

Thank MaJones37
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ever have Matzo Ball soup?
29 September 2016|
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Response from hcohn31 | Reviewed this property |
River Deli does not carry Matzo Ball soup.
John S
Is "take-out" available? We would like to eat in the park.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
DEFINITELY! And, the food is fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 8
American, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-756-3354
  • E-mail
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