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River Smith's Chicken & Catfish

Catering, Restaurant, and Party Rooms

For over 40 years, River Smith's has been the Lubbock staple for chicken and catfish catering, restaurant, and party rooms. With a great menu in our one of a kind restaurant and catering for up to 5000 people almost anywhere, River Smith's has you covered for dinner, lunch, weddings, parties, and more.

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More Than Catfish

Most people know us for the legendary catfish, but we have mastered so much more than that. Come in today to try our chicken, BBQ or chicken fried steak. We know you will be filled with great food in our fun atmosphere.
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LIVE Music

Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm we have Live Texas Country Music with Jamie Berryhill with drink specials including $2 well drinks and wine by the glass. Come in this Wednesday and enjoy Texas Country Music with us.

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Thursday 7pm to 9pm

Each Thursday with we live Mariachi music with Mariachi Mi Tierra. Come in this Thursday from 7pm to 9pm for great food, cold beer, and live Mariachis.

Catering For Any Occasion

From company parties to weddings, we have catering in Lubbock for groups of five to five thousand. We can make anything on our menu and either deliver it to you, or cater it on site for your event. We have dedicated Lubbock catering crews with the right experience to make your event one to remember.
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Banquet Room Rentals

We offer a flexible banquet space for rent with complete A/V hookups and the great River Smith’s food you love. Our party rooms can fit over 100 people or split in half for a smaller group.
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We’re Hiring

Our team is always growing with opportunities both in the restaurant and on our catering crews. If you are a hard worker looking for a great place to work, fill out our pre-employment application today.
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At River Smith’s we work hard to be the best catering company in Lubbock.  Unlike many of our competitors, we cook on-site, providing the freshest meal possible. If you need us to travel, we can haul our rigs over 300 miles. We can even go farther than that when needed. Some of our farthest gigs include Austin & Bandera, TX.  Here are a couple our most recent catering events.


On September 13th, 2016 we had the honor of catering for South Plains Electric Cooperative, SPEC, at their annual meeting of staff and...

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