River Smith's Chicken & Catfish

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 5,000 people almost anywhere, River Smith's has you covered for dinner, lunch, weddings, parties, and more.

chopped beef sandwich

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.

fried chicken

Catering, Restaurant, and Party Rooms

Catering For Any Occasion! From company parties to weddings, we have catering in Lubbock for groups of five to five thousand.

Live Music

Every Thursday is Mariachi Night with "Mariachi Mi Tierra". Come in every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm for great food, cold beer, and live Mariachis.

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.

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.

Leave a Review

I've been eating at this Place since it was on fourth Street Between Avenue U and Uvalde Street I've never had a problem with my food even to go orders have been great! I have no complaint with river smiths food! and I have had several of their dishes catfish platter chicken fried steak near muffins are great I like a lot of their food no complaints here


Lubbock, TX

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Our Location

Lubbock, TX

406 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX 79401

(806) 765-8164


Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm