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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


Every Thursday is Mariachi Night 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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Latest Blog: Bar Catering and Cash Bar Service

Our catering team knows no boundaries!  We had the privilege of providing a catered cash bar service for a non-profit out of Llano, Texas, Llano Parks Project, and their annual New Year’s Fundraiser.  We ventured over 350 miles for this upscale shindig.

The event took place in Horseshoe Bay, Texas in their event venue, Quail Point.  It is a beautiful backdrop, situated on the edge of the lake.  Of course, guest attendees were dressed to the nines, ready to ring in the New Year!  Approximately 200 party-goers attended the event.

We had the fun task of tending two cash bars, ensuring everyone’s...

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