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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.

Catering, Restaurant, and Party Rooms

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.

Catering For Any Occasion

From company parties to weddings, we have catering in Lubbock for groups of five to five thousand. 

Banquet Room

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.


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.


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.