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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC
8284887172
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Ranked #16 of 48 restaurants in Bryson City
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River, River's End Restaurant has been serving hikers, paddlers and everyone in between since 1972. From delicious trout cakes and New York style pizza to hand-pattied veggie burgers and the infamous sherpas, River's End Restaurant has a dish for everyone. The Nantahala River provides beautiful views and plenty of entertainment while dining from riverside seats at River's End Restaurant.Serving breakfast (March-October), lunch, and dinner. Open year round.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After running the river it was great to sit down to a good burger, fries and pizza. The view is great as you get to see groups at the end of the river run. They have a good selection of food. Service was fast.

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Sevierville
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Met some of our family from Florida here for lunch,and thought service was very good, but the food was ok. Trout cakes were a little dry, Sherba chicken looked good but was lacking seasoning and was watery. My son said the noodles were good. My Nephew loved the Dragons end burger. and the kids chowed down the pizza.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A decent view, besides a few boarded up windows and a somewhat cramped atmosphere. I honestly expected more fish, being on a river, but the trout cake sandwich, supposedly one of their specialties was just so, so. The service could've been better as well, but at least the salads were decent. Overall it wasn't bad but it wasn't all that... More

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch. We asked and were seated outside. Service was good. Food so-so. Kids split a pizza. Husband got a calzone. I had a bowl of the mushroom and rice soup. (soup of the day) and trout cakes. Pizza was OK as was the calzone. Nothing to write home about. The soup was more of a... More

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Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We always stop at Rivers End Restaurant for lunch on our way to Gatlinburg, TN for vacation. We enjoy the beer selection and the location. They've changed their menu since last year. Instead of chips and salsa they now serve chips and pico de gallo. I love pico de gallo, but it was a little disappointing. It was mostly onions... More

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Cary, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a morning of action we were hungry. We were told the pizza(yes pizzas) were very good. It's true. We would recommend them!

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Pensacola, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a great spot after outdoor activites. Fast service..good variety..moderate prices!! There is bar service. The view of the take out area is impressive...a lingering look at where you've been.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The restaurant is at the Nantahala Outdoor Center on the Nantahala River so the views could not be better. The food was good, pizza dough was nice but a little too much sauce on the pizza. My son especially liked the Sherpa rice-chock full of goodies on basmati rice.

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my 2 teenagers and a friend who recently moved to the area to a late lunch, bragging how the food used to be so good. What a $72 disappointment! We all had water and no dessert. My friend and I had the Trout Cake sandwich with a tiny side of vegetables, a dry bun and un-ripe tomatoes (it's... More

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Ocala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was great to sit outside watching the rafters come down the Natahala river while you're eating. The food was ok but nothing to rave about. I had the trout cake sandwich that was mostly filling and others in our party had the chicken strips and chicken philly that were ok.

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