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13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
8284887172
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala...
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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    Very good
  • 32
    Average
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the view!

The food is always good, and the view from every table is awesome! Always fun to sit and watch the rafters and kayakers on the water while eating and having a cold beer!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
LaneK
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Acworth, Georgia
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  • Families with children
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited and was suprised!! The service and food was top notch! In our group we had, trout cake, fried trout sandwich, chicken salad and chicken Philly cheese steak sandwich, tater tots and fries!!! Tater tots and fries were prepared perfectly!!! Try to get a window seat or you can sit outside. We watched the rafters and kayaks go down... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food is always good, and the view from every table is awesome! Always fun to sit and watch the rafters and kayakers on the water while eating and having a cold beer!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The 3 of us tried the Sherpa rice. We tried 2 different kinds and both were very good. It was really really delicious. We recommend the hot sauce with it. It makes the flavor fuller and more delicious.

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harahan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Group of four ate after rafting trip. Good burgers and the like. We got the trout cake sandwich served on a bun Bun was just a tad too heavy for the trout cake. Get the kicked up sauce instead of tartar. Came with fries. Plenty indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating on a covered porch with views of the Nantahala.... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Menu is good - sandwiches, steaks, and so on. View is wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed eating and watching the river. It definitely made me want to go rafting! Service was very good, and the special requests I made were readily accommodated. We would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good food and service. Nice atmosphere. Seating inside or out on patio along Nantahala River. Lots of hikers in the area crossing the Appalachian Trail. Would def go back to eat!

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Sanford, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had breakfast and lunch there when we did our river to ridge tour at NOC, great service, great food, lots of variety on their menu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sitting by the river was great! It was fun to watch people by the river and kayaking. Very family friendly environment. The service was great, staff was friendly. We had the a lot of protein pizza which was delicious. They also serve local brews.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Sitting by the river was really nice. However, the food was subpar at best. My husband, mother, and father all had the trout sherpa. It was almost inedible. I had the special which was a chicken alfredo. It was just ok. We ordered a pizza for my 2 year old daughter. That was the best thing any of us ordered.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not exquisite food but really good. Not pretentious about who they are. Order the sherpa. A wonderful rice combination with veg and cheese that we added black beans to. Filling! Service is great! But the best part is sitting right on top of the river. We were fortunate to have a thunderstorm roll in from the mountains. Sweet Josie beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: 8284887172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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