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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
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Ranked #15 of 49 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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Greenville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Considering the location, we're always surprised by how good the food and service are here. They grow their own veggies, and get local meats and other foods. Very conscientious and very delicious.

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Casselberry, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Love, love, love this place. It has it all; great view, fun and best of all GREAT FOOD. The Trout Cakes were wonderful and the Buffalo Chicken LEGS were SO GOOD! My husband and I ate while watching rafters go down the river. The service was as good as the food. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A nice place to stop and get a beer and or a meal after some cold rafting. Good variety of food and the beers are pretty food also.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice, quiet restaurant right on the Nantahala River. From the window seats, you can see rafters floating by. I ordered a mushroom cheese burger and it was awesome. In fact, I barely had half of it because my family kept taking bites. Great casual dining experience and not horribly expensive.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Rivers End Restaurant. We were a large party and the staff arranged the tables on the patio so we could all sit together. We watched fishermen as the fly-casted up and down the river and enjoyed the tumbling river-view. As others have reported, the trout cakes were tasty. I'm glad we chose Rivers End Restaurant!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They served us really quickly and the food was really good! The waitress was really nice and I loved sitting by the river.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate here with the family after afternoon raft trip. Food was good. Service was very friendly, they took good care of us. The view was perfect!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great place to sit and watch the kayakers and rafters. We hung out and had a drink late in the day and then walked around the property a bit. Thoroughly enjoyed, very good service!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While staying at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, my group of 20 people had three/four meals over the weekend. Had both breakfast and dinner there. Enjoyed every meal. Large varied menu and a bar. The atmosphere was very nice as well. Over looking the river, it had both inside and outside seating.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great way to start or end your day at the river. Have lunch or dinner, inside or outside, watching rafters and kayakers enjoy the beautiful Nantahala River. Food and service are good and friendly. We have been a few times and it's always a favorite meal by our favorite river!

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