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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
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Ranked #14 of 50 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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Denver, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I eat at Rivers End whenever we are in the area. They never disappoint. The trout cakes are amazing! The trout entrée is to die for. Great service and friendly staff. Love to go at lunch and watch the rafters come down the river. Fun place to eat!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Good burgers, fries and a great view. We ate here during our layover on the train ride, service was friendly and they did their best to accommodate as many as they could to get us fed and back on the train.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped in at NOC on a drizzly afternoon just to visit the campus and have lunch. We had a window seat at Rivers End and enjoyed watching the kayakers and white water rafters on the river. It was cool enough on this day that there was a fire going in the fire pit across the river for the groups... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never had a bad meal. It sits right on the river so you have a wonderful view and can sit inside or outside on the covered porch. The servers are all very friendly and act like they love their jobs which is refreshing!! We have a lot of visitors because... More

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Finding this terrific restaurant in the Nantahala Gorge was quite a surprise. The Trout Cakes were my favorite. The Greek salad was very fresh and loaded. I had never tryed Sherpah, but I'm glad I did.... So good. This a great place to sit, drink coffee and watch the rafters and kayakers.

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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

in the nanahala river gorge, at the nantahala outdoor center. this place is ON the river. indoor seating or covered pattio. great view, worlds best coffee. we had breakfast, and it was abundant and tastey.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a day of rafting the River's End seemed like a natural place to dine. I didn't want to leave. It was like a little slice of paradise in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. The food was great and the service was fast and with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Asheville nc and had lunch out on the porch. Weather was perfect and got to watch the paddlers come down the river. Food was great and huge portions! Had to take half of it with us. Very relaxing atmosphere! Always stop here while traveling through.

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Lawrenceville
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had dinner Friday night (the chicken Sherpa, very good) and lunch Saturday (cheeseburger). Enjoyed both meals ... the service was great Friday night, a little slower Saturday but very pleasant overall. I usually eat at Rivers End anytime I'm near NOC and would not hesitate to do so again. I've noticed that the most recent reviews were posted after... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had breakfast there one day, then dinner another. The restaurant was packed at breakfast with an hour wait. Our waitress was great and very apologetic of how busy they were. It didn't take the food long to arrive. The breakfast burrito was by far the best food on the table. For dinner, the wait wasn't as bad and we... More

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