We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 51 Bryson City Restaurants

Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
8284887172
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 51 Restaurants in Bryson City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

225 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    102
    76
    32
    9
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Nichols, South Carolina, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We planned a trip to Bryson City and planned to have breakfast at Rivers End, but we drove up and noticed the sign....OPEN every day 11:00-7:00. We were so disappointed!! Your information on tripadvisor says 8:00am-7:00pm. Maybe next time, now that we know.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant is a destination in itself! It's situated on the Nantahala River and the view is fabulous, no matter where you're seated. The food is delicious. They offer a wide range of healthy gourmet dishes, as well as well-prepared favorites, such as hamburgers. The staff is friendly, as well as helpful in answering questions about their menu offerings. Afterwards,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place to eat and drink after a day on the water. It's right on the water with a perfect setting to start or finish your day. Good, hearty breakfasts to start your day if you're boating, hiking, or just in the area site seeing. Priced similar to other resorts. Good portions. Typically very crowded on Saturday nights....arrive early or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manhattan, Kansas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

To say this place has a fabulous view is a huge understatement. You're right on the water...no, scratch that, you're right *over* the water, with a long side of the restaurant facing out into the place that all sorts of very good kayakers are getting into and out of the water. The background noise of rushing water is heavenly and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After a day of hiking we brought our appetites with us and River's End didn't dissapoint. Third time dining at RE this year and 2 out of 3 times the food was good, wait staff attentive and you can't beat the scenery if you get a window seat. A little pricey - we had the buffalo chicken wrap, a veggie... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

wife and I stop at the NOC a couple of times a year and always make sure that includes eating at the Rivers End. Service is always good. Food is always good. Have never been disappointed. Not to mention the scenery is beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bunn, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stopped for a beer here and we couldn't make up our mind on the local brews. The waiter gave us samples without even asking! Great local beer. People were having the pizza and said it was very good! Beautiful location right next the the river! We saw some people kayaking! Drop in if your in Bryson! Great find!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vero Beach, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

River's End serves up hearty soups, sandwiches and salads. The food is always delicious and the view of the Nantahala River is outstanding! Watch rafters and kayakers coming down the river, right under your window. The service is sometimes slow, but the food and view make up for it! One of our family members comes here just for their cobler.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This rustic restaurant is part of the Nantahala Outdoor Center which is a school and store for sports on the Nantahala River. So you get to see lots of white-water rafters and kayak folks at play, especially if you get the best seats toward the river on the screen porch. The menu is not fancy, but it is good, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Dropped off my boys for a day of zip lining and rafting. We decided to eat breakfast here Nd it was a good choice. Later that day my mother and I sat on the outside back deck to watch for the boys. We were there longer than we thought we would be but the waitress was wonderful. She just kept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rivers End Restaurant also viewed

Bryson City, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Bryson City, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Bryson City, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Bryson City, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to Rivers End Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rivers End Restaurant

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rivers End Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?