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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch After Rafting

The food was great, service was good - overall a pleasant experience. The trout cakes were absolutely amazing!! We'll be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Dan K
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food was great, service was good - overall a pleasant experience. The trout cakes were absolutely amazing!! We'll be back!!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I give this restaurant a 4 more for the view that for the food. Had the smoked trout spread, it was not a favorite at our table. The Nachos were good for Bar Food, but we were not drinking. Daughter had a rice dish that was OK. Chicken Fingers were good. Let's face it, this is a place you go... More 

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new orleans, la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great BBQ and fantastic selection of local beers. Fantastic river view. Yummy soft serve ice cream. We'll definitely be back!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Pizza was very good. Very reasonable prices for the area. We sat outside, which was nice but there were gnats. Would prob sit inside next time.

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I noticed not too many choices for restaurants in this area. Just finished rafting and I want a healthier meal. I would eat there again because there isn't much choice but it's not one of my favorite. Good salad with feta. Pizza was ok. I think the one we chose was not the best. I don't like sweet pizza. Service... More 

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warrensville, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for twenty years, and without exception, the staff there has been wonderfully friendly and attentive, usually with abundant humor. The wait staff often offers unusual 'touches' to the meals, like whipped cream and mint in the hot chocolate to help set a mood for warmth and fun before sending us out into that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Mixed feelings about this place. The service was really slow. It took about 25 minutes for our food to be served. Then what we got was iffy. Out of three meals one was great (burger), one lacked flavor (Sherpa rice), and one was burnt (sandwich). Back to the slow service - our table didn't have a salt shaker (needed it... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perfect end to a great trip down the river. plenty of choices and waitstaff was great. Was clean and price was affordable.

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Glencoe, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were at the NOC checking on a reservation. We decided to eat here while in the area. The food was average but the view of the river and rafters was awesome. The staff was very friendly.

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Northfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had breakfast and lunch here. The restaurant is close to the Tsali Mountain Bike trails. The river passes by the restaurant providing a great veiw ofthe kayak race course for diners.

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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, Pizza

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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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