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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: 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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 102
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Great views

Great to sit on the deck and watch the river kayaking! Food was good. They had options for vegans and gluten free. This is such a great area to just relax and enjoy yourself!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Heidi S
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Reservations
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great to sit on the deck and watch the river kayaking! Food was good. They had options for vegans and gluten free. This is such a great area to just relax and enjoy yourself!

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Nichols, South Carolina, United States
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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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

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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.

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Bunn, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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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.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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 

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?