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Rivers End Restaurant

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 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
Get the tots with awesome sauce!

Average food but tastes great after a day on the river. Amazing views. The hummus and pita was super yummy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
redheadmom0216
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Cumming
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We use to go to Natahala Village every year for 15 years in a row. Back then to eat, we would go to Bryson City. If this restaurant was there back then, we might have still been going today. The food was great, reasonable, and the staff very friendly. Plenty of parking right at River's End. We did the Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The view from the table here is beautiful. You are sitting just above the river. The service is very good, and the food is excellent.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

AWFUL! My family has been coming to NOC for 6 years and I personally worked for NOC for six summers in college and this was beyond disappointing. Does anyone care? This is not the same company that I worked for when Payson was running the show. The staff are unfriendly, the restaurant is filthy and the food is mediocre. Would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love the location and you will too. I also don't really begrudge the price that much. It is hopefully providing a living wage to people who are trying to live an outdoor lifestyle. Service is always friendly and personable. That said, the food quality should reflect an $80 bill to feed a family of four a small pizza and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Average food but tastes great after a day on the river. Amazing views. The hummus and pita was super yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner on the river after zip & rafting. Food was excellent and service was as well. Was peaceful, hot apple cider watching all the rafts float by!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

service was good and food was okay. it offered a warm place to go after a chilly wet trip of white water rafting. we were seated quickly. the menu offered a variety of food that appealed to our different tastes.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great food, great service, great location. If you are in the Nantahala area you need to stop in for a sandwich or pizza.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Been coming here for years, frequentlly after paddling the Nantahala River. As always, the food was good, although service was slow. Beer in bottles were warm, yuck!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's ok it fills you up. Vegan burger was pretty mooshy squishy as bland. Couldn't eat it sent it back. U can always tell when someone who doesn't eat veggie burgers makes up a recipe or maybe they just don't teach good execution. Everything else ok.

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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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