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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
8284887172
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Ranked #10 of 51 Restaurants in Bryson City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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.

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Bunn, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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

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