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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC
8284887172
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Ranked #13 of 49 restaurants in Bryson City
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice, quiet restaurant right on the Nantahala River. From the window seats, you can see rafters floating by. I ordered a mushroom cheese burger and it was awesome. In fact, I barely had half of it because my family kept taking bites. Great casual dining experience and not horribly expensive.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at Rivers End Restaurant. We were a large party and the staff arranged the tables on the patio so we could all sit together. We watched fishermen as the fly-casted up and down the river and enjoyed the tumbling river-view. As others have reported, the trout cakes were tasty. I'm glad we chose Rivers End Restaurant!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

They served us really quickly and the food was really good! The waitress was really nice and I loved sitting by the river.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We ate here with the family after afternoon raft trip. Food was good. Service was very friendly, they took good care of us. The view was perfect!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to sit and watch the kayakers and rafters. We hung out and had a drink late in the day and then walked around the property a bit. Thoroughly enjoyed, very good service!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While staying at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, my group of 20 people had three/four meals over the weekend. Had both breakfast and dinner there. Enjoyed every meal. Large varied menu and a bar. The atmosphere was very nice as well. Over looking the river, it had both inside and outside seating.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great way to start or end your day at the river. Have lunch or dinner, inside or outside, watching rafters and kayakers enjoy the beautiful Nantahala River. Food and service are good and friendly. We have been a few times and it's always a favorite meal by our favorite river!

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Dunnellon, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was raining hard when we arrived, but we sat outside under the sheltered dining area and enjoyed a Greek Salad and a pizza. Great food, buzzing family atmosphere. Friendly staff. Our waitress gave us the low-down on the gorge area, which was most helpful, especially where & when our train trip the next day would let out. I would... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped here to eat after rolling into town out first evening into town and we liked the food and the service. Good size burger with all of the fixings.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had had a full day of ziplines and whitewater rafting. I just wanted something reasonable. Our clothes were damp to wet...let's face it, we were on vacation and FUN was the operative word, not getting dressed up for dinner. We were welcomed in a friendly manner, every table had a view of the river. The menu options were great,... More

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