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Burra Burra on the River celebrates the #CopperBasin with classic American food, beer, & wine. Enjoy our riverside deck at historic Riverwalk Shops!
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t bother over priced jacked up bar food! Tourist trap as the BlueRidge train stops here save your money and time

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Thursday night for dinner about 40 min before closing. The service was excellent. We were seated right away, and the waitress was very attentive. We had a party of 4. 2 ordered burgers which they enjoyed. My husband had the...buffalo chicken tenders which he enjoyed. I ordered the Shepherd's pe which to me was just ok. It lacked in flavor and tasted like it had been sitting for quite some time, but we did arrive right before closing. We had a pleasant experience and would return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little spot for lunch or a drink. The outdoor area on the river was amazing. Food and service was great as well. one block off the beaten path.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022

Thanks to Josh the host for getting our large party seated. Came in on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Unfortunately, the service was so slow (and my food was not good, though others said theirs was fine). I expected that they were used to serving...people who had only a 2 hour visit between trains. We weren't able to enjoy the town at all.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Karen H, General Manager at Burra Burra on the River, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Hi, We regret your experience wasn't stellar, Josh always does an awesome job, thanks for giving him a shout out...a party of 10 without reservations ( miracle we got ya sat) but know we did our best to serve one hundred and fifty people within...More

Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

We sat outside and the view from the deck of the river is very nice. We had to wait a long time to be greeted by our server but she was very friendly and helpful once she arrived. Our food was good.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Never got waited on AfTER being seated by host. Finally went and bought pizza next door then was reprimanded by rude waitress for sitting there, AFTER buying a $10 freakin glass of wine! No Thankyou!!!! Not even remotely busy!!!!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Southern Hospitality full tilt. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting. We both had the trout. Two options. The Pecan Crusted Trout was my favorite. Afterwards we walked over to Tooneys to enjoy a local band. As we were headed out we realized we...miss placed our keys. We walked back to the restaurant at closing and the entire staff was very helpful. Karen called the local sheriff to assist us when the keys were not found. He assisted us immediately. Kindness abounds in McCaysville, GA.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

Nice selection of food and a variety of choices. Very nice staff, but be ready to withdraw your life savings. $17 for a burger, but each topping is an additional charge. Luckily the water was free! Not sure what makes this area so expensive, as...it was not anything extraordinary. 1st and last.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2022 via mobile

The service was terrible we waited for 40 min before a server came to our table and then when I said we were limited for time as we were on the train she said “yes everyone here is” quite rudely! Whoever is the manager they...need to buck up! Rather grab pizza next door and will have more time to see the town!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022 via mobile

Last two times I was there they just didn’t have the staff to deal with the people. We drove up from Jasper to grab something there on the river and had to go down the street. This isn’t the first time that little area is...going way downhill.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

Pretty good food and service. It took a minute to get seated as we got there just after the lunch rush. They cleared a table right on the water for us. The restaurant was also very clean. Our waitress Connie was super attentive and very...informative about the area and things to see and do. I ordered the Wings and they were cooked perfectly and the blue cheese seemed homemade as there were nice large chucks in the sauce. I got the Buffalo and it was super mild. Could have used a bit more kick but would be great for those who don’t like a lot of spice. Hubby had the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and they had no problem cooking it to order without peppers and onions. Our friends had another appetizer and said it was delicious. We will return here on our next trip through the area. Nice small town.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

Can I give this 6 stars??! Wow! The mozzarella sticks were amazing and so was the 1729 sandwich. The atmosphere right on the river was an added bonus. We will most definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 4, 2022 via mobile

Had club sandwich with sweet potato fries...delicious. Our server Mattie was polite, efficient and friendly. Came in in the Tennessee Valley Railroad and already had a reservation, sat outside by the river and truly enjoyed the food and view.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022

Beautiful day, and my husband and I wanted to sit by the river and have lunch. We asked to be seated outside by the river. We were told we couldn't sit by the railing under the umbrellas because there was only 2 of us and...those seats were for 4 or more people. There were 4 empty tables and no one else waiting to be seated. Restaurant had only 2 tables inside occupied. Almost empty restaurant. Will not ever go back. Should have listened to my family.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Karen H, General Manager at Burra Burra on the River, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2022

We regret you weren't happy with your recent visit... its true our Host are trained that we do not seat 2 people at a table that seats 6-10 people. As I understand all the tables that seat 4 & under at the river banisters were...More

Reviewed August 22, 2022

Excellent place for dinner. Great atmosphere. Sat outside on the river and had great 70's music playing. Could have stayed for hours! Taylor was great server. Ate Strawberry, walnut & Feta salad..very good..Received free Fried Pickles due to Grandparents day. would definitely recommend a stop...here for lunch/dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Servers were wearing masks. We sat outside on the patio and tables were well spaced apart.
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Burra Burra on the River is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5