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Rivers End Restaurant

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13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

so i go into this place for some lunch... i am alone so i sit at the bar... order a wrap, a salad..and to save some time tell the bar tech to put two orders of wine in a bucket glass for me........ so here comes my wine in a some cheep plastic-ware.... i ask if the is some glass-ware... More 

Thank Buck B
Vero Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view is really nice and the waiter was very friendly and good. The food however, is nothing to write home about. I had the fish tacos, and if there was a piece of fish in there, it was negligible. The trout sandwich was pretty bad, with the skin left on the fish. Wouldn't go back.

Thank ycarney
Central Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great burgers, pizza, salads, rice dishes all with a chefs twist! Beautiful view of river with outside dinning! One of our annual visits on vacation with kids and grand kids. Great Oct view of leaves. Nice, nice, nice!

Thank KevinEM
Lutz, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is always good. Trout cakes are my favorite. I like them over the Raven's Salad. Great location on the water. If it is too crowded inside, I order to go and sit down by the river.

Thank MariluWP
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised by some of the unique choices on the menu. Also had a great beer selection. We all had something different and it was all good.The view was great and we would go back again

Thank Russell B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming spot that sits on the edge of the river rapids. The service was quick and pleasant. The food was quite good. I had the trout tacos and they were excellent. Prices were very fair for what you get.

Thank GR260
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Rivers End after a day of zip lining at NOC. Great location right on the river. We sat outside in the back. Our waitress was very friendly. My friend got the chicken chili sherpa and enjoyed it a lot but said it could have used more cheese. I had the trout and grits. The trout was a little... More 

Thank CJuneC210
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated in the outdoor area right next to the river and it was so cool!! The service was great, Chilli fries were ok, but the barn door pizza...AMAZING! Can't say enough about this pizza! Totally would come back again and recommend to others!

Thank GeorgiaGal1216
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was difficult for me to review because some points were hits and some misses. I chose this place based on it's online popularity and river setting. We went for lunch and were promptly seated, unfortunately the seat we had available was behind a dirty plastic wind shield on the back patio which ruined our river view, I asked... More 

Thank TheTravelingBison
Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat the view or the sound from the covered deck of this restaurant situated adjacent to the river. The food and the service are equally as good. And prices are reasonable. Casual dress ok. Inside seating as well. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A must stop.

Thank Vagabond2be

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: 8284887172
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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