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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an early morning breakfast before our rafting trip. what a way to start the day. Plan to go back for lunch on our next trip

Thank Mark E
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good and priced right. They have a lot of varieties for a small place. Vegan, poultry and meat eaters can have many choices. The tater tots were wonderful. The wings were not great but the sauce was good. They hand make their burgers. They have three different chilis - vegan, chx and beef. Also have trout options.... More 

Okeechobee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here after going to the zip line adventure park. They have tables that are overlooking the river rapids and you can watch the rafters and kayakers coming through. The food is good..try the chili tots and the trout cakes.

Thank mk1825
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So after rafting which was excellent we came here to eat. My son loved his extremely cheesy pizza however i did not care for the fish tacos. They were extremely salty and our waiter seemed too preoccupied with his 2 tables to even really ask how everything was even when he saw i had only eaten one of them. We... More 

Thank Laylani A
Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hungry had been told this restaurant had great burgers. We both ordered the open-face burger that was smothered in chili and had cheese sprinkled on the top. The burger was good but had too much chili on it for my liking. I can't remember the exact name of the burger but there were several on the menu that... More 

Thank MaryLynne C
Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stopped in twice for lunch this year after finishing our White Water Rafting. (June & Aug) The deck is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the happenings on the river. The food was good and the menu was diverse enough for our group. The service was quick and good.

Thank m0untaindreams
Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here after zip lining for lunch. We were seated on the back deck, which was awesome. There are only two tables there and it is directly on the water. The views are fantastic. The food was ok...I had the chicken ginger plate, my husband had Sherpa chili rice. Both portions were large. The Sherpa plate was good,... More 

Thank Celena B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after a rafting trip for lunch 8-13. We had been there two years ago and had the same excellent server, Toni, or some times referred to as Sparkles. She is great and the food and drink was fine too.. We hope to return someday and Sparkles says she'll be there! All tables are right over the river whether... More 

Thank GaryBNewton_MA
Murdo, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was Dylan rogers. He did the things that a great server does. Outstanding, personable service, good food.

Thank markintopton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the area and enjoying the river, watching kayakers take on the rapids and the markers, spying on a family of ducks in the frigid water; we decided to have lunch with a view! Rivers End offers indoor/outdoor seating. We dined indoors on this hot August day. Our server was personable as well as quite accommodating and attentive. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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