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Rivers End Restaurant

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Online ordering available here: https://noc.com/order-food/ 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.
$5 - $18
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tough one to write, as we really wanted to like this place. We had spent the morning rafting and enjoying the many amenities at NOC, and built up a tremendous appetite. There are 2 eateries available: one is a bar like setting,...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming off the AT it was the first good meal in a few days. Get a seat on the patio by the river if possible to watch the kayakers. Got the chips & salsa for an app and the salsa was absolutely fantastic. Thick and...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good. Wait time for food was a little long , but worth it. The flat steak sandwich was great.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t understand the positive reviews. Our experience included a long wait (batting flies) to finally getting our mediocre at best meal.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 2, 2020

If no circles were an option, I would have chosen it. Visited River’s End while on the Great Smoky Mountains Train ride. Visited River’s End online page and clicked on the ‘Online Order Now’ link. Signed up as a new customer and received the ‘Thank...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 4, 2020

With the river running next to you and the NOC personnel running the restaurant, it’s a nice meal no matter what you order. The hash browns were really good (it’s been a while) and the copper bowl on the restroom was one of the most...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 2, 2020 via mobile

We came here for a lunch after a very long hike. I had the spicy chicken sandwich with fries and my husband had the honey mustard wings and fries. My sandwich had good flavor and was cooked very well although it wasn’t spicy. Husband said...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 5, 2020

Awesome water views good food but a little over priced . directly on the Appalachian trail this is a great place

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2020

This restaurant hangs over the river and you can watch people doing water sports while you enjoy your meal. It is a neat concept. The food and service were very good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to Asheville. Everyone is real friendly and the beer is cold! Def try the chicken quesadilla, it’s good! Great views of the water

Date of visit: February 2020
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David D
October 16, 2018|
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Response from charlesf930 | Reviewed this property |
I would be surprised if they do not. However, worst case is you order take out and eat by the riverbank with your 4 footed friend.
David D
October 16, 2018|
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Response from bob b | Reviewed this property |
Service dogs, identified as such, allowed inside and out. Must be identified to management prior to entering. Other dogs are disallowed on the property.
June 2, 2018|
Response from I3154TKdougc | Reviewed this property |
Checkout the menu @ The NOC’s website. Several salads on the menu with”mixed greens”.
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