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Rivers End Restaurant

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13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
8284887172
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala...
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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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good variety to please a diverse group

5 adults & 5 kids...how so you please them all? These guys did great. A good variety of food at a reasonable price. We all enjoyed our meals while overlooking the river after zip lining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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keystone heights, fl
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Olympia, Washington
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The service was awesome as we conducted our wilderness training at the nearby facility. Servers were prompt and were there for all our needs. Definitely a good stop for those hiking the AT or rafting down the river. It's also a nice stop for those that want to take some scenic pictures, grab a lunch and shop at the outdoor... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Years ago Rivers end was great,, the last few years though they have taken a slide, portions have shrank, and the last few times I have gone I have known more about the menu than the waitstaff,,, it is also very loud when crowded

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keystone heights, fl
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

5 adults & 5 kids...how so you please them all? These guys did great. A good variety of food at a reasonable price. We all enjoyed our meals while overlooking the river after zip lining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The food was only food, but not great. It was cold. The scenery made the trip worth it. Also great for keeping kids entertained

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Albertville, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A fun trip to Bryson City, North Carolina would not be complete without a trip to the Nantahala Rivers End Restaurant. views are awesome. Food was delicious and service was great. I would definitely recommend a stop here for any visitors!

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a neat place to catch a bite to eat, a cold beer and watch the kayakers make their way down the river through the gates. You can either watch through the glass windows of this restaurant or go out on the bridge across the water when you finish eating. You couldn't ask for a better venue and the... More 

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Robbinsville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon on the river. We sat overlooking the river enjoying our very good lunch for two. Service was on the ball at every desire. Overall the place was clean and friendly. We will return and suggest to friends.

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Thank simple-life-man
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Food was just so so. I had a burger and my wife a chicken philly. I asked for rare (I like meat really red), and got medium (with a little imagination you could just see a little pink). My guess is the people who rave so much about the food come in after a day of kayaking or hiking, and... More 

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Thank Skip W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had breakfast here befor my brother did his 4 hours of fly fishing in Bryson City area. The view from this restaurant was beautiful. We could have boarded a train for a tour here, also.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

i order fish and fries, slaw, hushpuppy that was the best part i left there still wanting more food for the price

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: 8284887172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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