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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had just finished zip lining and were starving. There are only two places on site to eat. This was the only 'restaurant'. We had burgers and fish tacos. Burger was typical, not outstanding. The fish tacos were not bad, more slaw than fish.

Thank Stacy G
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so convenient after we went down the Nantahala but it was also very good! Since they were crowded we decided to eat at the bar and the service was excellent. I had a trout cake sandwich with sauteed spinach that was yummy! My husband had the trout sandwich which he had had before and said it was... More 

Thank Georgiatrav
Topton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really wide selection of food and a good selection of beers, etc Servers were really nice and prompt service. Great view of the river. They have both inside and outside dining. Really a lot of fun to relax and watch the rafters go by.

Thank PaulR03
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a Wednesday night when we arrived in Bryson City! Some of the best pizza! Good beer and fast friendly service! Great view of the river also!

Thank Elaine T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rivers End after rafting on the Nantahala River. Finding a parking place can be a chore if you're only visiting the restaurant and not the other things to do in Wesser, but the view is excellent, the service attentive and the good good.They need more local beer choices in my opinion but we still enjoyed it all and... More 

Thank biffburley
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is average. HOWEVER, there are lots of good tables hanging over the water and it's fun to watch the kayaks and rafts coming down the river. The service is typically pretty good and they have a decent selection of beers. After a long day on the river, it's an excellent spot to grab some food and beverage... More 

Thank Eric M
Huntersville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way back home from visiting family. First off, the excellent: staff were great, waitress very attentive. Location on the river is awesome, great views while eating. The good: Pizza was good, wings were good! I would order it again. The not so good: salsa and chip appetizer tasted straight out of a can. Burger was very... More 

Thank dpowers41
Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch and sat by the window watching the water and people at the NOC. We were both pleasantly surprised that the food was good and very fresh! Veggie of the day was sautéed spinach with some shredded mozzarella cheese which was quite tasty. My wrap was good and my husband had fish tacos which he... More 

Thank DHancock
Newnan, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After rafting down the river we waited for an hour for dinner. We were seated outdoors which has a nice view of the river. The service was good. We had the humus appetizer which was good. It would be better if they didn't fry the pita chips. The server did bring regular chips at our request, but they were not... More 

Thank Finmate
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner all three nights of our vacation at Rivers End! The staff was amazing! The food was very delicious! And the atmosphere was unbeatable! Sitting by the windows overlooking the river was an added bonus! We highly recommend it for a perfect meal at an affordable rate.

Thank EricandKay H

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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
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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