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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
+1 828-488-7172
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13077 Highway 19 W, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice dinner with a great view of the river. Food and service was good. Nothing outstanding, but a nice meal.

Thank troymitraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been competing in the Outdoorsman Triathlon, the Nation's oldest triathlon, in the area for decades and the Rivers End Restaurant has always been the place to go after strenuous practices prior to racing - sherpa rice and the Cool Jewel dessert!

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creative menu items and classics. Great seating along the river. Very friendly and helpful staff. My only complaint is that they don't open earlier for breakfast.

Thank KellyL3050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food has gone downhill for several years. The only reason I occasionally eat there is that guests like eating by the river. The location is the best thing going for the restaurant at this point. I got “6” chicken wings for $10. It was...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant continues to disappoint me. After 20 years of frequently eating here it has change over the past few years. The place is a dump, the service is awful and the food is nothing special. Oh but they can sell you all the beer...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the best tasting burger anywhere. Period! I'm not sure how they season it, but it starts with a quality cut of meat and they prepare it to order - and it is awesome. You need two hands to handle this juicy delight...More

Thank charlesf930
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went during the week no wait we had the trout cake for an appetizer expected more for $8 needed more trout and needed more than 1 cake. Shared a pizza with the hubs little on the greasy side but the beer was cold would go...More

Thank Macmomma S
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this place while on our trip of Gorge...quick seating & got right where we could look at river..ordered some beers & a trout cake..I've had salmon & crab but never trout...thought a little pricey for one cake for 2 people, cut in...More

Thank EyeSeeUMyWay
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Burgers, wraps, sandwiches, regular meals and such with a nice overlook of Nanatahala River at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Extremely busy, as it was Labor Day.

Thank floridasquid
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has great food at a great price and friendly staff. The local beers are excellent! Located right on the river, you have a view of the Nantahalla Outdoor Center.

Thank ajhatfi
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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.
Sharon A
June 2, 2018|
Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Checkout the menu @ The NOC’s website. Several salads on the menu with”mixed greens”.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 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: +1 828-488-7172
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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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