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Rivers End Restaurant

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13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
8284887172
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the river and good local beverages. Burgers are a little overpriced and the service was mediocre. Asked for a glass of water and never received it 😕

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Thank HEATHER_Mermaid
Summerville, South Carolina
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a way to eat lunch--watching the rafts go by right outside the window. If you were any closer, you'd be in the river. We had the fresh mountain trout served with slaw and one other side. It was excellent, like the fish had just jumped out of the water. And the slaw was good too! We also had the... More 

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Thank James N
Republic, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son got the fresh trout dinner, he said it was the best trout he has ever had at a restaurant. I have the trout cake sandwich, also very good, I added jalapenos. My sister ordered the Sherpa rice, huge portion, we shared the left overs the next morning for breakfast.

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Thank Rick G
Germanton, North Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just lucky to find this restaurant through trip advisor and it had great reviews so we tried it. This place exceeded our expectations! It was a Friday night and was very busy. We were told we has about a 35 minute but was called back in 15 minutes with a party of 7!!! Our waitress was awesome, food... More 

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Thank Michelle M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had the trout & said it was excellent. I had a cup of delicious soup but my burger was mediocre (hence 3 stars). It was busy so if you are going this time of year try to avoid the noon rush. Busy place and the waiters were running to keep up. Our waiter was pleasant. We loved the... More 

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Thank Ruth Y
Central Florida, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always eat here when coming to NOC. NICE VIEWS IF RIVER AND NOC CENTER. Today I had the Vegan Sherpa Rice. Excellent. Wished they had some type of bread to serve with dish. Toasted garlic bread would be great!

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Thank Travelshares S
Goreville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this small but charming place to eat. this place gives some of the best in San Fran a run for there money. the view of the river and ocean are amazing.

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Thank familytimefun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while on vacation in the area. Quick service with great views of the river action. The trout sandwich was outstanding! We plan to stop again while on this trip.

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Thank Greg L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered an appetizer of the tater tots with black bean chili on top, and the others at the table laughed it off until they tried it. I was amazed. I think I could eat them every day. The only issue was that the tots at the bottom could get soggy if you did not eat this quickly. My burger... More 

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Thank TEntwistle
Pell City, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Good selection w/ pizza, burgers, wraps, salads ect. Great location by the river with outdoor seating available. Our waitress was great.

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Thank Tim G

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?