We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Message from Tripadvisor: This business is temporarily closed until 05/01/2021

Ratings and reviews



American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (97)
Filter reviews
97 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river local breweries decent food ate here great atmosphere beer selection rafting train nc
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed August 7, 2020

We ate here after a tubing the river which seems to be pretty common. Food choice were limited and its was decent, but not great. Counter service with disposable packaging. It felt safe, although I didn't see anyone wiping down the outdoor tables and chairs...while I was there. Can't beat the setting along the river.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 19, 2020 via mobile

Local breweries (with %’s listed!) snacks on a rainy afternoon, life is good!! Music, happy bar people, live music on weekends.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

This place offered a variety of things to do.. We enjoyed watching people kayaking and playing in the water. It was just a relaxing way to spend the lay over from the train.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019

The Big Wesser is right along the river banks and is a great place to watch competition kayaking, or at the end of the day grab a brew and a snack and kick back. The beer selection here features a lot of local breweries, and...they have a good selection of different kinds to choose from. The chicken nachos here were really good as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching our kids on the ropes gym they had. The drinks are a bit pricey and we would have had a few more had they not been but all in all great atmosphere and great views.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

It was great to have a place to have a cold one after a day of kayaking. We loved the local selections of beer. The chips and salsa were decent. I did like the salsa but I wouldn’t go here for food. It takes a...while to order as well with only 1 lune open. Great views though!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

After rafting we were starving and thought this place would be quick. It was not. It took forever to just order with only one person working the cash register. They got my name wrong and it was not good.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Nice tables outside by the Nantahala River. Nice fairly big selection of local craft beers. The tostidos and salsa were average and the queso was way too salty, but the Black Currant Gose from a brewery out of Highlands, NC was phenomenal. The beers aren't...cheap though-About $6 a piece! The live music could've been a little better the night we were there but still a good atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

So we arrived off the GSMR train and only had 55 min to eat. This was one of the few places to eat at NOC. We got in line and ordered fast but it took 45 min to get our food(3tacos) Everyone there was waiting...on food and the train only had an 55 min layover. Staff did not seem to be rushing or even concerned. Watched the girl and guy make my wife’s tacos with the upmost respect for wait staff but these guys were super slow. Many others waiting received the wrong food as well as slow service. Some wanted refunds and some just got it Togo. Only reason for 2 stars is they were busy and the food was decent.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You walk up to the bar and order your food. Great tacos and beer overlooking the river. We sat right next to the river and had great tacos and beer on the riverside patio.

Date of visit: August 2018
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Lakeview at Fontana
271 reviews
5.19 miles away
Scenic View Motel
67 reviews
9.59 miles away
Riverbend Lodging
55 reviews
9.99 miles away
Ridge Top Motel & Campground
161 reviews
10.16 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Rivers End Restaurant
712 reviews
.02 miles away
Pizza By the River
79 reviews
1.48 miles away
Cardinal Coffee
24 reviews
3.29 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Otter Creek Trout Farm
21 reviews
4.98 miles away
Nantahala River Gem Mine
42 reviews
.71 miles away
Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine
34 reviews
.90 miles away
Nantahala Outdoor Center
1,181 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big Wesser staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing