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Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
$3 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate at several restaurants in the area during our stay, and this one was the best, by far. The hamburgers are so yummy. Lots of different variations. They also offer a veggie burger which was really helpful in our group as we had a...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Riverwatch!! Our burgers were delicious, and the outdoor dining by the river is beautiful. We plan to return the next time we visit Chimney Rock.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blake Spaman solid 7. Waitress 9. Fried Mushrooms weren't fresh, they were frozen but good tempura batter and served hot. Tasted fresh. You got a ton of them for sure. My Gouda Burger had bacon jam. Almost an inch smaller than the bun but the...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

A family favorite when in the area! I love to sit out on the patio where I can see the river rushing by below. Such a great atmosphere. Very kind staff, professional and attentive. We love the different menu items and sometimes it is hard...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought Riverwatch Bar & Grill was very good. The view from the patio was amazing. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings and my wife had grilled chicken salad, both were delicious. With COVID-19 there were some restrictions, which I believe hurt...More

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

Good quality bar food, appetizers and burgers, great beer selection! Servers wearing masks. The riverview from the back deck is wonderful! That alone would make this place a great bet, but the food and friendly service make it a best bet in the area. We...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

Me and my fiancé had lunch here today and the food was amazing! I had this massive Big Bang Book Burger and he had the Smoke House Burger. These burgers were so juicy and delicious! We sat out back on their patio over looking the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in just to enjoy a few adult beverages and have an appetizer. Service was great and the establishment was clean and staff was friendly. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

We ate here as it is one of the few places open in the winter. The burgers smelled good as they were grilled and were good. The coleslaw didn't have onions and that pleased me. It had a sweet taste with no mayonnaise. Very satisfying...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020

I had a Reuben sandwich and fries accompanied by a couple of AVL IPAs. The food was very good and the beer is one of my favorites. It is right on the river, but it was a bit cold to sit outside. My only complaint...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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October 17, 2016|
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Response from Brenda B | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine the only dogs allowed would be service dogs. Unless they were allowed to be out on the deck. But I think you have to go thru the restaurant to get to the deck.
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Katherine R | Reviewed this property |
Probably service dogs, but not otherwise due to health codes.
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