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$3 - $16
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service (Thank you, Keri)! The appetizers were awesome and we enjoyed the rollout of Highlands, Cold Mountain craft beer. Another great day at Chimney Rock!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drop by for an afternoon snack and a couple of beers! Ordered the 1st off tap “Highland Cold Mountain” holiday beer! Quite refreshing with a hint of seasonal spices. Staff very friendly and Keri is an excellent bartender and delightful to talk to! 5 thumbs...up for sure!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a Sunday night and managed to get a set at the bar in the back while people were waiting for seats out front. Try seats at the bar overlooking the deck! Hubby got the Harvest salad which he really enjoyed. I...got a soggy turkey reuben. Bartender was attentive and personable. Other places were closed that day and after a long period of travel, we were thankful for the respite.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

Such a relaxing environment, listening to the rushing water and enjoying the mountain view. Burgers are HUGE and wonderful variety to choose from. Don't miss this!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022

The burgers are very good. Nice location along the river. Good service. Great fries. Good selection of different types of burgers.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Good food, fast service. Great view (if you sit outside) of Chimney Rock. Different burgers, cold drinks. Great spot after a day spent at Chimney Rock Park.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

Bar food menu with yummy beer battered onion rings. Make sure to sit on the back deck as you can take in the beauty of the river and a great view of Chimney Rock. Stairs lead you down to the river where you can skip...rocks, take pics or play in the water. Service was good and fast!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

They have the greatest burgers in the area by far. I've been here twice and the food is consistently great. I have been with large groups of 10+ people each time and the food is served quickly and everyone commented on how great the burgers...were. Huge choice of burgers on the menu. This is a must stop place when in the area, you will not be disappointed, guaranteed!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

The hamburgers are delicious and the view of the river is nice. Our server, Sarah was the BEST! The burger was well seasoned and fries were too! Nothing greasy…just delicious!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Chimney Rock State Park. It’s on a cute street with other restaurants and shops. There is seating outside on the river. The food was excellent. We had fried mozzarella to start and then burgers. The waitress was very attentive. It...was a great experience. I’m glad we chose this place!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Host was very rude when after waiting 50min to be seated I ask about how much longer? She said look around I am waiting on a table to open up. I did not mention that I seen 3 other groups that arrived after us was...already seated and eating. But it was a pretty day on 4/3/2022 to seat on the beach and watch the people.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch yesterday and everything was great. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. We sat outside and were able to enjoy the amazing views. I would certainly return!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

We headed to Chimney Rock to eat at another restaurant and enjoy the beautiful weather on the river but the staff was incredibly rude so we found Riverwatch instead. Great deck, food was very good, beer was great but the staff was incredible. They were...all so very friendly and helpful. Will certainly return as we live nearby.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022 via mobile

Sat outside. Middle of Feb. 60 degrees. Absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic menu selection. Fantastic waitress. Driving to Lake Lure and saw place. So here for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

Dined here with a large group. Waiters were amazing, however the burgers were undercooked. The food didn't sit well with most of my party. Disappointed as this seemed to be the most recommended place in town.

Date of visit: November 2021
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NC_girl4
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.
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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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