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Riverwatch Bar & Grill

379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
+1 828-625-1030
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (62 reviews)
“wings” (36 reviews)
“burger” (170 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while visiting Lake Lure. Sat at the bar, since we walked up from the river path. Brittany, the bartender, was a very pleasant surprise. She was friendly, knowledgeable about beers and mixed drinks. Food was ok, average at best but I...More

Thank Time2Travel1990
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out to Chimney Rock with the idea that we would be hiking.....unfortunately, it was right after severe storms, so the park was closed. We walked around the town shopping, and had a great time, but then we found this little gem. We stopped...More

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! Great food! We sat next to the river under an umbrella. Great wine selection. We will be back!

Thank Sgroover26
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have had lunch here a few times and really enjoy the multi-level decks where you can watch and here the waters of the creek tumbling down the mountain and over the creeks. You can even walk down the stairs and play...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

When on vacation, I enjoy a nice cold beverage or seven and this place is right on in my book. It has nice bar eats and is as accommodating as possible whether you're a small group or seating up to 12 people in the upstairs...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eric the bartender entertained us all equally. This made for a great Holiday excursion. Smiling faces all around. Beer, food, wonderful people and of course the best view right from my bar stool. I'll be returning soon.

Thank peter e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Title says it all. The burgers and onion rings were excellent. Ate here our first night and was not disappointed. Burgers were cooked to order and extremely big.

Thank JoAnn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Riverwatch was a perfect place to get a beer and a snack after hiking Chimney Rock. We got a few local beers and some cheese fries. Both were delicious and the staff was friendly. The only issue was that it closed at 5pm. We would...More

Thank jbgator22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant overlooks the nearby river providing a bit noisey but always awesome sight and sound. Burgers are their specialty here and I wish they had a veggie burger. However the mahi burger fits the bill for some. Decent bar selection and reasonable prices. Would...More

Thank jfarino182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at the Riverwatch Bar & Grill due mostly to the fact there were very few options available for a place to eat in Chimney Rock on a Monday evening. They have inside and outside dining options...we chose the deck out back with the...More

Thank NCPirate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-1030
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