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$3 - $16
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated on their deck overlooking the creek. If there's a better view from a restaurant, I'd like to see it! The waiter was right there for drink orders. We started with the fried mushrooms, beer battered fried just right, with ranch dressing. Very...tasty! Then we shared the turkey ranch sub with sweet potato fries. Both were delicious. The prices aren't bad considering the view and the food was really good. The service was friendly and efficient! We'll be backMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good and so were the onion rings. The hamburger was way overcooked and had no seasoning. Very bland

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there the weekend prior to Memorial Day, so it was one of the few restaurants open. It was wonderful! The burgers were huge! There was a wide variety of options that aren't typically found in other places. The "Boom" sauce was very flavorful...with a little kick. The honey butter sauce for the sweet potato fries was quite delicious. Our waitress was friendly, kept our drinks filled, and offered very good menu suggestions. We sat outside and enjoyed the river. We almost ate there a second night because it was so good! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2021

They’ve got a couple menu options being burger, sandwich, or typical chicken strips. Got the bourbon burger with fries and a “sweet” tea. Got sat outside and had garbage fall of their roof right into my drink and didn’t receive another until 30 minutes later....The fries when I received my food were soggy and mush being outdone by someone like Burger King. And the burger, I couldn’t even stomach the burger. I got 3 bites in until I could tell that it was basically cooked rare or barely above the safety rating off how little time you can cook food. I threw the whole meal away for a $15 cost and below average customer service. Won’t be seeing my business again that’s for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 5, 2021 via mobile

Food is great and if you eat outside the view of the Mountain and river is gorgeous!! Reuben is delicious, Large variety of Burgers, BLT very good also.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 1, 2021 via mobile

Burgers are available in 40 different options! We ordered the bacon double cheese, smokehouse burger, both served with two sides. I had sweet potato fries and he had French fries. We sat out on the deck but there were a lot of bees around. Burgers...are 1/2# each. Very filling. Good prices.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021 via mobile

Best burgers and onion rings ever! Try the mozzarella sticks too! Great causal atmosphere and very good food. Dine indoors our out on a deck overlooking the river.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

We ate here after visiting Chimney Rock State Park..the restaurant offered mostly burgers..they also offered sandwiches, hotdogs, chicken tenders and salads. I have a limited diet so asked for a gluten free bun which they didn’t offer so I ordered the mushroom Swiss burger with...a grass fed patty on a lettuce wrap...the burger came out and was missing the cheese and the burger didn’t taste like it was grass fed beef..I eat grass fed meat and it tasted nothing like it. My husband said his burger was too well done. Their fries were soggy and not very good. The views were very nice and that made up for the average food. Service was average as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

A perfect place for delicious burgers- the pimento burger was so yummy! Our server and hostess went out of their way to make sure we would get to our ziplining reservation on time- the hostess even made calls to the ziplining location for us!! We...would definitely return:)More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020 via mobile

Be sure to wait for a table on the patio if your have good weather. Beautiful views of the river and chimney rock. I had a huge healthy salad and my husband had a burger. We also had a draft beer and wine. Bill was...around $50. Good service, views and food. Will return. I included a view of Chimney Rock from our riverfront table.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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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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NC_girl4
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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Riverwatch Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5