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“Great place to eat!”

Rivers End Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Bryson City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River, River's End Restaurant has been serving hikers, paddlers and everyone in between since 1972. From delicious trout cakes and New York style pizza to hand-pattied veggie burgers and the infamous sherpas, River's End Restaurant has a dish for everyone. The Nantahala River provides beautiful views and plenty of entertainment while dining from riverside seats at River's End Restaurant.Serving breakfast (March-October), lunch, and dinner. Open year round.
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The food, the service, the views, all we're great! The trout was absolutely delicious. Not sure I've ever had better. Would highly recomend if in Nantahala.

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Thank coolmorexyz
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

After a day of whitewater rafting in Byson City, my husband and I rode down to Nantahala Outdoor Center to take in the sights and have a late lunch/early dinner. From the menus of the various restaurants on sight, we chose the fantastic Rivers End, taking a seat on the great riverside porch. The menu at Rivers End is varied from super appetizers to sandwiches to fried fish...take your pick and it is here. Servers were a bit "off" during the 4 pm lull between lunch and dinner, but the super food offered made up for a lack of enthusiasm in our waitress.
My husband chose the locally caught Trout Cake Sandwich, seasoned to perfection, served with home cut fries and delicious cole slaw. I went for the tempting Sherpas, ditching the meat variety for more of the sensational veggies...which was a super choice. Our meal was delicious and filling, with both of us sharing a bit of one another's dishes and taking home some of the generous helping of Sherpa for a late snack. The view was beautiful, the sound of the rushing water relaxing, and the food great. Prices were reasonable with our bill rounding out to around $30, including a 20% tip. However, we were a bit disappointed that, without advising us of such, this establishment did charge us a 20% Visa Gift Card useage fee (around $5 extra), which negated the value of a friend's $100 gift towards our special trip. I did find this practice rude and totally unacceptable, especially since we were not advised of such a charge at all. However, we would return to Rivers End the next time we visit the area, but will use cash to pay for our meal and complain to the manager in regards to both the previous less than 100% service and the Visa "incident." DO go to Rivers End, but PLEASE remember to pay in cash...less you increase your bill 20% from the word, "Go." Great food and atmosphere!!

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Thank ACH1956
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great place to go after a raft ride, to unwind and take in the scene. Great service, very good chili and trout filet. Their trout sandwich was ok but just a breaded paddy. I would get the fillet.

Thank Randy2353
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Nice restaurant with great view of the river and rafters/kayakers. Our group was famished after our rafting trip, so we tried a good bit of stuff. Chicken Philly, trout cakes, burger, club sandwich, tater tots, chips n salsa.... It was all good!!!

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We drove to the Rivers End while staying at Harrah's Cherokee. I had the trout cake sandwich and my husband had the chicken salad sandwich. Both were very good. Our waitress was friendly and prompt. The view was great. We would eat here again next time we're in the area.

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Thank KRB21
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