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Rivers End Restaurant

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13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
+1 828-488-7172
08:00 - 19:00
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Dugspur, Virginia
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have made many visits to the Rivers End though the years. Food continues to be tasty and hearty. Whether looking for a pre-adventure breakfast or meal to replenish, this is the place. The location on the Appalachian Trail and Nantahala River attracts hungry hikers, bikers and boaters. Recent visit had an Appalachian Fish taco-filled with a fresh trout filet. My... More 

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner, I got the pizza and he got the fish tacos. Both dinners were delicious! Normally I am not a fan of fish tacos but these were so good, I would actually order them as my meal! We had such a great experience we went back for breakfast that Sunday and they did not... More 

Thank Christa12345678
Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on the Nantahala, this restaurant is like being in the river almost. The fish tacos, the salads, and the pizzas are great. We were in the area for 4 days and ate here 3 times!

Thank cobbandcobb
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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543 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rivers End is located west of Bryson City on Hwy 19. The AT passes just to the side of the building. The trail crosses the river on the walking bridge next to the restaurant. This place has a laid back vibe and serves awesome burgers. I didn't try their pizza, but people nearby me said it's good. Don't be... More 

Thank DealScout
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here twice this week and enjoyed both meals. My wife and I on vacation and appreciated the food, service,and view. Excellent menu and great variety of beer.

Thank Ken C
Blairsville, Georgia
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant is the screened deck over the river. What fabulous views in the heart of the action. The worst thing about this restaurant is the lack of cleanliness. From the sticky tables to the dirty floors to the bathroom that lacked attention, much could be improved. We ordered the pizza, which was average. The service... More 

Thank sweetcyn777
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179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can see the appeal of this place, with it's location on the Appalachian Trail and a whitewater rafting center, but it's not terribly impressive. The "fresh made in house" chips and salsa were obviously not. The burgers were good, the fries were alright. The service was very friendly. It was fun to see all the hikers here enjoying hot... More 

Thank CarrieNSC
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a class. We stayed two nights. We had dinner here twice, breakfast once and lunch once. When I requested cheddar cheese on my hamburger, they only had cheddar cheese spread. UGH! The hamburger tasted like some other meat, not sure what though. The breakfast biscuit sandwich had processed cheese spread dripping, like a bright orange chemical... More 

Thank mtnwen
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, food was good and fresh, enjoyed the view of the river! Prices are average and we would go back again.

Thank cheryla765
Winston Salem
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136 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place hangs out over the river. Great view from every table. Food was pretty good. My burger was average, but not bad. My wife got the Sherpa rice. It was fantastic. This place closes at 7:00pm. At least it did in April. Go early. We'll go back again.

Thank hdmarett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-7172
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?