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Rivers End Restaurant

13077 Highway 19 W, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
+1 828-488-7172
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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13077 Highway 19 W, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner, breakfast, and lunch here. The waitstaff was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Nice dining with a view of the river. We had the chips and salsa as an appetizer and grilled chicken wrap with sweet potato fries for lunch. Very good. Quick service.

Thank sc40sumthin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to grab food while overlooking the River, offers indoor and patio seating, In season you can see rafters or kayakers which is fun to watch. There is a variety off food choices on the menu and specials. Domestic and draft beer choices. The...More

Thank Heatherbkw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed in a cabin near NOC for Spring Break and on our way out of town we stopped in for a bite for the trip home. The restaurant sits right on the river which provides a nice atmosphere. The staff was...More

2  Thank Doug C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at the pictures of this restaurant it looked very pretty and nice dine in for supper. It did have a pretty view on the river but it was a little more casual than expecting which is ok. The food was ok but not great....More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a trip?.. but is definitely advice. Month visited!? Many months. We live in the Tennessee side of the Smokies, but love to ride the Tail of the Dragon to Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina for lunch or dinner...More

1  Thank Paula C
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. We were cold when we got there and the staff was quick to respond turning the heat up. We had the staff special, pasta, chefs salad and sole. Pasta was the best. Fish needed a bit more seasoning. The beet salad was great!...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I visited here off-season (I can imagine going in the summer would be quite different). Superb beer selection, very good food (I had the veggie burger and it was tasty). But the view is perfect. With a window seat you are right next to the...More

Thank Simon900
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I stop here often for breakfast and lunch. Not fancy but good food and you can't get a better view of the river! We enjoy watching the rafters while relaxing!

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Out with friends. Had lunch and watched the kayakers. Good food, nice environment. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable of menu and drinks. Will be back.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Delicious food, friendly service and one heck of a view! The wine and beer lists were great too -- a little bit of everything with reasonable prices. We were there around 3PM on a Sunday and it was fairly busy. I imagine it's packed in...More

1  Thank ecbronze
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18 August 2017|
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Response from flnine300 | Reviewed this property |
They sure do.
Joyce c
4 August 2015|
Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
I have ridden the train many times to the NOC and there really isn't enough time to eat there. It is best to eat at one of the kiosks on the train side of the river. That way, you still have a bit of time to walk around and... More
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11 February 2015|
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Response from Terri G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. But I know Bryson City is a pet friendly town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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
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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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