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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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“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
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08:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13077 Highway 19 W, @ Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here, thinking that the prices would be really high because of the tourist area. We were pleasantly surprised at the prices, and the food was great! The Raven's Fork salad was huge and wonderful. Others at my table got the burgers, and our...More

Thank AnnBRogers
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is right on the Nantahala river. If you have a wait, put your name on a list and then grab one of their local taps and sit on the Adirondack chairs and watch the kayaker's go by or the kids and dogs playing in...More

Thank bemoores
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside so we could enjoy watching rafter and kayak paddlers coming down the river. Lots of activities and people watching. The food was also very good and waitress was quick and courteous.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After rafting on the Nantahala, we stopped to get food. Rather expensive. Nothing outstanding as far as the food. Service was excellent. But the view was breathtaking.

Thank ddawn0
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are looking forward to going back to Rivers End during our next visit to Nantahala Gorge. The Philly Cheesesteak was delicious, and so were the fries. Nice and crispy which seems to be a challenge to find these days. Excellent iced tea, good service....More

Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while waiting to check-in to our cabin nearby. I had the trout cake sandwich which was really good! My husband enjoyed the Bull Sluice Burger. Service was fast and friendly. It was great to sit out out by the river under...More

Thank teamAkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to eat.It has a great view that's what I paid for.The food is nothing special I got a chicken sandwich it was dry it's just your average old chicken sandwich and fries my husband got wings and fries same thing nothing spectacular....More

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have gone here several times. The food is usually really awesome but sometimes you have to send it back for being overcooked. The pizza is the best. My favorite is the salad with fruit in it. So big, it is a meal fit for a...More

Thank wombieroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined with three small children here this past weekend on vacation. Let me start off by saying this is NOT toddler friendly, especially if your kids do not sit well in their seats. There is fairly loose cable wire separating you from falling into...More

Thank Lmmisiuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with a restaurant that is part of a major tourist destination. The food is much better than average and the service is very good. We enjoyed the view of the river and rafting below the restaurant.

Thank ALsmom2013
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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
Keri H h
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
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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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