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Riverwatch Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
+1 828-625-1030
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The burgers are amazing and the service is amazing! Great selection of burgers and salads and the fried mushrooms are awesome! You can sit inside or outside and it's like the center of town so while you are waiting you can pop into a few stores!

Thank Noah C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Riverwatch after a long day hiking Chimney Rock to be met with near perfect burgers with loads of fries (excellent portions), a vast local beer menu, and wonderful service! Arizona took great care of us. The GM seemed to be truly interested in us as people and not just customers. We mentioned we were... More 

Thank JT T
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the American Bar Cuisine Food at this rustic restaurant. The establishment is built right on the banks of the Broad River, near the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park, so it has beautiful views of the mountain peaks and the rock strewn stream below. They have some gluten free options, including a steak plate, several salads,... More 

Thank Stacy A
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The onion rings were the bomb! Generous portions. Shrimp po boy was excellent. My husband's hot dog was deep fried with chili and bacon. He loved it . Service was great too. I would imagine on a busy day there would be a wait. Weather and wind too chilly to eat on patio but a... More 

Thank Kathryn B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband took my father and mother up to see Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. While there we walked the shopped and kept smelling something amazing. We found out where it was coming from and got a table. The sever was great so bubble and always smiling. The food was amazing. My father ordered the Hillbilly burger, which... More 

Thank Vikki M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stopped here numerous times over the last couple of years as we live nearby. We love the location and atmosphere, the people are friendly and the food is OK. My only major complaint is the price of their mixed drinks, $8.75 each for a Captain and Coke? Just seems a little overpriced to me. In... More 

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Ephraim, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had climbed chimney rock and came down hungry. As we drove past the aroma grabbed our attention. We had to stop and see where the great aromas were coming from. We were not disappointed. The food was great,the portions were huge. We wished we were able to take the leftovers with us but we were traveling so had to... More 

Thank PizzamanDick55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Riverwatch bar and grill for my aunts 69th birthday. We had family from all over meet us at this restaurant. It was the most amazing experience and the best food and the best waitstaff ever. She had on her bucket list to ride a trike before she passes. So one of my best friends mom's friend... More 

Thank Danielle M
Jewett, Ohio
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a nice bar style menu with indoor and outdoor seating. Nice selection of local brews. Food was well prepared and not over priced considering it was right on the strip in chimney rock.

Thank Brian S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were new to the area and had rented a cottage in lake lure and in our rm was a flyer . We went in and it has nice friendly staff ,we ordered the steakhouse burger w/bourbon smokedbacon and baby ray's bbq and alot of fresh ff it was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restrant. They also have a full... More 

Thank Holly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
American, Bar, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-1030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?