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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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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Quality of food has declined and new menu is very limited. No pancakes for breakfast anymore! Ordered the same items Sat and Sun and was charged 2 different prices. Wait staff confused about how to charge with new menu system.

Thank sff53
Indianapolis, Indiana
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

He had a nice time sitting and looking at the river. The food is just ok. The tacos don't look anything like the picture and the white bean chili is very thick. Like I said, just ok. It does the trick but nothing fancy. Service is good.

Thank Lakegirlindianapolis
Poplarville, Mississippi
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were hoping for a late breakfast but 11 am and the lunch menus were out. But lunch menu had some surprises. She had the trout taco and it was really good. I tried the tail of the dragon burger with the vegan patty. Excellent patty!

Thank Dwise100
Atlanta, Georgia
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348 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We loved hanging with the Thru-Hikers in this amazing restaurant located at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). Loved the Ravens Fork salad and the Trout Tacos were amazing. Great line up of local craft beers. Great service and a low key authentic vibe.

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
Mentone, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I had the hummus and it was fantastic. The thing that really stood out was the friendly servers and atmosphere. Eating a meal while being directly beside people kayaking on the river was a treat as well. We had a dog with us and they let us sit on the porch with her. Amazing food, amazing people, amazing atmosphere.

Thank freedoll18
North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The location makes this a worthy stop for a bite to eat. Burgers, pizza, trout tacos Sherpa rice and a wide beer selection round out the choices. We found it expensive for quality of food but being on the river at the kayak slalom is an awesome location.

Thank Kecooper
Kankakee, Illinois
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Got a small lunch here while we were at the center for rafting. The sandwiches were good and tasty. Good food, good prices and great views of the river.

Thank BengCh001
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had good food here. Service was mediocre, much like dining at a theme park. They put thru tons of people and it shows on the harried staff. Fairly quick service and a selection of filling dishes highlight the fact that this place is right on the fast moving river.

Thank filmmaker_jozef
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while in the area and once again enjoyed it very much! Location is great with a nice view of the river! Food for lunch was very good and served quickly by very nice staff members! Wide range of selections from burgers to seafood! Good place to eat and enjoy the area

Thank 115theodoref
New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Came here on recommendation from a friend after driving the Cherohala Skyway from TN. So glad we did! My brother got the BBQ Chicken pizza--he declared it the best BBQ Chicken pizza he'd ever had. Plus it was reasonably priced. My sister and I got the sherpa rice, which is a rice dish with a mix of lentils and barley... More 

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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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