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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll 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 14 October 2017 via mobile

I read an article somewhere that this was a good restaurant. It was not. My party went for lunch. I had the chicken chili and it was edible but boring. My friend's wife ordered the Greek salad and it had canned black olives and not...More

Thank RKNC
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It is a good place to grab food after rafting with the Carolina Outfitters. The location is right by the spot where the rafting ends. Veggie options are available

Thank Girish K
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed up near the restaurant and we were so glad you were there and we did not have to drive back into Bryson City every night to have dinner! Loved sitting right on the river the food was great ate here 2 nights! The...More

Thank MM42217
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Received a table by the window over looking the river. Was able to watch people using canoes. Service was good and we did not feel rushed. The food was good, our group ordered seafood, chicken, and pizza and everyone was happy.

Thank NAD891
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great humus, great dragon burger, and wonderful view. Service was awesome and beer tasty. Highly recommend all to stop and take a minute to enjoy the view and let your tastebuds dance with their food!

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were out riding our motorcycles and ade a point to stop here and eat. We have been here many time and enjoy watching the kayakers and rafters in the rapids. It is well worth your trip. The food is good and the prices are...More

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed eating here. We were at NOC for the GAF (guest appreciation festival). I had the Tail f the Dragon burger with jalapeños and loved it! My wife had the Natahala Gorge Wrap and it was nicely flavored with turkey,...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Rivers End for over 10 years and it's sad to see how much the food has suffered. I used to eat here at least once a week, if not more, but this season I've only been here twice. All my...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have eaten here several times now-we really go for the views, as we know the food is mediocre at best. HOWEVER, now we will NEVER return after what occurred a couple of days ago! I got to the restaurant about 30 minutes before my...More

Thank Jessehly
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat at Nantahala. Great view. Great food. I just love this place for family, friends, or even by yourself. It has both outdoor and indoor dining. Lot of paddling items decorate the walls and ceiling. Check it out when...More

1  Thank Greg I
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 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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