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Pizza By the River

14750 Hwy 74 West, Nantahala Gorge, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 706-589-6438
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“pretzels” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
14750 Hwy 74 West, Nantahala Gorge, Bryson City, NC 28713
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed nearby over the weekend and came over a few times. We got small pizzas, various toppings. All were crisp and the toppings seemed fresh. You can sit beside the Nantahala River and watch the rafters go by as you nibble. Great location.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank OleTravellinJacky
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Good pizza, great location, tried the boiled peanuts but was not a fan. fun to watch people go by rafting after you do it!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank okdokey2018
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We always follow up a visit to the Paddlle Inn with pizza by the river. Great place to watch the rafts and enjoy some pizza.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jdem0tt
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by at the recommendation of our NOC guide and were not disappointed. I got the two slices for $5 special and it was okay, but you could tell the pizza had been sitting a while. My friend ordered the pizza of the day,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jdquarles
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The pepperoni pizza and cheese sticks were good. It was a great place to watch people rafting down the river. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is laid back and casual. Definitely one of our favorite parts of the trip.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank imfixintoblog
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A great place to stop for some warm fresh food while rafting down the river. The Pizza, pretzels and cinnamon sticks are good

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank adamhO6364LJ
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The pizza was your typical frozen ‘bowling alley’ or ‘Skating Rink’ Pizza. Tasty and hot though. The view was awesome and the price was great. We were just traveling though and Trip Advisor picked a good spot.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AngieS70
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We tried to go here, address said Bryson City. We drove 30 minutes from our rental cabin and it was locked up, no lights on and no one there.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lisa M
Cindy J, Owner at Pizza By the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We were closed do to flooding.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I'm a "local" 7 months of the year and Pizza By The River continues to be my "go to" place for pizza in the Nantahala Gorge. First off, I really like their pizza. Thin crust and not too much sauce. I can call ahead and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent deal 2 slice 5$ . Perfect paddling stop , at small surf wave . Can sit on porch and watch people surf and the river role by . Believe me you will want to eat here, much cheaper than down stream dining.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Tourist809931
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14750 Hwy 74 West, Nantahala Gorge, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 706-589-6438
Great Pizza on The Beautiful Nantahala River. Reopen April 1,2016
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