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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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13077 Highway 19 W, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and i stopped yesterday for lunch. With no tables available outside, we sat indoors but at a window as our entire purpose for stopping was to enjoy the view. Our pizza was really good and our waitress was very attentive. However, the outdoor...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only negative- it closes too early. Everything else was perfect. Service was fun and interactive, food was good. Nice beer selection. Deck seating was perfect.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the tables on the river were occupied so even though we had a "all seats on the river" the view was minimal. And that was the main reason we went here for lunch. I ordered what turned out to be the worst fish taco...More

Thank Veggout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the NOC, we stopped in the Rivers End Restaurant. We were politely greeting and seated at a booth with a great view of the Nantahala River. Leanne K was our server. She did a great job. I ordered the Bull Sluice Hamburger with...More

Thank UCF1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the old feel atmosphere by the creek. The food was good and it felt like a true mountain experience. We didn’t get dessert, but they looked delicious!

Thank Melody P
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner, breakfast, and lunch here. The waitstaff was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Nice dining with a view of the river. We had the chips and salsa as an appetizer and grilled chicken wrap with sweet potato fries for lunch. Very good. Quick service.

Thank sc40sumthin
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Good place to grab food while overlooking the River, offers indoor and patio seating, In season you can see rafters or kayakers which is fun to watch. There is a variety off food choices on the menu and specials. Domestic and draft beer choices. The...More

Thank Heatherbkw
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I stayed in a cabin near NOC for Spring Break and on our way out of town we stopped in for a bite for the trip home. The restaurant sits right on the river which provides a nice atmosphere. The staff was...More

2  Thank Doug C
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Looking at the pictures of this restaurant it looked very pretty and nice dine in for supper. It did have a pretty view on the river but it was a little more casual than expecting which is ok. The food was ok but not great....More

1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a trip?.. but is definitely advice. Month visited!? Many months. We live in the Tennessee side of the Smokies, but love to ride the Tail of the Dragon to Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina for lunch or dinner...More

1  Thank Paula C
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17 August 2017|
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Response from flnine300 | Reviewed this property |
They sure do.
Joyce c
3 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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