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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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Windsor, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat outside on the balcony overlooking the beautiful view. We ate chicken wings and salads and they were delicious. Afterwards we walked down the back stairs and explored the area, walking over the rocks and taking lots of pictures. Perfect outing for our family.

1 Thank Ssaholmes
Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of four (we were visiting friends) enjoyed their selection of local brews, burgers, onion rings with tasty sauce and fries. You get plenty to eat for your meal. Suggest ordering a burger and splitting it with a friend so you have room for dessert! Make sure you request a table on the deck outside... Beautiful view of the... More 

Thank Aprile S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We turned up 15 mins before closing with 6 people, but still Jacob welcomed us in and was happy to chat with us and make sure we were all fed with some of the best food we had during our stay at Chimney Rock. Thanks Jacob we will definitely be back on our next visit

1 Thank Richard S
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted by a very cordial host and our waitress was very friendly and efficient too. Food was way above average bar food. Their baked potato salad is REALLY TASTY! The view was great next to the river on the deck out back.

1 Thank hutsfdl
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank Joe M

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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, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?