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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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Kankakee, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our traveling and was delighted to get a great burger and an even better view of the river. Burger was cooked just right; we added a bowl of chili instead of fries. Black bean chili was spicy and warm and we watched a fisherman outside the window add the perfect ambiance. Service was attentive and they had... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a nice lunch and there is a great view of the river. No rafting or kayaking today, temperature was in the high 30's. Great food and excellent service

Thank nkimperial
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is fine. My only problem is with the cleanliness. Everything from the chairs and tables to the menus and floor look like there was a food fight. The plastic table cloths were sticky. The staff wipes them down with a grubby grey cloth. Food particles and sticky surfaces on chairs, the condiment tray and everywhere. The effort... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were there on a cold day, but were seated next to a window overlooking the Nantahala. No rafters as the water was too low, but the food was very good and fun place to eat.

Thank Jackie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Well pleased with the food service friendliness prices very reasonable excellent place to carry the whole family will recommend to family and friends will be going back again excellent job to the cooks servers and management well done sincerely Kevin and Vicki

Thank angel3006
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I were traveling & found this on Trip Advisor. It was exactly what were were looking for: outside on the water. I think the building shows it's age, & thought the hostess could have been a bit more welcoming. She seemed distracted & just wanted to seat us. But she definitely was not rude. The waitress was... 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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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