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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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11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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 9 November 2017

Rivers End has great food in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant overlooks the Nantahala River and you can watch rafters and kayakers float by while you eat. It's a very relaxing place to have a nice meal, especially after you have gone rafting!

Thank SteveandBobbie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great hand made burgers. Wings, pizza along side the Nantahala River. Watch the rafters and kayakers while you dine.

Thank annonline
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great food! Amazing view! We asked for recommendations on stuff to do with dogs and the waitress came and gave us turn by turn directions and even wrote them down for us! Great service!

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The food was Okay. The service was Okay. Over all it was laid back and just... okay. Nice to sit by the river and eat. It was close to where we were staying for the night; I definitely wouldn’t drive out of the way for...More

1  Thank TamaraPaints
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Good food. Friendly, helpful staff. The view of the Nantahala River is great fun. Quiet, October Wednesday evening. No problem getting a table overlooking the River. Mid-summer? Better plan ahead. She had the chicken Sherpa - rice, lentils, veggies and chicken. He had the chili...More

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 13 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 9 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 4 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
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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
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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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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