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Riverwatch Bar & Grill

379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
+1 828-625-1030
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (57 reviews)
“burgers” (101 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
379 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch outside even though it was cool. The burger menu was extensive! The food was good including the onion rings. Good view of a mountain stream from the deck. Good service.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with the entire family. The food was great. It was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen. The price is a bit high but that is common in this area. The view is amazing and the surrounding town is cute.

Thank jmorehe2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is has great river views, the burgers and wings are very good. Acceptable beer selection. A good stop when visiting Lake Lure or Chimney Rock

Thank Bill O
RiverwatchBarGrill, Manager at Riverwatch Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review and for your patronage Bill! We work hard to keep our beer selection diverse enough for our customers and try to make a point to spotlight the best in local beers. Thanks for your recommendation we appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has great views and the food is pretty good too, but the alcoholic drinks are way over priced. Owners need to know this isn’t Manhattan. $10 for a Bacardi & Coke?More

Thank Laurie M
RiverwatchBarGrill, General Manager at Riverwatch Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Riverwatch. As a local we appreciate your business greatly. We are glad you enjoyed our views and food. We currently charge $8.75 for a bacardi and coke. If you were charged $10 that was certainly not correct....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ian was our server and he made our dinner fun. We loved the outdoor seating. They have a full bar and over 20 burger choices. Yum!!

Thank kabjackson
RiverwatchBarGrill, General Manager at Riverwatch Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Ian is absolutely one of our best. He sets the bar high for himself when it comes to ensuring his customers enjoy their Riverwatch experience. We hope you will have the chance to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a rare sunny 60 degree day in February, this is the perfect place to have lunch by the river. Food was delicious and worth the wait. Good beer selection. Outstanding Black and Blue salad and burgers.

Thank ccbpfb
RiverwatchBarGrill, General Manager at Riverwatch Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sunny 60 degree days are the BEST to enjoy on our back deck. Thank you so much for your review. We hope you will find your way back to our deck on another sunny day! We'll have a cold beer waiting for you.

Reviewed 8 February 2018

Was headed for another favorite eatery, but they were closed (in spite of info on their website). Eric was bartender, doubling as our server. GREAT EMPLOYEE. Had pulled pork sandwich, wife had hot dog. Couple of draft beers, bloody mary. Restaurant was VERY clean. Cushions...More

Thank Florida-Fairweather
RiverwatchBarGrill, General Manager at Riverwatch Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. It always means so much to us when folks take the time to share their experiences. Eric is pretty awesome we are so glad he was your server. Repairing those booths are in the works. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Coming down off of Chimney Rock, drove past this place just to see what was in the "village." Ran across this place and the food smelled wonderful!! Decided to check out the menu and sat next to the river. Their riverwatch burger was good, but...More

1  Thank Caryn899
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Visited here two other couples and two toddlers. The waitress was very accommodating and took our appetizer and kids meal orders first. The kids had their food very quickly, which made the experience better. The burgers that were ordered were good... not spectacular, but better...More

Thank Blondebetty123
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Stopped in with friends for lunch and the burgers are great!!! Enjoyed some cold beer and lovely view of the river.

Thank AlexJackSquirt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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