Restaurants

Dine with NOC

Besides its many adventures including whitewater rafting on 7 different rivers and 3 different zip lines, NOC is also home to 2 restaurants. 

Recently featured in Our State: North Carolina, River’s End Restaurant boasts a mouth-watering American-style cuisine. Start your morning out with Sweet Potato Pancakes or try the loaded Fontana Hashbrowns. Lunch and Dinner won’t disappoint either with choices ranging from the mouth-watering Big Wesser Burger, the always-fresh Trout Cake Sandwich or try our unique Sherpa Rice dish that’s a favorite with the Appalachian Trail hikers. Stay awhile and choose from our selection of beer and wine. With every seat being a guaranteed view of the river, enjoy views of passing rafting guests and kayakers.

Found on the banks of the Nantahala River, Big Wesser BBQ & Brew offers hungry adventurers quick and convenient food. Focused on bringing old-fashioned meals to the Nantahala Gorge, Big Wesser is the perfect place to unwind after a day of adventure or travel. Stop by at night for some live music every weekend, May thru September. Big Wesser boasts the area’s best live music venue and perhaps the best open-air bar west of Asheville. Stop by during your next Nantahala Gorge trip to enjoy river sounds, a cold brew Big Wesser BBQ & Brew’s mouth-watering, classic southern food.