Phone: (828) 736-5932
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday 11am – 6pm
Heading out for a drive through the Nantahala Gorge or a rafting trip* on the Nantahala River? Plan to stop by Bubbalou’s Riverside BBQ for a tasty snack! Located along US 19 next to Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting Company, Bubbalou’s features authentic Carolina-style pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and hot dogs with a variety of delicious side dishes and beverages. The menu offers vegetarian options, as well.
There is just something delightfully decadent in having the ability to pull your raft to the side of the river, hop out and enjoy a tasty snack without having to change out of your wet river gear! Bubbalou’s is locally owned and operated, and provides fast, friendly service – and they don’t mind if you are sopping wet! Picnic tables and standing bar-style tables are available and there is often a fire burning nearby so you can warm your fingers and toes!
So, if you are planning to drive or raft through the Nantahala Gorge this summer, stop on by Bubbalou’s Riverside BBQ for a lip-smackin’ taste of the South!
*If you are on a fully-guided rafting trip, you may not be able to stop, since the rafting companies have to stick to tight schedules. However, if you are on a self-guided, rental or private trip, you will have much more flexibility and can certainly fit in a snack break.