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Mather Lodge

1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“garden burger” (4 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Their homemade chips and veggie fajita wrap were outstanding. Best I think I've ever had. Know what to order from here on!

Thank laniet38
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped at Mather Lodge for a bathroom break after hiking. The Lodge is just beautiful and it was decorated lovely for Christmas! They have a small gift shop right after you enter. It appears they built Mather Lodge around the original CCC Lodge -...More

Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for supper. The service wasn't good at all. The waitress acted like she didn't give a flying flip and certainly didn't care about getting a good tip. She told us what the vegetable was (can't recall for certain what it...More

Thank Poohelton
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We are sorry to hear that your experience here was not up to expectations. Thank you for your review it will help us to train staff and improve food quality and service. Mather Lodge strives to give excellent service and great food, we are sorry...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

Had a great meal at the Lodge. Very good service and the garden burger was just what we wanted. Staff was friendly to the 2 year old that was with us. The view from the restaurant was fantastic.

Thank mike102016
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent service. Petit Jean Swiss cheeseburger topped w/ green chiles, mushrooms and onions - juicy and yum. Hubby knew from previous visits the fried chicken liver entree with veggies was just what he wanted. Whether we are camping at the park or...More

Thank mymeme0226
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We chose to eat at Mather Lodge several times during our stay. The food was quite delicious, and very reasonably priced with friendly, helpful service. The most overwhelming thing about eating there, though, is the view from the floor--to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountain. Be sure...More

Thank Jules1013
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We saw that some of the reviews for the Mather Lodge restaurant at Petit Jean State Park were iffy. But we decided to try it for ourselves. We were staying in one of their cabins (wonderful experience) and had breakfast. Maddy greeted us and another...More

Thank buddhacat2
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a great place to visit at Petit Jean. There is a restaurant that I enjoy very much. The original part of the lodge is of CCC construction. There is great information on the lodge from the ranger program. I recommend attending the program...More

Thank jtinsel0912
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Mather Lodge has a nice view and peaceful atmosphere. It is close to several hiking trails and attractions on Petit Jean Mt to enjoy.

Thank devy305
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view while you dine. They have very good chicken fried steak and chicken fried steak, two of my favorites.

Thank Te3985
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Questions & Answers
Kristina B
10 April 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Mather Lodge will be serving our Easter Buffet, April 16, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
24 March 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, Mather Lodge will be open for Easter. On March 27, 2016, from 11:00am - 3:00pm our Easter lunch buffet will have feature: Orange glazed ham, lemon Greek chicken, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, green beans, carrots... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Morrilton
  • Phone Number: +1 501-727-5431
  • E-mail
Enjoy a delicious meal in the rustic warmth of Mather Lodge's main dining room. Large windows frame the view of rugged Cedar Creek Canyon, scenery highlighted each evening by a dramatic sunset. A meeting room (50-person capacity) that can also accommodate small banquets is nearby. This recently renovated portion of Mather Lodge mirrors the 1930s Adirondack-style architecture of the original portions of this historic treasure that were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and expanded by the Works Progress Administration. The main dining room seats up to 104 persons. The restaurant is open daily.
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