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The Skillet Restaurant

1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 800-264-3655
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for breakfast. My wife had a smaller breakfast, eggs, bacon, etc. and said it was OK. I did the buffet - big mistake. Food was barely lukewarm; scrambled eggs dry, dry, dry; biscuit and gravy OK but cold gravy ruined it; grits OK; coffee...More

Thank Jim_from_Texas2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the town of Mountain View exists only as a place name on an Arkansas highway map, the Ozarks Folk Center will still be there and, I hope, so will The Skillet Restaurant. In my opinion The Skillet is the best restaurant in Mountain View...More

Thank asimov72455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the Ozark State Park you would not expect to find a nice restaurant like this. The menu has a variety of selections but nothing too eclectic. I had one of their entree salads with their salad dressing that is a vinaigrette made with...More

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 24 March 2018

A great view specilay for the young. Food is good and the staff is friendly.. Good place to eat before a concert and you can refule after a day at the center.

Thank jwh916
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Nice place to relax and enjoy a meal. Simple food that was well prepared with many choices, even for vegetarians. Very charming location and pretty especiall in fall.

Thank Quill D
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located near the venue for Gospel Concert. Nice view of nature while you eat. Goid, down home cooking. Reasonable prices for the buffet.

Thank minden65
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The food was okay, but I ordered chicken and dumplings and the chicken was shredded and the dumplings were mushy. My husband ordered the steak tips and rice, but did not have enough rice. The second night, we had salad bar and it was excellent.

Thank moonchild1943
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had both breakfast and dinner at The Skillet with friends while attending the Bluegrass Festival this past weekend. Can’t beat the convenience, as it is a short walk from Ozark Campground (where we stayed) and literally steps from the Folk Center....More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and stayed overnight at the State Park. The atmosphere at The Skillet is very nice. It's bright and has nice views of the outdoors. The service is friendly and prompt. It's billed as having good local cuisine...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The buffet is good and price reasonable! Service is good! Good breakfast! Great view out of the windows! You can see the local wildlife. It is fun to watch the squirrels eat the corn! Great entertainment while eating!

Thank Carl N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 800-264-3655
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The Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park is nestled atop a wooded Ozark hill. Large windows in the glass-enclosed, natural cedar and stone dining room frame the view of the surrounding butterfly garden. Featuring wildlife feeding stations and a water garden, it is frequented by birds, raccoons, foxes, and an occasional bear. While taking in this natural scenery outside, enjoy the tasty Southern country menu, weekend buffets, and numerous Herbal Event Meals designed around recipes by special, guest gourmet foods experts. Our herbal events highlight the use of Fresh Herbs and native plants in their preparation. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and served daily throughout the regular season. During the off-season, the restaurant opens for specific holidays, special events, and groups. Satisfy your hunger for traditional, Southern country fare, accented by enticing contemporary menu items, here at the Skillet Restaurant.
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