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The Skillet Restaurant

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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 800-264-3655
07:00 - 20:00
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Mountain View, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Always get a great meal the service is outstanding and the view is beautiful. After eating take the tour of the Folk Center.

1 Thank littlejudy
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a business meeting here and they had a room set aside for our group. I believe they only have a buffet but this may not be correct. The food was good and plentiful. The wait staff were very friendly and when we discovered we had locked our keys in the car, Eric made a phone call and we... More 

Thank g0lfm0m1
Denison, Texas
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Bluegrass festival weekend. My family was here for the weekend and walking distance from the concert, great buffet!

Thank mugmarine
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Sunday buffet at the Skillet Restaurant when you visit Mountain View, Arkansas. Food is good, service is both friendly and fast. Relax and enjoy the natural setting . This is a wonderful place for children.

Thank WatercolorPainter
Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food is great. It is a Buffet or you can order off the menu. The staff is what makes you feel at home.

Thank SMiller42
Austin Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food is excellent. The staff are very friendly. Beautiful setting in the Ozark forest. Convenient to the Craft Village, the Theatre and the Dry Creek Cabins. Highly recommend the Chicken and Dumplings. The breakfast was very good. Large portions. Great omelets. On the weekends there is a buffet with lots of choices, including great homemade biscuits and cream sausage... More 

Thank TJS0315
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Loved seeing the groundhogs outside the window playing. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Recommend.

Thank Anita R
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant was beautiful inside and outside. We did not get to see the squirrels circus. We had the buffet. The food was very warmed over and somewhat flavorless. I know we ate later in the afternoon but thought a buffet would be kept fresh all the time. The service was great and very friendly to us. I don't believe... More 

Thank jmpokie
Mountain View, Arkansas
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

For a Sunday noon the service was good just can't say the same for the food. We both had the buffet and I must say that I will not be back. Never, never have cooked cabbage steaming on the line. I knew something smelled bad and a stroll down the food line showed the culprit to be cooked cabbage. Brought... More 

Thank Scootnboot
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at The Skillet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your visit to The Skillet. Please accept our apologies for your disappointing dining experience. We utilize our reviews to improve our restaurant selections and operation. Sunday buffet is one of our most popular meals, cabbage and fried chicken are often served due to popular demand by our guests. We sincerely hope... More 

Eupora, Mississippi
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast here. Has beautiful view of from the dining room. Have buffet but we ordered from menu. Host was extremely helpful as well as the wait staff.

Thank Rebecca D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
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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