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Mather Lodge

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1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Kansas City, MO
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food at reasonable prices. We sat at one of the huge windows facing the valley below and enjoyed our meals in a quiet, but family-friendly setting.

Thank budzilla
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765 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and nice menu selection. Large portions and reasonably priced Get a seat near the wondow if you can and enjoy thenviews.

Thank SBF2
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice breakfast of Ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy. It was foggy and rainy or the view would been outstanding but still nice anyway. Friendly staff and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Ramona C
DeRidder, Louisiana, United States
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate here for lunch after hiking through the state park. We had a very nice lunch. Great waiter. Food was very yummy. Waiter was good. Views were beautiful while you ate.

Thank Candis C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I had simple food,a hamburger steak and one side was crispy black.Hamburger patties are hard to mess up,husband had Reuben sandwich and he said it was good.

Thank Teresa G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We spent our entire Christmas weekend in a cabin here at Petit Jean. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our cabin was spacious and we enjoyed the wood burning fireplace each night. We enjoyed taking our kids on multiple trails and enjoyed all the beautiful scenery this state park has to offer. The look outs are truly breathtaking. We also... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was our first trip to Petit Jean State Park and was told to go to Mather Lodge to eat. So glad we did as the food was excellent....but it wasn't just the food...it was the excellent service given to us by Brittney Roe our server! She was a doll, made the meal that more enjoyable! The Lodge is so... More 

Thank Liane B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Over priced and no flavor! Had the hot roast beef looked like the mashed potatoes were made last week and the beef was dried out and warmed over a few times before! Take a picnic lunch if you go! The park is great! Friend had a ham and cheese sandwich that was made out of this mornings DRY ham!

Thank Perry1958
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to let us know about your experience. I am sorry to hear that your meal was disappointing. It is always our goal to provide hot, fresh food to each guest. We will definitely use your feedback to help train and improve in this area. Thank you for visiting our park, we hope you give... More 

Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Mather Lodge has rooms in the lodge that are small but clean and adequate. There are also yurts and small cabins to rent. The lodge has grand fireplaces and a great room for playing games and working puzzles or reading by the fire. The Thanksgiving Dinner buffet was good, busy and crowded. The rest of the meals we ate at... More 

Thank cm55323
Bartlett, Tennessee
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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

In an out of the way state park, on the top of a mountain, isolated from the masses, it is difficult to hire and maintain optimum performers, talented chefs, and employees that can get to work in all kinds of weather. The breakfast buffet is okay, the meals are edible for the most part, filling, and palatable to the hungry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?