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Mather Lodge

1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 13 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 2 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
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful home style food! Freash salad bar! Wonderful friendly attentive service! Handicapped friendly. Salad bar wad refreshed even though they were closing in an hour.

Thank pscindyberry
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent view overlooking the area and nice salad bar. Wifi is weak and hit and miss. Lots of tours daily

Thank Txmxgrl
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We visited in a weekend at noon. Yes, the place was busy, but there was plenty of seating available. Nevertheless, we had to wait. After being seated and ordering, it was a good 45-50 min wait for our meal to arrive regardless of the fact...More

Thank Kvanes
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Can't say anything about the lodge connected to the restaurant but it looks nice as well as their pool that you can see from the restaurant. As for the restaurant...I am from the surrounding area and generally eat lunch or dinner here a few times...More

Thank RovingRoadies
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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
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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