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The Skillet Restaurant

1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 800-264-3655
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (3 reviews)
“ham” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the country breakfast and dinner buffets. The dining room setting is beautiful with large windows, many trees, and squirrels running around all over the place.

Thank karleensheets
Reviewed 5 days ago

This review may be one-sided because we were with a group that stayed at the Folk Center for five days and ate at the Skillet every day. We had the buffet each time and decided that it could use some work. The first thing is...More

Thank Ron-Donna46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the buffet. Everything was fresh and hot when we were there except the French toast sticks were petrified. We enjoyed it very much but like all buffets they hit and miss. Mother had short stack of pancakes and they were...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 17 May 2018

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 10 May 2018

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 28 April 2018 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 23 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 29 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 25 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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