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300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
828-498-2141
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Grilled Cheese

Ate there last night. The restaurant is huge with lots of outdoor and indoor seating. Very casual, with rolls of paper towels on the tables instead of napkins. My husband and I each ordered the Ultimate Grilled cheese, which contained 5 types of cheese. I opted to not get the Spicy Ghost Chili... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
88Jacqui888
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Ate there last night. The restaurant is huge with lots of outdoor and indoor seating. Very casual, with rolls of paper towels on the tables instead of napkins. My husband and I each ordered the Ultimate Grilled cheese, which contained 5 types of cheese. I opted to not get the Spicy Ghost Chili Cheese on mine and it was fine.... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Wildwood Grill. This restaurant is our casual dining outlet and I am delighted to hear that you tried our twist on the classic Grilled Cheese with the Ghost Pepper Jack! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and your stay and on behalf of the staff, we look forward to serving... More 

Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The BBQ sandwich is very god and so is the dam burger. The onion rings were the real deal and are not to be missed. I started going here as a child years ago and it seems to have aged very well. It was a real treat to share the entire experience with my wife and children.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your pleasant review. We welcome you back and are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and shared a great experience with your family. We look forward to serving you again, we'll have a Dam Burger waiting for you! More 

Niles, Ohio
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had the beef brisket sandwich with coleslaw and a draft while sitting on the very large porch. Was a good meal. Waitress was very friendly. View was great.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience with us! The Grill porch has one of the best views and location in the village. We are happy to hear that your meal and service were great. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Second time here for me and wife,We drove up from cherokee just to eat here again,Nice scenic drive.Wife had the dam burger,and i had the barbque ,both were great, you also must try the onion rings.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! We are so happy that you enjoy eating here and that you even drive over to visit us! The Grill has a great atmosphere and is the perfect spot to be this time of year! We hope to see you back real soon! More 

Atlanta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate lunch at The Grill one day and had dinner there the next. Service was good both times. The bathrooms were clean. BLTs were very tasty! They were served on a bun, not sliced sandwich bread as I expect for a BLT. Although I was surprised by this, it tasted good. Fries were crispy. We ordered the veggie pizza... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

We are so happy that you chose to dine with us recently! The Grill has a great atmosphere and we are happy to hear that your service was wonderful on both occasions. The Pizzas are very delicious and large! The best part is the leftovers – which it sounds like you were able to take advantage of too! We hope... More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food that we ordered was typical of a grill type restaurant. I had no complaints. The service was good too and the people were more than friendly to us. The atmosphere of this place is great. You can eat inside or out. They have a HUGE porch area. We were there over labor day weekend so we were also... More 

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FontanaVillage, Public Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit with us! We are so happy that you were able to spend your Labor Day weekend with us and that you enjoyed your dining experience and the band on the deck! We have a fun staff at the Grill and it sounds like they made you feel right at home! We hope... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was with a group of about 10 motorcyclists and we stayed at the Fontana Village Resort for a couple days and this is where we ate. It offered average food at average prices, and what can you do as there really isn't much else available in the area. My first night's meal was a burger and it arrived over... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback about your experience. We apologize if your meal wasn’t what you had hoped for. Our expectations for ourselves are much higher than cold food and long waits. We share feedback such as this with our staff so they know what they need to improve on. Thank you again for visiting... More 

Palm Bay, Florida
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Compared to the restaurant in the lodge I am rating this high at "average". I stayed at fontana while my husband rode his motorcycle through the local area and I wanted a relaxing sun soaked pool day. I wanted a sandwich or something I could take to the room and have a small bite to eat before I laid in... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The menu is always being updated to fit our guest’s needs and requests. We will be sure to use your suggestions when we are making these changes. We hope your husband enjoyed his time on his motorcycle. We hope to see you back in the future. More 

Colorado Springs
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489 reviews 489 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The service here is so warm, welcoming and friendly. The setting is relaxing - I love the broad porch, ceiling fans and sweeping views. The food here, frankly, stinks. We tried the salad bar, ordering fried chicken on the side. Our waitress brings out two plates of chicken fingers that look like they were microwaved from a box and told... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We try to make sure everyone that visits has a great experience and we apologize if your experience was not what you had hoped for. Please know that your feedback is very useful and we will use it as we make changes. We are pleased that you enjoyed the area... More 

Greenville, NC
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Beautiful setting and great servers but the food is only average. My grilled cheese was obviously made with cheese from a squeeze bottle or Cheese Whiz. All sandwiches are made on buns as they do not have any sliced bread.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Wildwood Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere and our servers! We have a great staff and are happy that you noticed! We always appreciate feedback that we can use in our menu planning. We strive to ensure everyone has a positive experience while dining with us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Fontana Dam
  • Phone Number: 828-498-2141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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