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300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
828-498-2141
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, long wait

We stopped here after a long hike in the Smokey Mountains. they had local beer on tap (very good), homemade pita bread and a homemade vegie burger that was exceptional. the only problem was the wait. there was almost an hour wait between ordering our food and being served. The restaurant had no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Terzah H
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped here after a long hike in the Smokey Mountains. they had local beer on tap (very good), homemade pita bread and a homemade vegie burger that was exceptional. the only problem was the wait. there was almost an hour wait between ordering our food and being served. The restaurant had no other customers inside and only two tables... 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. We are very proud of our own recipe for the homemade Veggie Burgers and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Please come dine with us again soon! More 

Mts of western NC
Top Contributor
495 reviews 495 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After a trek on the Tail of the Dragon we once again stopped here for lunch. This was our best visit ever! The outside patio is so relaxing and just an ideal spot. We had the mozzarella sticks as an appetizer and we were stunned how good they were. Cooked perfectly and the cheese was a good quality. The accompanying... More 

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

Welcome back for your third trip and thank you again for your wonderful review! We are so happy we have guests like you who return year after year to enjoy Fontana Village and the Wildwood Grill. I am glad to hear that everything was wonderful for you on your most recent visit and hope that you will return to see... More 

Beverly Hills
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Wild wood grill is good with a lot of great people working there. They need more to chose from. It really is the only place to sit down & eat at Fontana Village NC. The resturant in the lodge is to expensive except for breakfast.

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

Thank you very much for reviewing the Wildwood Grill. Our menu choices at both the Wildwood Grill and the Mountview Restaurant change seasonally with new menu offerings. Please join us again for great menu selections and friendly service. More 

St.Louis mo.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The bar is our favorite place to sit , lively atmosphere. Nice patio too. The food is always good here , and reasonable prices too.

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

Thank you for reviewing the Wildwood Grill and Bar. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We weren't overly impressed at all by this restaurant, but considering not much in the area if you get tired of others you could give this a go. Food was definitely all canned, frozen or boxed. Husband asked if fresh shrimp on po boy and waitress even told us no, it was frozen and boxed (at least she was honest!!)... More 

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

Thank you for your review and feedback and for joining us on the beautiful patio of the Wildwood Grill. Summer is a great time to enjoy the views and fresh air. More 

East Prairie, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Famished, my friend and I stopped in for dinner here. We were told to expect a sports bar type atmosphere. It was sort of like that but like it wanted to be a nice restaurant at the same time. The menus were cheap and the employees took their breaks in the front corner by the salad bar which I thought... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. I am sorry to hear that your meal was anything less than excellent. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and we hope that you will choose to dine with us again at the Wildwood Grill. More 

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After an epic 900 km motorcycle ride my buddy and I wanted a quick beer and some grub before bed. Visit started with two hard ciders inadvertently ordered by my buddy who was looking for beer. No thanks to the bar maid on that one. We settled in and ordered a supreme pizza. Unfortunately what arrived was more like a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry to hear that the pizza did not meet your expectations. I can assure you that we make all of our pizzas with fresh ingredients at the Wildwood Grill. Please join us again for a cold beer on tap at the end of a long trip. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Upon arrival , I was a tad impatient due to inexperience in areas such as this. The waitress greeted me with a beautiful warm smile , but I faltered. The food was excellent and fresh , and when I return , hopefully I will have a chance to vindicate myself with her , as opposed to being unable to relax... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you choose to dine with us at the Wildwood Grill on your brief respite from suburbia. We look forward to serving you again and will be waiting with hot wings and great service! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not enough servers and no order to who they served. Friends were ignored and never served. A plastic cup of wine was the price of a bottle elsewhere. The pizza looked like frozen grocery store pizza.

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

We thank you so much for your feedback about your experience at the Wildwood Grill. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 

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

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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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