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300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
828-498-2141
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  • 25
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 6
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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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  • Scenic view
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East Prairie, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Georgia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
27 reviews 27 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 

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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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