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Big Meadows Lodge Dining

Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-2222
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“breakfast” (41 reviews)
“pot roast” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food mediocre at best. Service worst ever. Would only eat here because staying at the lodge and no other option.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at the Big Meadows Lodge and had dinner at the Spottswood dining located on site on our last night there. The dining room was not completely full as we were escorted to our table. After a short wait, we received our waters (no...More

Thank runner5kgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has been visiting Shenandoah for over 30 years. I have been for almost 10. For years the food and service has been exceptional. The staff would bend over backwards to help you out. Answer any questions. The food has always been something that...More

Thank juliewO2749WC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Lodge for two nights and had all our meals there. Good wholesome food as to be expected in a park setting.. Restaurant can be crowded at the first setting but efficient queuing system in operation. Recommended.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One doesn't expect amazing fine dining at a rustic lodge, but the food here used to be really quite good. Now: not so much. I think intentions are good, it's just the execution that isn't. While Carnivore-Husband was happy with his meal, this vegetarian was...More

Thank virginiawriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I had breakfast here on our way down Skyline Drive. We had stayed at Skyland and left early so ended at Big Meadows for breakfast. Service was friendly. We did have to ask for coffee refills. My omelet was delicious, but the grits...More

Thank yodab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although the servers are excellent, fast and friendly, accommodating, the food is good, there is way too much - enough on the plate for two or three people - for a park that is so conscious of conservation, this is wasteful. Breakfast, not so good,...More

Thank attender11
Reviewed September 12, 2017

My favorites: Greek yogurt and fresh fruit parfait for breakfast and roasted summer vegetable soup for dinner.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We didn't have huge expectations for a meal inside the national park, but were pleasantly surprised by what we got. The soups were great, the pot roast was satisfying, and the blackberry ice cream pie dessert was the icing on the cake. The wine list...More

Thank MJJS-123
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent. A slightly different menu than at the Pollock Dining Room at Skyland. Good quality food good size portions price was high but matched the quality and quantity of the food. Wait staff is very friendly. It is not fast food this...More

Thank Deborah S
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Mary O
August 12, 2016|
Response from Walter K | Property representative |
As long as you touch base with us, when you arrive, we will be happy to work with you on whatever you would like
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Shenandoah National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 540-999-2222
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