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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 good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“breakfast” (37 reviews)
“pot roast” (9 reviews)
“turkey” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Haven't had to deal with so many flies in a long long time. Area is of course very much in the woods but... Food menu looked good and what we ordered was decent. Average taste and price with good service. Gift shop was way overpriced....More

Thank Fenway1958
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The average entree price here is around $17 and a steak is almost $30. The food was ok but certainly not worth the price, but they have a captive audience here, with nowhere else to eat for 50 miles.

Thank Dearl D
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Writing this review I am 40 minutes into waiting for breakfast. Dining hall is 1/3 full and our waitress has 3 tables with 2 people at each table. The hostess was extremely rude and was insistent about sitting is by the kitchen. There were nearby...More

1  Thank geologist427
Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge Dining, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Hello geologist427 Thank you for your review of Big Meadows Dining room. We are truly appreciative of your feedback and comments. We are very disappointed that we did not meet your dining expectations. Long waits and bad service ruins the whole experience. I have reviewed...More

Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Dinning area has a great view but they close at 2.30 and since we were late and hungry went down to their Tap room . The had jus wing and pizza but to our surprise the pizza were amazing . The drinks as well...More

Thank KovaiTraveller
Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge Dining, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2016

Hello KovalTraveller Thank you for your review and dining with us in our Tap room. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your pizza. The pizza concept is new this season and we are glad...More

Reviewed July 4, 2016

Service at this restaurant has gone downhill over the last 12 months. We entered at 8am for breakfast with 3 young children, waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged, another 20 mins to be served. When the food came out it was very average. Lot's of...More

Thank NinjaTwins2013
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a great dining experience. Dining room opens at 5:30 PM. The wait staff was delightful. I was surprised to see a menu with such interesting items. They feature seasonal local fruits and vegetables. It's a little pricey but we were not dissappointed. Best...More

Thank Debbie H
Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge Dining, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2016

Hello Debbie H Thank you for your recent review of the dining room at Big Meadows Lodge. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your steak and liked our menu. I am also very happy to hear that our staff is delightful, they will...More

Reviewed June 24, 2016

We must have arrived at the peak of dinner, because the service was slow. Unfortunately, the menu includes rabbit, not an endangered animal by any means, but an animal that is protected in the park, along with the rest. Doesn't seem like an appropriate menu...More

Thank GiftofVacation
Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge Dining, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2016

Hello GiftofVacation Thank you for your review and choosing to dine with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Creating and trying new menu items and ideas is an ongoing process. Menus are a very finicky thing,...More

Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The view is awesome but there is nothing special about the meals. I had the turkey dinner and it was a decent meal. My wife had the chicken dinner and it was a little dry. Breakfast omelets again were decent nothing special. We tried the...More

Thank visionsindigital
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Excellent service! If you have stayed in other national parks you know to expect higher prices than McDonalds. $9 will get you 2 eggs, 5 pieces of bacon, grits or hash browns & a biscuit. Coffee is $2.50. Rooms have coffee makers so make a...More

Thank kansasrod
Reviewed June 8, 2016

The food at the lodges in Shenandoah has never been great but Big Meadows Lodge Dining Room is really slipping. We ate there 2 nights and both times the meals were just warm and service slow, in spite of the dining room being a little...More

3  Thank Rolling_T
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Mary O
We are checking into the lodge next weekend and will have a 4-year old celebrating his birthday. Does the lodge offer anything (a cupcake with a candle will do) to highlight this boy's birthday?
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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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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