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The Skillet Restaurant

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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is great. It is a Buffet or you can order off the menu. The staff is what makes you feel at home.

Thank SMiller42
Austin Texas
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent. The staff are very friendly. Beautiful setting in the Ozark forest. Convenient to the Craft Village, the Theatre and the Dry Creek Cabins. Highly recommend the Chicken and Dumplings. The breakfast was very good. Large portions. Great omelets. On the weekends there is a buffet with lots of choices, including great homemade biscuits and cream sausage... More 

Thank TJS0315
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Loved seeing the groundhogs outside the window playing. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Recommend.

Thank Anita R
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was beautiful inside and outside. We did not get to see the squirrels circus. We had the buffet. The food was very warmed over and somewhat flavorless. I know we ate later in the afternoon but thought a buffet would be kept fresh all the time. The service was great and very friendly to us. I don't believe... More 

Thank jmpokie
Mountain View, Arkansas
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a Sunday noon the service was good just can't say the same for the food. We both had the buffet and I must say that I will not be back. Never, never have cooked cabbage steaming on the line. I knew something smelled bad and a stroll down the food line showed the culprit to be cooked cabbage. Brought... More 

Thank Scootnboot
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at The Skillet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your visit to The Skillet. Please accept our apologies for your disappointing dining experience. We utilize our reviews to improve our restaurant selections and operation. Sunday buffet is one of our most popular meals, cabbage and fried chicken are often served due to popular demand by our guests. We sincerely hope... More 

Eupora, Mississippi
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast here. Has beautiful view of from the dining room. Have buffet but we ordered from menu. Host was extremely helpful as well as the wait staff.

Thank Rebecca D
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast here, everything we tried was good. The kids enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels and other animals. Service was great also, would definitely go again if in the area.

Thank M-Datty
Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

First, we loved the squirrels eating the corn and birds from the lovely windows. Liked the variety of food from country dishes to sandwiches.

Thank 439dee
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The food here was kind of middling. I had chicken and dressing with green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and cornbread. The mashed potatoes were instant rather than the much better homemade type. My wife also had grilled chicken which she said wasn't that exceptional. The waitress gave good service though. That was probably the most impressive thing about this... More 

Thank Dub_R77
Rockwall, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were visiting the different shops and were glad to find a nice, air conditioned spot to eat lunch. The food was a bonus. Really good sandwiches and good service. We enjoyed sitting next to the big windows, watching the birds at the feeders.

Thank RockinM412

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 18702693851
The Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park is nestled atop a wooded Ozark hill. Large windows in the glass-enclosed, natural cedar and stone dining room frame the view of the surrounding butterfly garden. Featuring wildlife feeding stations and a water garden, it is frequented by birds, raccoons, foxes, and an occasional bear. While taking in this natural scenery outside, enjoy the tasty Southern country menu, weekend buffets, and numerous Herbal Event Meals designed around recipes by special, guest gourmet foods experts. Our herbal events highlight the use of Fresh Herbs and native plants in their preparation. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and served daily throughout the regular season. During the off-season, the restaurant opens for specific holidays, special events, and groups. Satisfy your hunger for traditional, Southern country fare, accented by enticing contemporary menu items, here at the Skillet Restaurant.

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