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Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant

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85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
+1 540-586-1081
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“surf and turf” (10 reviews)
“crab legs” (7 reviews)
“meatloaf” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

This was a return visit after enjoying a comfortable stay previous spring. Stayed 2 nights at the lodge and enjoyed walking to the restaurant including a walk around the lake before or after meals. Breakfasts are hearty and tasty. Sampled the pancakes, omelets and the...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We had lunch on a Friday and sat directly by the window with a beautiful view of Sharp Top mountain. My husband and I had a fairly simple meal from the menu ~ he got a Peaks Burger [cheeseburger] while I got a Chicken Club...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Don't miss the lemonade! We ate dinner and breakfast there and both meals were delish! The staff was great too!

Thank Martitown
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The food was not worth eating. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't enjoyable. The live music was nice and the service was great.

Thank Kim L
Management response:Responded September 21, 2016

Kim, Please accept my apology for your experience here at Peaks. We are working diligently on trying to improve our taste and it seems as we still need some improvement. I appreciate the feedback. Regards, Andrew

Reviewed September 19, 2016

Breakfast brunch was very good. Great variety and something for everyone. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant. All was very good.

Thank esa49
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Sunday buffet. Brought out of town family members and they loved it as well. Very comfy and they ha a singer which added to the ambience. Will ho back

Thank rjoyce6018
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Many years ago and on a couple of separate times, I had the pleasure of dining here. One major thing I was impressed with then is that restaurant had the best Sunday buffet ever. It was at least 50 feet of the most tasty food...More

1  Thank UFGator71
Sam M, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Dear UFGAtor71, I apologize for the experience you had here at the Peaks. I am not sure who told you that the buffet was pared down to just a few items but they were wrong. Our Sunday Brunch consists of omelet and waffle station, a...More

Reviewed September 6, 2016

Food was alright at lunch time But the Dinner is better Anything there was better than the rooms he ROOMS are Nasty will not go back thereMore

Thank tamiwhite2016
Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

I apologize for not meeting your expectations in your room. I would love to talk to you about what the problem was. I have tried to call you but you do not have a voice mailbox. Please feel free to call me to discuss anytime....More

Reviewed September 6, 2016

Very friendly place but take note that the menu is very limited. There was something on there for all to enjoy but it is extremely limited. View is nice (ask to sit by the window if you get the chance). Good place to stop after...More

Thank us2inthecountry
Sam M, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Dear us2inthecountry, Thank you for your comments about the Peaks. I will review pricing with the next menu rewrite. We do try to utilize local products as much as possible and sometimes have to pay a premium for them which translates into higher prices on...More

Reviewed September 5, 2016

The food is decent. Some things are better than others. They don't offer a lot of options, especially on buffet night. It is way overpriced for what it is though. But, it is kind of your only option in the area.More

Thank Sheri H
Sam M, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Dear Sheri H., Thank you for your comments. We will review pricing on our next menu rewrite as well as your comments about the limited menu on buffet nights.If you would like please email a bit more info on what you did and didn't like....More

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Questions & Answers
June 2, 2017|
Response from Terry D | Property representative |
We do offer lunches to go for the folks who want something for a hike or trip.
Rikrok M
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Hugh R | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you call the Lodge directly. We found that the Lodge staff was extraordinarily kind and attentive. In fact, when we arrived late at night the first night in completely fog and asked if there were any... More
January 20, 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Our Surf and Turf buffet on Friday night is 4:30-9. The cost is $19.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. On the menu we have fried chicken, carved roast beef, 1 fried fish, 2 baked fish, salab bar, peel and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 540-586-1081
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  • This restaurant is at Peaks of Otter Lodge
As old as the hills . . . The Peaks of Otter have drawn settlers and travelers to the region for more than 8,000 years. The community whose vestiges remain to be explored today had its beginning in 1766 when Thomas Wood arrived from Pennsylvania.The wife of one of Wood’s descendants would open her home as the area’s first lodging for travelers in 1834. By the late 1800s, Peaks of Otter would be home to some 20 families, a school, a church, and a resort hotel. In the mid 1900s, the location was selected for special attention as the National Parks Service developed recreation and service areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Abbott Lake was constructed and the Peaks of Otter Lodge opened in 1964.Today, we invite you to be part of the future of this storied natural and cultural destination as it continues to attract visitors and travelers in the 21st century.
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