The reviewers who described spectacular views and great food are obviously thinking of the other Mountainview Restaurant in the area that is located on Highway 226 at it's intersection with the Blue Ridge Parkway. It does indeed have an imaginative and well prepared menu.
But this Mountainview Restaurant, also known as "Sally's" does not have outdoor seating, spectacular views, or great food. It is in a converted double-wide trailer and the only views are from the highway on your way there. It has declined in recent years from once being "okay" to now being best described as merely "edible".