Looking for a remarkable place for dinner with sensational views? Head to Mather Lodge restaurant at Petit Jean State Park.
Mather Lodge is located atop the mountain in Petit Jean State Park, one of Arkansas’s most popular state parks. It’s a 20-mile drive from I-40 at Morrilton.
Mather Lodge, along with many other structures at Petit Jean, was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It’s beautifully hand-crafted with log and stone and is featured on the National List of Historic Places.
The Mather Lodge restaurant dining room is grand yet relaxing and inviting. The lofty ceilings and expansive picture windows provide guests with panoramic views of the river valley.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mather Lodge restaurant offers comfortable and casual dining. The food is good, but the views are the real star of the show.
The dinner menu includes hamburgers, sandwiches, and southern-style entrees. There are also several appetizer options.
Be sure to order the hot water cornbread with honey butter for dipping.
For our meal, we each selected entrees served with a choice of potato and a veggie. Entree options include hot roast beef.
And chicken fried steak.
Before and after dinner, step outside and enjoy the sensational views!
Whether you’re rounding out a day of hiking or just looking for a pleasant meal, the Mather Lodge restaurant is more than just a place to eat. It’s a place to sit back, take a breath, and soak in the beauty of the Natural State.
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