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Mather Lodge

1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
+1 501-727-5431
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sliders” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a week long tent camping adventure, we got cleaned up and headed to the lodge for breakfast on our last day. We should not have waited! Our server, Lindsey, was friendly, helpful, prompt and professional. The pancakes are amazing, and we all...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a eaten at the Mather Lodge restaurant multiple times while on tours with motorcycle / car groups. As with the lodge on Mount Magazine, beautiful setting spoiled by average to below average food quality. This time at Mather Lodge we had a server...More

Thank Regajohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had looked forward to having a special dinner at this restaurant. We had been there before in 2014 and made a special trip up the mountain for dinner. What a disappointment. The service help was very clumsy and spilled gravy all over me, my...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view. Delicious food. Comfortable room. Friendly staff. Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere surrounded by God's amazing creation.

Thank 080113sandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place! Highly recommend... so comfortable and cozy.. the views are incredible from the lodge... staff is friendly..

Thank Arkansastraveler74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the past service has been slow and food has been so-so, but I'm pleased to say both are much better! We enjoyed dinner with our family and service and food were both great! We had burgers, salad bar, and the Reuben and had no...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views in dining area. Restaurant very clean and updated. Server was really sweet. My husband and son enjoyed the buffet. They had to wait for replacement items as they ran out of items but it was very busy on Mother's Day. Chocolate Oreo cake-...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The lodge is a part of the larger park system. Best aspect is the restaurant with a fabulous view. Great place to visit!

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Food and service were very good and very reasonable, and the view is just amazing - can't wait to go back!

Thank 461cathys
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

A nice lodge with a million dollar view of the river valley. The rooms are nice/adequate but on the small side. Plenty of plugins via lamps in rooms...coffee pot in room but no mini fridge. A nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices and...More

Thank trschoolboy
ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Mather Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our park! I agree the views at Petit Jean are unlike any other! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again for supporting Arkansas...More

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Kristina B
Just checking to see if Easter buffet will be on again for this Sunday--April 16, 2017. If so, does it start at 11:00am?
10 April 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Mather Lodge will be serving our Easter Buffet, April 16, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
What is on the Easter Buffet and price. Thanks
24 March 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, Mather Lodge will be open for Easter. On March 27, 2016, from 11:00am - 3:00pm our Easter lunch buffet will have feature: Orange glazed ham, lemon Greek chicken, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, green beans, carrots... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1069 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9362
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Morrilton
  • Phone Number: +1 501-727-5431
  • E-mail
Enjoy a delicious meal in the rustic warmth of Mather Lodge's main dining room. Large windows frame the view of rugged Cedar Creek Canyon, scenery highlighted each evening by a dramatic sunset. A meeting room (50-person capacity) that can also accommodate small banquets is nearby. This recently renovated portion of Mather Lodge mirrors the 1930s Adirondack-style architecture of the original portions of this historic treasure that were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and expanded by the Works Progress Administration.
The main dining room seats up to 104 persons.
The restaurant is open daily.
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