Mildred’s Grill (at the Nature Museum)

Mildreds Grill

Casual dining in high style

While there’s so much to see and do on Grandfather Mountain, sometimes view-gazing is most relished with a sandwich in your hand — or soup on your spoon. Mildred’s Grill can provide both, whether you choose to dine al fresco or watching the birds seek their seeds just outside our large picture windows.

The 140-seat Nature Museum Restaurant serves hot, tasty food at reasonable prices. You can order in advance so that your food is ready and waiting at a time that best fits into your schedule. If you travel with a large group, you may enjoy your meal in the restaurant or outside as a picnic, or reserve the private dining room. Lunch options at Mildred’s Grill include:

Grill Menu (updated 2013/11)

Express Eats Menu (updated 2013/07)

The Mountain has more than 100 picnic tables in scenic locations throughout the park, including a covered picnic area situated next to the Nature Museum. You’re welcome to bring a picnic, or our staff will be happy to prepare box lunches for you.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Cliff
    Chocowinity, NC
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