The Skillet Restaurant

Enjoy Southern Country Cooking

The Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park is nestled atop a wooded Ozark hill. Large windows in the glass-enclosed, natural cedar and stone dining room frame the view of the surrounding butterfly garden. Featuring wildlife feeding stations and a water garden, it is frequented by birds, raccoons, foxes, and an occasional bear. While taking in this natural scenery outside, enjoy the tasty Southern country menu, weekend buffets, and numerous Herbal Event Meals designed around recipes by special, guest gourmet foods experts. Our herbal events highlight the use of Fresh Herbs and native plants in their preparation. Satisfy your hunger for traditional, Southern country fare, accented by enticing contemporary menu items, here at the Skillet Restaurant.

Skillet Restaurant Hours and Menu


Children's Menu

Skillet Specials


Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Friday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

(Available for groups and special events. Please contact the park for more information.)

Breakfast/Lunch Specials (Wed.-Sat)
Breakfast Buffet (Sat-Sun) 8 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Lunch Buffet (Sun) 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Specials (Fri-Sat)


Couple eating delicious fried chicken at the Skillet Restaurant at Ozark Folk Center State Park