Enjoy Southern Country Cooking at the Skillet Restaurant

2018 Hours

April 17 - November
10 Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and served daily throughout the regular season. During the off-season, the restaurant opens for specific holidays, special events, and groups.
Satisfy your hunger for traditional, Southern country fare, accented by enticing contemporary menu items, here at the Skillet Restaurant.


  This Month's/Weekly Lunch and Evening Specials
Smoke House Menu (click here)

Ozark Folk Centers Famous Fried Pies recipe.
The Ozark Folk Center Smokehouse in the Craft Village is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in-season. The Smokehouse features barbecue and other sandwiches, fried pies, fudge, ice cream, and yogurt. The Ozark Folk Center Music Auditorium also offers snack concessions during evening folk music concerts in-season.
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