DO NOT miss going to JoJos if you're in the Mountain View area. It's located about 6 miles North on HWY 9 near Allison, AR. The Hushpuppies are devine! My wife and I went back there twice just so we could have them again.
Favorite Dish: Hushpuppies!
While living in Mountain View, I didn't cook so I ate many of my meals at Sonic and became enamored with it. You don't have many choices in such a small town and the food here is friendly and good (albeit fast food). Something to consider for a one time stop.
Favorite Dish: The drinks - blue coconut slush and cherry limeades!!!
We researched the Mountain View area before our trip there and were looking forward to dinner at Dogwood Hollow on our first night there. This restaurant did not live up to its advertising in our opinion. My husband said the steak was good but nothing special. Their steak menu is adequate but pricy for what you get compared to other restaurants both in the immediate area and elsewhere. Stay away from the tuna steak unless you like yours dry as a bone and tough as a boot. Seriously, when one has to use a steak knife to cut through a piece of tuna steak, something is not right. The baked potato tasted okay if you like it water logged and lumpy, and if you want it loaded, prepare to fork over an additional $1.99. Adding further insult, when our check came, we noted there was a $1.59 charge for a glass of ice water with a thin slice of lemon - same price as a glass of ice tea. This was tap water, mind you - not premium bottled water. Now, I understand restaurants accrue costs for ice, lemon, glasses and the cleaning of them, and I might even understand a nominal charge for a glass of water, but they really should be honor bound to tell you up front that there is a charge! Overall, the restaurant is attractive and pleasant, the staff is polite and efficient. All in all, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this restaurant
This is the eatery at the Ozark Folk Center. It is also in close conjunction with a nice hotel (Dry Creek Lodge). The staff are friendly and the cooking is more than "simple" and tastily prepared. All three meals are served, so you do not have to search for sustenance. Standard American fare is also served so children will not starve. The restaurant is nicely furnished and sits in the"woods". It is not possible to resist photographing thr animals and birds in the feeders seen through the windows. Otheers have liked it too.
Favorite Dish: I had something good (a special) but do not remember--something like meat-loaf.
The ouside might not look like much but the inside has some of the best BBQ and Pizza you'll ever find. Yes, I said that right, BBQ and Pizza served in the same restaurant! BBQ is Memphis style so you better like pork if you decide to try the BBQ. Tommy's is only open during the evening.
Favorite Dish: Pizza
this is a wonderful place on the white river, and there is ample seating at the windows so that you can look out over the river. lots of locals eat here. it has several separate eating areas so altho the overall space is large, it doesn't seem like an auditorium! sometimes it can get a little loud when lots of people are there but never so loud that i would not go there because of noise.
you can get fried catfish, chicken strips, hamburgers, and all manner of steaks. the salad bar is terrific, with lots of extras. you also get pinto beans and homemade soup. the desserts are homemade and look absolutely lucious.
service is very friendly and efficient. the restaurant is open seven days a week.
Favorite Dish: the fried catfish plate comes with three catfish pieces that are about three inches square, in other words, LARGE. the breading is nice and crispy, not soggy.
There aren't many places to eat around Mountain View on Sunday evening, so we were pleased to find this restaurant on the grounds of the Ozark Folk Center. Beside the nice meal, we enjoyed the setting, with wonderful large windows overlooking the woods and a number of bird feeding stations.
We witnessed an amusing event at one of the bird feeders. See my next entry.
Favorite Dish: Slice of white turkey meat with cheese sauce, bacon and asparaghus spears. Tasty.
The Rainbow Cafe is not much different than thousands of small town cafes around the country that cater to the locals. The waitresses are friendly, know almost everybody that comes in, the prices are inexpensive, and the food is generally good. On our last night in town, we were tired, hungry, and just wanted some place close-by to eat. This filled the bill nicely. One negative - this cafe needs a little TLC, some paint, fresh wallpaper, that kind of thing. Don't let that deter you, though.
Favorite Dish: Mexican food was the special that evening, so we had enchiladas. They were pretty good.
Don't pass up the opportunity to taste some wonderful fried catfish while in the Ozarks. There are two fine places to eat this "delicacy" in the Mountain View area. We chose JoJo's because the other guests at our B&B all tended to prefer it over Angler's White River Resort, in spite of Angler's superior salad bar.
JoJo's sits high on a bluff above a fishing wharf on the beautiful White River. We had a table next to the window for a pleasant view.
This is not a fancy, white-linen table cloth type of restaurant, but it is nice and clean, with attentive service.
Favorite Dish: Catfish - what else! Served exactly the way I like it, lightly breaded but crispy filets. I ordered five, Nancy had three, you order what you think you can eat. I also enjoyed the hush-puppies and pinto beans.
This racoon crawled up onto a birdfeeder and ate to his heart's content. The restaurant patrons watched with amusement, especially the youngsters. I understand this is a regular occurance.
(Sorry the picture is a little blurry. It was taken in dense shade and through a window.)
lots of locals eat here. this is a small restaurant that serves all types of basic but GOOD american food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. service is friendly and efficient. it can get a little noisy when there are lots of people there, but it is not so loud that i would not go there.
Favorite Dish: the homemade biscuits are both enormous and fabulous, and you can get them all day long. the grilled cheese sandwiches are also great, but if you order more than one at a time, be sure to tell them that you don't need a separate platter (with fries) for each one! friends got a hamburger and a fish sandwich, and each was so large that neither one could eat all of it!
With a fine view of the goings-on. Conventional but adequate meat. It is a preferred stop for the occasional tour-bus group. Plenty of room.
Favorite Dish: red meat