Food & Picnics

Mildred’s Grill

Notice: Mildred’s Grill will be closed much of February & March 2022 for renovations. 

Enjoy casual dining in high style at Mildred’s Grill inside the Nature Museum. It’s is just the spot to dine al fresco or watch the birds seek their seeds just outside our large picture windows. This 140-seat 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. Check out the Mildred’s Grill menu!


The Mountain has more than 100 picnic sites 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 Mildred’s Grill will be happy to prepare box lunches for you.

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions