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Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant

85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
+1 540-586-1081
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“surf and turf” (11 reviews)
“trout” (16 reviews)
“meatloaf” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast in this restaurant. Due to Florence only a few tables were occupied and you could choose from the menu (no buffet). Binoculars are provided to whats the lake behind glass.

Thank alex4777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view of the lake, had the buffet, food was good, carving station and customized pasta station was the best, deserts were just average, service was good. Will consider returning for the restaurant only.

Thank Smith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 10 of us and we all ordered something different. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our meal. The kitchen must of had a large pot of curly pasta noodles on the stove. The curly pasta showed up in our spaghetti, Mac...More

Thank sayestotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the young woman that waited on us was very nice and we have no complaints about her service. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs and the noodles were stuck together and it was very dry. I asked for more sauce and after 15 minutes our...More

Thank ds22694
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peaks of Otter is a great way to relax and unwind away the the hustle and bustle of the city life with great views and hiking trails just a short walk away with easy to extreme hikes, with the fall colors close in bloom.Nice...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jeffrey for your five star review. Peaks of Otter is a very special little spot nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains for some rest and relaxation. We strive to make all our guests visit memorable.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through the area for a final destination to the south, we planned a stop at the Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant for a lunch break and then to visit the top of Sharp's Peak for the stunning view of the area. I had read...More

Thank Mark L
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Although we do strive for our guests to have a fantastic experience, when we fall short of that expectation, your feedback is important to our continual improvement. The burger you received as described, is not at par with our service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a 7-day motorcycle trip from Ontario, to VA & WV. Day 5 was our day to explore the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, starting at Waynesboro, VA. At MM85 is the Peaks of Otter Lodge & Restaurant. The visitor centre...More

Thank Randy M
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Randy, thank you very much for the 5 bubble review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Peaks of Otter. We strive to create great memories for our guests.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John is great front of house, he was so welcoming and seated us at River fronted table. Jay our Waiter very good, superb service. Food Pork Chop great, tender and tasty. Wife had Chilli bowl and Salad, kids had wings, all good. Craft beer options...More

Thank NeilChambers2013
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mr. Chambers for your review and comments of Peaks of Otter. I am so glad that you enjoyed the views, service and food options during your visit. This is what we strive for and your comments are greatly appreciated. If you ever have...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

This restaurant serves three meals a day. On Sunday there's a buffet lunch that has several entrees--fried chicken, beef, pork, and fish (cod), along with cooked vegetables and a salad bar and a dessert bar. You can also order sandwiches or other entrees. If you...More

Thank putnik123
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our Sunday Brunch. Come back for a visit for our Friday night Surf & Turf Buffet as well. We strive to have our guest experiences special and memorable,

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch from the buffet. You can't beat the view, it's gorgeous. Salad and dessert were good but the meats offered at the buffet were blah. We will try it again.

Thank Jackson1028
Jean H, Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Please do come back and try again! Thank you for your feedback. It is with our guests comments that we can continue to improve both the quality and consistency of the food and the service provided.

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Questions & Answers
June 2, 2017|
Response from Terry D | Property representative |
We do offer lunches to go for the folks who want something for a hike or trip.
Rikrok M
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Hugh R | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you call the Lodge directly. We found that the Lodge staff was extraordinarily kind and attentive. In fact, when we arrived late at night the first night in completely fog and asked if there were any... More
January 20, 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Good afternoon. Our Surf and Turf buffet on Friday night is 4:30-9. The cost is $19.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. On the menu we have fried chicken, carved roast beef, 1 fried fish, 2 baked fish, salab bar, peel and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 540-586-1081
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  • This restaurant is at Peaks of Otter Lodge
As old as the hills . . . The Peaks of Otter have drawn settlers and travelers to the region for more than 8,000 years. The community whose vestiges remain to be explored today had its beginning in 1766 when Thomas Wood arrived from Pennsylvania.The wife of one of Wood’s descendants would open her home as the area’s first lodging for travelers in 1834. By the late 1800s, Peaks of Otter would be home to some 20 families, a school, a church, and a resort hotel. In the mid 1900s, the location was selected for special attention as the National Parks Service developed recreation and service areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Abbott Lake was constructed and the Peaks of Otter Lodge opened in 1964.Today, we invite you to be part of the future of this storied natural and cultural destination as it continues to attract visitors and travelers in the 21st century.
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