Vista Cliffside is known for its panoramic dining room view of the Talladega National Forest and the valley below. We do not take reservations. The dress is casual. Country cooking at its best, but with an amazing salad bar (spring greens and diversity of toppings including healthy choice dressings) is the reason people drive from in and out of state to visit Cheaha State Park.  To go meals are available; for groups of 10 or more please call a few days early with your order.  We will be happy to arrange a buffet or catered meal for large groups. Please contact

“Cheaha State Park is a supporter of Alabama Winery’s and Brewery’s” - We invite you to enjoy local made wine from White Oak Winery in Anniston Alabama  - Or Backforty Beer made in Gadsden, Alabama

Vista Cliffside is open on weekends all seasons 

HOURS: Open Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
March - November breakfast is served daily.
Breakfast Buffet is served every Saturday & Sunday May-November

Hours: 11:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch  Saturdays May – November
Traditional Sunday Buffet served every Sunday May - November 

Menu selections include:  steaks, catfish, pasta, hamburgers and more.
Buffet Dinner Saturdays May -  November
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Sun – Thu)
5:00 p. m. - 9:00 p.m. (Fri & Sat)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner Saturday nights May – November.

Wine and Beer available Monday – Saturday.  Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the restaurant or in designated meeting spaces only. We are proud to support Alabama Wineries. Our Muscadine wine is made in Choccolocco, Alabama. We hope you will tour White Oak vineyard in Calhoun County.  Cleburne & Calhoun County Wineries are a wonderful way to spend your day. 

Groups are welcome in the dining room for all meals. The dining room is first come first serve.

Our Cleburne room can be rented for weddings, meetings, or parties. Please contact for pricing and more information.

Kids Eat Free - Kids, 5 and younger eat for free off any buffet when accompanied by an adult purchasing a buffet meal. Kids 6 to 11 (12 and up are charged adult price)  can eat 1/2 price off buffet.  (Does not apply to banquets or special events).

We do not take reservations but we do have an on site waiting list, all meals are first come first serve. Must be present when your name is called from the waiting list.