Christmas Brunch
December 24, 2018 from 9 am - 3 pm
Closed on Christmas Day

We will be serving meals from our new menu: try our specialty items such as breakfast skillets, Pinhoti Wrap, and healthy choices.

 Closed Monday - Wednesday (Except for Christmas Eve Brunch and New Year's Eve Ticketed Events)
 Winter Breakfast: 7:00 am - 10:00 am (Thursday - Sunday)
 Winter Lunch: Noon - 3:00 pm (Thursday - Sunday)
 Winter Dinner: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Thursday - Sunday)

Beginning May 1, 2019, the restaurant will open seven days a week and resume regular hours.

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

Hours: 12:00p.m. – 3:00 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 to allow your group seating close to each other contact )

 Please email us or call 256.488.5115 with your arrival date and time, and we will be happy to help plan a buffet or give you buffet information and accommodate your group for any meal.  Our dining room is first come first serve, please sign in as you arrive and we will seat you as soon as possible as close to each other as possible.

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. Limit 2 kids per adult. (Does not apply to banquets or special events).

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