ALERT: We are steadily making improvements to the park which are sometimes briefly inconvenient. The restaurant will be CLOSED from March 4-March 8, 2018. We are excited about the progress of Cheaha State Park and the improvements that we are making thanks to Amendment 2 and your support!
January 1 - March 1, 2018:
Open Daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Open Daily for breakfast and lunch on Sunday (closed for dinner)
Summer News for 2018:
Pool should reopen in Summer 2018; watch for fun new programs such as DIVE INS (movies and snacks available from restaurant).
Vista Cliffside is known for its panoramic dining room view of the Talladega National Forest and the valley below. 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.Kitchen@dcnr.alabama.gov
“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 - http://www.southernoakwines.com/wines/ Or Backforty Beer made in Gadsden, Alabama http://backfortybeer.com/our_story
Vista Cliffside is open on weekends all seasons
HOURS: Open Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
March - November breakfast is served daily.
Breakfast Buffet is served every Saturday & Sunday all year.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch available Saturdays May – November
Traditional Sunday Buffet served every Sunday
Menu selections include: steaks, catfish, pasta, hamburgers and more.
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Sun – Thu)
4:30 p. m. - 9:00 p.m. (Fri & Sat)
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner available 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 Brittany.Neely@dcnr.alabama.gov . Please email us or call 256.488.5111 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 an buffet meal. Kids 6 to 12 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.