Cheaha State Park

Vista Cliffside Restaurant

Cheaha Vista Cliffside
Cheaha Vista Cliffside Salad
Cheaha VC Burger
Cheaha Vista Cliffside Salad
Cheaha Vista Cliffside Steak
Cheaha Vista Cliffside Desert

ALERT: For the safety of our guests during this COVID-19 issue, Vista Cliffside Restaurant will close temporarily Sunday March 29, 2020 for COVID-19 protocol. Thank you for your support. Our priority is to keep our guests and staff safe during this time. As the situation is assessed, we will update this page with changes and alerts. If you have any questions or concerns contact the Park Superintendent at




Vista Cliffside is open on weekends throughout all seasons 

Vista Cliffside Hours of Operation: 
 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets will be served October through November.


7:30 am- 10:30 am

11:30 am - 3:30 pm

4:30 pm- 7:30 pm

7 days per week until April 6

(Changes in hours and operations may occur depending upon state response to COVID-19) 


Vista Cliffside does not take reservations but does have an on site waiting list. Must be present when your name is called from the waiting list.

Vista Cliffside is known for its panoramic dining room view of the forested valley and surreal sunsets. We do not take reservations. The dress is casual. Mountain cooking at its best!  To go meals are available. 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

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



Click here to see an overview map of the park.


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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.



Wine and Beer available Monday – Saturday.  Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the restaurant or in designated meeting spaces only.
Cheaha Trip Advisor 2019 Award