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South Mountain Grille

43 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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South Mountain Grille is an all American restaurant that boasts a separate dinner, brunch, bar and taproom menu for a complete full course meal. The restaurant offers scenic views from the top of the mountain it sits on. The main courses and appetizers in the dinner menu include a range of beef, pork, poultry and chicken dishes which are made from farm-fresh ingredients.

South Mountain Grille also boasts a seafood section on the menu which include favorites such as seafood Jambalaya, catfish, crab and snapper to name a few. The bar menu offers lighter and spicier fare which go well with alcohol such as spiced pork skins, corn dodgers and buffalo style wings. The taproom menu at the South Mountain Grille offers similar dishes such as chili dogs along with a mixed salad that comes with a choice of dressing.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(304) 572-2990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kim Guiden
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Private party facilities
The South Mountain Grille offers a private dining experience for 24-26 guests. Please check our website for details:
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Private party contact
Emily: (304) 572-2990
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The South Mountain Grille offers onsite and offsite catering for 20-200+ guests. Please check our website for details:
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Parking details
It"s easy to get to the SMG ! Free Parking is available, the Snowshoe Shuttle provides convenient access and we're located at the top of the Soaring Eagle Lift !
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Public transit
Take the Snowshoe Shuttle to Soaring Eagle Lodge !
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Fridays, Saturdays, special events. Please check our entertainment calendar on
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jacqueline (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at this fine-dining restaurant at the top of Snowshoe Mountain. The food was high-quality, beautifully presented; and the service was extremely kind and attentive. The edamame hummus was outstanding! And even though it was their last night for the end of ski season, everything on the menu was available which was impressive.

EatoutNC (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

We enjoyed the adult atmosphere and the space around the tables. It gave a romantic feel to our dinner. The duck was a great choice; the short ribs were good. Steven, our waiter, was very attentive and made suggestions as we ordered. We moved to the bar after our meal, and found the staff there friendly and attentive as well. We will probably go back, as this is one of the nicest meals we had while at Snowshoe.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

First, a shout out to our waiter Steven who was the best waiter I've ever had! He did not rush us, despite the crowd (though we did have a reservation). He was helpful with ordering suggestions that turned out good. And he was fun to talk to. The food was good. One person had the salmon special of the day, another the strip steak, and another the Mediterranean pasta. Everything was good, but being from a big urban area, I wouldn't say the best food I ever had. But that's not why you go to Snowshoe! I would definitely recommend going there if you don't mind a little higher prices than maybe other available places or are looking for a special occasion place. And, order the caramel crunch cake (I believe that was the name) for dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

We dined at the South Mountain Grille two years ago for the first time while vacationing at Snowshoe. We ate at the bar that time and ended up having a lovely conversation with the owner, who was very down to earth and made us feel so welcome. Our food was perfect too and we loved their craft beer selection. If you're more of a wine drinker, they had a very nice wine list, as well. This past weekend we were vacationing at Snowshoe again and remembering the great experience we had two year before, we made a reservation for Friday night when we were arriving. Our waiter was wonderful. Very polite and professional and took time to speak with us about the specials that evening and make sure we didn't have any questions. Our food was outstanding. My husband had the flank steak and I had the Louisianan shrimp. Everything came out cooked perfectly, as we requested. We also noticed that their craft beer and wine selection was even larger than we had remembered from two years ago. The entire experience from the time we walked in that evening until we got our check was top notch. In fact, we enjoyed everything so much that we came back Saturday night to dine there again. Our experience that night was just as good. They will blow your expectations away for mountain resort dining and we dine at various restaurants within ski resorts several times a year. None of them get it right as much as South Mountain Grille. Well worth the drive up to the top of the mountain or the short shuttle ride, if you're staying in the village, like we were. You won't be disappointed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2016

The best restaurant in Snowshoe! Great food. A hidden gem.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

The food and service here were nothing short of amazing. Most of the restaurants on the mountain are mediocre at best, and somehow The South Mountain Grille has managed to excel. It's a little pricey. Not like Chicago steak house pricey, but much more than most things on the mountain. I had no problem paying for it, because everyone made the experience excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Even though I had made reservations through Open Table, I had to wait 30 minutes to be seated while people who came in after me were seated. Food was good, but very slow to arrive.

NYEDiners (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

The foodies dining with us thought the Duck was to die for! The night ambience was very nice. Steven was very knowledgeable and helpful in making those tough dinner selections when everything sounds delicious! A must when dining on the mountain.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Dinner was great, until the lodge staff rudely and steadfastly refused, after dinner, to let us wait for a shuttle back to the village in the lodge lobby. It was like they swiped our card and then booted us out into the freezing elements to stand and wait for the shuttle.

G0lfaholic (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

My wife and two children had dinner here on Friday night. Our reservation was honored and we were seated quickly. We were seated near a window and it was a bit cold at our table, but not sure that could be helped given it was 15 degrees outside.

Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. I wish I could remember his name, but he provided us with quality service.

I ordered the halibut special, my wife ordered the cod, and my oldest daughter ordered a salad with grilled chicken, and my youngest ordered linguine with butter and parmesan. We also ordered the fried green tomato appetizer. The fried green tomato was battered and fried. Had I known this I wouldn't have ordered it. I am used to fried green tomatoes that are not breaded, and I felt the breaded version was just too greasy.

The bread for the table didn't arrive until after the appetizer was almost gone. I found this a bit late.

The halibut was very good, and I generally don't love halibut. The cod however was very bland and didn't have much flavor. The salad and linguine were good but these are pretty simple dishes.

We ordered the berry tart and pistachio cake to share for dessert. This were both very tasty.

Total bill with tip was close to $200. Even with desserts and two glasses of wine, this I felt was very expensive, given the kids ordered very simple dishes. I am sure part of this additional expense can be chalked up to the fact that any restaurant on a "resort" is going to charge a premium.

My family will likely not go back to South Mountain Grille in future trips to Snowshoe. It's just too expensive I feel, though the food was good.

Dfoss (Nashville)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

Have eaten there every year for the last 2 and this year was very disappointing. Food just ok for my husband. I ordered seafood back and cheese and did not eat it. It was awful. Will not go there next year

vipBoom (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2015

The night we were there they were slow so there wasn't much ambient sound. A song came on about a helpless bird...the music continued to be a downer. I'm sure it's less noticeable when they're busy but when you're fine dining you shouldn't feel like you're at a dive bar slamming back Jack to drown your sorrows. Our server was very good and the food was what we expected.

viptakingbitesoutoflife (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2015

A group of us decided to visit Snowshoe since we had never been there to ski. We were so impressed with the entire village and all of the food was very good to excellent! After reading online reviews, we knew South Mountain Grille had to be on our list for dinner. Everything on the menu looked so delicious, we ordered numerous dishes for each course and we were not disappointed. The duck wontons, brussel sprout salad, and shrimp dip were standouts. Prices were a bit high but it is worth it to get great food at a ski resort. We will definitely be back and South Mountain will again be one of our stops!

tantelibby1 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2015

Ate here last year and again the food was outstanding. Sat at the bar and had an entertaining evening. The only two negatives were the wine inventory was severely depleted and how long it took to get our food in spite of it not being particularly busy. Neither would keep us from returning, though.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2014

The hosts forget about us.. twice. We sat at the bar waiting for them for 30 minutes to get our table ready. They came up to use after 30 minutes and asked "did you have a reservation". I said yes - you saw my last name on the screen when we first walked in and then I showed them the email. We were really hungry so we told them we would just eat at the bar. The host said "oh cool." and walked away.
The bartenders Kasie and another gentlemen from Ohio were great. He really knew the wine list and was quite helpful. Dinner turned out to be pretty good. Just wished we would have sat at the bar immediately.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2014

Last year we eat here it was AWESOME! Food, service everything,. This time the waitress was lame and steak was tough. But we will try again next time going skiing.

vipCapGrill (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

My wife's steak was good but my Wok pork dish not so hot. Maybe stay away from the Wok menu.

AnniversaryCouple (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2014

What a thoroughly wonderful experience! Spectacular Food, courteous and knowledgable staff and just an all around pleasant ambiance. We will definitely go back again and again. Well worth the trip!

CindyCsml (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

Our annual tradition with another couple end the season with diner at South Mountain Grill, also birthday celebration for the wives. We have been doing this since 2005, all agree South Mountain Grill the best on the mountain since Red Fox Inn. Good thing we did have diner there as tradition this past Saturday night as Snowshoe announced not going to reopen for first weekend of April yesterday morning (3/31) on facebook. 7 months till next ski season! Will be up over the summer for at least one diner out.

OpenTable Diner (West Virginia)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2014

Food was good, wait staff helpful and knowledgable