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The Restaurant at Hungry Mother State Park Opening

The Restaurant at Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA will open for the season, May 20, 2010. 

2010 hours will be as follows:
Lunch: Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: Wed. - Sat. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This will mark the 12th season of operation under park management.  New and returning menu items will be highlighted this season.  The menu is crafted to meet the needs of most customers.  A fresh soup and salad bar is available for both lunch and dinner.  The chicken salad, filled with celery, grapes, & nuts on a croissant, is one of the local favorites. The dinner menu is full of entrees such as Chipotle Chicken , Eggplant Parmesan, and Ribeye Steaks.   Of course, burgers are also available.   Each Sunday, The Restaurant offers Sunday Brunch that varies slightly from week to week.  Most weeks an omelet station, and carving stations are available.  The Restaurant at Hungry Mother State Park offers a fine dining experience in a natural atmosphere at a moderate price. 

Lisa Vacha returns as the head chef at The Restaurant.  Lisa’s work is unparalleled in quality and presentation.  She has earned a reputation that stretches regionally.  Because of this maintained standard, she is often referred to as an artist with her food.

Lisa and the staff at The Restaurant work tirelessly to ensure each customer has a superb dining experience.  The staff is required to complete a customer service training each year to maintain this high level of service.  This year most of the staff will be returning, just one detail to help promote a quality experience. 

Catering is also available throughout the year.  The Restaurant combined with an available gazebo and Hemlock Haven Conference Center makes Hungry Mother State Park a popular wedding venue.  John Stone, Restaurant and Conference Center Business Manager, will often tell brides, “I can supply all the wedding needs except the dress and a groom.”  It is also a great and convenient place for family reunions or business conferences.  Please call 276-781-7425 for information about The Restaurant or to book a special event. 

For general park information go to the Virginia State Parks website, contact the park office at 276-781-7400 or e-mail Hungry Mother State Park at hungrymother@dcr.virginia.gov.  Hungry Mother State Park is located at 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA  24354

Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking on line.


Published: 05/20/2010


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