Salt Fork restaurant - Salt Fork State Park Lodge

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dining & shopping at Salt Fork Lodge

Spending the day on the trails in Salt Fork State Park or splashing around in Salt Fork Lake, you can build up quite an appetite. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Salt Fork restaurant, Timber’s, located in the Lodge. And with a menu filled with many savory options, from upscale cuisine to traditional dishes, Timber’s Restaurant really knows how to calm a rumbling stomach. Before going home, stop by the Salt Fork Gift Shop for mementos of your visit and great gift items.

timber’s restaurant

Timber’s Restaurant is a dramatic space, with high ceilings, rustic ambiance and historic murals, featuring accommodation for over 150 patrons and a lounge seating 60. The restaurant is open to the public, offers weekend specials and is family friendly. Enjoy our warm and generous service and an unparalleled view of Salt Fork Lake from the floor-to-ceiling windows. We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of delicious options for every meal. No matter what you choose, always save room for dessert – we won’t disappoint.



5:00PM–8:00PM Sunday through Thursday
5:00PM–10:00PM Friday and Saturday

Available during lunch and dinner operating hours

Thanksgiving Buffet

wildlife lounge

Find the time to really kick back during the evening at Salt Fork Lodge. The Wildlife Lounge provides a relaxing environment while you enjoy your favorite drink. The lounge is open year-round and seating is available for 105 guests. Open at 5:00 p.m year round.

Salt Fork gift shop & brady general store

The Salt Fork gift shop is fashioned after the Brady General Store that stood near the lodge site prior to the formation of the Salt Fork Reservoir and State Park. Dating to early homestead days in the Guernsey County area, the Brady General Store served as market, bait shop, polling place, post office, public meeting house, wedding chapel, pharmacy, news agency and possibly even a stage coach station (rumors abound!). By retaining the large plank wooden floor and utilizing barrels, bushel baskets and glass candy jars, we hope to preserve the atmosphere and rich heritage that thrived in the Salt Fork region 100 years ago.

Salt Fork gift certificates

Throughout the holidays and year-round, we have the perfect gift ideas for friends, family or business associates. Treat someone to a weekend getaway, a round of golf, a special dinner or a unique gift from one of our gift shops using Salt Fork gift certificates. Gift certificates must be purchased in $25 increments and may be used at any of our Ohio State Park Lodges operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts. Gift certificates can be applied toward lodge accommodations, dining, gift shops and even golf at Xanterra-operated golf courses at Maumee Bay, Deer Creek and Punderson Manor. Gift certificates are valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.

purchase a gift certificate

Gift certificates may also be ordered over the phone by calling 1-800-282-7275.

Additional restaurant information

– Dress code is casual.
– Our lodge, in accordance with state law, provides a smoke-free environment to park guests. We ask that this non-smoking policy be observed in all public areas, including the dining room. Smoking is permitted outside public buildings. Thank you for your cooperation.
– The lodge is a liquor permit holder, and in accordance with Ohio liquor laws, alcoholic beverages purchased off premises are not permitted. Again, we thank you for your cooperation.
– As a reminder, public areas (i.e. upper and lower lobby areas) are for the enjoyment of all guests. Our company policy requires that food be purchased through the lodge and consumed only in the dining room, lounge or private meeting room. Therefore, no food is to be consumed in the public areas. Private meeting rooms are available through the Sales Office for larger gatherings.