Blue Bell Cafe’ & Country Store

The best of both worlds come together at the Blue Bell where you can find real home-style meals, tasty sandwiches,  or come in on a Friday for catfish, coleslaw, and hush puppies.  There is something for everyone…Shop in the gift store area featuring great gifts and products from local artisans, or enjoy one of Blue Bell’s famous burgers and other good eats.

Join in the Saturday Night jam sessions from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, dobro or even that recorder you tried to learn how to play in band!  Or just come and enjoy the great atmosphere and good company!

Blue Bell Cafe and Gift Store

8 Highway 298 East
Story , AR 71970 



Looking for food and make it snappy?  Subway provides fresh, hand made deli sandwiches, salads, and more. Catering also available. Mountain bike friendly.

Subway (Point 28 LLC)

220 Hwy 270 W.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


Mountain Harbor Resort

Just 12 miles from Mount Ida, AR, under the gentle sweep of Hickory Nut Mountain, Mountain Harbor Resort has been in the Barnes family since 1955, now owned and managed by Bill Barnes and his children. Harbor offers luxurious cabins and cozy lake view guest rooms, a fleet of rental boats, a full service marina and boat storage, house boat rentals, premium food in a lake view restaurant, and three swimming pools. And of course conference, wedding, reunion, and  party venues.  Access to miles of hiking and biking on the famous LOViT trail. Plus award winning spa services at Turtle Cove Spa. The list goes on.

Dig deep into Mountain Harbor’s website to learn about and appreciate all that is available to you as a Harbor guest. And maybe you should go out and look for yourself.

Mountain Harbor Resort

994 Mountain Harbor Rd.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


Mt. Ida Cafe’

A down home cafe with all your home town food favorites.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mt. Ida Cafe'

132 Hwy 270 E.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 

Jenn’s Specialty Foods

Jenn’s Specialty Foods, formerly known as Jenn’s Gourmet Galley, provides exceptional food and service including:

  • customer catering for small or large celebrations
  • entrees, sides dishes, and soups delivered to your lodging, picked up at the Harbor Marina, or at the Joplin Store.
  • fabulous desserts to go or in the restaurant.
  • open for restaurant service on Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Saturday and Sunday buffet starts at 9am.
  • provisioning your lodging location with everything from basic supplies to the food YOU want to cook to her own signature dishes.

Located on Hway 270 at the Crystal Inn, next door to the Mount Ida Airport.

Jenn's Specialty Foods

3489 Highway 270 East
Mount Ida, AR 71957 


Crystal Springs Mercantile & Cafe

“Meals and Memories Made Here”…Cafe plus small grocery items for campers.  We offer full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with desserts or preorder one of our mouthwatering desserts to enjoy at home.

Crystal Springs Mercantile and Cafe

10082 Albert Pike Rd. (Hwy 270)

Royal, AR 71968 

Brady Mountain Resort & Marina

A trip to beautiful Lake Ouachita is not complete without coming to Brady Mountain Resort & Marina.  Our new renovations, and fun family atmosphere are a must for your vacation.  Whether you’re here for a day or a week, it’s sure to be enjoyed by all.  And, at the end of the day, don’t forget food is important so stop by the restaurant for a relaxing meal.  Let our new management and staff make your time here more memorable.  Where friends are met every day.

Located approximately 15 miles west of Hot Springs Arkansas, Brady Mountain Resort & Marina is a gorgeous lake oasis for vacationers, boaters, and fishing enthusiasts alike.   Brady Mountain is nestled in the rolling hills of the Ouachita National Forest on one of the cleanest lakes in the United States: beautiful Lake Ouachita.  The pristine landscape attracts visitors and guests from Little Rock to Fort Smith, and Texas to Oklahoma to Tennessee and beyond.

Our full-service marina features 650+ permanent wet slips which vary from 25-foot open sailboat docks to 100-foot covered slips for cruisers and houseboats.  The marina’s ship store offers plenty of conveniences including gasoline fuel, ice, souvenirs, apparel, and snacks and cold drinks of all kinds. Brady Mountain also offers a fleet of rental boats consisting of pontoon boats, ski boats, and “double decker” party barge boats equipped with water slides that are sure to deliver days of refreshing fun for both kids and adults alike.  Our facility also has an on water dive center, fishing guides, and a top of the line marine repair facility.

Come see us at Brady Mountain Resort & Marina!

Brady Mountain Resort & Marina

4120 Brady Mountain Rd.
Royal, AR 71968