Summer Sky Festival

Summer Sky Festival

Formerly known as the "Hot Air Balloon Festival", we are bringing all the fun back this summer at Green Grove Gardens! We will have Hot Air Balloons, Inflatable Rides, Food, Family fun, Music, and much more. This year the event will be July 25 - 27th.Click here for more info!

Upcoming Gospel Sings

Upcoming Gospel Sings

Mountain Gate hosts gospel sings every other Tuesday starting April 1st. Join us for a buffet style dinner for $10.95 with a gospel sing at no additional cost! Seating starts at 6:00 show starts at 7:00.Click here for dates and more info!

Movies in the Garden

Movies in the Garden

Join Green Grove Gardens on Friday nights once a month during the warmer months from June through October for a Movie in the Gardens. Enjoy the fun summer nights with a moon bounce, food, a gigantic screen, beautiful gardens and much more.Click here for more info!

Home Country Cooking

Home Country Cooking

Come enjoy our great traditional home country cooking right in Thurmont, MD! We have a buffet available every day or you may order from our normal menu. We want you to enjoy a great meal with family and friends in a friendly atmosphere.

Custom Catering

Custom Catering

If you’d like to bring the fresh taste of the Mountain Gate to your own event, we offer professional catering throughout the area. Our catering service offers everything you find in our restaurant… plus unique items you would not see normally.Click here for more info!

  • A Tradition of Home Country Cooking

    The first Mountain Gate Family Restaurant was opened 30 years ago in Thurmont, MD and quickly became a popular dining destination. The restaurant was opened by the McCleaf family, who previously owned a nearby truck stop in Thurmont. The McCleafs had a vision to offer a true family restaurant, one where you could be comfortable taking your family and offer a quality product at a reasonable price.

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