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Deer Lodge

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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
805-646-4256
Today
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The historic Deer Lodge serves the authentic Ojai experience in a warm...
The historic Deer Lodge serves the authentic Ojai experience in a warm, rustic environment that has been in continuous operation since 1932. We offer farm-to-table dining with fresh product sourced locally from local farms. Enjoy steaks from Watkins Cattle Co. of Ojai custom cut for us from organically raised, open pasture grass-fed stock, fresh local seafood, gourmet burgers and classic comfort food selections including Mac 'n Cheese, organic Dixie Fried chicken and BBQ ribs. We offer a nice selection of local craft brews and a wine list comprised of the best of the Ojai Valley. Evening transitions to a lively music scene featuring the best of Ojai talent an national talent.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
interesting for hippie types

terrible parking and indifferent service they kept forgetting us my flatiron steak was good and cooked as ordered which is one of the good points my husband liked his hamburger but they didn't bring it when they brought my meal and we had to wait a long time for them to correct the mistake good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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glendora, ca
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Ventura, CA
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's too bad. Tried this place twice in the past year and had horrible service. Food has changed. Not the same as it used to be. Definitely more expensive and trying to be upscale. Would not recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For sure the old biker days are gone as well as the decent and affordable food choices. Eight of us met for dinner and except for one guest who ordered the burger the rest of us were disappointed. The steak I had was so chewy it really could not be eaten. The prime rib my husband ordered medium rare came... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Do watch out for their BBQ sauce on the tri-tip sandwiches; you breath fire afterwards, but the meat was tender & chewy at the same time. Sis loved the Portobello sandwich & the kale salad looked amazing (her daughter wouldn't share! LOL)

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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great home to table grub. Friendly, fun. Music nightly. I gave it four because somtimes the service sucks but go with a chill vibe and no expectations there.

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glendora, ca
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240 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

terrible parking and indifferent service they kept forgetting us my flatiron steak was good and cooked as ordered which is one of the good points my husband liked his hamburger but they didn't bring it when they brought my meal and we had to wait a long time for them to correct the mistake good mgt should have compt it... More 

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Sunny Cali
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just a little off the beaten path of downtown Ojai is a rustic gem that has been in existence since 1932. Dog friendly patio....surrounded by trees, rocks and a little bit of funk ....had the best lunch today. Very small lunch menu was lacking nothing at all. We had the tenderloin quesadilla with avocado relish and Angus beef sliders with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were sent here by our hotel. Were ignored at our table for about 10 min until I flagged someone down. About 3 servers had passed by. Drinks took another 10-15 min, almost left but had a voucher so wanted to use it. Were told they were in a 20 min wait for food then about 5 min later a... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If I wanted to hear a DJ play some Michael Jackson remixes I would go to the Holiday Inn in LA. This place has had a fairly slick makeover but I think that the new owners are a bit arrogant in what they have to offer and they should consider being unique and having real live musicians play if they... More 

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Malibu, California
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177 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a surprise! We were cycling through Ojai and decided to join the bands of bikers at the Deer Lodge. It was a great decision. Sweet service, healthy food options, and reasonably priced. I loved my kale and shrimp salad & my companion devoured his turkey burger. There was even a curry dish on the menu....good variety. As if the... More 

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Like something out of "Roadhouse". Rustic atmosphere with a surprisingly upscale menu. Service was great. Outdoor, heated, patio was perfect.

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Additional Information about Deer Lodge

Address: 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
Phone Number: 805-646-4256
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-646-4256

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The historic Deer Lodge serves the authentic Ojai experience in a warm, rustic environment that has been in continuous operation since 1932. We offer farm-to-table dining with fresh product sourced locally from local farms. Enjoy steaks from Watkins Cattle Co. of Ojai custom cut for us from organically raised, open pasture grass-fed stock, fresh local seafood, gourmet burgers and classic comfort food selections including Mac 'n Cheese, organic Dixie Fried chicken and BBQ ribs. We offer a nice selection of local craft brews and a wine list comprised of the best of the Ojai Valley. Evening transitions to a lively music scene featuring the best of Ojai talent an national talent.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?