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“Ridiculous place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Annie Creek Restaurant

Annie Creek Restaurant
1211 Avenue C, Crater Lake National Park, OR
541 830 8700
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Redmond, Washington
1 review
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“Ridiculous place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We were at Annie's creek on August 11th. We reached there about 25 minutes before their buffet ends. We asked if they had any vegetarian food since we were a group of 7 vegetarians. They said they had veggie lasagna, pizza, mac n cheese, salad. seemed perfect for us. We walked in took our seats and went straight for the buffet, Only to realize that they only had lasagna enough for 2 people, single serving, no pizza and some mac n cheese. The waitress came to us and said they could make pizza for us. well we were hungry and said ok, get us 2 veggie pizzas.... and to our utter disbeleif, she said, the manager said they could only make us ONE PIZZA. So we were paying buffet price for 7 adults and 2 kids to eat one pizza. then someone came over and said they'd charge us kid's price for all of us but could server only one pizza. When we did not agree to this, the manager / chef just said they could serve us any more and we could finish what we had on our plates and leave. Note, that they were selling pizza ala carte but would not make us 2 pizzas for buffet. Ofcourse we walked out that minute, very insulted and dissapointed.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We won't be returning.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We went to Annie's for dinner over the 4th of July weekend. We stayed at Mazama Village for a few nights. We were browsing the adjacent gift shop and inquired about the buffet the night before; Robert (I believe is his name) was the person we spoke to and was so weird that we decided against it. The next day, we ended up there for dinner (we thought Robert was a cashier only so figured it would be safe) and to our horror, Robert was also our waitperson. He was always hovering - and bothering/talking to us constantly while we were trying to eat dinner. He bothered other tables as well. A man from a larger party next to us came back and handed the waitress a separate tip; the people next to us commented on his behaviour; another couple went to the cashier to order their pizza; and we couldn't get outta there fast enough. We actually left our money (and a very small tip) on the table and quickly got out when Robert disappeared into the kitchen. As far as the food....we had the buffet, which was just a step up from your basic, bland cafeteria food. It's really too bad because this place would attract so many more diners if they made better food. Seriously, how hard can it be? All in all, we would only recommend this place if you didn't bring your own food, and only if Robert was no longer employed there.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Would Eat There Again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

After seeing so many poor reviews of Annie's, I hesitated to eat there. Our daughter, a Crater Lake ranger, had heard nothing bad about it, so we gave it a try. They've apparently learned their lessons from previous years, and have improved.The buffet was good, and the service was friendly and efficient. Convenience to Crater Lake makes this a good choice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Buffet style - not for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stopped here for lunch after hiking Annie's Creek. It was very quiet when we were there so there was no wait for seating and the buffet. Basically, we had pizza and salad from the buffet. It was probably a bit overpriced, but you are paying for the convenience since this is one of only two places in the park to eat.

The best part was the server. Since it wasn't busy, we learned a lot about how the parks get staff and what the staff does at the parks. She answered a lot of questions that have come up along the way.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
1 review
“Convenient and adequate food for a remote location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

The Annie Creek Restaurant is located in Mazama Village, seven miles from the south rim of Crater Lake. In that area there are three places that I am aware of, for getting prepared food: 1) the Crater Lake Lodge (beautiful, excellent food, but expensive), located on the South Rim; 2) a sandwich shop about 1/4 mile west of the Lodge, inside a gift shop (pre-made sandwiches in plastic wrap, salads, ditto, but not expensive), and 3) the Annie Creek Restaurant, seven miles away from the rim, in Mazama Village.

So be aware when traveling to Crater Lake that dining choices are limited.

That said, the Annie Creek Restaurant is an adequate place to take meals. Being remote and also not high priced, some compromises are necessary. Eggs served at breakfast are made from powdered, not fresh, eggs. Fresh fruit is available, but on one occasion in our stay a melon had a cold storage taste. Sweet rolls are available, but served cold, not warm and fresh out of the oven. But apple and peach cobbler were available, and delicious when topped with soft vanilla ice cream. Lunch and dinner choices included pork chops, chicken, prime rib of beef (available on request), green salad with several veggie and condiment choices. Quality is not great, but pretty good overall.

The ambience is warm and inviting.

Others have noticed and we did too: though service was largely buffet, the hostess was sometimes slow to get us seated, even when several tables stood empty. A mystery.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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