On a recent getaway to Ojai, our Living Social deal at the Hummingbird Inn included a $15 off coupon to the Deer Lodge Restaurant. Wish we had gone somewhere else with NO coupon.
The strange thing is, my husband's pork chop served with grilled veggies was delicious. Tender, huge and juicy. Since I'm not a beef/pork eater (which is most of the menu), and the waitress could'nt describe the venison short ribs leaving me leery to order them, I settled for southern fried chicken. The breading was OK, not too thick, but the chicken was still pink to red at the bone. The mashed potatoes were good, but lukewarm, and the corn bread was terrible. Dry and tasteless. So dry that when I tried to butter and honey a piece it fell apart on my plate. No veggies, except for a mess of dry baby spinach that had no flavor at all. Forget eating the dinner rolls, looked like something you'd find a the corner diner. Very little choice of interesting entrees except for steaks and salmon. I NEVER would order salmon in a restaurant like this. The atmosphere is kitchy and log cabinish, but they could have done without the so-called entertainment who was a female singer with a pretty good voice, (but way too loud) and her choice of music was really strange. Sounded like American Indian rain dance music.
All in all, I will go back to Ojai but not to the Deer Lodge. Service is very slow, which I wouldn't mind if the food was worth waiting for!
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