I had dinner twice last week in the pub with my husband. Consistent with the rest of the inn, the pub has a traditional mountain camp décor with real wood panels and pictures of snowmobiles. It is a popular spot for the locals on Wednesday-Saturday evenings. In the summer, they boat across the lake and dock at the inn. It is a beautiful location for weddings which get close attention from the event manager and the owners. The waitress seemed happy and was quick.
The menu in the pub includes pub entrees, dining room entrees, and dinner specials, and there is a full bar. The glasses of pinot noir were a quality well above the typical house wine. The portion sizes and quality were very good.
I loved the Loon Lodge Salad, spring mix lettuce, pecans, dried cranberries and a generous pile of deep-fried onion strips. The Mushroom Strudel had sautéed mushrooms with garlic, leeks and chevre cheese wrapped in crispy phyllo dough and served with a port demi glace. The browned phyllo piled on top was showy but didn’t contribute much although the filling was tasty. Baked Brie en Croute was standard, but I really liked the warm fruit sauce on it. My husband enjoyed and ate a huge serving of Saturday-special prime rib. The butternut squash ravioli were in a subtly sweet and seasoned cream sauce with lots of sautéed vegetables. I asked for some chicken with it, and got slices of tender chicken on top. We were too stuffed for dessert.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant on the easterly shore of Rangeley Lake is perfectly situated for spectacular evening sunsets. The lodge, built in 1899, has been meticulously restored and is open to the public offering guest rooms, fine dining, Pub fare, and event planning. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant Rangeley, Maine