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“Not consistent”

Old Forge Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Lanesboro
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We've eaten at the Forge many times over the years, sometime it really good & other time not impress at all. Will not be going back!!

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

A local couple recommended Old Forge to us. We had a party of six, four adults and two boys, 14 and 11. The boys were not thrilled when we were told we had a good 45 minute wait. It was a Saturday night, December 29th. There isn't much room to wait in, but after a while we got into the bar and were a little more comfortable. The atmosphere was really neat. It was noisy! People were having fun, nobody was complaining that they had to wait, and even if they were complaining, they weren't leaving. We were taken to the lower level dining room, which was quite nice, with a very large roaring fireplace. The menu had a lot to offer with a printed special selection. Appetizers were delicious, one of their specialties is their wings. Yum!! Actually, we were up there again on January 26, and couldn't wait (ha) to go again. The wait was a little longer but it didn't matter, because we knew that we would be rewarded with a really nice meal!! This time we had three adults and four boys, 14, two 11's and 9. It is a really nice family restaurant. This time for an appetizer the adults all chose the French Onion soup. This is reason enough on its own to go back. Unbelievably good. The choices on the menu are very eclectic. They do a lot of things extremely well. I chose a special which I can't remember the name of but it was awesome. It had prosciutto, sundried tomatoes , onions, garlic and maybe a few baby spinach leaves over Gemelli pasta. It was impossible to finish. The next day I started to heat it up, but it tasted really good even cold. I'm going to try to make this at home!! The service was fine, and even though they had a lot of people waiting they did not make us feel rushed. People who overlook the wait are sure to enjoy the rest of the experience at Old Forge and like us will gladly return again, and hopefully again.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Called to make a reservation and were told they do not take reservations. We then asked how long the wait was and how busy they were and they told us "the hostess will tell you when you get here." We got to the restaurant and it took about 10 minutes for someone to notice us standing there to take our name. We were then told it was a 50 min wait. In the meantime while we were waiting for someone to even take our name we were standing in the entry way by a couple of swing doors and the owner or someone that worked there kept coming over to make sure the doors were shut - he was very rude about it and never even once asked for our name or if we had been helped. Then while we were waiting the couple in front of us went to ask if they had moved up on the list and how much longer it would be, they were told, "we have no idea you will get a table when you do." Everything about this place had been rude up to this point so we finally left. We should have known right after the first phone call we made there.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Comfortable "neighborhood" feel. The like and dislike is a "catch-22"..the good is that it IS good... the bad is that it is so good that it is sometimes difficult to get in

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Was told that this was one of the oldest restaurants in Hancock. Well known for their large selection of beer. Calamari was pretty good. People were standing around the bar - busy night, friendly staff.

Thank IssayDS
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