As you can see from the other reviewers, there is a lot of logging memorablia both inside the restaurant as well as surrounding the parking lot. There is also a separate logging museum at the next driveway east of the restaurant with even more logging equipment, and if that is not enough for you there is a separate gift shop next to the main outside entrance to the restaurant.
But for this review I want to talk about the food and none of the rest of it which I have taken a zillion pictures of over the years.
We arrived on a Thursday at 2:30 pm and except for one other party of 4, and another party of 2 that arrived before we left, the 8 of us constituted the customers. I spoke with the waiter about the chicken strips, prefering the kind that is not thickly covered with large knobs of flour globules that suck up all the oil in the deep fryer. He knew exactly what I was talking about, saying that theirs was much lighter than that, but still not like a panko crust either. So we moved on to the french dip sandwich which he said would be a bit on the chewy side, but if we substituted the special of the day (prime rib) that would make a better sandwich. We decided on that, plus a salad for $1 more and coffee.
The salad arrived and was a very good bargain for $1, being crisp, decent croutons (not gummy bears nor hard as rock), but the salad dressing was all over it despite our requests for it being on the side. We had hardly gotten half way through with that when the french dip sandwiches arrived. These were generous portions, but not overly so. The waiter said he would check back in a few minutes so we could tell him "how great the food is!"
A few bites into the sandwich and it became obvious that the cook had simply sliced the prime rib and plopped it on the bread without any regard to trimming the large portions of fat that come with prime rib. Ugh! We took the sandwiches apart and did our own carving, which was when the server showed up to receive his compliments. I shared with him what I am sharing with you now and he left.
The sandwich bread was very good as was the generous pot of coffee brought to the table. Perhaps loggers would have eaten fat and rine but my doctor advised against it, so a little more attention in the cook shack would have gotten another star. When I am eating meat I don't want to be surprised with some jello like fat mixed in with it. Sorry.
They can't get to "Excellent" however, when the cashier left me standing at the cash register while she finished doing cross word puzzles or whatever, at a nearby empty table, while she finished her break. From what work she needed a break, I can't imagine with virtually no customers in the place. Then I got the routine and uninspired "everything ok?" spiel like I had pulled her string and she had to show she cared. She didn't.
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